Sandals Royal Curaçao Welcomes First Guests

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has announced the opening of its 16th Sandals Resort, Sandals Royal Curaçao, welcoming its first guests on June 1 and marking the "Luxury Included" resort company’s debut in the Dutch Caribbean.

Located within the exclusive, 3,000-acre Santa Barbara estate, Sandals Royal Curaçao is just 15 miles from the Curaçao International Airport. Couples staying at the resort can discover the beauty and geographic diversity of the island, which is known for its adventurous terrain, pristine beaches, limestone caves, diving sites and vibrant capital city Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The resort, which has an "island chic" design, offers garden and ocean views. There are 351 rooms and suites. From the Melemele Walkout Suites (Papiamentu for affectionate) to the Sunchi Beachfront Suites (meaning kiss), locally inspired accommodations include entirely new room categories, such as the Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows and Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows, overlooking private lagoons and the Curaçaon coast. Luxury amenities and furnishings range from hardwood floors to vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds, fully stocked wet bars, smart TVs and beyond—with Sandals’ Signature Butler Elite service, airport transfers and 24/7 room service for select suites.

The resort also has the brand’s first ever bi-level Dos Awa Infinity Pool, with views overlooking the Spanish Water and the rugged mountain landscape beyond. Guests can relax on poolside loungers or swim up to the bar for signature Curaçao cocktails with a view.

Sandals Royal Curaçao has 11 culinary concepts, including eight restaurants—seven of which are new to the brand and only available at this resort—along with three beachside gourmet food trucks and 13 bars. A sampling of all-new concepts include Aolos, home to an open-air Mediterranean dining experience; Vincent, an homage to the famous Dutch painter with a robust European fusion menu; and Toteki food truck serving up traditional Curaçao fare.

Sandals Royal Curaçao also offers the brand’s first-ever off-site dining program, Island Inclusive, which expands its all-inclusive dining options to eight partner restaurants around the destination. Valid on seven-night minimum stays, the program is available exclusively to guests who are booked in Butler suites, as well as Sandals Select Reward Members (Diamond, Pearl, Ambassadors Club), offering one $250 voucher to dine out at one of the eight partner restaurants, with off-site roundtrip transportation included. The curated restaurant selection varies from gastro-bars to international fusion restaurants to more classic establishments serving cuisine paired with ocean views.

The top-level suites include a complimentary convertible MINI Cooper to drive around the island, creating an immersive travel experience.

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