Koko’s – Jan Thiel Beach

Koko’s

Within walking distance of the Resort you will find Koko’s, the new beach and hang-out place on Jan Thiel Beach. The open-air terrace offers a combination of street food, platters, freshly made smoothies, coffees, healthy shakes and juices, cocktails and of course ice cold beer!

Koko’s is open daily from 9:00 AM till sunset for breakfast, lunch, drinks and some serious tanning!

Upon check-in you will receive a pass for free access to the beach. Sunbeds are rented separately.

Housekeeping

Housekeeping:

  • Twice a week housekeeping cleans your accommodation between 08:45 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Feel free to pick up fresh towels and kitchen linen in between in the lobby

Check-in & Check-out

Welcome at Chogogo Resort!

  • Welcome drink: receive one free ‘awa di lamunchi’ or fruit punch at Restaurant Chogogo!
  • Air-conditioning: windows and doors need to be closed for the air-conditioning to work
  • Free WiFi
    • in your accommodation: ChogogoWifi | pwrd: chogogofree
    • lobby and restaurant: ChogogoFreeWifi | pwrd: chogogofree
  • Front desk – ext. 2000
    • open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, during after hours calls are forwarded to the concierge at the entrance
    • beach towel card: during opening hours this card can be redeemed for towels at the front desk
  • Restaurant Chogogo – ext. 2202
    • open 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do offer take-out, but no room service
    • Big Green Egg BBQ night on Tuesday’s and Friday’s
  • Chogogo Resort offers:
    • free beach pass: enjoy free access to Koko’s at Jan Thiel Beach. Sunbeds rented separately
    • free mountainbikes and VanMoof bikes, bolderwagons and golf bags
    • free ABC Bus tickets to downtown Willemstad

Trusting that you enjoyed your stay!

  • Check-out time is at noon; please let us know if we can assist with your luggage (ext. 2000)
    • Please return: room-, entrance key and beach pass at the front desk and settle any remaining invoices
    • Please return your beach towels or pass at the front desk
    • Lost card fees up to 25 US$
  • You can leave your [hand] luggage in the lobby at the front desk
  • After check-out there is a communal accommodation available to freshen up
  • Front desk can inform you about the pick-up times for transport to the airport. The bus stops at the lobby

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Every Tuesday and Friday evening:

Big Green Egg BBQ night at Restaurant Chogogo!

Travel Guide

Beaches


Jan Thiel Beach

A beautiful bay with a very nice beach with four restaurants and a nice shopping area. The diving and snorkeling is excellent.


Mambo Beach

Mambo Beach means party time! Especially during the weekend and the holidays when many young people gather here.


Playa Barbara

Here you can enjoy yachts and sailing boats that sail by on their way to Spanish water.


Playa Cas Abao

A beautiful beach with perfect snorkeling.


Playa Kalki

On this sandy limestone beach you will discover an attractive snorkeling and diving spot. The trees and quiet surroundings create a nice atmosphere.


Playa Kenepa (Kleine Knip)

This tiny beach is easily reached by car. There are also good parking facilities.


Playa Piskado

One of the three beaches near the village of Westpunt, of which both the beach and the seabed is covered with rocks of volcanic ash.


Playa Porto Mari

A beach with parasols, bar/restaurant, large terrace, shower, toilets, beach chair rentals, and most importantly a magnificent underwater world.


Must see


Boca Sami

A characteristic fishing village, also known as the Boca St. Michiel.


Boka Tabla

Fantastic waves crash here into an underground cave, and impressive sight!


Christoffelberg

The highest point on Curaçao lies in a beautiful natural park. Enjoy the fantastic view from a height of 350 meters.


Curaçao Museum

This museum is located in a historical building dating from 1853. Here you will find antique furniture, paintings, and of course the ‘Snip’ airplane.


Dokterstuin

A 17th century country house which has been renovated and restored to the original Curaçao style.


Flamingos

Here you will find a large group of flamingos: beautiful birds with pink feathers. A good example of Curaçao’s subtropical climate.


Fort Amsterdam Punda

The inner court of this fort is open to visitors. The fort itself was built around the 17th century as a defense against the French and the English. An English Cannonball can still be found here.


Fort Beekenburg

This fort can be visited by appointment. It was used in the 18th and 19th century to withstand attacks by the English.


Hato Caves

In these caves there are approximately 1,500 year-old cave paintings and petroglyphs, as well as stalagmites and stalactites. You can see all this with your own eyes by joining a guided tour.


Hato Plain

This area is also known as ‘Curaçao’s Desert’, and features eight caves. Take a jeep safari or a ride on horseback and discover it.


Herb Garden ‘Den Paradera’

Dinah Veeris is well known for her knowledge of and love for herbs and their effects. Dinah’s Botanic and Historical Garden ‘Den Paradera’ is certainly worth a visit.


Jan Thiel Nature Area

This area has salt pans, panoramas, lagoons, cliffs, flamingos and the fascinating Kueba di Wela: a small cavern accessible through a hole in the ground.


Jan Thiel Riding

Just as on a mountain bike, you can make wonderful trips on horseback.


Kas di Pal’i Maishi

This museum is situated in what is known as a kunuku house, where you can see and experience how most of the islanders lived a century ago.


Museum Kura Hulanda

If there’s a spot on the island where you can get close to the historical development of the African inhabitants of Curaçao, then it’s here at the Museum Kura Hulanda


Ostrich Farm

Ostriches on Curaçao?! Certainly! At the ostrich farm you can take a closer look at 800 ostriches.


Handels Kade

One of the symbols on postcards of Curaçao: the Handels Kade.


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara offers you a magnificent nature area, perfect for a long hike.


Santa Martha Bay

A beautiful bay, where the ocean carves its way into the mainland of Curaçao along many bends.


Sea Aquarium

Would you like to see that Curaçao’s much talked about underwater world looks like without getting wet? Here you can discover Curaçao’s water fauna, feed the fish or take a dive.


Sheta Boka

The name ‘Sheta Boka’ means ‘seven inlets’. Great hikes await you here, of which the one to the point of Boka Tabla is the best.


Towboat

This sunken towboat likes at 5 meters depth and is covered in coral. An ideal spot for diving and snorkeling.


Westpunt Church

A characteristic church, in an attractive Caribbean style.


Sports & Outdoor


Jan Thiel Hiking

This area is ideal for hikes because of it’s natural diversity.


Jan Thiel Mountain Biking

The ‘Jan Thiel Lagoon Router’ is a mountain biking terrain of great natural diversity covering a distance of 16km.


Christoffelpark

Discover the national park on foot, horseback, on a mountain bike or in a jeep.


Diving

At the Jan Thiel Bay there is Scuba Do a PADI diving center where extensive diving courses are given. Trips are also organized to nearby spectacular coral reefs.


Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

The Old Quarry Golf Course overlooks the Caribbean Sea and sheltered Spanish Water Bay. Book your tee time.


Santa Barbara Plantation

Old Quarry golf course. One of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean.

Telephone

For calling other rooms in the Resort

Dial the room number


For local calls

Dial 9 followed by the 7 digit phone number


For international calls

Press 9 followed by the country code and area code without 0.
Example: call to USA = 9 001 – [area code without 0] [phone number]


In case of emergency

Police / Fire department  911
Ambulance 912


Doctor/ General practitioner

Mrs. T.B. Ferwerda
Oude Caracasbaaiweg 70
Office: (+5999) 465 0673
In case of emergencies:
Mobile: (+5999) 560 2464

Restaurant Chogogo

Visit our restaurant to enjoy delicious meals while enjoying panoramic views of the pool and our lush gardens.

Restaurant Chogogo offers a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Open daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, non-stop.
For reservations please call ext. 2202

  • Breakfast & lunch from 8:00 AM
  • Dinner from 5:30 PM

View our menu

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Chogogo Car Rental

Chogogo Car Rental offers 5 types of cars:

  • Hyundai EON
    • 4-seater, manual, AC, radio
    • no power steering
    • starting from Ang. 50.00*
  • Volkswagen UP
    • 4-seater, manual, AC, radio
    • starting from Ang. 55.00*
  • Hyundai i10
    • 4-seater, automatic, AC, radio
    • starting from Ang. 55.00*
  • Hyundai Grand i10
    • 5-seater, manual, AC, radio
    • starting from Ang. 60.00*
  • Hyundai Santa Fé
    • 7-seater, automatic, AC, radio
    • starting from Ang. 120.00*

*all rates are per day, excluding 9% sales tax

Taking off with proper insurance

For your own peace of mind, you can opt for an all-risk insurance. In that case, you will be charged Ang. 12.50 daily to settle the deductible. Only flat tire and towing services are not covered. If you opt out of this all-risk insurance, a Ang. 550.00 cash deposit or a US$ 300.00 credit card authorization is required.

Renters below the age of 23 are subject to a mandatory deposit of Ang. 900.00 and the deductible cannot be settled.

Book your car

Please let us know if you are interested in renting a car by sending us an email with your booking number and your preferred car. We will then have the car ready for you upon arrival at the Resort.
Email:  info@chogogo.com

Front desk

Front desk (ext. 2000)

The Front desk is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
After hours, all calls are forwarded to the concierge at the entrance

You can communicate with us in Dutch, English, Spanish, German and Papiamento

Visit the front desk:

  • for clean towels and kitchen linen
  • for tokens and detergents for the laundromat
  • for a refill of Nespresso cups
  • to borrow mountain bikes, bolderwagons and golf bags
  • to borrow a book or magazine from the library
  • to purchase (local) souvenirs
  • to book a tour
  • and for any other questions or concerns you may have!

Amentities

Internet

Chogogo Resort offers free WiFi in every accommodation, at the lobby and in the restaurant.

Access the Internet directly from any mobile device:

  • in your accommodation:
    • ChogogoWifi | pwrd: chogogofree
  • lobby and restaurant:
    • ChogogoFreeWifi | pwrd: chogogofree

Housekeeping

Twice a week housekeeping cleans your accommodation between 08:45 AM and 3:00 PM

Feel free to pick up fresh towels and kitchen linen in between in the lobby


Laundromat

Chogogo Resort offers a laundromat. Tokens and detergents are available at the lobby


Chogogo Car Rental

Should you wish to rent a car from Chogogo Resort, contact the front desk (ext. 2000) to check availability


Mountain Bike

You can borrow a mountain bike or VanMoof bike free of charge at the front desk and head out to explore the area!


Shuttle

The ABC Bus Company can take you to downtown Willemstad. At the front desk you can pick-up a free bustickets.

The bus stop is located at the entrance of the resort


Supermarket

Supermarket Van den Tweel (formally known as Albert Heijn) is within walking distance (approx. 400 m) of the Resort


Scuba Diving

Dive Center Scuba Do, a 5-star PADI diving center, located ocean front at Jan Thiel Beach, offers introduction dives, PADI courses, PADI specialties, but also rents out dive gear and kayaks.

Dive trips are organized daily to spectacular coral reefs and dive sites around the island and beyond (e.g. Klein Curaçao)

Visit Dive Center Scuba Do


Koko’s

Within walking distance of the Resort you will find Koko’s, the new beach and hang-out place on Jan Thiel Beach. The open-air terrace offers a combination of street food, platters, freshly made smoothies, coffees, healthy shakes and juices, cocktails and of course ice cold beer!

Koko’s is open daily from 9:00 AM till sunset for breakfast, lunch, drinks and some serious tanning!

Upon check-in you will receive a pass for free access to the beach. Sunbeds are rented separately


Golf

Tee-off at Old Quarry Golf Course, ranked by USA TODAY as the Best Caribbean Golf Course!

The Old Quarry Golf Course is the most popular in Curaçao, with a total of 18 holes, of which 2 ocean front. The course is a challenge to players of all skill levels, as it meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water.

Chogogo Resort offers free golf bags to play at Old Quarry Golf Course.