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 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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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.

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 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
Fort Church Museum Museum 3.8 mi. ESE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Blauwbaai visitors seeking additional places to explore will want to consider going to Piscadera, 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).

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Blauwbaai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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

Food

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 Octopus Restaurant.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Blauwbaai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
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
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
Denny's Holiday Beach Hotel (599-9) 462-5232 American Very Casual 3.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

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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