If you would like to be picked up from the airport, you can make use of our pick-up service. Costs are US$ 40,- from Curaçao International Airport, also known as Hato International Airport, to Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites. Please email us your full name, date and time of arrival, and your flight number so that our driver can keep an eye on your flight info. We will make sure that there will be someone waiting for you at the airport holding a tablet with your name on it.
Official taxi's can be recognized by the letters TX in the licenseplate. Our reception will be happy to assist you with calling one of our preferred partners.
Absolutely, we have been working with our reliable partner Inmotion Carrental for years now. All cars are in excellent condition and can be brought and picked up at our hotel for you. Renting a car is the ideal way to explore Curaçao at your own pace and visit the attractions you want to see. We can assist you with your reservation both prior and during your stay.
Curacao standard current outlets provide 110-130 Volt at 50Hz., but our hotel has mostly 220V outlets and require the standard European plug. Some devices are designed to operate at both 110V and 220V, but please check in advance. We have plug adaptors available, but if you have one, please bring it with you.
Curaçao standard current outlets provide 110-130 Volt at 50Hz. The standard plug type is a two-pin 'Type A' power plug as used in the US. But our hotel has mostly 220V outlets, which are easily identified, as they require the standard European plug. Some devices are designed to operate at both 110V and 220V, but please check in advance. We have plug adaptors available, but if you have one, please bring it with you.
Whenever you're heading to the beach or pool, you can pick up a beach towel at our front desk free of charge. You can return your used towels at our front desk or change them for fresh towels for you next adventure.
Don't worry, the weather tends to be sunny every day! Even throughout the months that other Caribbean islands experience torrential rains. We are very close to the equator which gives us average temperatures in the mid-80s (around 29 degree Celcius) all year. If you've come to dive or snorkel, you'll enjoy good visibility throughout the year. Because we are located outside the hurricane belt, our marine life is unaffected by seasonal changes.
Absolutely, if you book directly with us (via our website, by phone or by email) you will get the best rate possible and additional perks like:
If you want to discover a different beach every day, you can stay for at least a month. And don't forget the unique city centre. Where in the world can you find so many properties on the Unesco World Heritage List? It is all within walking distance of our hotel, as well as the floating market, the old market, the famous pontoon bridge, the photogenic Handelskade, the trendy murals in Scharloo and the lively Otrobanda.
How about a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao, explore the unexplored on a quad bike or visit the medicinal herb garden of Dinah Veeris?
Learn to dance salsa, visit interesting museums, mountain bike along the salt pans packed with flamingos, go horseback riding, snorkeling, learn to dive, attend a Caribbean cooking workshop or discover your favorite spots with a rental car. We are happy to help you with our local tips & tricks!
The famous areas of Punda and Otrobanda are very unique not only because of the colorful buildings along the “Handelskade” waterfront and the stories captured in vibrant street murals, but also because of the incredible Dutch Caribbean history that dates to 17th and 18th centuries. This area of Curaçao is a must-see in walking distance of Scuba Lodge that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most photographed capitals in the world.
The weather tends to be sunny every day! Even throughout the months that other Caribbean islands experience torrential rains. We are very close to the equator which gives us average temperatures in the mid-80s (around 29 degree Celcius) all year. If you've come to dive or snorkel, you'll enjoy good visibility throughout the year. Because we are located outside the hurricane belt, our marine life is unaffected by seasonal changes.
Curacao is a year-round destination. Curaçao is located outside of the hurricane belt and the average temperature change is very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel warm all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. If you've come to dive or snorkel, you'll enjoy good visibility throughout the year.
Our local currency is the Antillean Guilder (ANG), but US Dollars are widely accepted. 1 USD will be exchanged in a range between 1.75 to 1.82 ANG. Euro's are less popular due to fluctuating exchange fees.
Curaçao has dozens of dive sites and most of them are accessible from the shore. Our divers go to different dive sites on the island every day and do not have a fixed schedule. Every dive site is different and that is why we are happy to share our favorite dive sites with you!
The great thing about diving in Curaçao is that we have good visibility all year round and are not seasonal. We are lucky that there is always between 20 to 30 meters of visibility.
The water temperature on Curaçao is on average 27 °C (80.6 °F) during the year, so nice and warm! That's why we mainly dive in 'shorty wetsuits', diving suits with short sleeves and legs.
Yes, but diving with Nitrox is on request only. Please send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Around Curaçao there are different species of sharks, except for the white shark. So you don't have to worry about swimming, snorkeling or diving. Plus, in general, the sharks stay in deep waters.
To avoid disappointments, we advise you to book in advance. It is best to send an email to our dive instructors via email@example.com. If you are already on the island you can visit our diving school for the schedule of the coming days and to sign up for diving and snorkeling trips and courses.
As of Thursday, March 10th, tourists wishing to enter Curaçao are no longer required to present the results of a negative PCR or Antigen test for COVID-19. On Curaçao we mainly live outside and in our small boutique hotel there is enough space to keep your distance and still have a good time together. Of course, together with our government, we try to keep corona out as much as possible and we therefore advise you to follow the advice of the government. For the latest updates on entry and on-site measures, we would like to refer to www.curacao.com.
If you need a negative COVID-19 test result before departure, or if you want or need to be tested during your stay on Curacao, you can go to different locations. At the Analytical Diagnostic Center (ADC), Lab de Med and MLS you can do a (NAAT) PCR or antigen test. The nearest location is in the Penstraat at 5 minutes walking distance or in Bapor Kibra, which is a 5-minute drive from Scuba Lodge. Lad de Med also offers an option to come to Scuba Lodge free of charge. We can help you with reserations.
All of our employees have been instructed on how to act under COVID-19. Our rooms and apartments are professionally cleaned every day. And also the door handles, banisters, and public areas in our hotel are cleaned several times a day. This allows you to enjoy your stay with us safely and relaxed.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, traveling is no longer as easy as it used to be. That is why we have introduced flexible change and cancellation policies. If you need to change, postpone, or cancel your hotel reservations with us due to COVID-19, you can.
We do not require a deposit when making your reservation with us, and you can change or cancel your reservation free of charge up to the day of arrival.*
Need help adjusting your reservation? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily help you look for a suitable solution.
* These flexible options only apply to bookings made directly through Scuba Lodge (via our website, by phone, or email). Tour operators and travel agents have their own policies.
For the latest updates on entry and on-island measures, we would like to refer to www.curacao.com.