A well-developed European-style beach built up with all the essentials and non-essentials for a fun day on the beach, Jan Thiel Beach is always busy with tourists lounging, participating in watersports, and enjoy the dining opportunities.
Positioned on the western outskirts of Jan Thiel, this beach is on the Southeast edge of Curacao. You might want even if you are not staying nearby.
Although the beach is free for guests of the Jan Thiel Resort, admission for all others is $3.50(USD) per person. With this fee comes access to a a full service beach which features chairs and umbrellas, stands for renting out watersports equipment, and bars and restaurants. Guests are not permitted to bring their own food and drinks, so make sure and arrive prepared for cash on hand to make those purchases.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.
Since Jan Thiel Beach can be located in an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.
Jan Thiel Beach is on the Southeast coast of Curacao; it's located near attractions like Diamond Beach Casino, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you want to learn more about the history of Curaçao, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the area surrounding Jan Thiel Beach.
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|Diamond Beach Casino||Casino||0.2 mi.||NE||Curacao|
|Historical Site||1.2 mi.||E||Curacao|
|Curacao Sea Aquarium||Aquarium||1.3 mi.||WNW||Curacao|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||1.3 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Sunscape Casino||Casino||1.8 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Old Quarry Golf Course||Golf Course||2.7 mi.||E||Curacao|
|Operating Distillery||2.9 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Curacao Liqueur Distillery||Distillery||2.9 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Historical Site||3.2 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Hill Ross Casino||Casino||3.6 mi.||NNW||Curacao|
|Postal Museum||Museum||4.0 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Numismatic Museum||Museum||4.1 mi.||NW||Curacao|
Jan Thiel Beach guests hoping to find a little additional excitement should think about heading to Willemstad, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Willemstad is a fairly short distance away, roughly easily reached by taxi.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.
Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually very difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you're wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Jan Thiel Beach.
|Papagayo Beach Resort||0.2 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort||0.2 mi.||ENE||Resort|
|Chogogo Resort||0.3 mi.||N||Resort|
|Royal Sea Aquarium Resort||1.4 mi.||WNW||Resort|
|Lions Dive & Beach Resort||1.4 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort||1.6 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Sunscape Curacao||1.8 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort||2.1 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas||2.3 mi.||NW||Resort|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|(599-9) 747-0633||--||--||0.1 mi.||N|
|Papagayo Beach Club||(599) 974-7433 ext. 283||International||Informal||0.2 mi.||NE|
|Papagayo Restaurant||(599) 974-7433 ext. 113||French, Mediterranean||Fine Dining||0.2 mi.||NE|
|Classics Bar Restaurant||(599-9) 767-8000||International||Informal||0.2 mi.||ENE|
|Chogogo Terrace||(599-9) 747-2844 ext 2203||International||Informal||0.3 mi.||N|
|Seasons Restaurant||(599-9) 738-3864||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
|Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant||(599-9) 465-0740||Cuban||Informal||1.4 mi.||NW|
|Mambo Beach||(599-9) 461-8999||Eclectic||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||NW|
|Cabana Beach||(005) 999-4631 ext. 600||International||Informal||1.6 mi.||NW|
|Jun Sushi||(599) 800-8582 ext. 873||Asian, Contemporary||Informal||2.1 mi.||ESE|
|Restaurant Seasons||(999) 788-2800||Caribbean||Informal||2.3 mi.||NW|
Curacao has several beautiful beaches, so if Jan Thiel Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Travelers may also want to consider Caracasbaai, another favorite sun-spot in Curaçao.
Maybe Jan Thiel Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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