Curacao, Caribbean – LionsDive and Ocean Encounters

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LionsDive and Ocean Encounters

Curacao, Caribbean

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LionsDive & 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. LionsDive’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.

At LionsDive & 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 LionsDive & 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 LionsDive & 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.


LionsDive & 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:

  • a private bathroom with shower or bath
  • balcony or terrace
  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • cooler
  • safety deposit box
  • cable color television
  • direct dial telephone
  • and internet access
  • All electrical outlets are 220 Volt / 50 cycles

Lions Dive & Beach Resort has 3 different room categories:

  • Run of the House (ROH); rooms with garden, pool or street view
  • Oceanview (OCV); rooms with a view of the ocean
  • Oceanfront (OF); rooms directly facing the Ocean

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


LionsDive & 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!

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and private bathroom with bath and shower
  • Second bedroom with queen size bed, single pull-out bed and a bathroom with shower
  • Murphy bed in the living room
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove and dishwasher
  • Color cable television, direct dial telephone and internet access
  • Very spacious balconies with a great view over the 50 meter infinity pool


LionsDive & 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:

  • Master bedroom with king size bed or 2 queen size bed and private bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove and dishwasher
  • Color cable television, direct dial telephone and internet access
  • Very spacious balconies with magnificent oceanfront view
  • Guest toilet
  • In the 2-bedroom suites you will find a second bedroom with 2 single beds.


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:

  • 3 pools (no life guard on duty)
  • Kids’ pool
  • Business center with internet computer, wireless internet and printing facilities. Wireless internet hotspots in the lobby, in the business center, around the pool and on the beach (against extra charge)Internet access from the rooms and apartments (against extra charge)
  • PADI dive centerOcean Encounters‘ on the premises
  • Body Beach Wellness Club is one of the better private sport and fitness facilities on the island and located next to Lions Dive & Beach Resort. Just completely renewed in 2004 with a great variety of the latest TechnoGym cardio and strength machines it makes the club the perfect place to have a healthy workout during your stay at Lions Dive.
  • As a guest at Lions Dive you have unlimited free access to the fitness rooms and all daily classes (schedule available at the reception of the club). Just by signing up with your room key you can work out on your own or with the present instructors and/or personal trainers in completely air-conditioned rooms. There’s a bar where you can get most soft and sport drinks and towels are available at a low rental fee.
  • The Body Beach Wellness Club is the place for the best massages, body treatments and facials by professional masseuses at very reasonable prices.
  • The Body Beach Wellness Club is also the perfect place to get yourself into balanced wellness, whether you’re here for vacation or business.

Scuba Diving Ocean Encounters Diving:

  • PADI 5 Star Gold Palm IDC
  • National Geographic Dive Center
  • DSAT TecRec Facility
  • IANTD Technical Training Facility

Ocean Encounters’ “One Stop Dive Shop” philosophy allows divers the opportunity to dive the entire island. Experiences like Mushroom ForestKlein CuracaoSuperior Producer and Tugboat are available right outside your hotel door. Just off the LionsDive 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 LionsDive Resort


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1 review for Curacao, Caribbean – LionsDive and Ocean Encounters

  1. Paula B.

    With so many places to eat within walking distance, let alone the restaurants on site, LionDive’s location is the best choice. We’ve enjoyed both of our trips to dive with Ocean Encounters and their professional staff. In fact, the staff for both businesses and their service is top notch. We felt safe, the water was good, our room was clean and comfortable, and the weather was wonderful. We enjoyed the wonderful beaches, the shuttle into town, and the aquarium when we weren’t diving. We’ve gone twice and I wouldn’t mind going back again in the future. I don’t say that about many places, but it’s true about LionsDive.
    Travelled April 2019

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