Marazul Dive Resort is located in the quaint and authentic fishing village of Westpunt at the rural west end of the island - approximately half an hour from the airport.
Our small, gated community is secure but not isolated, with owners from Canada and the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Curaçao, and guests from around the world.
Some of the island's most popular - and highest rated - restaurants are only a short walk or few minutes drive away: Sunshine's Sol Food, famed for lionfish caught the same day, the island's best pizza and its irrepressible host; elegant yet delightfully earthy Trio Pinotti; Blue View Sunset Bar suspended above the beach; Jaanchie's, an island institution serving conch and iguana; Landhuis Santa Marta, for sumptuous dining and views to match; and Rancho El Sobrino next door with great food and breakfasts, too!
Divers will not only enjoy our house reef, but the convenience of several local dive shops, including Go West across the bay at Playa Kalki, Discover Diving at Playa Lagun, and a small but accommodating facility next door.
In addition to swimming, snorkeling, diving and lazing on nearby beaches - Playa Forti, Grote (Big) and Klein (Little) Knip, Jeremi, Lagun, to name just a few - there's lots to see and do. Buy fresh-caught fish when the fishermen come in to Westpunt Bay!
Just down the road, nature lovers will thrill to the crashing waves and walking trails at Shete Boca National Park on the wild north coast. And don't miss the 'roller-coaster' drive through Mt. Christoffel Park, home of Curaçao's highest peak. There you'll enjoy sweeping panoramic views, prehistoric cave paintings, old colonial plantation ruins, lush bromeliads and maybe even some orchids!
Keep your eyes out for the island's fascinating wildlife, from iguanas lounging in the sun and magnificent Warawara falcons soaring overhead, to goats comically standing on hind legs munching tempting morsels overhead.
Marazul Dive Resort is 15 minutes from a well-stocked mini-market, 35 minutes to a full service supermarket, and approximately 40 minutes to the downtown harbor area, casinos, and nightlife.
For detailed descriptions of each townhome in our group, click here.
Photos courtesy of Marazul Dive Resort guest, Janne Riipinen of Finland