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 the western part of Jan Thiel, this beach is on the Southeast coast of Curacao. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Jan Thiel Beach is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Southeast coast of Curacao. It is close to Diamond Beach Casino, which is among the area's attractions.

Historical attractions such as Fort Beekenburg offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Jan Thiel Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Curaçao, without having to stray too far from the beach.

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 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

Jan Thiel Beach is close to Willemstad, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Jan Thiel Beach who are hoping to find further attractions should consider going to Willemstad, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of Curaçao. From the coast, Willemstad is a fairly short distance away, roughly easily reached by taxi.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Zanzibar Restaurant is one of the closest eateries.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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

Curacao has many nice beaches, so Jan Thiel Beach is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Caracasbaai, another great Curaçao beach site.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Curaçao, but taking a swim at Jan Thiel Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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