Jan Thiel Beach

Photo Credit: © Roel van Deursen CC

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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 Fort Beekenburg, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near Jan Thiel Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Diamond Beach Casino Casino 0.2 mi. NE Curacao
Fort Beekenburg Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Curacao
Curacao Sea Aquarium Aquarium 1.3 mi. WNW Curacao
Dolphin Academy 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
Landhuis Chobolobo Operating Distillery 2.9 mi. NW Curacao
Curacao Liqueur Distillery Distillery 2.9 mi. NW Curacao
Landhuis Zeelandia 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

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Jan Thiel Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Celeste Hotel -- -- Hotel


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 Zanzibar Restaurant.

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

Restaurants near Jan Thiel Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Zanzibar Restaurant (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 -- -- --
Tinto Restaurant (599-9) 747-0633 -- -- -- --
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

Other Beaches

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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