Blue Bay Curacao
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Very disappointing! Permanent construction, whilst no specific issues at booking. Fish Food intoxication during Icean front dinner (Ciguatera). Poor medical aid, hospital was required. We also did not have a car. We just wanted to relax and beach out. Instead left alone in Villa without phone nor Internet. Irresponsible! My wife still suffers from this intoxication. Due to lack of energy & sever cramps, issues during stay including long walking distances on Blue Bay Resort. No shuttle services available. Also my wifes watch stolen from safe! Inside job, no damage. Blue Bay is not taking its responsibility. We asked for a second change as compensation all issues. Costs are minimal whilst usually not fully booked. No go...! Shame on you Blue Bay...!
BE WARNED FELLOW TRAVELERS! My accommodations at the Hills Blue Bay were disgusting! This experience was equivalent to camping in the woods without a tent or blanket (I had no blanket, just 1 sheet). I wonder if management has ever purchased a bottle of bleach or a scrub brush. The liens had stains, bugs were squished all over everything and there were dead ones on the floor, an awful stench permeated from the shower drain (I closed the door and left the fan on the entire trip) and the shower didn’t drain properly. The bed was 2 singles pushed together with a queen sheet over the two, no blow dryer or iron, NO WIFI in the room, there were stains on the curtains and the décor was hideous. However, the pool was the cleanest part of the entire resort. The grounds were green and lush with many beautiful mature specimens. Unfortunately, the outdoor furniture had a coat of black on it, the kid’s area was a filled in swimming pool, there are massive amounts of flies attacking the bar and you wait for everything except for food because they are under staffed or not properly trained (not sure which). The food was good and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. I had to cover my plate with napkins because the flies swarmed as soon as the plate was dropped, sit under the fans if you can find a seat. The beers and cocktails are overpriced. I heard the golf course was beautiful but they are relocating the 18th hole to subdivide and sell off the oceanfront property that it sits on.Sounds like management needs money to buy new liens, bleach, power washers and steam cleaners? The staff are making the best of what management provides…I feel horrible for them! They are all kind and sweet people trying to do their best! The front desk women are all wonderful and as accommodating as they can be but there always seemed to be an unhappy guest from all over the resort (not just the Hills) yelling at them. The maintence and food service staff are always smiling and quick with a hello….but overwhelmed. There were no spa services through Blue Bay, as they did not have anyone to do such things at the time of my visit. I suppose this was a blessing in disguise as I found a WONDERFUL mobile therapist that made my day! There is no gym equipment, just classes like Zumba, CrossFit and yoga, I heard the instructors were good but didn’t partake because the walk to and from the beach was good enough exercise. The Blue Bay Dive team and fishing guides seem outstanding, I didn’t engage in either but did speak with them. They were all are very knowledgeable and experienced, I would have no problem contacting them if I ever returned. Get a car, I wish I could have but everything was rented because of the NYE holiday!!! I would have moved to another hotel but I couldn’t find one for less than $400 a night. I made the best of this trip and would never return to Blue Bay even if it was paid for! The sad part is……… I was looking to return in February with my family but due to the deplorable conditions of the resort (NOT THE STAFF) I will not be returning.
We visited with some friends who have an absolutely fabulous home on top of the hill above the blue bay beach. The view from their place over blue bay beach and the golf course was fantastic. the resort is very nice, good security, small but nice beach, well equipped dive shop, restaurants, live music, etc. Lots of beach chairs. Played the blue bay golf course which has some SPECTACULAR holes including the 165 yard par 3 that shoots from the cliff with an "all-ocean", two club downhill carry to a heavily bunkered green - whattahole!! Will definitely be back.
We stayed at one of the apartments on the hill with a nice ocean view in Dec 2016. The apartment was nice and large but some of furnishings left some to be desired. The balcony is huge and has good outdoor furniture. Bring some Off because the mosquitoes are quite active in the morning and evening. Internet was only available at reception and at the beach, not in the room.Blue Bay resort itself is very nice but a recurring theme that we found across the island is the service is not so good. They will tell you that it is "island time" which we found to mean service is lacking. We are living in Brazil and the locals could learn something about good service from Brazilians. Several times had to wait 30 minutes to get a drink at the beach bar. On the review previous to mine the author states that tipping is not necessary but we had tipped 15% to 20% on every meal and bar visit.Snorkeling is good from the house reef and the beach is nicely kept. There are a couple of restaurants and the food is quite good. We had an exception to the rule on service by the two waiters at the Sunset Grill on our last dinner of the stay as they were not only friendly but provided excellent service. Also the service from the Curacao Divers shop was great as it is run by foreigners.
This is not really a hotel. Villas and apartments are self-catering. The nearest supermarket is a 30 min walk away. Do not attempt this in the heat. You need a car to stay here. The resort is large and comprises the ocean appartements, village villas, lodges and hilltop appartements. Each area has a swimming pool. Reception is at the hill appartement building. The resort is ideal for groups who enjoy golfing. The golf course seems to wind around and through the accommodation areas. The paved road for golf carts seems popular with dawn joggers. There is a lot of local fauna and flora to see.The beach restaurants offer a choice of meals and snacks reflecting the island's Dutch heritage. Bitterballen, frikandel, dutch croquetten. We had a b&b formula. Breakfast at the Azzuro is good and varied. The staff are helpful and service is reasonably quick. Staff wages are included and so tipping is not obligatory but just as in Europe, the more you tip the better the service. Make sure you have a supply of small denomination NA guilders or US dollars from day one.Beach appartements have two pin earthed European sockets and are the only accommodation at the beach. The village villas and hill appartements have US sockets and one EU socket in the kitchen. The village villas are in need of renovation. It is a 5 min walk to the beach. No sign anywhere either side of the beach of the beautiful beach villas advertised on the website.The beach is not private and a beach attendant charges non-guests 10 US dollars per day. Give the beach attendant your resort area and number to avoid being charged.There is an Italian restaurant, Pictures, and guest house, Boutique, at the carpark between the beach and the village villas. They are a separate company and also provide takeaway pizza.For snorkeling and diving, the dive shop and school is very popular. There are plenty of tropical fish to see within the beach cove. To see the rock and coral wall that drops suddenly down outside the cove take a guided tour from the school.This resort has a lot to offer. It depends on what you are looking for. Personally I prefer the Marriott. I like to snorkel and dive. I don't want to selfcater on a weeks holiday at the beach.Avoid the Hilton, yuck!!!
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- Free entrance to the Blue Bay Beach with free use of beach chairs and towel service
- Free Splash dive by DiveVersity
- 30% discount on T-times only at Blue Bay Golf
- Free use of Tennis Court
- Free use of Gym
- Free use of the 5 swimming pools
- Free use of the Kids playground
- Blue Bay Kids Club
- 4 restaurants
- 2 bars
- 4 pools including: children's pool
- Scuba diving center
- Gift shop
- Tour desk
- Massages available
- Car rental desk
- Laundry services
- 24hr security with security officer available for assistance from 10pm to 8am
- Front desk open from 8am to 10pm
- These beautiful apartments are situated on a hill offering panoramic views over the Caribbean Sea and the 18-holes golf course.
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Kitchen facilities
- Flat screen TV
- Wireless Internet Access
- Safe (in room)
- Maximum occupancy of 2
- These beautiful apartments are situated on a hill offering panoramic views over the Caribbean Sea and the 18-holes golf course
- 1 twin bed and 1 king-size bed
- Maximum occupancy of 4
- Directly located at the golf course in The Garden
- Every bungalow features two bedrooms and two bathrooms
- By opening the sliding doors, the living room can be turned into a outdoor terrace overlooking the golf course, tropical garden or swimming pool.
- 1 twin bed and 1 king-size bed
- NOTE: Due to private location in The Garden, Blue Bay Hotel recommends to rent a car during a stay in one of these luxury bungalows.
- Maximum occupancy of 4
- Views of the tropical garden, swimming pool or golf course
- The villas all provide three bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms
- Fully equipped open kitchen with bar and a large living room with adjacent spacious porch
- 1 twin bed, 1 king-size bed and 2 single beds
- Maximum occupancy of 6
- The apartments are housed in three buildings named Bista (view), Bunitesa (beauty) and Brisa (wind).
- The living area is spacious with a very luxury and fully equipped open kitchen
- Each bedroom has its own luxury bathroom
- The living room and master bedroom have folding doors to the porch, which offers breathtaking views on the Caribbean Sea.
- 1 twin bed and 1 king-size bed
- Maximum occupancy of 4
Resort Location Map
Blue Bay CuracaoCuracao,Curacao
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Landhuis Blauw z/n, Dorp Sint Michiel Curacao
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