The top 10 most beautiful beaches of Curaçao
Curaçao, a beautiful small island in the southern Caribbean Sea. A country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and therefore a great vacation destination for many Dutch people. The temperatures are wonderful throughout the four seasons and it is a paradise of beautiful beaches, the most beautiful views and an abundance of culture. Are you planning a vacation to Curaçao? And want to enjoy the island’s most beautiful beaches? In this blog you will read all about the most beautiful beaches of Curacao where you can have a great time.
Blue Bay, or Blue Bay Beach, is part of a luxury resort. The beach is open to everyone and there are plenty of facilities. There is an indoor bar, restaurant, snack bar and beach shop. There is also a diving school on the beach. Here you can take a kayak or Catamaran and sailing lessons. Want some extra relaxation during your day at the beach? Then at Blue Bay you can even take a body massage. There is plenty for children to do, including two swimming pools and a playground. Blue Bay is located exactly in the western part of the island and can be seen on the map just off St. Louis. Michiel.
Playa Santa Cruz
Despite Playa Santa Cruz being one of the most beautiful beaches in Curacao, it is not very well known. The advantage is that it is not often crowded and mainly local people come there. It is a stretched sandy beach with palm trees, palapas toilets and a snack bar. Looking for a little more adventure during your beach day? Then you could visit the Blue Room, which is a cave illuminated by the sun. You get there only through the entrance that is a few inches underwater. In this cave you can swim and enjoy the beautiful underwater world. You can be taken by water cab to the Blue Room.
Big Knip is one of Curacao’s most famous beaches. The beach is a 40-minute drive from Willemstad and is very well known among locals. Because it is well known to locals, it is often very busy on weekends. Consequently, it is still one of the few beaches where there is still free access. Besides its cozy atmosphere, it is a beach with light blue water and fine sand. Ideal for snorkeling or bobbing on the water. You may bring your own food and drink but there is a small dining facility. It’s a bit of a drive but once you get there you can totally unwind and enjoy the view.
Jan Thiel Beach
Jan Thiel Beach may not be the beach with the most beautiful views but it is the one with the most to do. There are five different restaurants, 3 beach clubs, stores, various events and plenty of things to do. You pay entrance fee for the beach there and there are several beach chairs and beds for rent. Be early if you want to go to Jan Thiel Beach because the beach fills up quickly.
Mambo Beach is a beach with several beach clubs and restaurants. You can not only relax here but also eat, store and step out. There are a lot of beach clubs, restaurants and boutiques. So you don’t have to worry about getting bored on your beach day. Mambo Beach has a large promenade and it there surrounded by a number of resorts and hotels. You have to pay an entrance fee and you can rent beach beds there. It is one of Curacao’s tourist beaches and it is a long way along the coast from Willemstad.
Klein Curacao is an uninhabited island 13 kilometers off the coast. You can get there by different boats such as the Rastamaran, for example. The beach has a beautiful white beach and crystal clear water. Besides enjoying the view, you can also dive and snorkel there. You will find not only fish but also turtles and perhaps dolphins. There is no coverage and few facilities but the setting is well worth it and you find yourself in paradise for a day.
Kokomo Beach is a beach club located in a bay called Vaersenbaai. This bay is a 15-minute drive from Willemstad. Entry to Kokomo Beach is free but you have to pay to rent a sunbed. The beach is a bit rocky here and there but the sea is still beautifully clear blue. You can have lunch and dinner in the restaurant, lounges or on the beach. There is also a diving school where you can rent diving equipment. Sunday is Family Day, when a live band plays and you can enjoy the best drinks during happy hour.
Playa Kalki is located at the northernmost tip of Curaçao. The beach itself is not very special and also quite narrow but it is a very nice location for snorkeling. Therefore, you will find the most beautiful fish and sea snakes. There are not many facilities but you can check out the restaurant of a resort called Kura Hulanda above the beach. It is 45 kilometers from Willemstad so you have to put in the effort but it is totally worth it.
Playa Marie Pampoen
Marie Pampoen is a small beach with sand and pebbles. The palm trees provide a real vacation atmosphere and much-needed shade. The beach is free and you can bring your own stuff but there are also two restaurants available. It is a real fishing beach so you can also see all the fishing boats. There are no beds for rent but you can use picnic tables.
Cas Abou is a real tropical beach. The beautiful white beaches and clear blue waters will make you think you are in paradise. You will find complete peace of mind and therefore there are few facilities. You can enjoy a massage at a massage hut and grab a snack at a snack bar. Would you rather do something active? Then you can chase a speedboat on a big banana. You have to pay to enter and it is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thus, despite Curaçao being a small island, there is plenty to do and you can visit the most beautiful places and views! Want to know the best places to eat in addition to the most beautiful beaches? You can read all about it in the top 5 nicest places to eat.