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 on the northwestern edge of Sint Michiel, Boka St. Michiel is on the South West coast of Curacao. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Curaçao's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Boka St. Michiel is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you prefer coasts that bring visitors a relaxing enclave, then you will want to try Boka St. Michiel; it is tucked away in a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Curacao; it's located near attractions like Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is one and a quarter miles to the southeast.

Historical attractions such as Governor's Palace provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Boka St. Michiel, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Curaçao's past, for those willing to go exploring. Actually, this coastline is located five miles from this site of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 Museum Museum 4.4 SE Curacao
Veneto Casino Casino 4.4 SE Curacao
Kura Hulanda Museum Museum 5.0 SE Curacao
Plaza Brion Monument 5.1 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Boka St. Michiel is near Piscadera, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Boka St. Michiel guests hoping to find further attractions might want to think about making the trip to Piscadera, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Curaçao. From the shore, Piscadera is a fairly short distance away, maybe three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it typically isn't that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the options closest to Boka St. Michiel.

Accommodations near Boka St. Michiel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bayside Boutique Hotel 1.3 mi. SE Hotel
Blue Bay Village 1.3 mi. SE Villa complex
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
Curacao Airport Hotel 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
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa 4.9 mi. SE Resort

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Azzuro Beachbar & Restaurant. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Boka St. Michiel
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Azzuro Beachbar & Restaurant (599-9) 888-6489 -- -- 1.3 mi. SE
Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant (599-9) 461-0183 Caribbean, International Informal 2.6 mi. SE
Cielo Ristorante Italiano (599-9) 462-5000 Italian -- 2.8 mi. SE
Sjalotte 599-9-462-6111 Caribbean, European, Fusion Fine Dining 2.9 mi. SE
Nanku Restaurant (999) 675-9419 -- -- 3.5 mi. E
Surindo Restaurant (Chelsea's) (999) 462-4466 -- -- 3.9 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Curacao besides Boka St. Michiel.

Another location you may want to try is Baoase Beach, which is located seven miles to the southeast.

Curaçao offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Boka St. Michiel is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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