Swimming with turtles on Playa Grandi

Just a 10-minute drive from Big Knip is Playa Grandi, famous for the turtles that live in the area.

One of the most fun things to do in Curaçao is undoubtedly swimming with the turtles here. You are almost guaranteed to see them because they know there is food (the fishermen clean up their catch on the beach and throw the remains back into the sea). The turtles are used to people and are not afraid to get close! One of them swam straight at me, but I was able to dodge him just in time. Price: 10 ANG (US$11) for renting a bench.

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Spread over an eight-block area, this property offers a unique luxury experience in a botanical and tranquil retreat, offering complete privacy and intimacy.
Ideal for Business people, Couples or Lovers who need a break

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Kura Botanica Hotel
4.9
Based on 66 reviews
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Steven DamianaSteven Damiana
13:19 11 Apr 24
I have not experienced the rooms yet, but as an event, experiencing their service, attention and hospitality, they are doing a great job. The garden forms an amazing ambience for network meetings and private events. Definately recommended. Compliments to some of the waiters that are quite proactive and go the extra mile. Kudos to the team!
Karin LionKarin Lion
23:36 06 Apr 24
Luus de KockLuus de Kock
13:19 06 Apr 24
Kura Botanica is a standout, both with the beautiful, spacious and tasteful rooms with a fantastic bed and wonderful bathroom, and with the exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. The location in the heart of Otrabanda is also perfect. Kura Botanica is located in a beautiful garden, truly an oasis of peace.Highly recommended!,
Courtney KingCourtney King
18:41 05 Apr 24
Visited January/February 2024 and cannot wait to go back, great location (Otrobanda), not too far from airport, absolutely amazing staff I thoroughly enjoyed Miguel and Darrell and the sweet kitties miss that place so much and it smelt like actual heaven!!! Within walking distance to restaurants and shops, you can also easily access Punda by walking to the floating bridge, great food and music everywhere!! Kura Hulanda museum is right next door must see!!
Raylene Scott LeGrandeRaylene Scott LeGrande
21:36 17 Mar 24
What a wonderful surprise. This hotel has the friendliest staff (everyone) and a great location! In the midst of an art district family homes. This will be my forever choice when visiting Curucao!!
Ingrid LanduytIngrid Landuyt
18:20 08 Jan 24
Dushi place to be!! ❤️❤️❤️
lize huppeslize huppes
01:00 04 Jan 24
Had a very nice stay. Everything is clean and the place of the hotel is safe. Staff is very friendly & hospitable. Highly recommended!!
Ximena Peña ortizXimena Peña ortiz
10:39 22 Dec 23
Very good hotel.. nice romanticthe staff is great. VeryAlways friendly and attentive. Good location. The cleaning people are very nice and everything is very clean.I would definitely return again.. thank you kura botanica and curaçao for a very good vacation.. in my heart ❤️
Andrego StarmansAndrego Starmans
15:33 04 Dec 23
Jeroen SmeuldersJeroen Smeulders
21:57 02 Dec 23
Beautiful, nice and service-oriented boutique hotel in the heart of Willemstad.To be clear: If you book via Corendon: certainly not a 5* hotel (a good 4 is better). Missing some critical things. But they make up for it with great service!A quick summary of plus and minus pointsPlus:-Location. The heart of Willemstad. In the middle of restored Otrabanda. 15 minutes walk from Nieuwstraat. Nevertheless, very quiet.-Service: employees are super friendly and helpful.-Rooms. Rooms are clean and beds great. Nice shower. Are cleaned every day. And I mean really cleaned.-Nice poolside bar where there is a lot of chatting in the evening.-Adult only. Really nice.Minus:-No beach access. This is not something that you can blame the hotel for, but it is stated differently on the Corendon site. If you want to go to a beach, you will have to arrange that yourself. Otherwise they would have gotten 5 stars for location.-Swimming pool is quite small for 46 rooms. There are approximately 13 beds, so on busy check-out days: do the math.-Breakfast. They have outsourced breakfast to a restaurant nearby (Bario). Not a buffet but a la carte. During our stay we suffered from long waiting times. Kura management then took steps and things improved.-No gym.Extras:-If you stay here, it is wise to arrange a car for at least a few days.-Be informed by the hotel management about where to eat/be etc etc.
Edward ErasmusEdward Erasmus
14:10 06 Nov 23
I had a wonderful stay at Kura Botanica in Curacao. This boutique hotel exceeded my expectations in every way. The rooms were not only nice but also impeccably clean, which is always a priority for me when traveling. The location is fantastic, being so close to Brionplein and Punda, making it convenient to explore the vibrant surroundings.The ambiance at Kura Botanica is truly special. It radiates charm and offers a tranquil atmosphere that made my stay even more enjoyable. The staff was welcoming and attentive, adding to the overall positive experience.I would highly recommend Kura Botanica to anyone looking for a cozy and well-maintained boutique hotel in Curacao. It's a gem that ensures a delightful stay in this beautiful destination.
Whitney RedfieldWhitney Redfield
16:59 22 Oct 23
Amazing boutique adult only hotel. One suggestion ... full length mirrors. Excellent service. Kind staff. Free cappuccinos if you ask nicely. Very close to all of Willemstad. Many amazing restaurants near by. The retail shops had such great selections of clothing and souvenirs. Highly recommend!!
Dennis YuDennis Yu
04:37 06 Oct 23
Great place for our networking event, Kolektivo Conference. Minister of Economic Development for Curacao showed up, too.Wish that the jacuzzi was warm.
Bas SmitBas Smit
17:10 26 Sep 23
It is a beautiful hotel with a perfect manager..
Jonathan MarquesJonathan Marques
23:23 17 Sep 23
Hotel with a beautiful garden, in the middle of a historic village. The service from the staff has always been friendly and multilingual. The room we stayed in was new and the bed was excellent!However, some problems were observed. They didn't replace the amenities for our last night, nor did they even collect a towel that was on the floor.The shower is also not separated from the rest of the bathroom, there is no curtain or shower stall which makes the bathroom wet. There was also a lack of support for soap and shampoo, which are on the floor.The parking lot is far away and you need to either walk with your bags or take your car close to the entrance and then return to the parking lot.But the worst thing for me was the breakfast. it is served in another hotel and there is no variety, it doesn't change between days, it is very simple and contained. You can just have a coffee and a juice and not repeat it. On the first day we were treated very poorly, even harshly, which made us not want to go back the next day.
Andre AmmerlaanAndre Ammerlaan
18:31 03 Sep 23
It was wonderful, super beautiful location.The beds sleep wonderfully, we have completely relaxed.It is a piece of oasis in the middle of the city.So many beautiful things to see and do within walking distance.The staff was super friendly😀
Marcelo FalkMarcelo Falk
23:25 18 Aug 23
Peter StephensonPeter Stephenson
21:44 14 Aug 23
Loving the hotel. Great location.
Bart de JongBart de Jong
22:03 21 Jul 23
Great place to stay. Renovated only recently and rooms are excellent. Staff is very helpful and polite. Pool is a bit small but perfect to relax at the end of day. Or whenever you start your day later.Breakfast is in collaboration with a place 1min away and is taken good care off. Choices and taste are overall just good.They did tell Kura B is planning to build their own kitchen in the near future. But the 1min (literally) walk shouldn't trouble you.
Travis AnthonyTravis Anthony
17:43 02 Jul 23
We are locals and wanted a relaxing escape from our usual routine. This place was extremely relaxing, with a beautiful pool surrounded by large trees to provide a great mix of shade and sun. The hotel is very well located with many great restaurants within a few minutes walk. The rooms are very well designed for an authentic Curacao experience. We would highly recommend a stay to both couples as to individuals visiting Curacao.
naiomi sapphirenaiomi sapphire
08:17 16 Jun 23
I think this is best hotel in Curaçao!It is sweet and charming, the rooms are very clean and well kept. It is comprised of several buildings within the property. Vivid colours both inside and outside of the rooms. Lots of lush foliage and very serene, literally perfect for retreating from busyness and embracing relaxation.It’s tucked in Kura Hulanda village so there’s plenty to do and eat without walking more than 10 minutes but I recommend exploring nearby neighbourhoods like Otrabanda (where the hotel is), Punda and Pietermaai which are all walking distanceWhat’s most memorable is the keen hospitality of the KB team. I felt welcomed throughout the duration of my stay, not just upon arrival. They happily answered every question I had and was consistently kind and helpful.Janette, Teresa, Disney, Darrel, Rosalita, and the young lady w the cute headscarf that complimented my crocs - you guys are amazing!My only regret is leaving such a good review bc now I risk KB not being available when I return!
Yannick Van Der MeirenYannick Van Der Meiren
16:36 06 Jan 23
What a great holiday we had here!Very new boutique hotel where nothing is too much to ask.A super service with people who do everything they can to make your holiday the best!Rooms are very nice, modern and spacious!Location is perfect to stay away from the hustle and bustle, but still be close to the center.The district is in full bloom and is very pleasant to be in. A drink, a snack in a quiet setting where most tourists have not yet found their way. A gem!Breakfast at Maira's kitchen was great!Thank you to all staff! You make the experience and trip even more beautiful.GreetingsKaren and Yannick
Komplayt KinderopvangKomplayt Kinderopvang
16:24 31 Dec 22
We had a wonderful stay at Kura Botanica! It just opened, everything is new, thought about and the service is nothing short of amazing!It is beautifully situated in the middle of Willemstad, close to the Pontjesbrug, in a neighborhood that exudes and exudes innovation. The people are fantastic, the breakfast at Maira delicious. We would like to come back soon!Amelia and Martin
ma noma no
21:48 02 Dec 22
The staff was verry nice and gave good advice. and the hotel was verry nice and clean. Francien HenriettaRocio Disney Derrel and Jeanette, thanks for the all the service. See your all next year....... B13.....
Lars de BrabanderLars de Brabander
20:20 26 Oct 22
This fully renewed boutique hotel is truly a beauty. Completely renovated, it lies in historic Willemstad on one minute walking distance of the Anna Bay and very close to some of the nicest beaches in Curacao
Thays VidalThays Vidal
23:08 11 Sep 22
After the renovation, this luxury hotel is gonna be a huge success 🙌Friendly staff and nice location.
Steven DamianaSteven Damiana
13:19 11 Apr 24
I have not experienced the rooms yet, but as an event, experiencing their service, attention and hospitality, they are doing a great job. The garden forms an amazing ambience for network meetings and private events. Definately recommended. Compliments to some of the waiters that are quite proactive and go the extra mile. Kudos to the team!
Karin LionKarin Lion
23:36 06 Apr 24
Luus de KockLuus de Kock
13:19 06 Apr 24
Kura Botanica is a standout, both with the beautiful, spacious and tasteful rooms with a fantastic bed and wonderful bathroom, and with the exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. The location in the heart of Otrabanda is also perfect. Kura Botanica is located in a beautiful garden, truly an oasis of peace.Highly recommended!,
Courtney KingCourtney King
18:41 05 Apr 24
Visited January/February 2024 and cannot wait to go back, great location (Otrobanda), not too far from airport, absolutely amazing staff I thoroughly enjoyed Miguel and Darrell and the sweet kitties miss that place so much and it smelt like actual heaven!!! Within walking distance to restaurants and shops, you can also easily access Punda by walking to the floating bridge, great food and music everywhere!! Kura Hulanda museum is right next door must see!!
Raylene Scott LeGrandeRaylene Scott LeGrande
21:36 17 Mar 24
What a wonderful surprise. This hotel has the friendliest staff (everyone) and a great location! In the midst of an art district family homes. This will be my forever choice when visiting Curucao!!
Ingrid LanduytIngrid Landuyt
18:20 08 Jan 24
Dushi place to be!! ❤️❤️❤️
lize huppeslize huppes
01:00 04 Jan 24
Had a very nice stay. Everything is clean and the place of the hotel is safe. Staff is very friendly & hospitable. Highly recommended!!
Ximena Peña ortizXimena Peña ortiz
10:39 22 Dec 23
Very good hotel.. nice romanticthe staff is great. VeryAlways friendly and attentive. Good location. The cleaning people are very nice and everything is very clean.I would definitely return again.. thank you kura botanica and curaçao for a very good vacation.. in my heart ❤️
Andrego StarmansAndrego Starmans
15:33 04 Dec 23
Jeroen SmeuldersJeroen Smeulders
21:57 02 Dec 23
Beautiful, nice and service-oriented boutique hotel in the heart of Willemstad.To be clear: If you book via Corendon: certainly not a 5* hotel (a good 4 is better). Missing some critical things. But they make up for it with great service!A quick summary of plus and minus pointsPlus:-Location. The heart of Willemstad. In the middle of restored Otrabanda. 15 minutes walk from Nieuwstraat. Nevertheless, very quiet.-Service: employees are super friendly and helpful.-Rooms. Rooms are clean and beds great. Nice shower. Are cleaned every day. And I mean really cleaned.-Nice poolside bar where there is a lot of chatting in the evening.-Adult only. Really nice.Minus:-No beach access. This is not something that you can blame the hotel for, but it is stated differently on the Corendon site. If you want to go to a beach, you will have to arrange that yourself. Otherwise they would have gotten 5 stars for location.-Swimming pool is quite small for 46 rooms. There are approximately 13 beds, so on busy check-out days: do the math.-Breakfast. They have outsourced breakfast to a restaurant nearby (Bario). Not a buffet but a la carte. During our stay we suffered from long waiting times. Kura management then took steps and things improved.-No gym.Extras:-If you stay here, it is wise to arrange a car for at least a few days.-Be informed by the hotel management about where to eat/be etc etc.
Edward ErasmusEdward Erasmus
14:10 06 Nov 23
I had a wonderful stay at Kura Botanica in Curacao. This boutique hotel exceeded my expectations in every way. The rooms were not only nice but also impeccably clean, which is always a priority for me when traveling. The location is fantastic, being so close to Brionplein and Punda, making it convenient to explore the vibrant surroundings.The ambiance at Kura Botanica is truly special. It radiates charm and offers a tranquil atmosphere that made my stay even more enjoyable. The staff was welcoming and attentive, adding to the overall positive experience.I would highly recommend Kura Botanica to anyone looking for a cozy and well-maintained boutique hotel in Curacao. It's a gem that ensures a delightful stay in this beautiful destination.
Whitney RedfieldWhitney Redfield
16:59 22 Oct 23
Amazing boutique adult only hotel. One suggestion ... full length mirrors. Excellent service. Kind staff. Free cappuccinos if you ask nicely. Very close to all of Willemstad. Many amazing restaurants near by. The retail shops had such great selections of clothing and souvenirs. Highly recommend!!
Dennis YuDennis Yu
04:37 06 Oct 23
Great place for our networking event, Kolektivo Conference. Minister of Economic Development for Curacao showed up, too.Wish that the jacuzzi was warm.
Bas SmitBas Smit
17:10 26 Sep 23
It is a beautiful hotel with a perfect manager..
Jonathan MarquesJonathan Marques
23:23 17 Sep 23
Hotel with a beautiful garden, in the middle of a historic village. The service from the staff has always been friendly and multilingual. The room we stayed in was new and the bed was excellent!However, some problems were observed. They didn't replace the amenities for our last night, nor did they even collect a towel that was on the floor.The shower is also not separated from the rest of the bathroom, there is no curtain or shower stall which makes the bathroom wet. There was also a lack of support for soap and shampoo, which are on the floor.The parking lot is far away and you need to either walk with your bags or take your car close to the entrance and then return to the parking lot.But the worst thing for me was the breakfast. it is served in another hotel and there is no variety, it doesn't change between days, it is very simple and contained. You can just have a coffee and a juice and not repeat it. On the first day we were treated very poorly, even harshly, which made us not want to go back the next day.
Andre AmmerlaanAndre Ammerlaan
18:31 03 Sep 23
It was wonderful, super beautiful location.The beds sleep wonderfully, we have completely relaxed.It is a piece of oasis in the middle of the city.So many beautiful things to see and do within walking distance.The staff was super friendly😀
Marcelo FalkMarcelo Falk
23:25 18 Aug 23
Peter StephensonPeter Stephenson
21:44 14 Aug 23
Loving the hotel. Great location.
Bart de JongBart de Jong
22:03 21 Jul 23
Great place to stay. Renovated only recently and rooms are excellent. Staff is very helpful and polite. Pool is a bit small but perfect to relax at the end of day. Or whenever you start your day later.Breakfast is in collaboration with a place 1min away and is taken good care off. Choices and taste are overall just good.They did tell Kura B is planning to build their own kitchen in the near future. But the 1min (literally) walk shouldn't trouble you.
Travis AnthonyTravis Anthony
17:43 02 Jul 23
We are locals and wanted a relaxing escape from our usual routine. This place was extremely relaxing, with a beautiful pool surrounded by large trees to provide a great mix of shade and sun. The hotel is very well located with many great restaurants within a few minutes walk. The rooms are very well designed for an authentic Curacao experience. We would highly recommend a stay to both couples as to individuals visiting Curacao.
naiomi sapphirenaiomi sapphire
08:17 16 Jun 23
I think this is best hotel in Curaçao!It is sweet and charming, the rooms are very clean and well kept. It is comprised of several buildings within the property. Vivid colours both inside and outside of the rooms. Lots of lush foliage and very serene, literally perfect for retreating from busyness and embracing relaxation.It’s tucked in Kura Hulanda village so there’s plenty to do and eat without walking more than 10 minutes but I recommend exploring nearby neighbourhoods like Otrabanda (where the hotel is), Punda and Pietermaai which are all walking distanceWhat’s most memorable is the keen hospitality of the KB team. I felt welcomed throughout the duration of my stay, not just upon arrival. They happily answered every question I had and was consistently kind and helpful.Janette, Teresa, Disney, Darrel, Rosalita, and the young lady w the cute headscarf that complimented my crocs - you guys are amazing!My only regret is leaving such a good review bc now I risk KB not being available when I return!
Yannick Van Der MeirenYannick Van Der Meiren
16:36 06 Jan 23
What a great holiday we had here!Very new boutique hotel where nothing is too much to ask.A super service with people who do everything they can to make your holiday the best!Rooms are very nice, modern and spacious!Location is perfect to stay away from the hustle and bustle, but still be close to the center.The district is in full bloom and is very pleasant to be in. A drink, a snack in a quiet setting where most tourists have not yet found their way. A gem!Breakfast at Maira's kitchen was great!Thank you to all staff! You make the experience and trip even more beautiful.GreetingsKaren and Yannick
Komplayt KinderopvangKomplayt Kinderopvang
16:24 31 Dec 22
We had a wonderful stay at Kura Botanica! It just opened, everything is new, thought about and the service is nothing short of amazing!It is beautifully situated in the middle of Willemstad, close to the Pontjesbrug, in a neighborhood that exudes and exudes innovation. The people are fantastic, the breakfast at Maira delicious. We would like to come back soon!Amelia and Martin
ma noma no
21:48 02 Dec 22
The staff was verry nice and gave good advice. and the hotel was verry nice and clean. Francien HenriettaRocio Disney Derrel and Jeanette, thanks for the all the service. See your all next year....... B13.....
Lars de BrabanderLars de Brabander
20:20 26 Oct 22
This fully renewed boutique hotel is truly a beauty. Completely renovated, it lies in historic Willemstad on one minute walking distance of the Anna Bay and very close to some of the nicest beaches in Curacao
Thays VidalThays Vidal
23:08 11 Sep 22
After the renovation, this luxury hotel is gonna be a huge success 🙌Friendly staff and nice location.
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