We usually stay at Kura Hulanda Beach Resort at Westpunt, at the northwestern tip of Curacao. If you dive, you should do a beach dive at the resort, there's a dive shop (Ocean Encounters West) and a great beach. Near Westpunt are several good restaurants including Sunshine's Sol Food - open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Sunshine is a great cook and offers tasty well prepared dishes. It gets good reviews on tripadvisor. People enjoy Janchies also in Westpunt, lots of flowers and birds, it serves local food but is often crowded with tour buses. The restaurants at Kura Hulanda are pretty good and have wonderful views of the ocean. You should definitely check out Westpunt on your trip, it's not as developed as the area near the Sea Aquarium and makes for a good day trip.