As members of Leading Small Hotels of the World, the two resorts offer two unique and distinctly different vacation experiences, complemented by high level of luxury service and a pampering environment.
Arubanâ€™s are very familiar with the popular five-star Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino, a boutique village in the center of Willemstad, just 20 minutes from the airport and within walking distance to prime shopping, diverse cuisine and nightlife. Spread over an eight-block area, the resort village includes two pools, multiple restaurants and bars, shops, a world-class museum, spa, casino, courtyards and gardens radiating Old World charm; the resort offers great vacation packages and is perfectly suitable for romantic extended weekend getaways.
Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club may be found on the western tip of Curacao, nestled between the cliffs and the ocean, presenting a secluded, island hideaway. The lodge boats 74 villas and rooms exuding a sophisticated simplicity. The rooms are furnished with crisp white cushions and linens that complement dark wood and rattan furnishings, and as an extra bonus for vacationers, the property was voted number oneÂ in the Caribbean for snorkeling andÂ divingÂ in 2009, by Professional Travel Guide. Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club lends itself to family vacations and to Dolce Far Niente periods of rest and relaxation.
In recent years Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino as well as Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club have been offering their visitors a chance to own a part of these unique complexes.
The first investors to show interest in owning a property in the fast-growing real estate market of Curacao were the ‘Pensionados,’ Dutch retirees looking to settle down in an idyllic location. Also many hard-working business people from the USA looking for a second home in the Caribbean identified Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club as a not-to-be-missed opportunity.
Real Estate owners at Kura Hulanda can enjoy their own place whenever they want and use the facilities of the resorts at any time. They also have an option to enter their property in the hotel program, and have it rented when they are not on the island.
What started as a Vacation Club membership, whereby Kura Hulanda Vacation Club offered inflation-proof holidays for the next 40 years. The inventory boasted fully furnished, ocean view studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom suites, or a two or three bedroom unit in the Eco Lodge community, for a week or more, in a specified season for 40 years. That popular timeshare concept evolved into a gorgeous Master-Planned Community as Kalki Caribbean Villas were introduced for sale, at Lodge Kura Hulanda.
Construction began in November 2008, and the exclusive villas have been available for
purchase since then. The first villa is scheduled for completion in December 2009.
The elegantly furnished three bedroom, three-bathroom villas mark the first of several phases in Lodge Kura Hulandaâ€™s master plan. The future Lodge Kura Hulanda community will embrace an array of low-rise, low-density homes and an impressive Kura
Hulanda Village to include fine & casual dining, boutique shops, spa, pool, tennis facilities and casino adjacent to the five-star resort and beach club.
Project Director Paul Siegel is inviting prospective buyers to visit the property, experience the superb amenities, tour the island of CuraÃ§ao, and pick their own secondary or vacation-home, built atop a stone bluff, overlooking the Caribbean ocean.
Each of the 18 villas offers 2,300 square foot of opulent living space with sweeping ocean vistas. The two-story great-room will feature fine marble floors, granite kitchen countertops, top of the line appliances, and designer furnishings, while the upstairs, the master suite will enjoy a private oceanfront patio, his and hers walk-in closets and a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. Each villa is designed with a private stone terrace showcasing a gazebo and a private plunge pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with prices starting at $850,000.
In addition to the Kalki Caribbean Villas and future residences, Lodge Kura Hulanda also offers spectacular residential investment opportunities including luxuriously appointed studios, suites and villasâ€”available to purchase as part of a revenue-sharing program and if you are interested in building and designing a distinctive island dream home, spacious Â½-acre or larger estate home-sites are also for sale within the Lodge Kura Hulanda
Community, known as the Watamula Courtyard Homes, and the Watamula Estates.
Both Watamula Courtyard Homes and Kalki Caribbean Villas will provide homeowners the option to place their residence in the hotel rental program when not making use of it, if they so desire.
Always prepared to serve their communities in more than just one way Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino owns and operated a dialysis center adjacent to the resort affording locals and visitors with special needs the luxury of vacation combined with a state of the art medical facility. Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club is presently constructing the Curacao branch of the Jelinek Institute, Netherlands, a treatment facility for affluent and celebrity clients.
Our pictures featured the construction of the Jelinek Institute and the breathtaking view of Kalki Caribbean Villas and the construction site.