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.

Positioned on the northwestern edge of Sint Michiel, Boka St. Michiel is on the South West coast of Curacao. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Boka St. Michiel stands out because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Curaçao may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Boka St. Michiel, but are usually more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Boka St. Michiel offers visitors an angelic and relaxing place to escape, as the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Boka St. Michiel on the South West coast of Curacao; this area boasts other attractions such as Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Curacao Museum (one of the closest to Boka St. Michiel) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Curaçao's interesting past.

If a visit to the Boka St. Michiel isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 close to Piscadera, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Boka St. Michiel visitors seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about heading over to Piscadera, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of Curaçao. From the coast, Piscadera is a fairly short distance away, about three miles (five kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those looking for a hotel room not far from Boka St. Michiel won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Boka St. Michiel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino 5.0 mi. SE Hotel
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino 5.1 mi. SE Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Octopus Restaurant.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Boka St. Michiel
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 2.8 mi. SE
Beach Bar & Grill (599-9) 462-5000 American Very Casual 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
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
Martha Koosje Restaurant (599-9) 868-8499 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Curacao besides Boka St. Michiel.

You might also want to visit Playa Porto Mari, located seven and a half miles to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Curaçao; then again, Boka St. Michiel is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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