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.

Situated in Sint Michiel, Boka St. Michiel is on the South West edge of Curacao. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not packed with guests.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Boka St. Michiel provides a calm and serene getaway, especially since the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Boka St. Michiel is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South West coast of Curacao. It is near Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, which is found one and a quarter miles to the southeast, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of Curaçao, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Governor's Palace, which is five miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Curaçao. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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. Boka St. Michiel guests looking for some additional excitement will want to consider heading over to Piscadera, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of Curaçao. From Boka St. Michiel, Piscadera is a quick trip away, roughly three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests seeking a room near Boka St. Michiel will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

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

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Octopus Restaurant.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

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

There are other beaches on Curacao you might like besides Boka St. Michiel.

Another location you may want to try is Baoase Beach, located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

While Curaçao has many alluring attractions, a trip to Boka St. Michiel could end up a family favorite.

 

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