Published On: Mon, Jan 5th, 2015

Warm up this winter at Curacao luxury resort with JetBlue’s direct flights from NYC

Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Offers Stunning Oceanfront Location and Fine Dining

Renaissance HotelWILLEMSTAD - Curacao is hot right now -- and it's not just the weather. The New York Post recently offered "4 Reasons to Christmas nonstop in Curacao," Fodor's Travel guides named the island one of the "10 Places to Go This Winter" and it came in at number two on USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice for Best Romantic Caribbean Island. And with JetBlue's new direct flights from New York's JFK, getting somewhere warm this winter is easier than ever.

JetBlue's service, the only nonstop option between NYC and Curacao, offers a quick route to this Curacao luxury resort, located only 10 miles from Curacao International Airport (CUR). In choosing the island for its top 10 list, Fodor's Travel noted its "appealing year-round" weather (in the 80s) and "melting-pot culture and cuisine." USA TODAY highlighted the "storybook architecture, a cosmopolitan downtown scene and dramatic scenery," in addition to "nearly 40 beaches [that] range from long stretches perfect for sunbathing to secluded coves."

Winter is Carnival season, January 4 to February 17, 2015, when the island comes to life with parades, jump-ins, contests, colorful costumes and energetic music. Visitors can also find quieter outings with boutique shopping and family-friendly attractions including the Sea Aquarium, Dolphin Academy, Curacao Museum and Christoffel National Park.

Some of the island's best dining can be found at this Curacao resort, which offers a range of restaurants from casual spots to fine dining establishments. All-day dining, including an international buffet, is offered at Nautilus Restaurant, while Cru Steakhouse is the perfect venue for a special meal. If vacation means never leaving the water, the Infinity Beach Bar, part of the hotel's private beach club, serves refreshing cocktails and light fare for lunch and dinner, when the space is converted into a specialty seafood restaurant. Things heat up at the onsite Carnaval Casino, featuring slot machines, table games, live music and televised sports, making it the perfect place to start and end the night.

Of course, if a chic room and view of the water is all that's desired, oceanview accommodations at the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino feature island-inspired décor, a private balcony with beautiful views and modern necessities including free Wi-Fi.

Those wanting to see what USA TODAY readers are talking about should reserve the hotel's Get Romantic in Curacao package, which includes a daily buffet breakfast for two at Nautilus; an oceanview king room, where a bottle of Veuve Clicquot will be waiting; and dinner for two, including wine, on the beach. A 5-night minimum stay is required, which is easy to do at this beautiful beach resort. To reserve this special offer, please call 800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code LVU. The package, available through December 2015, can also be booked online.

About the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
Built around the historic setting of Rif Fort in the capital city of Willemstad, the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino combines authentic Caribbean charm with European sophistication. A partial oceanfront setting means guest rooms and suites offer beautiful views, whether of the water, the island or the shopping boulevard. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea service, a minifridge, 32-inch LCD TV and large work space. Guests can also enjoy a beach experience, in the middle of the cosmopolitan capital Willemstad, from the hotel's elevated, second-floor Infinity Beach Club and Bar, one of the more casual dining options. Other restaurants include fine dining at CRU Steakhouse and international cuisine at Nautilus. After long days on the beach, head out to explore nearby shopping and nightlife, or check out the hotel's Carnaval Casino. The Willemstad, Curacao hotel is also the perfect location for a wedding or corporate retreat, and features 8,600 square feet of function space, including a ballroom for up to 252 guests.

Contact Information


Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino

Baden Powellweg 1 Willemstad

Curacao, Curacao


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