Daibooibaai

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There are several facilities available to patrons of Daibooibaai beach including deck chairs, which are available during the weekends, and wooden umbrellas. These popular do shores tend to get crowded with locals at times, especially on Sundays.

Located near the center of the island of Curacao, in the vicinity of St. Willibrordus, Daibooibaai is on the West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; less popular beaches like Daibooibaai make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
On the northern part of the island, it's a ways from Willemstad, but you can get here in the car simply enough from there by heading west on Weg Naar Westpunt. Take that to the town of Sint Willibrordus where you'll take your second left after passing Weg Naar San Sebastian. Take your second left once more, and follow the road as is it curves right all the way to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Daibooibaai features crystal clear water with giant cliffs rising out of their depths providing visitors with some truly stunning views. Beachgoers can spot varying vibrant corals that cover the steel-grey rocks that protrude from these waters. Several hiking trails can be found on the cliffs surrounding the beach, and because it yet remains undeveloped, there is a huge variety of wildlife on show here.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. These popular shores tend to get crowded with locals on the weekends, especially on Sundays.

If you tend to prefer beaches which offer a serene enclave, then maybe head on over to Daibooibaai; it's tucked away within a less urban sector of Curacao.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Daibooibaai on the West coast of Curacao. It's located near Landhuis Ascension, which is a short cab ride's distance, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Curaçao, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is ten miles to the north-northwest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Curaçao. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Daibooibaai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Ascension Museum 4.4 NNE Curacao
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 8.5 SE Curacao
Holland Casino Casino 9.2 E Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 9.7 N Curacao
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 10.0 NNW Curacao

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Curacao to Daibooibaai is St. Willibrordus. It should be noted that St. Willibrordus isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for guests looking to check out the local scene.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While vacationers won't find very many hotels in the surrounding areas, those options closest to Daibooibaai are shown in the following list.

Accommodations near Daibooibaai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Estate 0.7 mi. SE Resort
Bayside Boutique Hotel 8.6 mi. SE Hotel
Airport Hotel and Holland Casino 9.2 mi. E Hotel

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant, which is a half mile to the north of it.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Daibooibaai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch, Indonesian Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Karakter (599) 9 864-2233 Caribbean, French Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSE
Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant (599-9) 516-5063 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Curacao besides Daibooibaai.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Boca Santa Cruz, found a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Cas Abao Beach is just right. It's located one and a quarter miles to the north-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Porto Mari, which is located within a short distance.

Curaçao has a lot to offer its visitors, but Daibooibaai is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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