Blue Bay Beach

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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.

How to Access The Beach

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near Blue Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Casino Casino 0.1 mi. NNW Curacao
Curacao Casino Casino 0.3 mi. NNW Curacao
Veneto Casino Casino 1.4 mi. ESE Curacao
Plaza Andres Bello Monument 1.4 mi. ESE Curacao
Curacao Museum Museum 1.5 mi. E Curacao
Plaza Brion Monument 2.1 mi. ESE Curacao
Kura Hulanda Casino Casino 2.1 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
Waterfort Historical Site 2.3 mi. ESE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Blue Bay Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider heading over to Piscadera, 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.

Accommodations near Blue Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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 Palm Cafe. 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.

Restaurants near Blue Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Cafe (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Portofino Restaurant (599-9) 736-8800 International -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Seabreeze (599-9) 736-8800 -- -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Rodizio Brazilian Steak House (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
The Curacao Lagoon & Restaurant (599-9) 462-9499 -- -- -- --
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
Giorgio's Restaurant (599-9) 462-5400 (ext. 3031) -- -- 1.4 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

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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