GREAT Place to Stay on Curacao
Submitted: February 24, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
We LOVED this condo at The Strand. The pictures are truly accurate. There are 20 units in the complex, 5 per floor. This unit is on the bottom floor (easy access for wheelchair) and on the end; no one walks by. The design is modern and European with file floor throughout. The appliances are stainless steel Bosch.
There is a Master bedroom with king bed & lg in-suite bath with walk-in shower (wheelchair accessible). The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds with in-suite bathroom & walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom has a single bed with shared bathroom with a small corner shower. You have to enter this bedroom through the bathroom.
The living area and kitchen area are one large room. There is a flat screen TV with satellite TV. The dining table is actually outside on the covered patio.
Mere steps to the pool and the beach, which are directly accessible from the bottom floor, but not the upper floors.
The beach area has a jetty, which is typical in Curacao to avoid beach erosion. It's like a giant salt water swimming pool. You can see cruise ships that dock at the Mega Pier. We had gorgeous sunsets every single night.
There are lounge chairs & thatch roof palapas to choose from with a great breeze to relax.
The condo has central air, yet the temperature is moderate, so you can open the doors for a breeze to flow through. We bought some flyswatters & citronella candles to take care of the flying bugs.
The Strand is a gated complex with a remote for access. The condo entry way has a steel gate that locks so no one can walk in on you. It is close enough to walk to Willemsted, about 1-1.5 miles.
A cell phone is provided for local calls. The owner & manager (Petra) were very responsive and helpful, in spite of our last minute flight changes (not our fault). Petra even met us with croissants, orange juice and a bottle of wine.
Condo was EXTREMELY clean. No ants or other tiny bugs. Immaculate!
We ate at the Iguana Cafe and watched the floating pedestrian bridge open & close to let ships pass. We also ate at Steaks and Ribs in Rif Fort & overhangs the water. My steak was so tender and flavorful and my husband said his grouper was the best he’s ever had.
The bathroom mirrors must have been mounted by a man. I’m 5’3” and could only see from my nose up. Fortunately, there is a full-length mirror in the master closet.
We didn’t understand the symbols and language on the washer and dryer and took our best guess on how to operate it.
Wifi access was spotty.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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