Our newly expanded and upgraded home in the beautiful west of Curaçao is ideal for those who define vacation as setting their own pace, doing what they want, when they want – and not a thing more!
Perched just 40' from the edge of the plateau, we enjoy our small, gated resort's most expansive oceanfront view – 220 degrees of unobstructed Caribbean waters teeming with fish, turtles and dolphins. The lanai is ideal for breakfasts and watching the iguana wake up on the rock wall, while the upstairs balcony opens the view even more. We eat dinner there most nights, nursing our wine as the sky goes from screaming orange and pink to a breathless darkness peppered with silver stars.
We live here a few months a year, so everything from furniture and mattress, widescreen TV and huge fridge, to cutlery and cushions, has been chosen for "home away from home" comfort. Pluses include a 42" flat-screen with Direct TV, DVD, dedicated wireless internet, new microwave, hot water in kitchen and showers, air conditioners & ceiling fans upstairs and down, and large wood balcony dining table. Linens, bath and pool towels are also provided. New wall-to-wall sliding glass doors, along with screened & louvered kitchen entry and side windows take full advantage of the constant trade winds that cool the West without compromising security.
Stairs cut into the coral provide direct access to the sea. A few strokes into the ever-warm water take snorkelers over or divers into a reef that entices adventurers from around the world. It's only a minute's stroll to the resort's salt-water pool, nestled among lush tropical plants – enough to be close, but far enough for peaceful privacy.
Imagine green and yellow parakeets streaking across the sky, the scent of fresh wahoo crisping on the grill and the tang of lionfish ceviche. Then at dusk with drink in hand, you catch the elusive, green flash at sunset. You'll come to say -- "It's just another day in Paradise."
It's all yours at Treasure by the Sea, Marazul Dive Resort 10B. Thanks for checking us out.
Everything at our townhome and in our community of owners and guests from around the world is designed to make your vacation perfect -- from our new, 2nd floor writer's nook where you can email friends descriptions of the fabulous view out your window...the sparkling pool with shady gazebo and sun chairs...the rustling palms and brilliant flowers dotting the grounds.
Interaction with Guests
To ensure you have a wonderful time and take advantage of all our home and the island have to offer, we'll provide a Welcome Booklet in advance with directions, suggestions, etc. Of course, we're available by email or phone most any time to answer your questions. We are also very lucky to have Rene, an exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely personable manager, on site who's always willing to help.
By design, 10B is away from the crowds, but we're not isolated. Five of the island's top 5 of 38 beaches are just minutes from our door (exquisite Playa Knip, one of our very favorites, is a beautiful 5-minute drive), as are restaurants that have been rated #1, #2 and #3 – unmatched Sol Food canted out over the hillside across the bay; Landhuis Misje, an epicurean wonder; and elegant but earthy Trio Pinotti. In addition to our world-famous 'Alice in Wonderland' reef, the West is home to two National Parks, including wild, wave-crashing Shete Boka and jungle-like Mt. Christoffel, where a roller-coaster drive takes you to landuis ruins, glorious views, fascinating flora and elusive fauna, and the trailhead leading to the summit of Curaçao's highest peak.
The entire island of Curaçao has so much to offer, you'll want to rent a car to get out and explore (we'll recommend the local agency we use 100% of the time -- it's the best). The West is just the beginning. Farther afield, there's the capital city of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a stunning array of brightly painted Old World-style buildings, the Queen Emma pontoon pedestrian bridge (affectionately known as the Old Lady) spanning St. Anna Bay and linking both sides of the town -- museums, restaurants, and the oldest synagogue in the New World. And don't miss the flamingos, ostriches, wind-surfing, casinos, incredible shopping, history and more -- because there truly is something for everyone!
Note: "The Navigator's Treasure" by D.C. Monahan is available at select locations on the island. You can also purchase the Kindle version on Amazon, and the paperback edition direct from Nubble Mt. Press.