As most of Caribbean destinations what are designed for US travellers, who makes only short trips and are ready to pay almost anything, this place is little bit expensive.
(land) Area is "huge" because it's basically full length golf course where they have put houses where ever there was space. This makes some of the trips between amenities quite long. F.ex. if your room (like I have) is located at "Hill side" and you want to go to beach or restaurant, you start your trip to first walk 100 m uphill and then 500m downhill at other side. (of course coming back from restaurant it's 500m uphill and then 100m down).
Distance from gate to reception is about 3 km and nearest supermarket is about 1 km. from the gate (so, it's about 4 km. from Hill and 5 km. if you are at "Beach Front")
So, without car, you are basically tied to your room and/or eat at over priced restaurant... Of course you can always call taxi, but who pays US$ 50 for that).
What comes to money, every price is presented at US$ first and after that (if you don't have dollars) Nafl (local currency) and even they says that Euro (€) is fine, only thing what you can pay with it is your room bill at checkout. Restaurant don't accept euros.
What comes to Credit Cards, your Debit card probably works at ATM's but local POI machines don't accept it, MasterCard seems to work best here.
Oh, yes, there is "Bed Bugs" here.. (not good!!)
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Bay Village Hotel Willemstad
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