Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has announced new details for its flagship brand’s 16th resort and the company’s first venture into Curaçao: the newly-named Sandals Royal Curaçao.
Open for bookings today (Aug, 4), the brand is offering guests a special Grand Opening Offer with savings of up to US$1,000.
Situated on 44 acres within the Santa Barbara private estate, an exclusive 3,000-acre protected preserve, Sandals Royal Curaçao will authentically intertwine natural world wonders – desert, ocean, mountains, and shoreline – with the resort experience.
Here, couples will discover the beauty and geographic diversity of Curaçao, known for its adventurous terrain, pristine beaches, limestone caves and vibrant capital city Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while still indulging in the “Luxury-Included Vacation experience” Sandals Resorts is renowned for.
Slated to open April 14, 2022, Sandals Royal Curaçao is located 15 miles from the airport.
Its west-facing position captures the allure of one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular sunsets, offering guests a visual treat.
With 351-luxurious rooms and suites in 24 room categories, Sandals Royal Curaçao will have more all-inclusive luxury options than ever before, including two new signature suite categories, the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows and Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows, complete with Tranquility Soaking Tubs, private pools, butler service, and sporty and stylish convertible MINI Coopers complimentary for guests to drive while exploring the island.
Discovery & exploration
SRI’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart, says that apart from the new destination, the sheer size of the private preserve surrounding Sandals Royal Curaçao will allow for new guest adventures.
“At Sandals Royal Curaçao, guests will also be able to hike, bike and pick-up a picnic basket to fuel days of discovery and exploration. Pure romance. And they can continue this adventurous spirit beyond our gates where they will find a world-class destination of great restaurants, fascinating locals, fine art, and visitors from all over the world. We have invested an additional US$72 million in enhancements and improvements to complete the ‘Sandalization’ process of this already stunning property, and we can’t wait for our guests to be in awe,” Stewart said in a statement.
Sandals Royal Curaçao will be home to the brand’s first Dos Awa infinity pool with views overlooking the sea and the rugged mountain landscape, and The Duchess, Sandals’ first-ever floating restaurant and bar, constructed from a 92-foot authentic Dutch ship.
With nine on-site 5-Star Global Gourmet restaurants (eight of which are new and exclusive to Sandals Royal Curaçao), guests will indulge in international flavours from a melting pot of global cuisine, including an authentic wine and Dutch cheese bar.
Couples can also dine on-the-go at three new beachside gourmet food trucks offering traditional Curaçao fare, Spanish tapas, and Asian fusion, or grab a drink at any of the resort’s 10 unique bars.
Sandals Royal Curaçao will carry on the brand’s reputation as an authority in romance with three oceanfront wedding venues.
The resort will also feature a luxurious Red Lane Spa with six outdoor spa cabanas and treatment rooms; expansive pools; access to the neighbouring 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course; 38,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the largest on the island; two on-site marinas and 70 dive sites, ideally suited for guests looking to join the more than 100,000 divers who have earned PADI-certification through the resort company already.
Ready, set, sell
Gary Sadler, executive vice-president, global sales and industry relations for Unique Vacations Inc. (UVI), an affiliate of the worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts, guests who book a stay at Sandals Royal Curaçao now through Nov. 2, 2021, will receive a special Grand Opening Offer with savings of up to US$1,000.
Sandals Select Rewards Guests will also share in this savings and can receive additional exclusive perks with their choice of a US$200 Island Routes Tour credit, US$200 Red Lane Spa credit, 5,000 Instant Sandals Select Rewards Loyalty Points, or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience for two (US$200 value) when booking a stay of six nights or more today through Aug. 5, 2021.
“We are thrilled to make this truly remarkable resort available for bookings and to introduce Curaçao to new audiences that we know will be captivated by its beauty, the warmth of its people and the destination’s irrepressible energy. We are certain our partners will love selling this hotel,” Sadler said.
Introductory rates at Sandals Royal Curaçao start at US$341 per person, per night, and butler category rates start at US$538 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and a seven-night stay.
For more information, visit www.sandals.com.
To learn more about Sandals Royal Curaçao, check out this blog here.