Baoase Luxury Resort
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Overview5 star beachfront villa resort on the island's south coast between Willemstad and Sea Aquarium beach. Winner of Traveler's Choice 2012 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean by Tripadvisor.
We recently stayed at the Baoase Resort and unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. First I'd like to say that I have vacationed all over the world and have stayed at mostly 5 star resorts. This is not a 5 star resort. It may be a 5 star hotel by Curaco standards but not by overall standards. And while it is a beautiful facility it does not warrant the rates they are requesting. They are way overpriced.Now my reasoning: First a true 5 star resort would never allow cruise passengers access to their facility. We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 story villa. The villa was very nice with nice amenities but the first thing pointed out by our concierge was the powder room on the first floor was not functioning and had not been functioning for some time. They told us they hadn't had time to fix it. When shown our bathroom it had a beautiful jacuzzi type shower which was not functional since it wasn't hooked up correctly when installed. There was an 12 inch space to walk between the sink and the shower to get to the toilet. Hard to navigate in the middle of the night. Also the shower door was off its track and there was mold at its base. The bedroom itself was adequate but not much larger than the king bed inside. The bed and bedding was very comfortable and the air conditioners worked great. One morning we were awoken by barking dogs from the local street and another morning we woke up to loud children in the villa next to ours but for the most part we were able to get a good night sleep. Outside our villa with direct access was a beautiful public pool with a secluded jacuzzi which unfortunately did not work till our last day. When we tried the jacuzzi it blew bubbles but no warm water so it is unclear what the purpose was. The pool itself was a delight since our villa had a deck with chairs and couches which you could relax in and when it was too hot just walk a few steps for a dip in the pool. The man made lagoon also was delightful with comfortable gazebos situated around it. During the week days they had 2 "butlers" coming around getting drink orders but over the weekend we only saw one butler and in the 4 hours we played around the lagoon we saw him once and then he never came back. The breakfasts were great and plentiful and the dinners that we had were delicious, especially the Asian night. The service at times was painfully slow but their amply stocked bar made the time pass. I should mention that for a 5 star resort their wine selection was woefully inadequate. All in all not a 5 star experience, more like a 4 star hotel. What made me give the hotel 3 stars was first the fact that my wife got a shard of glass in her foot from a broken glass. This happened at one of the lagoon side gazebos where, when we arrived, we noticed that there was a broken glass that had not been cleared away. Once swept up we proceeded to use the gazebo but unfortunately a small piece of glass was missed. I understand that accidents happen but the hotels assistance was minimal as was their concern. The second reason was that due to Hurricane Irma our return flight was canceled and we needed to spend an extra day. When asked for assistance in this regard, we were told that they had rooms available since many inbound flights were canceled and that they would give us a special price. We said we would be happy to change to any room in the resort. The price they gave us was the same price that I could get online. They didn't do anything to help us which I found insulting given that my party had just spent close to $10,000 on a 5 night stay. A 5 star hotel would never treat a guest in that manner. Hopefully by writing this review the hotel will upgrade its facility and its treatment of its clientele and someday may warrant a 5 star distinction
I haven't stayed in the hotel, I've booked one day pass to the beach. I very much liked the experience. The beach is small but cozy, very few people there, beach battlers are doing their best so you can feel yourself like in paradise - which I did. I also had my lunch in the restaurant - it really worth it, you should try ;)
Greatest service I have experienced. At arrival, they were waiting at the gate for us with a fresh cool face cloth, and a welcome drink. Took us for a tour and then took us to our room and made sure we knew where everything was and how it worked. These people know how to make you feel fantastic. Room was absolutely beautiful. Stayed in a Superior Beachfront Suite. Had our own beach, pool, mini bar and everything else you could ever want. We will be going back for anniversaries in the future. I could live there!
Amazing does not begin to describe the day we had from our cruise ship!!! This resort is 7 star in my opinion. Best $50 excursion ever!!! We didn't stay so I cannot speak to the rooms but the beach and restaurant were simply incredible. Unbelievable private cabana and reserved beach chairs. Fantastic attentive service from beach attendants.. then fresh delicious lunch beachfront... best burger ever and fresh veggies and guacamole... will go back for sure to stay....
Where to begin?? I've been all over the world and this is by far the best resort experience I've ever had. The private beach at Baoase is simply spectacular, with a helipad and cove entrance from the ocean. The waters are turquoise blue and the pristine sense of splendor is all there, with Bali decor and the use of blue and amber lighting that nudge you from one tiny corner to another. ALL vilas are beyond excellent. The canopy beds are designed in a sensual sphere of lighting from the mirrored ceiling of the bed to the bottom. From the mirrored, well lit master walk-in closet to the incredibly ornate appointments throughout, to the indoor bath/concrete sinks -- this is paradise. The outdoor master bath is enclosed by a beautiful cedar fence with a canopy of mature palm trees, which sway in the wind while you indulge yourself in the rain shower or in the huge bathtub. Words do not describe this place. I tried at least 12 times to capture the beauty on video and could NOT capture its essence. They thought of everything! If it's peace and quiet you want, it's there. If it's music and great cuisine, the live entertainment is AMAZING (the singer was a cross between John Legend and Cuban samba), if it's shopping and water sports, you've got it. And ea villa has its own small pool. The resorts pool is something out of a Balinese dream. I can go on and on; do this just once in your life. I think perhaps because Baoase was conceived as a family retreat and then expanded out of the family's quest to make it truly spectacular, they have included EVERYTHING you'd ever think to ask for. The chef is amazing and so are the people. We plan on going back for a month, maybe longer. Nothing compares.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- American breakfast on the Beach (or in privacy of guests' room)
- Complimentary use of beach lounges and chairs
- Complimentary use of mask and snorkel equipment
- Complimentary use of kayaks
- Complimentary WIFI
- Complimentary use of fitness center
- Welcome drink and hors d'oeuvres upon arrival
- 15 villas
- Room service/In Villa Cooking
- Infinity pool
- Fitness Center
- Laundry services
- Private transport from and to airport (fee)
- Car Rental, scooter, quad and/or boat hire
- Butler services available on request (fee)
- Common Area Wireless Access
- Concierge service
- Business facilities
- 1 King bed and an extra double bed
- Outside rain shower/bath
- Private patio
- Use of the infinity pool
- Flatscreen TV
- CD with USB and mp3 link
- Air Conditioning
- Maximum Occupancy: 4 Persons
- Private porch/terrace with Jacuzzi
- 1 King-size bed
- 1 Bathroom with shower
- Gilchrist & Soames Luxury Bathroom amenities
- In-room safe (fee)
- WIFI (fee)
- Bathrobe & slippers for use during your stay
- Maximum occupancy of 2
Resort Location Map
Baoase Luxury ResortCuracao,Curacao
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad 00000 Curacao
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