Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant has been listed in the ten best restaurants in Quote.
THE STORY OF BAOASE
When a neglected plot of Curaçao beach steals the heart of an irrepressible entrepreneur, five family villas are bound to be more than just that. After all, it would be a waste to let the beautiful white sand and waving palms unappreciated for most of the year. Ad van der Valk and his partner Bibi dreamed up a luxury resort – building their lagoon single-handedly. Rock after rock after rock.
Bibi Island in the center of the bay is a homage to his eponymous girlfriend. The name Baoase eternalized their love. The oasis of Ad and Bibi or – in their native language – Bibi’s en Ad’s oase. Baoase. As a sign of unbreakable love, Bibi Island breaks the waves approaching the shore. Along with first five villas and the Master Villa, it is the start of Baoase.
When a neglected plot of Curaçao beach steals the heart of an irrepressible entrepreneur, five family villas are bound to be more than just that. Ad van der Valk and his partner Bibi dreamed up a luxury resort – building their lagoon single-handedly. Rock after rock after rock. The first stone is placed by Bibi in 2005.
In December 2009 the doors of Baoase Luxury Resort open for the first time. The resort consists of the 5 Oceanfront Villas and the Master Villa. Also the bar is finished and ready to welcome guests.
OPENING 15 ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESTAURANT
Baoase Luxury Resort is ready to expand to a total amount of 15 accommodations, including rooms and villas. Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant is a fact and Baoase Luxury Resort is elected as #1 on TripAdvisor.
Baoase Luxury Resort is expanding even more this year with 8 new accommodations: Beachfront Pool Suites. Baoase becomes a Virtuoso member and receives the awards of Fodor’s Choice and Luxury Travel Guide.
OPENING BEACHFRONT SUITES
OPENING SECOND RESTAURANT
With several culinary awards in 2022 for one of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, Baoase is opening a second restaurant: Sunset Deck Restaurant. Two luxurious boats are also added to the Baoase collection for customized private tours.
Currently, Baoase Luxury Resort is still an award-winning resort and known as one of the best restaurants and resorts of the Caribbean. Baoase is included the 40 best resorts in the Caribbean by Condé Nast and among the 1% Best of the Best on TripAdvisor.
STILL AWARD-WINNING RESORT
“We always strive to exceed expectations, where everybody is treated as friends and friends as family.”
Before the gates close, it’s gone. That one missed call, the endless fuzz of ‘Are you getting groceries?’. Sure, the Caribbean breeze does the trick quite well blowing some sorrows away. But, even though it might be just for a day, it’s Baoase Luxury Resort that makes troubles vanish. A seemingly ordinary neighborhood conceals the high-end resort of the Caribbean. A turquoise lagoon where luxury goes barefooted.
In line with the love of Balinese style, something unique and highly luxurious was created. Different elements were incorporated in the design of the resort such as dark woods, vases, antiques, and other elegant details throughout the resort to set off the natural beauty of the surroundings. Baoase is managed by a family who cares about all guests:
“We always strive to exceed expectations, where everybody is treated as friends and friends as family.”
The resort’s philosophy of barefoot elegance brings ultimate luxury without limits; you can experience high-end personal service but still be comfortable in a relaxing environment. The luxury is in the details that almost stay unnoticed. It is that personal note upon arrival or having your favorite glass of wine ready at the table. It is a sun lounger without a Wi-Fi connection when going offline is the rarest luxury of the digital era. And at the same time, it is a worry-free holiday with a personal butler at your side or a private dinner by an award-winning Michelin Star Chef. It is service providing the trip of your dreams before you even realized it was in your dreams.
Luxury becomes limitless at Baoase, privately owned and managed by a family, to make everybody feel at home, away from home.
Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant is a fine-dining concept, but still with a slippers-and-sundress-attitude. The cuisine, with our dedicated Culinary Team, masters fine cooking techniques and serves French-international dishes with a whiff of Asian flavors. Nevertheless, day after day, from breakfast till after dark snack, the Executive Chef ingeniously combines ingredients to make them shine through simplicity.
What if everything would be possible? That is where you find Baoase.
– Ad van der Valk (Founder of Baoase Luxury Resort)
Since January 2021, Baoase Luxury Resort is managed by Thijs van der Valk. Thijs has a young, innovative mindset and has a passion for hospitality. He is here to make guests feel welcome and cared for and will go above and beyond to exceed their expectations. Together with an extraordinary team of people he will make sure guests get the memorable & personalized stay in paradise they had dreamed it would be—attentive to the smallest details and fulfilling every wish.
Throughout the years, Thijs has been working for numerous family-owned hospitality companies. In addition to his professional experience, he completed the studies of International Hotel & Hospitality Management at the EuroCollege Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Off duty, Thijs’ keen interests are sharing his passion for traveling and sports. He loves to travel to Europe, play golf in Curacao overlooking the ocean and flamingo’s, or wake up early to go out on the boat fishing.
AWARDS | RECOGNITIONS GIVEN TO THE BAOASE LUXURY RESORT
We are more than proud to be named the #7 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort. Additionally, we are voted in the top 50 for Best Caribbean Hotels and Resorts.
Based on millions of reviews and opinions collected from travelers all around the world on TripAdvisor in 2021, Baoase Luxury Resort was rated and reviewed among the top 1% listings!
We are thrilled to announce that our Culinary Beach Restaurant is awarded with a Travelers’ Choice 2022.
Baoase has been named Curaçao’s #1 in Hotels, Resorts and All-inclusive resorts by U.S. News & World report rankings.
We are more than proud to be named the #14 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort. Additionally, we are voted in the top 50 for Best Caribbean Hotels and Resorts.
Baoase Luxury Resort is included in the Top 40 Best Resorts in the Caribbean of the Condé Nast Travelers’ 2022 Readers Choice Awards.
We are very excited to announce that we are a World Culinary Awards 2022 winner, in the category Curaçao’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2022.
Baoase Luxury Resort was rated and reviewed among the top 1% listings!
A beautiful start of 2021: our Culinary Beach Restaurant has been rewarded with #12 of the 50 best Restaurants in the Caribbean, by Caribbean Journal!
Baoase Luxury Resort has been voted the winner of the Best Luxury Resort in the Caribbean for the 2021 Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Awards.
We are more than excited to share that we received TripAdvisor’s highest honor by becoming a Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Winner!
Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant, Curaçao It’s perhaps no surprise that the best hotel in Curaçao is also home to the island’s best restaurant.
Baoase luxury resort is chosen as the second-best luxury hotel in the Caribbean by Luxury Travel Diary.
Baoase Luxury Resort is placed in the top resorts throughout the Caribbean. Baoase is ranked as number 37 – an achievement that we are beyond proud of!
We are more than proud to announce that we have been designated a AAA ‘Best of Housekeeping’ property for 2020.
Baoase has been listed as the 10th best resort in the Caribbean by U.S. News.
Baoase Luxury Resort is chosen for the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2019.
Baoase Luxury Resort is included in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for receiving the Certificate of Excellence for the fifth time
We are honoured to announce that as of November 2019, Baoase Luxury Resort became a preferred supplier for one of the leading travel networks in the travel industry.
Baoase Luxury Hotel is chosen as the best hotel in Curaçao by U.S. News 2019.
Baoase has been listed as the 18th best hotel in the Caribbean by U.S. News.
We are honored to announce that as of September 10th 2019, Baoase Luxury Resort received a four star diamond rating from AAA.
We are so very pleased to announce that Baoase Luxury Resort has again won three different Traveler’s Choice Awards.
For the fifth year in a row, TripAdvisor has announced that Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant has again won this wonderful award!
We are so very proud to announce that we have been selected as Boutique Hotel of the Year by the Caribbean Journal.
Baoase has been listed 5th of the best resort of the Caribbean by USA Today.
Baoase Luxury Resort is honoured to receive the Guest Review 2018 Award from booking.com!
Baoase has been listed as one of the 25 best luxury hotels around the world
U.S. News & World Report announced its 2018 hotel rankings, revealing what it thinks are the best luxury hotels in the world.
Most Romantic Valentine’s Destination by Trips To Discover for Baoase Luxury Resort.
The luxury travel network Virtuoso Travel just announced Baoase Luxury Resort as nominee for “Best achievement in Design” for their “2017 Best of the Best awards” to be announced at their 29th annual Travel Week conference.
Baoase Luxury Resort has been nominated for TOP 3 Best Caribbean Resorts’ List of USA Today.
Baoase Luxury Resort en Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant is nominated for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 award.
Listed as Top Resorts in The Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.
Baoase Luxury Resort named winner in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards for hotels.
Baoase received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016! This achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
Baoase Luxury Resort is nominated for the Fodor’s Choice 2016 Distinction.
Baoase is proud to be the Gold Award Winner of the Zoover Awards 2015.
Baoase Luxury Resort received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015.
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields.
Baoase won the Zoover Silver 2014 Award.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 for Baoase Luxury Resort.
Baoase received the Zoover Award Bronze 2013.
Baoase is the winner of the “Leading Resort in Curaçao” 2013 by World Travel Award.
Baoase Luxury Resort is nominated for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013.
Baoase is the Award Winner in Silver by Zoover.
Baoase Luxury Resort won the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2012, Baoase is the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean.
Baoase Luxury Resort is nominated for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012.
Baoase won the Choice 2012 Distinction by Fodor’s.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011 for Baoase Luxury Resort.
Top 10 Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean & Mexico for Baoase Luxury Resort.
Baoase has been nominated for top 10 new hotels by Conde Nast Traveller Hot list.