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- Lions Dive Beach Resort
- Bapor Kibra - Willemstad
- PO Box 4923, Curaçao
- +(599 9) 434 8888 / 788 8888
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The Lions Dive Hotel Curacao was built in 1988 upon initiative of the Lions Club Curaçao and developed quickly as a successful and popular hotel. The set up, infra structure and typical Dutch Caribbean building style give Lions Dive Hotel an informal atmosphere and tropical ambience. We have a year-round occupancy of 80% and our guests are for 45% from the Netherlands, 30% from the rest of Europe, 20% from the US and 5% South America and the Caribbean. This group is roughly divided in 30% divers, 50% leisure, 10% families and 10% corporate travelers.
24-hour laundry, dry cleaning & photo processing, on-site car rental, beach towels & lounge beach chairs, souvenir shop, major credit cards are accepted. Dutch, English, Spanish and German are spoken by hotel staff. Health Club & Fitness Center has 3 air-conditioned rooms for weight training, cardial fitness and classes (aerobics, callanetics, stretch, walk fit, steps etc). Massage, childcare, manicures and pedicure available.
Premier tourist attraction of Curaçao offers free entrance for guests of Lions Dive Hotel. 75 aquarium, 4 open pools, a photo & souvenir shop, a restaurant and snackbar. Animal Encounters with photo & video opportunities dive or snorkel with sharks, turtles & stingrays. Feeding shows & educational tours of the local sea life.
Our private beach with plenty of palm trees, beach huts and lounge beach chairs adjacent to Seaquarium Beach with several shops and snacks,Bar Restaurant Mambo Beach, Beach club Wet & Wild and restaurant Bananas. Windsurfing rental and lessons.
Beach bar & Restaurant in Caribbean open-air style offering American breakfast, lunch & dinner. Salad, seafood & sunset cocktails specialty. Happy hour Friday, Saturday and on Sunday with live music.
For dive groups, class referrals and custom made programs our resort is perfectly suited. Please contact us for group programs, any possible discount and availability.
Lions Offers first class and full service dive facilities and is conveniently located in the center courtyard of the Lions Dive Hotel at the National Underwater Park. Courses start at introductory level, for the beginner or for those who want to try out diving, up to instructor level. Our ideal location at the National Underwater Park offers great shore diving of well preserved shallow slopes and tremendous walls. Or you jump on one of our specially for diving designed 40 feet boats that leave twice a day to a large variety of dive sites for one and two tank dives. Of course there also is great snorkeling on Curaçao e.g. at the Underwater Park at the house reef or at the selected dive & snorkel sites we visit by boat. Snorkeling instruction can be done on request for kids and elders at any time.
There is also a large choice of top of the line dive equipment for rental and for those that want to own it themselves our shop offers the latest on dive equipment of top brands like Mares and Sherwood for attractive prices and besides that dive and water sports related equipment and wear.
Sun, sea and sand? Curaçao can offer you much more! Have you ever considered to combine your Curaçao holiday with an art- or nature-workshop with one of our many local artists? Art & Nature Activities Curaçao offers art- and nature-workshops, lasting two to three mornings, for visitors and tourists. You will have plenty of time left to join other activities or simply enjoy beach- life on our beautiful island. Our main activity now is ‘painting’ in workshops on unique locations. You can also stay at one of the local artists’ apartments set in a tranquil environment and relaxed atmosphere amidst tropical plants and flowers. Art & Nature Activities Curaçao will soon be able to offer you other activities, such as ceramic art-workshops, traditional Curaçao dancing, making your own African music instruments and also music workshops were you can join in and make our typical Antillean music yourself. Indulge in a unique experience!
Curaçao is altogether safer than many places in the world today. However, use common sense and take all standard safety precautions: lock your car and your hotel door when you leave; do not leave valuables unattended; watch for pickpockets in crowds; do not walk alone late at night in deserted areas, etc. Most hotels have safes where you can store your valuables.
The Netherlands Antilles National Parks Foundation, with the Dutch acronym "Stinapa", was founded in 1963 and has been closely related to Carmabi from the beginning. Its first objective was the protection of Bonaire's flamingo population. These magnificent birds were endangered due to salt mining activities taking place in their nesting grounds. Over the years Stinapa became the management organization of different national parks in the Netherlands Antilles. Because of the close relationship with Carmabi, all scientific data gathered by Carmabi formed the basis of the management goals.
At the present time, Stinapa's activities in Curaçao include management of Christoffel Park, a typical semiarid natural environment, and the Curaçao Underwater Park, a part of the beautiful and healthy coral reef ecosystem stretching along the southern coast of the island. Another of Stinapa's major activities on the island is environmental education. Stinapa publishes popular books on nature conservation and employs a full-time educational officer who guides excursions and develops teaching curricula.
When Carmabi was founded in 1955 its goal was to carry out and promote scientific research on organisms of the Caribbean Sea and its coasts, especially those of the Netherlands Antilles. Carmabi carried out fisheries research until 1969 and at that time concluded that intensification of fisheries was not possible and marine culture was not feasible.
In 1970, Carmabi started a scientific coral reef project. the theory behind this project was that beautiful reefs would stimulate tourism in the Netherlands Antilles and tourism was, (and of course still is), very important to our economy. It was assumed that the knowledge gained through scientific study of the reef would be indespensible to the preservation and improvement of the reef. the governments of the Netherlands Antilles, the Island of Curaçao and the Netherlands accepted this project and a scientific staff was appointed. The coral reef research program yielded a wealth of data which has been most valuable in the planning and establishment of marine parks in the Netherlands Antilles.
Visit Curaçao's finest snorkel spot in Caracasbaai, tour Spanish Water Lagoon and drop anchor at beautiful Santa Barbara Beach Resort where we serve you a buffet lunch. Enjoy a variety of watersports followed by a relaxing sail home to Willemstad harbour.
Come join us for a leisurely downwind sail along the Curaçao coastline to Porto Marie; a white sandy beach encircled by crystal clear waters. Swim, snorkel, scuba or simply relax in a beautiful secluded setting. During the afternoon a delicious barbeque and salad buffet is served at our private beach house, and later we cruise gently home to Willemstad harbour.
Take a weekend break in Bonaire and enjoy the delights of this charming island. Swim, snorkel, windsurf or scuba in Bonaire's famous Marine Park. Explore Klein Bonaire, an idyllic marine sanctuary. Jeep-tour the island and visit the exquisite pink flamingos in their natural environment at Washington Park. Or perhaps you may wish to stroll around the streets of colorful Kralendijk or simply laze on one of the many soft sandy beaches. Saturday night is party night on Kralendijk's waterfront; live bands and dancing til the early hours. On Sunday, we stop-over at "Castaway Island" Klein Curaçao; beach-combing, ocean-diving or enjoy a snorkling encounter with the turtles.
During Curaçao's quieter months we offer a variety of cruises in Venezuelan waters, ranging from 5-day mini-cruises to a 10-day cruise, all designed to appeal to the traveller seeking adventure in the Southern Caribbean. Our destinations include the coral atolls of Islas Los Roques and Islas de Aves and the islands of Morrocoy. Mostly uninhabited, with the exception of a few friendly fisherfolk, these areas are protected by the Venezuelan Government and form an enormous National Marine Park rarely visited by tourists. Unbelievable trade-wind cruising with reef-studded crystal clear waters, tiny islands and palm-fringed lagoon anchorages; the ultimate "Bounty" islands.