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Just returned from Curacao Wow!

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Let me first say Thank you to all of you who offered information about this island. The information was accurate and provided a very special trip.

Yes! the Marriott was wonderful. While the rooms cannot compete with a Ritz, they are very spacious, provide the amenities and were kept very, very clean. There are a number of restaurants within the complex which have nice menus and really good food. We were only there four nights and therefore never found it necessary to leave. Next time we will visit the great restaurants in town.

My husband and I had just been newly certified in scuba and were looking forward to diving. The Caribbean Sea Sports dive shop was perfect for us. There were always six or seven people diving, most of whom had experience in diving. Our Padi divemaster was extremely supportive both above and below the water. As a result, we had an incredible diving expeience and we are now addicted to diving.
We cannot say enough about the Marriott. There was an outdoor bar and grill that took care of all of our daytime needs. The food again, was great as were the drinks. Pina Coladas to die for, all fresh ingredients! The staff was friendly and more than courteous they actually anticipated your every need. The "red flags" on the chairs are alive and well and still inform the staff that you may need food or a drink. At the breakfast buffet, I ordered coffee and walked over to the buffet to get my meal. When I returned to the table, the coffee had been poured ever so slightly to let me know it had been served, with the hot pot awaiting me at the table. The service in all areas was incredible. The service workers were genuinely warm and welcoming, the atmosphere not at all contrived.

The physical premise was really beautiful. At check-in you are welcomed into a large open air lobby done in the dutch motif. The lobby leads downstairs to a large, beautiful pool. Beyond the pool is a small white sandy beach with chairs and thatched huts to keep you cool. The beach overlooks an incredible azure ocean where you can snorkel and dive right off the coast. There are plenty of chairs and beach towels, no need to get up at the crack of dawn to get your space. The dive shop is just to the left of the complex.

The Marriott provides 2 free shuttles into Willemstad each day. The pristine city is like an art pallet of pastels. Lovely and unique.

We plan to return soon and will definitely book at the Marriott. They made our trip incredibly special!

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