The Stella Maris Reef is the house reef of LionsDive and Beach Resort & Ocean Encounters Diving. Ideally located inside the Curaçao National Marine Park, the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao set-up their initial coral nurseries on this site due to the abundant health of this beautiful fringing reef. The Curaçao Reef Restoration Program is an initiative of Ocean Encounters and supported by the community, sponsors, volunteers and the Coral Restoration Foundation International. The main objectives of this program are the restoration of our shallow water reef system, educating the community and protecting and preserving Curaçao’s natural ecosystems.
“The significance of the Curacao Reef Restoration Program is that together as a community here on Curacao, we will be restoring our shallow water reef system while educating our youth about the importance of protecting and preserving our natural ecosystem.”
This is a nursery and an out-planting site for the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao plus it is a Project AWARE – Adopt A Dive Site.
About LionsDive Beach Resort
Located on the beautiful dive and snorkel site of the Stella Maris, there is simply no better place to start off your idyllic Curaçao vacation than at LionsDive Beach Resort. With a cozy, casual atmosphere set amidst a stunning tropical location, whether you’re a beach-lover or an active traveller, it’s the perfect resort for everyone.
Whether you are travelling alone, as a romantic couple, or with family and friends, the resort offers a range of rooms including: standard hotel rooms with garden views and sea views; 2-bedroom apartments around the 50-meter pool; luxurious suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea; and for our truly discerning guests, we offer a luxurious 200m² penthouse!
LionsDive Beach Resort is built with a typical Dutch-Caribbean style. Located directly on the beach, the 2 and 3 story buildings are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens with the water’s edge only footsteps away from your room.
With our warm friendly Caribbean hospitality, amazing service is our #1 priority. Our attentive staff is always there for your every need so that you can have a wonderful vacation. Relax on our shaded private beach, train in our 50-meter sports pool, enjoy the wellness options or take a relaxing stroll to the adjacent Mambo Beach Boulevard. At any one of our 4 bars/restaurants you can enjoy a cool drink or a tasty lunch or dinner.
Mambo Beach Boulevard
Mambo Beach Boulevard has more of the ambiance of a beach party than that of a conventional shopping mall. It features some 50 restaurants, bars and stores, including souvenir retailers and boutiques selling swimwear (as well as everything else you might need for a day in the sun). There are also water-sports operators, and your time browsing can be broken up by some time on the beach. There’s even a nightclub with a schedule of live performances that keeps the energy going into the afternoon and evening.