If you want to get away from it all in the Caribbean this is the place. Not touristy. The owners are wonderful and the place is amazing! Don’t forget to snorkel from the nearby beach to the villa with a nice easy current that will guide you along. And of course a little cliff jumping right out back is a lot of fun as well. We definitely recommend this place.
Been to this house EIGHT times with both friends and family! Great for accommodating large groups! The house is an absolute oasis, well kept and clean. Really felt taken care of by the owners and support staff. It's my 'go to' place for an escape! GO! :)
Our family cannot wait to come back to Surrender. Janet was great, Curacao is a hidden gem and Surrender is gorgeous. Awesome diving and snorkeling right off the property.
If you have to visit Curaçao, I can’t imagine a quieter, more private, spacious, well stocked, comfy way to stay on the island. The open sea view from the back of the house and pool deck is glorious.The owner and caretaker are lovely people, very responsive and trustworthy. They are invested in your having a wonderful stay! The only items that are less than ideal, that I did not read anything about in advance of my visit, are the abandoned construction project right next door and the fact that there is a pretty strong current where the villa’s stone steps lead down into the sea. You can have a refreshing swim there but should be a confident, strong swimmer. Probably one of the nicest beaches on Curaçao happens to be a short walk from the villa or an instant car ride down the road to the parking lot within the gated grounds of the Kura Hulanda resort, in the same community as this villa cul de sac. The caretaker can suggest a few worthwhile nature walks off the beaten tourist path for your “to do” list. I give Surrender Villa five stars, but overall I’m not a big fan of Curaçao as a beach or cultural destination (although I can understand why scuba divers are attracted to the island). The beaches are really more like tiny coves, mostly rocky, and those with smooth sand get quickly overrun and can feel a bit artificial. The sea is ever beautiful and full of interesting creatures; so as long as you arrive knowing what to expect, and you focus more on sea and bird life, less on the lack of white sand beach strolls, privacy and space on a given beach, you should enjoy your time there. Willemstad does have its colorful Dutch buildings, but they house KFC, Subway, Footlocker, Levi’s, and rows of shops filled with the cheapest tourist junk, probably mass produced in China, that nobody wants or needs. That’s somewhat sad. The restaurants are decidedly mediocre and typically overpriced. So Surrender Villa gets five stars, but Curaçao gets two.
Surrender villa was one of the peaceful, quiet , clean and comfortable villas we have had the pleasure of experiencing. Even though the capacity is for 10 people, we were only a family of five. We thoroughly enjoyed the incomparable view, the cliff diving, fishing, and snorkeling right on the property. We rented a car so we were able to take a very short car ride out to nearby restaurants every night......literally less than 5 mins away..... I highly recommend driving to the playa Grandi for the incredible experience of swimming with the turtles. We also bought a freshly caught tuna there and grilled it back at the villa.... yum! I can’t say enough about this place..... Hynrich the property manager was also very helpful.....a perfect get away.... a true home away from home.