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.
Positioned in the vicinity of Willemstad, 3.5 miles west-northwest of Otrabanda, Blauwbaai is on the South coast of Curacao. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. You will find that beaches like Blauwbaai are some of the best options in Curaçao.
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.
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.
There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Blauwbaai at all, it's worth a try. Curaçao has a wide assortment of dining options, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many visitors, in fact, like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Curaçao's famous street food along the way.
The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.
This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. Blauwbaai is the largest and most popular beach on CuraaA|ao.
You'll find this beach on the South coast of Curacao. It's located near Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is situated a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.
To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Curacao Museum (one of the closest to Blauwbaai) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Curaçao's history.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|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|
|Veneto Casino||Casino||3.0 mi.||SE||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|
|Fort Church Museum||Museum||3.8 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
Blauwbaai visitors seeking additional places to explore will want to consider going to, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Curaçao. From Blauwbaai, Piscadera is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).
How many other people you encounter at Blauwbaai will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Vacationers seeking a hotel room near Blauwbaai shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's shown below.
|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|
|Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino||3.6 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|Otrobanda Hotel & Casino||3.7 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|Renaissance Curacao Resort||3.8 mi.||SE||Resort|
Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Blauwbaai; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.
|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|
|Beach Bar & Grill||(599-9) 462-5000||American||Very Casual||1.3 mi.||SE|
|Cielo Ristorante Italiano||(599-9) 462-5000||Italian||--||1.3 mi.||SE|
|(599-9) 463-6148||--||--||1.4 mi.||SE|
|Sjalotte||599-9-462-6111||Caribbean, European, Fusion||Fine Dining||1.5 mi.||SE|
|(599-9) 736-8800||--||--||1.5 mi.||SE|
|Portofino Restaurant||(599-9) 736-8800||International||--||1.5 mi.||SE|
|(599-9) 736-8800||--||--||1.5 mi.||SE|
|Denny's Holiday Beach Hotel||(599-9) 462-5232||American||Very Casual||3.0 mi.||SE|
Of course, Blauwbaai is just one of many beaches you might like on Curacao.
You may also want to try Daibooibaai, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located 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, consider Blue Bay Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Boka St. Michiel, which is located within a couple of miles.
Curaçao offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Blauwbaai is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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