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4 Star
Rooms
137
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • 4* resort on a private, palm studded beach
  • Overlooking Curacao's National Underwater Park
  • 50 meter sports pool, wellness club
  • Santai Spa offering massage, beauty treatments
  • 4 restaurants, live music, happy hours
  • 5 minutes' drive from Willemstad (free shuttle bus)

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

Holiday Season (22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019)

  • 50% of the room charges, if cancelled within 30 days of arrival    For cancellations on the arrival day or early departures we charge the full amount and no refunds are possible 

 Winter/Summer Season (6 Jan 2019 - 20 Dec 2019)

  • 50% of the room charges, if cancelled within 7 days of arrival    For cancellations on the arrival day or early departures we charge the full amount and no refunds are possible 

Exception: all rates based on Early Bird offers are prepaid and non-refundable in case of cancellation or modification. 

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Resort Description

LionsDive Beach Resort sits on an idyllic private beach that overlooks the fringing reef of the island's National Underwater Park.

The hotel offers a range of rooms and self-catering apartments to suit couples, groups and families. The resort has a 50 meter sports pool, wellness club and Santai Spa. 

There are 4 bar-restaurants on the beach, by the pool or with sunset views. Choose from elegant cuisine, BBQ, Italian and international buffet treats. At weekends, there is live music and 'happy hours'.

Historic Willemstad is a 5 minute drive away and the well-known Seaquarium, Dolphin Academy and Mambo Beach are next-door.

Explore diving around the LionsDive Beach Resort

What to see

Language:
English is widely used
Currency:
The Netherlands Antillean guilder or US$
Time:
GMT -5
Climate:
Tropical
Natural hazards:
Not in the hurricane belt
Diving season:
12 months
Water temperature:
24-26C
Air Temperature
26-28C

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Resort in Curacao
  • Coral Resortation Foundation Curacao, PADI Green Star Award
  • 2 fully-equipped dive facilities across the island
  • 'One stop shop' for diving all around Curacao
  • Shore dive on beautiful house reefs in front of each dive center
  • Full range of PADI courses available

Description

Ocean Encounters is a PADI 5* IDC Resort with more than 20 years of experience.

In addition, they host the Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao and hold the PADI Green Star Award. With Ocean Encounters, you will have the opportunity to dive the entire island.

Ocean Encounters has facilities at LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape All-Inclusive. This affords maximum convenience in accessing the dive boats and best dive sites without even leaving the resort!

Both facilities at Sunscape All-Inclusive and Lions Dive & Beach Resort have a beautiful house reef in front of the dive shop, ideal for shore diving.

Ocean Encounters offers a full range of recreational training and specialties. No matter where you are in your diving life, Ocean Encounters will have something to teach you!

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Filling Station
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Other
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi Tecrec Facility
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi Green Star Award

Distinction

  • Padi Tecrec
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc
  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Toilet
  • Seating Area

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • You can catch a taxi from Curacao International Airport upon arrival, or arrange a resort transfer in advance (additional cost, please specify at time of booking). 
  • The journey from the airport to the resort is around 25 minutes. 

Departure

  • The resort will arrange a taxi to take you back to the aiport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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