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.

Positioned in the vicinity of Willemstad, 3.5 miles west-northwest of Otrabanda, Blauwbaai is on the South coast of Curacao. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. Curaçao is full of fun options, like Blauwbaai.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Curaçao is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. Blauwbaai is the largest and most popular beach on CuraaA|ao.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Blauwbaai is on the South coast of Curacao. It's located near Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Curaçao, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Governor's Palace, which is four miles to the east-southeast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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 tourists seeking some additional excitement should think about checking out Piscadera, because it's not far away 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).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it typically isn't very tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options 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

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Pictures. The restaurant has both French and Mediterranean menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Curacao will have lots of options besides Blauwbaai.

If the exciting vibe at Blauwbaai is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to 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, you might enjoy Blue Bay Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Boka St. Michiel, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Blauwbaai is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Curaçao you might like.

 

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