Near Willemstad, this large beach is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Families will especially find Blue Bay Beach to their liking. Many facilities are available, and palm trees, thatched huts, and umbrellas provide pleasant respite from the sun. There is a bar and restaurant right on the beach, and a water sports center provides equipment for diving and kayaking, among other activities.
Located in the vicinity of Willemstad, in the southern outskirts of Piscadera, Blue Bay Beach is on the South coast of Curacao. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Although Curaçao has beaches that are more secluded than Blue Bay Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract families and couples alike.
The beach is easily accessible from Willemstad by car or taxi. There is parking available off Piscaderaweg which you can reach via Rector Zwijsenstraat running along the southern coast.
The sea floor slopes gently, and the crystal clear waters lap calmly onto the beach's soft white sand. The beautiful water and the on-location dive school make this a great spot to practice or learn to scuba dive, and its shallow depth make it suitable for swimmers of all abilities.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, beach umbrellas are available for guests hoping for a break from the hot sun.
Keep in mind that Blue Bay Beach's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.
Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Curacao. Emerald Casino is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Curaçao, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Governor's Palace, which is two miles away.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Emerald Casino||Casino||0.1 mi.||NNW||Curacao|
|Curacao Casino||Casino||0.3 mi.||NNW||Curacao|
|Veneto Casino||Casino||1.4 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
|Curacao Museum||Museum||1.5 mi.||E||Curacao|
|Casino Awasa Sports & Race Book||Casino||2.1 mi.||E||Curacao|
|Governor's Palace||Historical Site||2.2 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
|Carnaval Casino||Casino||2.2 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
|Royal Casino||Casino||2.3 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
|Historical Site||2.3 mi.||ESE||Curacao|
Tourists at Blue Bay Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider heading over to, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Curaçao. From the shore, Piscadera is a quick trip away, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Those looking to find a hotel room close to Blue Bay Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown below.
|Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino||0.1 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Clarion Hotel And Suites Curacao||0.2 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Floris Suite Hotel||0.3 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Royal Palm Resort||0.3 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Hilton Curaçao||0.3 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Holiday Beach Hotel and Casino||1.4 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|Veneto Casino and Holiday Beach Resort||1.4 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino||2.1 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|Otrobanda Hotel & Casino||2.1 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Renaissance Curacao Resort||2.2 mi.||ESE||Resort|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.
Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.
|(599-9) 736-8800||--||--||0.1 mi.||NNW|
|Portofino Restaurant||(599-9) 736-8800||International||--||0.1 mi.||NNW|
|(599-9) 736-8800||--||--||0.1 mi.||NNW|
|(599-9) 463-6148||--||--||0.2 mi.||NW|
|Sjalotte||599-9-462-6111||Caribbean, European, Fusion||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||N|
|Aqua Restaurant||(599-9) 462-5000||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.3 mi.||NNW|
|Beach Bar & Grill||(599-9) 462-5000||American||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||NNW|
|Cielo Ristorante Italiano||(599-9) 462-5000||Italian||--||0.3 mi.||NNW|
|Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant||(599-9) 461-0183||Caribbean, International||Informal||--||--|
|Denny's Holiday Beach Hotel||(599-9) 462-5232||American||Very Casual||1.4 mi.||ESE|
|(599-9) 462-5400 (ext. 3031)||--||--||1.4 mi.||ESE|
Curacao has several beautiful beaches, so if Blue Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
You may also want to try Daibooibaai, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it ten and a half miles to the northwest. Daibooibaai's dramatic cliffs rise out of the bright blue waters for guests to look at while lounging on the shore, and chairs and umbrellas are available for extra comfort. If you're looking for something a little more private, Blauwbaai could be a good option for you. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.
Another location you may want to try is Boka St. Michiel, located three miles to the northwest.
Curaçao has so much to offer, and Blue Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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