Blauwbaai

At Blauwbaai you can find plenty of places with shade for refuge from the sultry island sun. There are also great facilities like a changing area on these shores. Situated just west of Willemstad in the middle of the island, it is the largest and most popular beach on Curacao.

Located on the western outskirts of the vicinity of Willemstad, 3.5 miles west-northwest of Otrabanda, Blauwbaai is on the South edge of Curacao. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Curaçao tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Blauwbaai is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is easily accessible for those coming in the car or by taxi. From Willemstad, go west on Weg Naar Westpunt. Take a left on Weg Naar Bullenbaai, then make your fourth left, which is a very sharp turn. Follow this road all the way to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beaches of Blauwbaai, or Blue Beach, have plenty of sugary sands which are suitable for all kinds of beachgoers. The shore is lined with rocks in areas, adding to an already magical ambiance, and the clear waters are as brilliantly blue and dreamy as the name would suggest. Underwater exploration - snorkeling and diving - is also a good option here.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are several types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Curaçao, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can rinse off the sand. Blauwbaai is the largest and most popular beach on CuraaA|ao.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South coast of Curacao; it's located near attractions like Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Curacao Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of Curaçao's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Blauwbaai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 0.2 mi. NNW Curacao
Curacao Casino Casino 1.3 mi. SE Curacao
Emerald Casino Casino 1.5 mi. SE Curacao
Curacao Museum Museum 3.0 mi. ESE Curacao
Plaza Andres Bello Monument 3.0 mi. SE Curacao
Veneto Casino Casino 3.0 mi. SE Curacao
Kura Hulanda Museum Museum 3.7 mi. ESE Curacao
Kura Hulanda Casino Casino 3.7 mi. ESE Curacao
Plaza Brion Monument 3.7 mi. ESE Curacao
Casino Awasa Sports & Race Book Casino 3.7 mi. ESE Curacao
Governor's Palace Historical Site 3.8 mi. ESE Curacao
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 3.8 mi. ESE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Blauwbaai guests seeking additional places to explore should think about making the trip to Piscadera, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Curaçao. From the shore, Piscadera is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it usually isn't that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Blauwbaai.

Accommodations near Blauwbaai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bayside Boutique Hotel 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Hilton Curaçao 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Clarion Hotel And Suites Curacao 1.4 mi. SE Hotel
Floris Suite Hotel 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino 1.5 mi. SE Resort
Royal Palm Resort 1.7 mi. SE Resort
Holiday Beach Hotel and Casino 3.0 mi. SE Resort
Veneto Casino and Holiday Beach Resort 3.0 mi. SE Resort
Poppy Hostel 3.2 mi. ESE Hostel
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa 3.6 mi. ESE Resort

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Pictures. The restaurant serves both French and Mediterranean dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Blauwbaai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pictures (999) 820-4550 French, Mediterranean -- 0.2 mi. NNW
Octopus Restaurant (599-9) 888-9430 -- -- -- --
The Curacao Lagoon & Restaurant (599-9) 462-9499 -- -- -- --
Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant (599-9) 461-0183 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Aqua Restaurant (599-9) 462-5000 Caribbean, International Informal 1.3 mi. SE
Cielo Ristorante Italiano (599-9) 462-5000 Italian -- 1.3 mi. SE
Rodizio Brazilian Steak House (599-9) 463-6148 -- -- 1.4 mi. SE
Sjalotte 599-9-462-6111 Caribbean, European, Fusion Fine Dining 1.5 mi. SE
Palm Cafe (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE
Portofino Restaurant (599-9) 736-8800 International -- 1.5 mi. SE
Seabreeze (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE
Mangos Restaurant (599-9) 869-2450 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, Blauwbaai is just one of many beaches you might like on Curacao.

If the exciting vibe at Blauwbaai is what you're looking for, think about checking out Daibooibaai, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it eight and a half miles to the northwest. Daibooibaai's dramatic cliffs rise out of the bright blue waters for guests to look at while lounging on the shore, and chairs and umbrellas are available for extra comfort. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Blue Bay Beach may be a good choice. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Boka St. Michiel, which is located a mile and a half to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Curaçao; then again, Blauwbaai is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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