This Bed & Breakfast opened its doors in 2011 en was named Sombre di Kabana – meaning straw hat in Papiamentu – because of the owners last name. Mr. Swarts realized his name backwards spells ‘straws’ and creatively he combined his name, the Papiamentu language and a piece of Curacao culture into Sombre di Kabana.
The B&B is situated in the residential area Cas Grandi, about a half an hour drive from the airport and 15 minutes to downtown Willemstad. The beach of Jan Thiel and the adjacent supermarket at the Papagayo Plaza can be reached in less than 10 minutes.
Sombre di Kabana consists of 3 spacious double rooms, each with a private bathroom. It refers to itself as a B&B+. Not only do they regard themselves as a plus accommodation because of the luxurious and extensive breakfast, but also because of the extensive service the hosts provide for their guests. No request is considered too much.
The B&B is surrounded by a beautiful garden and there is a large pool, a Jacuzzi and a sundeck. The biggest room is part of the main house and has en suite, a small parlor with doors opening onto the pool terrace. The other two rooms are in a separate building in the garden, next to the swimming pool.
Sombre di Kabana clearly has a keen eye for detail and service which is why their most memorable review speaks entirely for itself: “This B&B completely reinvented hospitality and subservience”.