Saturday 9th April and we booked a private taxi transfer from Curaçao Airport to our accommodation, Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort.
We booked the transfer in the UK through Holiday Extras, from memory it was about £35. We thought the additional expense was worth it after a long flight.
As we exited the Arrivals Hall our driver was there waiting for us, we our name displayed, as per the information provided with the booking confirmation.
We set of on the 11 kilometre journey to our Hotel Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort.
Our driver introduced himself to us, his named was Etienne. He pointed our places and points of interest as we drove along.
We pulled into a hotel, our cases unloaded, we were greeted by the hotel staff and were heading towards reception when we realised we were in the wrong hotel, we were in the Lion's Dive Resort.
Luckily Etienne had not left, but had loaded two passengers to take back to the airport. He was so apologetic, we saw the funny side that was easily rectified.
We were soon loaded back in the taxi, with the other two passengers and we were on our way to the correct hotel, which was back in the direction of the airport.
We assumed that once we had been drooped at our hotel, the next pick-up was at the other hotel. Perhaps Etienne thought drop and pick-up from same hotel.
It was a smooth transfer, with a minor hiccup, in a comfortable 8 seater vehicle with a friendly helpful driver.