WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO - Curaçao reopened its borders to select international visitors on October 6, though there was no commercial airlift from North America. Now, with the U.S. Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) joining Canada as a downgraded “medium risk” region, major carriers are planning to restart flights. When the first scheduled flight lands in WIllemstad on November 7, Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino will be ready to welcome guests once again to enjoy the dushi life.
United Airlines will be offering a weekly nonstop return flight on Saturdays from Newark International Airport starting November 7. JetBlue is planning nonstop flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) starting December 9 and anticipates frequency to increase to four times a week for the holiday season. Air Canada will be resuming its nonstop service to Curaçao from Toronto starting November 14.
Prior to arrival, all visitors must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of traveling. To streamline the entry process, visitors will complete a Digital Immigration Card at dicardcuracao.com, upload their negative results to the portal, and fill out a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) online within 48 hours prior to departure. In addition, residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must present a valid state-issued ID as proof of residence.
The Renaissance Curaçao reopened in July 2020 to neighboring Caribbean islands, European markets, and locals after closing briefly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel utilized its downtime to enhance health and safety protocols per local health authorities and Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” promise, ensuring guests and staff have a comfortable, safe visit without sacrificing on hospitality.
Having just reopened following a major redesign in January, Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino offers relaxed luxury in historic Willemstad. The 223 guest rooms now boast a blend of urban and natural elements including local ceramic art and vibrant yet subtle color palette that was both crafted as a relaxing work space or private refuge away from home.
The hotel also unveiled an enhanced look to its iconic Infinity Beach Club which has stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Here, guests can relax in the refreshing infinity pool along pristine white sand enjoying beachside cocktail service. When open, Nautilus serves a combination of international cuisine with local touches and flavors of Curaçao sprinkled in, while the enhanced Blue Bar offers a variety of takes on the popular “Blue Curaçao” cocktail. At night guests can try their luck in the newly designed Wind Creek Carnival Casino, the most visited casino in Curaçao, which features 250 gaming machines.