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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)

Exoneration of visa requirement for Colombians

The Bureau of Foreign Relations of Curaçao has confirmed that within the context of the harmonization of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Caribbean visa rules for Colombia have been amended. This implies that Colombian travelers will not require a visa to gain access to Curaçao and St. Martin as per July 1st of this year. The exoneration will be reevaluated exactly 1 year after its introduction on July 1st 2016.
Additionally, the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with Aruba has decided to apply the same exoneration of the visa for Colombians as soon as Schengen exonerates the visa for its territory.  










Spring Special at Baoase for May and June: Stay 4 and Pay 3 nights

Do not miss the opportunity to experience Baoase for this special deal: stay 4 nights and pat 3 nights. This special applies to new and direct bookings on all our suites and villas.

Terms & conditions

  • Stay period: valid for stays from May 1st – June 30 2015
  • Booking period: valid for new reservations made as of April 1st 2015
  • The discounted rate cannot be combined with any other special
  • Only valid when booking directly through the resort
  • Only valid for the villa’s and suites (not the garden view rooms)
  • The rate is non-refundable

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Blogger Daisy Scholte from Expedia about Baoase

Paradijs op aarde bij Baoase Luxury Resort

In Baoase Luxury Resort komen dromen uit. Hier is niets te veel gevraagd en staat alles in het teken van de gast. Je boekt er niet zomaar een kamer, maar een privévilla of luxe suite. Ik waan mij in een sprookje uit duizend-en-één-nacht. Het exclusieve resort ligt aan het strand en heeft zelfs een eigen lagune.

De suites en villa’s beschikken allemaal over een afgeschermde tuin met eigen jacuzzi. De inrichting is strak en stijlvol met een romantisch, Aziatisch tintje. Kosten nog moeite zijn gespaard. De boeddha’s zijn zelfs speciaal voor Baoase overgevlogen uit Zuid-Oost Azië.

Met mijn voeten in het zand geniet ik van een tongstrelende driegangenlunch bereid door sterrenchef Rene Klop. Hij weet hoe je een vrouw kunt verleiden vanuit de keuken. Met de lunch krijg ik ook toegang tot het privéstrand, waar ik goed word verzorgd door de beach-butler. Hij onthoudt wat iedereen drinkt, zodat je als gast zelfs daar niet meer over na hoeft te denken. Is een overnachting je echt te duur, kom dan net als ik voor een lunch of diner om toch te kunnen ervaren hoe een high-end resort als Baoase is.

Leuk om te weten: hier komen zulke prominente gasten dat het personeel een geheimhoudingsclausule in het contract heeft staan.


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Spectacular line-up sixth edition of Curacao North Sea Jazz

Today, the organization of Curacao North Sea Jazz proudly announced a wide range of artists for the sixth edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival 2015, September 4th and 5th.

After we’ve already revealed the free concert with Oscar D’Leon and Juanes on Thursday, September 3rd, we can now announce Enrique Iglesias, The Isley Brothers, Gregory Porter, Cassandra Wilson, Charles Bradley, Bettye LaVette, Randy Newman, Stanley Clarke Band, Wyclef Jean and The Pointer Sisters. This year will also see the return two of the greatest successes and audience favorites from the first edition, John Legend and Lionel Richie to the island. We can also announce a concert of The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama in Brakkeput Mei Mei on September 2nd.

Ohio-born John Legend  is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter.  His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth and most current studio album Love In the Future, features  “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts.  Most recently, Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, and won the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.

Singer and composer Lionel Richie needs little introduction: he has sold over 100 million albums all over the world and received prestigious awards such as Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. This year, he travels the world with his tour All The Hits All Night Long. We’re very happy to welcome him back to the festival after his big success in 2010.

Worldwide superstar Enrique Iglesias got his breakthrough in the late 90s when he started singing in English as well as Spanish. In the following decade especially he scored hit after hit, for instance with Bailamos, Rhythm Divine, Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Whitney Houston), Hero, Escape, I Like it and Can You Hear Me. To this day he has ten albums to his name. Last year saw the release of his latest, Sex And Love. Iglesias has sold over 137 million albums, making him one of the bestselling Latin artists in the world.

As one of only very few groups, The Isley Brothers have charted hit records in five different decades, starting in 1959 with their first smash hitsingle Shout. A review of the Isley Brothers’ music is like a trip down memory lane including such hits as Twist & Shout, This Old Heart Of Mine, Love The One You’re With, Who’s That Lady and Harvest For The World. In 2014, the Grammy’s honored the Isley Brothers, along with the Beatles, with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

In less than four years’ time, Gregory Porter has grown into one of the greatest jazz vocalists in the world. And anyone who has ever see this friendly giant perform will immediately understand why. Porter sings soul songs enhanced with jazz and blues; his disarming style of singing and his wonderful baritone voice command both respect and emotion. In Curacao, he previously performed at Brakkeput Mei Mei, in the week before the festival.

Between her mother’s love for Motown and her father’s dedication to jazz, vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s parents sparked her early interest in music. Although known as a jazz artist, the singer has expanded the playing field by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work. Her latest album, Coming Forth By Day, was released earlier this year. Wilson has won two Grammy Awards.

The story of singer Charles Bradley reads like a book: he was homeless for a while, worked as a chef for many years and started his career as a James Brown impersonator before he was finally discovered as an original artist and handed a recording contract by Daptone Records. He sings tender soul ballads as well as rough, up-tempo soul-funk and gives memorable performances with his band, The Extraordinaires. Although 66 years of age, retirement seems a long time away for this natural artist.

Although soul singer Bettye LaVette made her first record at age sixteen, she achieved only intermittent fame until her 2005 album I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise. LaVette has a voice drenched in gospel and blues that has retained the same power over the past fifty years, in which she has sung about her sorrows. Her latest album, Worthy, was released earlier this year.

Singer-songwriter, pianist, composer and arranger Randy Newman has made quite a name for himself. He wrote a vast number of hits for other people, climbing the charts himself as well with songs such as Short People (1977) and The Blues (with Paul Simon, 1983). Since the 1980s, Newman has mostly dedicated himself to writing film scores and creating soundtracks for movies.  As a result, Newman was nominated for an Academy Award 22 times, winning two. He also received three Emmy Awards as well as six Grammies and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame in 2002 and the Rock ’N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013.

He played with the biggest jazz names and is now being called a “living jazz legend” himself. Stanley Clarke has been one of the world’s best and most innovative bass players for many decades, and the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity. He firted with such styles as pop, R&B and even classical music in his long career. Even so, jazz has always remained a first love for the four-time Grammy Award winner.

Wyclef Jean is a Haiti-born rapper and musician who grew up in the US. Having become famous as one-third of hip hop group Fugees and hits such as Fu-Gee-La, Killing Me Softly, and Ready Or Not, Jean began an enormously successful solo career afterwards. As an artist, he climbed the charts with hits including Gone Till November, 911 (with Mary J. Blige), and Hips Don’t Lie (with Shakira).

The career of R&B group The Pointer Sisters already spans over five decades. At the start, the group consisted of just sisters. They were hugely successful in the 70s and 80s especially, scoring no less than 13 Top 20-hits in the US between 1973 and 1985 as well as receiving three Grammy Awards. Songs such as Jump (For My Love), Fire, Slow Hand, and I’m So Excited were huge hits. Nowadays, the band consists of the sisters Anita and Ruth Pointer, and Sadako, the latter a granddaughter of Ruth’s.

One more headliner for Friday September 4th will  be announced soon.