A Solo Traveler’s Experience at The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Curacao

by Joanna E
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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen photos from my solo trip to Curaçao. My hotel choice was the Royal Sea Aquarium Curacao. The resort is about 20-30 minutes from the airport and is a quick drive from Downtown Willemstad.

RS View

Room at the Royal Sea Aquarium

I stayed in their Junior Suite with two double beds, television with cable, a small seating area, mini kitchenette (microwave, coffee maker, utensils, and mini-fridge), bathroom with a bath and shower, vanity area, and outdoor area with seating steps away from the outdoor pool. The room was decorated with paintings showing different monuments, traditional homes and the people of Curaçao.

Junior Suite

Royal Sea Aquarium Photos

Jr Suite


Amenities and Activities at the Royal Sea Aquarium Curacao

Guests have access to a private beach and pool areas on the resort. A free shuttle to Punda every weekday at 9 AM and pick up at 3 PM. If you do not want the pickup, you can take a taxi or bus back to the hotel. I took advantage of the shuttle and chose the bus option. It was a 15-20 minute drive and 3 Netherlands Antillean guilders (about $1.60). There is also free shuttle service to the local supermarket to pick up food and drinks for your room.  Complimentary access is also given to the Curacao Sea Aquarium next door.


Royal Sea Aquarium Pool

Royal Sea Aquarium Pool 2

The Royal Sea Aquarium Curacao has pretty much something to do every day for guests. Activities for the week included a BBQ, karaoke, airbrush tattoos, yoga, and more. The resort is also walking distance from the Mambo Beach Blvd, an area filled with restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs. The resort was very quiet in the evening so it was nice to experience Curacao nightlife.

Front Desk

Front Desk

Royal Sea Aquarium Front Desk

As a first-time solo traveler, I loved the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Curacao. The front desk staff was always available for a quick chat, arranging transportation or answering general questions.  I LOVED the ocean views by the pool area. At any time of the day, I had the opportunity to walk by the ocean side for a potential swim or enjoy the breeze sitting on the rocks.

The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Curacao

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Nicole October 21, 2015 - 9:10 AM

Looks like I need to make it here. Great review and amenities.

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:49 PM

YES! Everyone I know asked why I just didn’t go to Aruba since it’s their sister island, but I’m so happy I went here instead. I’d go to Aruba, but another time. lol

Raki (Outside the Box Mom) October 21, 2015 - 9:18 AM

That looked like such a fun trip. The ocean looks wonderful. The only place I’ve been that’s even remotely close to the Caribbean is to the Bahamas.


Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:48 PM

I want to visit there sometime. My brother went and he liked it a lot.

Kayvona October 21, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Wow that looks absolutely beautiful!! I’m not sure if I could do a solo trip myself I’d be nervous being in a place that I don’t know anyone. Kudos to you!!

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Thanks! I was a bit nervous initially, but felt better especially since I live and do most things alone at home anyway.

Jonna October 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Sounds like a great place to visit whether you’re with friends, a significant other or by yourself. Nice to hear that the hotel staff was so kind and accommodating. I’ll have to add this to my list of places to go.

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:46 PM

It’s really good for families. There were a couple at the resort and the kids had a lot of fun.

Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green October 21, 2015 - 10:52 AM

I’ve still not been to the Caribbean. The views in the images are simply beautiful, even the pool looks inviting. Even more so because it is cold where I am. lol

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:46 PM

I was NOT happy to come back to the cold. lol I was looking at my pictures thinking “OMG this IS real” lol

Holly October 21, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Very beautiful. I am glad you got to take a time out and enjoy some island time alone. It is always good to unwind.

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Yes, it’s always great to get away. I really enjoyed it.

Chasing Joy October 21, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Beautiful! I need to go on a tropical vacatin. ASAP!

Kasi October 22, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Looks and sounds like a great resort, and the water is beautiful! I really love the Riu resorts!

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:44 PM

I’m going to try Riu when I go to Mexico.

Kara October 22, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Wow you went alone? Go you!!! That’s good though you don’t have to worry about coordinating time to meet someone else’s scheduling. Looks like a lovely place to be, glad you got some time away

Joanna E October 22, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Yup. lol Thanks. I had such a great time. It’s a beautiful island.

Ari Adams October 22, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Looks like a GORGEOUS resort! My hubby and I are planning an anniversary trip and I’d consider this place.

Stacie October 22, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Oh my, what a beautiful place. I can imagine how peaceful it was!

LaQuisha Hall October 23, 2015 - 8:08 PM

I would love to go there andwork on a book! Looks so relaxing. Thanks for sharing!


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