Like I already shared in the ‘13 things to do while in Curacao‘ post, you also need to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches on the island. Of course you can be on the go non stop, taking photos and go snorkeling, but there is nothing better to enjoy a long day the beach. Having an ice cold smoothie while read a good book. Check my 7 favorite beach places below in case you travel to Curacao soon!
One of our favorite beaches was definitely Karakter. If you plan an day snorkeling in Westpunt, you can combine it the best with a visit to this luxury place. With a private pool and view over the ocean it is a really relaxing place to enjoy your day. It also has one of the best restaurants of the island called Koraal Roof Top Terrace with sushi on Saturday!
I wish we discovered this place earlier as it was one of the most relaxing beaches to lay in Jan Thiel. The place is quite new and that is what you see in the ambiance. Perfectly decorated with not too many beds, it is a nice place to spend your day. It also has a great kitchen, highly recommend their pancakes and trio mini burgers!
Another beach at Jan Thiel which we really liked, was ZEST. Come early in the morning to have a beach bed for two close by the sea. The sand is super white and gives an amazing view. The service on the beach is also great and we loved their ice smoothies. It’s also a nice place to have dinner in the evening, but that will follow soon..
We spend our first day at Cabana beach. This place is a little more crowded, but with the whitest sand without any small rocks to hurt your feet, it’s really a nice place to stay. It has its own bay so the waves aren’t that high as well, which makes it peaceful to swim. There are palmtrees everywhere and nice beds to enjoy your freshly ordered Caesar salad.
5. CAS ABOU
If you want to stay at a more local place, Cas Abou beach in Westpunt is also really nice. It’s a very wide beach, so enough place to sit. It has a casual bar for food and drinks and it is nice to snorkel since there are many beautiful fish swimming around.
It is not without a reason that the royals of the Netherlands stay at Avila, because it is a really nice beach place. Also a little more casual than the first ones, so perfect to skip the crowd and enjoy a beach day for yourself. The scenery is really nice and it is also the perfect place to have a good lunch.
7. CHILL & GRILL
While we were very early on the beach the other day, we discovered this cute place called Chill & Grill in the middle of the more fancy beach places. Since we are more of the good quality and not so touristic places, Chill & Grill is really a nice place to spend your day. It has the cutest bar for a refreshing drink and is located at walking distance of the aquarium, in case you want to have a look there as well.