Curacao - Lion's Dive and Ocean Encounters

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Lions Dive & Beach Resort, located directly at the National Curaçao Underwater Park, has its own private beach with plenty of palm trees, lounge beach chairs and beds, beach huts and sunshades. It is also very friendly for children; children can play at the beach and in the sea in shallow water. Lions Dive's private beach connects to Curacao's largest white sand beach named 'Sea Aquarium Beach' (popular Mambo Beach), with several beach shops, bars and restaurants in walking distance.Lions Dive Resort

At Lions Dive & Beach Resort you will find 3 different bar-restaurants. At the center pool you will find fine dining restaurant Nemo, on the beach a beach bar-restaurant Hemingway and right at the Olympic training pool you will find a pool bar & restaurant

The moment you arrive at Lions Dive & Beach Resort you will feel what they call "bare foot elegance". This, combined with the personal touch of management and staff will give you a real Caribbean experience! Guests are the focus of the resort’s activities. The staff do their very best to make your stay at Lions Dive & Beach Resort as pleasant as possible. You can address them in Dutch, English, Spanish, German and the local language Papiamento, at any time and on any occasion.


Lions Dive & Beach Resort has been built in a typical Dutch Caribbean style, with 2 and 3 floors surrounded by a tropical garden. You can reach the property’s private beach from any spacious room or luxury apartment in a matter of moments.
Most of the rooms have a view of the sea.

All rooms have:

Lions Dive & Beach Resort has 3 different room categories:

Wheelchair accessible rooms and family rooms with connecting doors (with or without kitchenette) are also available


Lions Dive & Beach Resort also offers 24 luxury Lions Apartments. These apartments have been built in 2008 and have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and spacious balconies overlooking the 50 meter infinity pool!

Suites:View from the Penthouse

Lions Dive & Beach Resort has 10 Lions Suites, all with stunning views of the beach and ocean. 2-bedroom suites and 1-bedroom suites are available.

Each feature:


Mediterranean Lunchroom & Pool Restaurant Piazza Seafood Grill Nemo for dinner around the pool, Beach Bar & Restaurant Hemingway for drinks and food near the waterside

Other Amenities:

Scuba Diving Ocean Encounters Diving:

Ocean Encounters' "One Stop Dive Shop" philosophy allows divers the opportunity to dive the entire island. Experiences like Mushroom Forest, Klein Curacao, Superior Producer and Tugboat are available right outside your hotel door. Just off the Lions Dive beach is the famous Stella Maris reef. It's a beautiful shore dive that is home to a missing shipwreck found by Ocean Encounters' Technical Exploration Team.


Their dive boats are spacious and include all the safety equipment required for an enjoyable excursion. They include rinse tanks for masks and camera's and one Divemaster for every ten divers. OC’s Divemasters are experts in the marine wildlife in the area. They will make sure you don't miss any seahorses, frogfish, turtles, green morays, or anything else that moves under the water. They have a set schedule of boat dives and trips to make sure you don't miss any of the beautiful dive sites Curaçao has to offer.

Ocean Encounters is also the place to learn, offering PADI diving education for the non-diver to Instructor level and Technical training. No matter where you are in your diving life they have something to teach you. All instructors give the best quality education available on the island. You'll learn with the most up-to-date materials in the most modern classrooms available.


If you just want to rent some gear and go explore the island, Ocean Encounters' rental equipment will make your journey safe and enjoyable.


Photographs courtesy of Ocean Encounters and Lions Dive Resort


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