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WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO – 21, January, 2016 – Baoase Luxury Resort today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Caribbean category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, ranking 6th out of 25. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“Exceeding our guests expectations in both service and quality level is our goal and we are very happy that we succeeded with and got recognized by our guests for it.” Said Oliver & Jesse Zahn – Van der Valk (General Management Baoase Luxury Resort).

“We congratulate the properties that have won Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “As travelers consider where to book their next trip, they should be sure to check out these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”

To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Baoase Luxury Resort go to

For all of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice winners, go to

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

About Baoase Luxury Resort
Baoase Luxury Resort an ocean front property located on the island of Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean and opened its doors in 2010. The ultra-exclusive resort promises to provide an unforgettable experience to guests seeking a peaceful retreat in comfort and style. With 23 extravagant rooms, suites and villas, the resort is the ultimate getaway for luxury seeker. For more information please visit or contact

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 290 million reviews and opinions covering 5.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands:,,,,,, (including,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2015
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique users, Q3 2015

PR representative/agency contact details:
Jacqueline Held – Sales, Marketing & Reservations Manager. Email: Phone: +1 888 409 3506>
Franz Buchhalter – Buchhalter International Group (Representative). Email: Phone: +1 305 484 1012

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Baoase offers private island ‘Isla Kiniw’ for rent












Have you ever dreamed of staying on a private tropical Island in the Caribbean?
If so, don’t hesitate and make your dreams come true at Isla Kiniw.

This private island is situated Spanish Waters bay of Curaçao and has recently been added to the Baoase Luxury Resort’s portfolio. Kiniw island sleeps a maximum of 8 guests.
The luxury Caribbean style villa located on the island offers panoramic views of the tropical waters. With four luxurious double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a large living area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, various indoor relaxing and dining areas, the island will give you the ultimate experience of luxury.

Next to the private beach, infinity pool, pool bar, and loungers you will also have access to a private boat, a putting green, helicopter pad and various watersports gear. The island is 5 minutes away by boat from the Caribbean Ocean where you can go diving or deep sea fishing. In addition, the Spanish Waters are the ideal location for water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water skiing.

You may prefer your complete privacy but it is also possible to rent the island with personal staff such as a private chef, butlers and maid service.

“Isla Kiniw” is exclusively for rent via Baoase Luxury Resort.


Baoase Luxury Resort proud member of Virtuoso

We are very honored to announce that Baoase Luxury Resort has become a proud member of Virtuoso, Specialists in the Art of Travel, one of the most prestigious luxury travel network in the world.

“We are proud to be selected as a member of Virtuoso, our quality has been reflected in the results after a lengthy auditing process. We continuously strive to provide an exceptional vacation experience for all our guests. It is gratifying that we have been recognized officially by such a prestigious organization and we look forward to be represented by exceptional travel consultants working to deliver the world’s most satisfying vacation experiences to the world’s most discriminating, savvy travelers.” Oliver Zahn, General Manager of Baoase Luxury Resort Curacao

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Curaçao, daar ga je heen om te relaxen. Zon, zee, strand, feesten, you name it. Maar wat als je nou eens echtfull options wil genieten? Lekker tot rust komen met niemand om je heen? Wij namen een kijkje in het hetBaoase Resort, het enige vijfsterren resort van Curacao.

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Baoase is the winner of “Luxury Retreat of the year”

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement for us which we are very proud of.

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Fly and Dine at Baoase

Baoase Luxury Resort offers two FLY AND DINE packages.

After your 20minute Helicopter sunset flight we will be landing at Baoase for either:
1. a private Gazebo set-up on the beach with a 4-course surprise menu and wine-pairing
2. a romantic picnic with starter & tappas platter on the beach.

Please find below our two options:


  • Transfer by car to Blue Skies
  • Helicopter Scenic Flight of 20min over Curacao
  • Landing at Baoase
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Dinner in a private romantic gazebo setup on the beach
  • 4 -course surprise dinner menu
  • 4-course wine pairing menu
  • 1 bottle of sparkling/still water
  • coffee or tea of choice
  • transportation back by car

$899,- for 2 persons (incl. tax)


  • Transfer by car to Blue Skies
  • Helicopter Scenic Flight of 20min over Curacao
  • Landing at Baoase
  • Private romantic picnic spot on the beach
  • 1 bottle of prosecco
  • 1 amuse
  • 1 bottle of sparkling/still water
  • 1 starter & 1 main course tapas platter
  • transportation back by car

$879,- for 2 persons (incl. tax)


For reservations and prices please contact us via info(at)

More helicopter flights and tours are available.

Article CNTraveler featuring Baoase

abc islandsThank you @CNTRAVELER for featuring Baoase in your online article about the ABC Islands, Caribbean

The Caribbean during storm season? Believe it.

Why Now: Known for their outstanding scuba sites, the Dutch Caribbean outposts of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao (a.k.a. the ABC Islands) lie just off the coast of Venezuela, which puts their peaceful turquoise waters outside the hurricane zone. And here, summer sticks around all year.

What’s New: Aruba has invested $100 million to upgrade hotels, including adding the new Riu Palace Antillas, and the island’s airport also got a face-lift. Bonaire’s Divi Flamingo will wrap a multimillion-dollar update this fall.
Curaçao kicked off its reef-restoration eco-initiative in May, and there are new villa-style suites at Baoase Luxury Resort, freshly decked-out rooms at the Hilton Curaçao, and gussied-up villas at Papagayo.
Action Plan: Ditch the turkey. Direct flights from the States (especially to Aruba) mean a Thanksgiving getaway that gives you nearly four full days on the ground—and in the water.



Baoase Gold Award Winner 2015

Baoase is proud to be the Gold Award Winner of the Zoover Awards 2015







Official opening event of Baoase’s new suites

Baoase officially opened the new beachfront suites;

See pictures and more information on our Facebook page:

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Picture: Ad van der Valk & Bibi Rutten (Owners) – Toos van der Valk (Mother of Owner) - Jesse Zahn – van der Valk & Oliver Zahn (GM)