Lions Dive and Beach Resort sits amidst a palm-studded beach overlooking the clear waters of Curacao’s National Underwater Park. Built in the Dutch Caribbean style, this sprawling oasis of a resort offers a huge variety of room options.
It’s located only 5 minutes away from Curacao’s capital city of Willemstad, home to a colorful array of Dutch colonial architecture, with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance. The resort also prides itself on maintaining high environmental standards and immersing guests into its thickets of tropical foliage that sprout about the property, as well as offering sporty amenities.
Lions Dive has 4 bars and restaurants, a Body Beach Wellness Club, a 50 meter sports pool (and also sports and fitness classes), and a spa.
Right next to the resort is the Seaquarium and Dolphin Academy, which has various aquariums and interactive programs with sea lions, turtles, and sharks. The Dolphin Academy specializes in dolphin encounters and swims, and experienced divers may even opt for a dolphin dive. Reservations are recommended.
Ocean Encounters is the on-site dive operator.. and there is nobody better. Several dive sites are just a few minutes from Lion’s, and there is even a house reef to enjoy shore dives! Day trips to Klein Curacao & Mushroom Forest are highly recommended. Also be sure to check out the Coral Restoration going on with Ocean Encounters; they have a coral nursery just a few kicks from shore.