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 holiday destination for many Dutch people. The temperatures are lovely throughout the four seasons and it is a paradise of beautiful beaches, the most beautiful views and an abundance of culture. Are you planning to go on holiday to Curaçao? And do you want to enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the island? In this blog you can read all about the most beautiful beaches of Curacao where you can relax.
Blauwbaai, or Blue Bay Beach, is part of a luxury resort. The beach is accessible to everyone and there are plenty of facilities. There is a covered bar, restaurant, snack bar and a beach shop. There is also a diving school on the beach. Here you can take a kayak or catamaran and sailing lessons. Would you like some extra relaxation during your day at the beach? Then you can even have a body massage at Blue Bay Beach. There is plenty for children to do, including two swimming pools and a playground. Blue Bay Beach is situated exactly in the west of the island and can be seen on the map close to St. Michiel.
Although Playa Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful beaches of 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. Are you looking for a bit more adventure during your beach day? Then you could visit the Blue Room, which is a cave that is lit up by the sun. You can only get there via the entrance, which is a few centimetres under water. In this cave, you can swim and enjoy the beautiful underwater world. You can take a water taxi to the Blue Room.
De Grote Knip is one of the most famous beaches in Curaçao. The beach is a 40-minute drive from Willemstad and is very well-known among the locals. Because it is known by the locals, it is often very busy on the weekends. It is also one of the few beaches where there is still free access. Apart from the pleasant atmosphere, it is a beach with light blue water and fine sand. Ideal for snorkelling or floating on the water. You can bring your own food and drinks, but there also is a small restaurant. It is a bit of a drive but once you are there you can totally relax and enjoy the view.
Jan Thiel Beach is perhaps not the beach with the most beautiful views, but it is the beach with the most to do. There are five different restaurants, three beach clubs, shops, various events and there is plenty to do. You pay an entrance fee for the beach and there are several beach chairs and beds for rent. Be there early if you want to go to Jan Thiel Beach, because the beach is quickly filled up.
Mambo Beach is a beach with several beach clubs and restaurants. You can not only relax here, but also eat, shop and go out. There are many beach clubs, restaurants and boutiques. So, you don’t have to worry about being bored on your beach day. Mambo Beach has a large boulevard and it is surrounded by a number of resorts and hotels. You have to pay an entrance fee and you can rent beach beds. It is one of the tourist beaches of Curaçao and it is a long way along the coast from Willemstad.
Klein Curaçao is an uninhabited island 13 kilometres off the coast. You can get there with different boats like the Rastamaran. The beach has beautiful white sand and crystal-clear water. Besides enjoying the view, you can also dive and snorkel there. You will not only find fish there, but also turtles and maybe dolphins. There is no coverage and a few facilities, but the environment is more than worth it and you will 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. The entrance of 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, the lounges or on the beach. There is also a diving school where you can hire diving equipment. On Sundays, there is Family Day, when a live band plays and you can enjoy the best drinks during happy hour.
Playa Kalki is located in the northernmost tip of Curaçao. The beach itself is not very special and also rather narrow, but it is a very nice location for snorkelling. You will find the most beautiful fish and sea snakes there. There are not many facilities, but you can take a look at the restaurant of a resort called Kura Hulanda above the beach. It’s 45 kilometres from Willemstad, so you have to be prepared, but it’s totally worth it.
Marie Pampoen is a small beach with sand and pebbles. The palm trees provide a real holiday atmosphere and the necessary shade. The beach is free and you can bring your own things, but there are also two restaurants. It is a real fishermen’s beach, so you will see many fishing boats. There are no beds for rent, but you can use the picnic tables.
Cas Abou is a real tropical beach. The beautiful white beaches and clear blue water make you think you are in paradise. You will find complete relaxation and therefore there are few facilities available. You can enjoy a massage in a massage hut and get 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 for admission and it is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00.
Despite the fact that Curaçao is a small island, there is plenty to do and you can visit the most beautiful places and views! Would you like to know the best places to eat besides the most beautiful beaches? You can read all about it in the top 5 nicest places to eat.