About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 2-4
Ideal for independent travelers who want to get away from the crowds yet be right at the water's edge, our 2-story oceanfront townhome is nestled among lush tropical plants and swaying palm trees, cooled by steady breezes -- minutes from Curacao's five most beautiful beaches. Swim, snorkel and dive some of the world's most vibrant sites, including our famed local 'Alice in Wonderland' reef. Mountain bike, hike Mt. Christoffel, or relax by the pool in sunny 88° temps. Everything inside is designed for your comfort, from the fully equipped kitchen and open-plan living space with queen-size couch that pulls out to a bed for extra guests, to the second story king-size bed and spacious balcony with glorious views from sunrise to sunset. Pluses include flat-screen cable TV, & wireless internet, linens & towels, screened windows & doors, hot-water showers in both baths, air conditioners & ceiling fans up and down, computer table, wood balcony dining table, tiled serving cart, etc. Two dive shops & 5 restaurants nearby.
Things to Do in Wespunt and Nearby: There's lots to enjoy at our rural west end of the island -- diving, snorkeling, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, etc. Westpunt alone features six great eateries, from the famous Lodge Kura Hulanda and Sunshine's Sol Food where you'll find the island's best pizza, to the newest restaurant in town, Landhuis Misje. Just down the road, nature lovers will thrill to the 'roller-coaster' drive through Mt. Christoffel Park, home of Curacao's highest peak. There you'll enjoy sweeping panoramic views, prehistoric cave paintings, the ruins of an old colonial plantation houses, and lush bromeliads and rarely seen orchids -- if you time your visit right! Keep your eyes out for the island's fascinating wildlife, whether it be iguanas lounging in the sun, warawara falcons soaring overhead, or chattering green and yellow parakeets darting playfully through the trees. It's not uncommon to see a goat comically standing on its hind legs in quest of a tempting morsel high overhead.
Further Afield on the Island: Beyond Westpunt, the hilly landscape reminds one of the American West with its towering cacti, iguanas and arid climate. When not beach-hopping among 38 different beaches, playing golf, windsurfing or sailing, you can explore 18th century plantation Landhuises featuring historic museums, fine restaurants, even the internationally renowned Chobo Lobo distillery, producer of the only authentic Blue Curacao Liqueur. Other attractions include the oldest Synagogue in the New World, ostrich and aloe farms, a flamingo park, a stamp museum and an aquarium. And you won't want to miss the colorful Dutch Colonial capital Willemstad -- a UNESCO historic site -- for world class shopping and island crafts, dining at an international array of restaurants and bars, or tempting Lady Luck at a number of different casinos. Curacao has something for everyone!
Interesting Facts about Curacao: Curacao is simply fantastic! It's new to the tourist business and everyone goes out of the way to make you happy and in love with their home island they're so proud of. Very clean and safe, the capital city of Willemstad has undergone a renaissance, with new paving, shopping, more restaurants. A single walk over the Queen Emma pontoon bridge will amaze you. US and Canadian vacationers are just discovering an island that's been a Dutch favorite for eons. Though everyone speaks English and the dollar is accepted everywhere, there's a wonderful Continental vibe to the island that's intoxicating. Plus, Curacao is the most racially and culturally diverse nation in the world -- 56 nationalities among 160,000 residents! Discover all Curacao has to offer -- and we guarantee you, you'll return, again and again.
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- Apr 12, 2018
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We loved our unit and the owner Cindy was lovely! We will be back again!
Thank you for staying at my townhome. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you don’t have too much snow when you return home. If you come back to Curacao, I would love to have you! Cindy
Perfect location, beautiful property, responsive hosts
Wholeheartedly recommend this property! So close to all the beautiful beaches with immediate access to snorkeling and diving out the front door. Close enough to Willemstad that we drove in for shopping, nightlife, restaurants frequently. Very easy to travel around the island via rental car, but so much to keep us occupied within a short walk. The home is well-equipped with everything we needed and the management (Rene) on-site was readily available and offered so many good suggestions on fun things to do nearby. Our favorite part about the amenities was the bed!! What a difference a super comfortable bed makes to enhance a perfect vacation! Last, but not least, the responsiveness of the owner to our questions and requests was truly amazing....my emails were typically answered within minutes! My 16 year old daughter and I had a fabulous time! Thanks so much!
I am so glad you and your daughter enjoyed the island of Curacao. It was just such a special trip for the both of you and I'm so haooy you had so much fun. It sounds like you really took in all the sights and sounds and the beauty that the island has to offer. I am glad you went to many of the beautiful beaches at our end of the island. They are all unique, but amazing. Thank you for your kind words. If you ever return, I would love to have you stay at my townhome! Cindy
We had a phenomenal time in Curacao. What an amazing place. Truly a diver's paradise. There are so many great places to dive on the island, but the diving right off the property was awesome too. The vacation home itself was just as advertised, and worked out perfectly for the 3 of us. Incredible location and all the amenities one could ask for. Plenty of local restaurants and shops within reasonable driving distance to obtain the necessities one needs when looking to be separated from the tourist areas and resorts. The entire property was very well-maintained, and the manager was friendly and accessible. The owner was very responsive to all of my questions prior to our vacation, and was even quick to respond on Christmas Eve from the US while with her family for the holidays. I would recommend this place it to anyone. Two-thumbs up!!
Thank you for your kind review, John. I am happy to hear you had such a wonderful time on the island and that the diving was awesome. Yes, many of our divers like the beautiful sealife right in front of Marazul, along with the many beaches nearby. A diver was just there in November and who is an underwater photographer. He posted many of his pictures on his facebook site, HydroPhotics. They were beautiful. You might enjoy seeing them. You were wonderful to work with and I am glad your family came to my townhouse. If you ever come back, I would love to have you! Cindy
Comfortable townhome in Westpunt
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here on a dive vacation, and had a lovely time. This townhome is well-appointed with a very functional kitchen and a surprisingly comfortable mattress - a key but often overlooked detail. Curacao itself is a bit more rustic than some other Caribbean destinations that we have visited, but we really enjoyed the laid-back vibe and excellent diving. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Marazul Dive Resort on a return visit, and give it our enthusiastic endorsement.
I can't think of anything negative to say so will just deal with the many positives.
- Cindy, the owner, was very responsive and provided a wealth of information prior to our arrival
- The property manager, Rene, was very friendly, helpful and available.
- The unit provided all the tools needed to prepare meals including some unexpected higher end items like a good cork screw, cheese graters and decent knives
- The location was great. Both of the best snorkelling beaches were within a 5 minute drive - Lagun and Grande (for turtles).
- Very safe and peaceful location. Westpunt is very laid back and quiet and Marazul was extremely relaxing with good security
- The view over the water was wonderful.
- Wifi worked very well
I would recommend this rental to everyone
Thanks, Brian! I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at Marazul!! We love this end of the island for the peace and quiet with the beautiful scenery. I'm glad you were able to do some snorkeling at Lagun and Grande, both scenic beaches with nice sea life. I hope you can return some day. Would love to have you visit again! Cindy
Very lovely little townhouse in Westpunt!
We definitely enjoyed our stay at the Marazul! The views and star-gazing were amazing! The house was very nice and had some very cool little amenities that you don't get with a standard hotel. Great spot for divers and snorkelers.
I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Marazul. I agree with you on the views and the beautiful stars at night. You can't beat them at Marazul!
I hope you come back sometime. I would love to have you. Cindy
Perched 40' above turquoise seas, our oceanfront townhome is located in a small gated community of privately owned homes in the picturesque village of Westpunt. You'll enjoy breathtaking views miles down the coast, out to the horizon and across the bay, where the locals' colorful bungalows dot the hillsides, and small fishing boats and occasional yachts bob at their moorings. A diver's, snorkeler's and kayaker's paradise, Westpunt is home to 'Alice in Wonderland,' one of the world's most vibrant reefs. Playa Forti Beach and delightful local restaurants are a short walk away, while a 5 minute drive gets you to some of Curacao's most famous and beautiful beaches: Playa Kalki, Knip, Jeremy and Lagun. There's fantastic mountain biking and hiking on the nearby wild north side of the island, at the Boca Tabla Nature Preserve and Mt. Christoffel National Park. The market and Carnival town of Barber is only 9 miles away. This is a great place for DIVERS. There are numerous beaches with wonderful sealife. You can go to Facebook and check out HydroPhotics to see some the the beautiful sealife on the island of Curacao. One of my guests took all of these pictures that are amazing!