Most beaches in Curacao are concentrated on the southern coast, especially the western side. You can find these from Kaap St. Marie up to Westpunt.

Below are some of the best to visit when you travel to Curacao.

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10 of the Best Beaches in Curacao

Playa Grote Kenapa

Also known as Big Knip is a large sand beach west of the town of Lagun.

Playa Kalki

Also know as Alice in Wonderland, is located at the far west end of the island past the town of Westpunt. Kura Hulanda Lodge has a restaurant at the beach and Ocean Encounters West which is a full service dive shop. For a small fee, you have use of a dive locker for storage of personal items while diving/snorkeling and use of fresh water showers and equipment cleaning area.

Playa Kleine Kenapa

Also known as Little Knip is another beach past the town of Lagun. It is a nice secluded beach with plenty of shade trees if you desire to stay out of the direct sun. The bar/restaurant on this site operates on a sporadic schedule, so visit prepared.

Playa Jeremi 

A small secluded beach slightly north of Lagun. There are no facilities here.

Playa Lagun

A secluded bay towards the western end of the island in the town of Lagun. It is a small sandy beach on a rectangular shaped bay with tall cliffs on each side. The waters adjacent to the cliffs is excellent place for snorkeling. Both sides of the bay along the cliffs are teaming with a wide variety of marine life and corals. The left side of the bay has a greater variety of underwater structure for a better experience. The beach has the Discover Diving CuraƧao dive shop which also has a small restaurant.

Playa Porto Mari 

A large beach with a full service restaurant, and a complete dive dive shop including fresh water showers and restrooms operated by Porto Mari Sports.

Cas Abao

A beach on a plantation. It is a long stretched sandy beach with lots of facilities including huts, beach chairs, restaurant, fresh water showers and bathrooms.

Hook’s Hut 

Located on the Piscadera Bay. The location is a short drive a few miles west of downtown Willemstad near The Marriott and Hilton hotels. It has many beach amenities including showers/bathrooms, Hook’s dive center and an excellent full service restaurant.

Kontiki Beach 

About a ten minute drive east from downtown Willemstad near Breezes hotel. Kontiki is a full service beach offering watersports, shops, beachbar and a restaurant.It is also serviced by Ocean Encounters dive center.

Mambo Beach 

Next door to Kontiki beach and is the place where locals and tourists alike visit for the nightlife partying here.


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