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 in Jan Thiel, this beach is on the Southeast edge of Curacao. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

You should remember that the region in which Jan Thiel Beach is located is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Jan Thiel Beach 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 example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Beekenburg, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the neighborhood of Jan Thiel Beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo Distillery 2.9 mi. NW Curacao
Landhuis Zeelandia Historical Site 3.2 mi. NW Curacao
Hill Ross Casino Casino 3.6 mi. NNW Curacao
The Money Museum Yotin Kortá Museum 4.0 mi. NW Curacao
Postal Museum Museum 4.0 mi. NW Curacao

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Jan Thiel Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider going to Willemstad, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From Jan Thiel Beach, Willemstad is a quick trip away, about easily reached by taxi.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it typically isn't that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For visitors wanting to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the options closest 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 2.0 mi. ESE Resort
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas 2.3 mi. NW Resort
Baoase Luxury Resort 2.5 mi. NW Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Zanzibar Restaurant.

The following table 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 2.0 mi. ESE
Restaurant Seasons (999) 788-2800 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Curacao, so Jan Thiel Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is Caracasbaai, another favorite sun-spot in Curaçao.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Curaçao, but Jan Thiel Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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