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I truly don't have enough positive things to say about our 3 1/2 week stay at this unit. But I'm going to try because positive reviews are important when planning a trip like this. The unit: Charming. Very well equipped. We are travelers and used to planning for the unforseen. We chose this unit because it's a dive vacation and although we enjoy the local fare, we eat mostly at the places we stay. I'm an executive chef and the knives, oh my Lord, I almost cried. My traveling knives were put to shame. We had everything we needed, even little items I usually pack, just in case, like, cheese grater, cork screw, tea strainer. I even brought a hand blender but a blender was provided. Amazing. The unit is charmingly decorated, the thoughtfulness of having a desk, the kitchen bar for quick meals, and the outdoor seating for meals on both floors to enjoy the ocean were amazing. As mentioned, we're avid divers, and it was easy to just wake up and get everything ready and jump in the ocean! The drying line upstairs was perfect for drying gear and the 2 bathrooms with roomy showers was also helpful, especially with 2-3 dives a day. The unit is right in the middle of both stairs leading into the ocean, close to the pool, outdoor shower and dunk tank to clean gear quickly. Falling into a comfy bed at night. Priceless. And the views... Who wants to go home after enjoying meals and coffee looking at the ocean? Location: Yes, Westpunt is on the west end of the island and a little further away from town but there are trade offs. It's quiet, safe and located in the middle of incredible dive sites. Less traffic and hustle and bustle and if you are looking for meals out, those places aren't lacking either. Landhous Misje, Sol Food, Cactus Cafe are all close by and exceptional. Trust me, I'm picky. The owner: Cindy was incredible!! We had some minor bumps with getting here and she was available and kind, had a couple minor issues that are totally understandable when you stay anywhere for a month, and again, she was not only available and dealt with the issues, but incredibly timely. Overall: This is our third visit to the island and it's ALWAYS magical and staying at this unit has only enhanced that. Thank you Cindy for helping to make this trip extra phenomenal. It was one filled with milestones. I did my 100th dive on this trip! We had our Caribbean honeymoon, just the 2 of us (it only took 2 1/2 years, haha), and I we were able to be filled up once again by the magic this island has always held for us!! Many offerings of gratitude!
can't think of anything negative to say so will just deal with the many positives. - Cindy, the owner, was very responsive and provided a wealth of information prior to our arrival - The property manager, Rene, was very friendly, helpful and available. - The unit provided all the tools needed to prepare meals including some unexpected higher end items like a good cork screw, cheese graters and decent knives - The location was great. Both of the best snorkelling beaches were within a 5 minute drive - Lagun and Grande (for turtles). - Very safe and peaceful location. Westpunt is very laid back and quiet and Marazul was extremely relaxing with good security - The view over the water was wonderful. - Wifi worked very well I would recommend this rental to everyone My Response Thanks, Brian! I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at Marazul!! We love this end of the island for the peace and quiet with the beautiful scenery. I'm glad you were able to do some snorkeling at Lagun and Grande, both scenic beaches with nice sea life. I hope you can return some day. Would love to have you visit again! Cindy
We enjoyed this condo very much. We spent the first half of our vacation in Westpunt before heading to Willemstad - it was a great idea. This complex is quiet, safe and the people are friendly. The manager was there to help us with anything we needed. The unit was great for a couple - lots of space to relax. It is stocked with everything you need. The bed was very comfy too! The location is close to some of the best beaches we visited. The pool was also very nice. We would definitely recommend this unit for anyone looking to spend some quiet time away from the busy city - it was perfect. Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway My Response Harmony, I am so glad you decided to come to Westpunt. It is the peaceful and quiet side of the island. I agree with that we have some of the best beaches on this side of the island. It is wonderful you guys were able to go and visit many of them. Thank you for coming to my town home. I would love to have you back some day. Cindy
This was our first Caribbean vacation and we have to say it will be hard to travel elsewhere after this amazing trip. This property was as advertised, perfect for people looking to peaceful and relaxing vacation, just what we needed. The town home is situated on perfect piece of land with breathtaking vistas and great sense of community where you can meet many other travelers from Europe, Canada and USA. Cindy is an amazing host! She will share great amount of information prior to your trip making it a bliss, no additional research needed, and if you follow her instructions you will have fabulous time as we did. She will respond promptly to any inquiry you have and make sure you enjoy your stay. House itself is amazing, clean and well equipped with everything you need to cook your meals. There is even a cooler with ice pack in the fridge that we used a lot-great idea Cindy! Rene is great gentlemen that will greet you every morning and check if you need anything. Make sure you enjoy sunset at upper terrace with good cup of coffee followed by wine and stargazing on every breezy night. Don't miss the swimming at bottom steps at Marzul , for more adventurous with crushing waves :). We did a lot of driving around the island and have to say this is the best location. We would leave around 8am for first swim at Grote Knip when you have this beach for yourself and then continue down the road to the best beach of the island Cas Abao. Close proximity to best beaches, swimming and snorkeling ,best sunrise and sunset with constant breeze (cannot find this downtown-hot-Willemstad), away from tourists, quiet and serene with spectacular nature is what makes this location desirable! We are looking forward to coming back in near future and bringing our friends along for good chilling and diving. We certainly do recommend this property and Cindy as your host to all future travelers. Until next time, Damir&Jelena Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You were wonderful guests and I am pleased that you stayed in my unit. It was very kind of you to keep me informed as to what needed care in my apartment. It’s important for me to keep everything fresh and new and you were so helpful. Thank you Paul for your help in fixing a few of the things you found needing fixing. I am glad you got to celebrate your honeymoon and your 100th Dive on the island. I hope you come back someday. I would love to have you!! Best, Cindy
We visited this resort for our honeymoon. The town house was in great condition with all the appliances you could need. A grill was provided on the back porch and we were able to grill out and watch the beautiful sunset most nights. There are walk downs behind the town house to jump into the ocean and we were able to swim to the next beach. The water is crystal clear and we were able to see many types of fish as well as swim with 3 sea turtles! Sol Food was a wonderful place to go to on the weekend. We ate there twice as well as got a pizza to go for sunday night football! Jaanchi's was also delicious, very authentic food. The resort was well kept and halfway through our stay the towels were replaced with new and the town home cleaned. We were able to have a consistent breeze with just the back screen door open. The resort was very welcoming and we met two wonderful couples who were able to give us the advice to go to shete boka national park as well as the breath of curaçao. They had visited curaçao many times and now choose to only stay in this resort due to the close proximity of multiple beaches. Playa lagun and both the big and little knip were a short drive away and had great snorkeling. We were able to swim with more sea turtles and saw so many different types of parrot fish! Although we chose to snorkel most days, there were multiple hiking trails recommended that we hope to try next visit. This resort was in a perfect location for a calm and relaxing vacation with the possibility of many wonderful activities. We hope to return next year for our anniversary! My Response It was a pleasure working with both of you! I am so happy you enjoyed your honeymoon at Marazul in Unit 7B. You really captured the essence of the west side of the island in your review. There are lots of beautiful places to explore and lots of scenic snorkeling. I am glad you enjoyed Sol Food and Jaanchis. I hope you come back soon as I would love to have you!! Cindy