Boka St. Michiel

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In the old fishing village of St. Michiel lies a small beach in the northwest corner of town. The beach has a pleasant atmosphere, and is within easy reach of the restaurants and shops of this charming area. Feel free to do some exploring around the beach where you'll find climbing trails up the nearby hills.

Located in Sint Michiel, Boka St. Michiel is on the South West edge of Curacao. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Boka St. Michiel, which is generally active and popular, but never too crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Curaçao's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, Boka St. Michiel offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
You can get here by boat, car, or taxi. From Willemstad, it's northwest. Take Weg Naar Westpunt to Weg Naar Bullenbaai, west towards the coast. From there, you'll take a left onto Kaya Antoine Pijpers. It turns into Kaya Ma Pieternella once you reach St. Michiel, but stay on it until you reach the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach borders the local marina, and as a result you'll see a number of boats, most of which are small and used for fishing. If you'd like to bring a pole, there is a small fishing pier where you can dip into the gorgeous, peaceful waters.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you prefer sunny days that offer a relaxing enclave, then you should enjoy Boka St. Michiel; it's tucked away in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South West coast of Curacao; the area is home to other attractions such as Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to learn more about the history of Curaçao, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Governor's Palace, which is accessed quickly by taking a cab.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Boka St. Michiel
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 1.2 SE Curacao
Curacao Casino Casino 2.8 SE Curacao
Emerald Casino Casino 3.0 SE Curacao
Holland Casino Casino 4.0 NE Curacao
Curacao Museum Museum 4.4 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Boka St. Michiel is very close to Piscadera, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Those visiting Boka St. Michiel who are looking for additional places to explore should consider making the trip to Piscadera, which is not far away and is an active, busy area. From Boka St. Michiel, Piscadera is just up the road, roughly three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For guests wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options to Boka St. Michiel.

Accommodations near Boka St. Michiel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bayside Boutique Hotel 1.3 mi. SE Hotel
Hilton Curaçao 2.8 mi. SE Resort
Clarion Hotel And Suites Curacao 2.8 mi. SE Hotel
Floris Suite Hotel 2.9 mi. SE Hotel
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino 3.0 mi. SE Resort
Royal Palm Resort 3.1 mi. SE Resort
Airport Hotel and Holland Casino 4.0 mi. NE Hotel
Holiday Beach Hotel and Casino 4.4 mi. SE Resort
Veneto Casino and Holiday Beach Resort 4.4 mi. SE Resort
Poppy Hostel 4.6 mi. SE Hostel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Octopus Restaurant.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Boka St. Michiel
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Octopus Restaurant (599-9) 888-9430 -- -- -- --
Pictures (999) 820-4550 French, Mediterranean -- 1.3 mi. SE
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 2.8 mi. SE
Cielo Ristorante Italiano (599-9) 462-5000 Italian -- 2.8 mi. SE
Rodizio Brazilian Steak House (599-9) 463-6148 -- -- 2.8 mi. SE
Sjalotte 599-9-462-6111 Caribbean, European, Fusion Fine Dining 2.9 mi. SE
Mangos Restaurant (599-9) 869-2450 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. ENE
Palm Cafe (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 3.0 mi. SE
Portofino Restaurant (599-9) 736-8800 International -- 3.0 mi. SE
Seabreeze (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 3.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Boka St. Michiel doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Baoase Beach, located seven miles away.

Curaçao has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Boka St. Michiel is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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