Start-Baoase

History

 

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.

Since 2013, the dream has been flourishing in the hands of management couple, daughter Jesse and her husband, Oliver. Today, Baoase consists of 23 luxury rooms, suites, and villas. Bibi handpicked, with the help of other family members, all elements of the interior design for every one of the accommodations – in a warm Balinese style.

The resort is completely built around the Banyan Tree, which is more than 75 years old, to preserve this amazing tree. In Indonesia women will come to this tree to pray for eternal love. The Banyan Tree us considered sacred, because it lives for eons.

The five villas surrounding a saltwater infinity pool arose from the need to make family members feel welcome at any time. Nothing has changed. Baoase still aims to greet guests like a dear family member or a long-lost friend. Whether you are with us for only a day, booking one of our Beach Day passes, during your entire holiday or to plan your fairytale proposal.

Since its opening, Baoase received various honors – from a spot on the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List to a Tripadvisor award for most romantic hotel of the Caribbean. Besides the beautiful scenery and impeccable personal service, Baoase also has its own restaurant at the heart of the resort. Executive Chef René Klop adds tropical influences and Asian flavors to his French techniques creating gastronomy with a sandals-and-sundress-attitude. It is a cuisine that does not exclusively attracts guests or locals to the tucked-away lagoon. Chef Klop invited many Michelin chefs over to create unforgettable one-night-only dinners during the returning Vive la Gastronomie events. The efforts have Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant rated as the best restaurant of the island, as well as listed one of the 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants according to CaribJournal.

The History of Baoase

2005

FIRST STONE

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.

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Start-Baoase-2009-story

2005

FIRST STONE

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.

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2009

PRE-OPENING

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.

2010

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.

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Baoase-Front-page-Story

2010

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.

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2015

OPENING BEACHFRONT SUITES

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.

2019

STILL AWARD-WINNING RESORT

Currently, Baoase Luxury Resort is still an award-winning resort and known as one of the best restaurant and resort of the Caribbean. Baoase is chosen to be the Best Resort of the Caribbean, USA Today Best Caribbean and still #1 on TripAdvisor.

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2019

STILL AWARD-WINNING RESORT

Currently, Baoase Luxury Resort is still an award-winning resort and known as one of the best restaurant and resort of the Caribbean. Baoase is chosen to be the Best Resort of the Caribbean, USA Today Best Caribbean and still #1 on TripAdvisor.

You can also request a quote. If you prefer to talk with someone you can call us at +5999 4611 799 or send us an email to reservations@baoase.com