Fodor's Expert Review Habitat Curaçao

Coral Estates, Coral Estate Rif St. Marie, Curaçao

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

R & R and R—rest, relaxation, and round-the-clock shore diving—are what you can look forward to at this resort, which is near a wildlife preserve in a secluded area blanketed by foliage.The dive center is top-notch, and there's a nearby reef. The pool affords grand vistas of the serene countryside setting, where nature lovers can explore the nearby hiking trails. Willemstad is a half-hour drive away (a free shuttle runs twice daily). Rooms are brightly painted with colorful furnishings. Each has a furnished terrace or balcony. There's a shop for essentials, but a full grocery is seven minutes away, so stock your fridge. The larger lanai villas are good value for families or groups. Various meal and dive packages are available.


  • excellent diving facilities
  • full-service spa


  • far from downtown
  • a car is essential
  • restaurant is best avoided
  • mosquitoes can be a problem even in the rooms




Phones: 5999-864–8800 | 800-327–6709


56 suites, 19 2-bedroom villas
Rate Includes: No meals