Best beaches on the island

White sandy beaches offering the perfect spot for some relaxation, romance and maybe a touch of watersports... Curaçao doesn’t disappoint! And although the island boasts already 38 "official" beaches, you will find plenty of other little coves along the coastline to provide you with the more intimate and peaceful experience you're after. On the island, these smaller sandy spots are referred to as “bocas”, while the larger and typically defined beaches are called “playas”.

The calm waters of the island's South coastline provide ideal conditions for swimming, whereas expect rougher and wilder currents around the Atlantic coast. For Curaçao's best beaches, head to the Westpunt on the west coast, where turquoise waters and towering rock faces meet to create an impressive and picturesque background.

  JAN THIEL BEACH    If you aren’t staying at the Jan Thiel Resort you’ll need to pay a small...  More    

JAN THIEL BEACH

If you aren’t staying at the Jan Thiel Resort you’ll need to pay a small... More

 

  PLAYA KALKI   This beach sits in front of beautiful hills and cliffs which are green and full of life...  More    

PLAYA KALKI

This beach sits in front of beautiful hills and cliffs which are green and full of life... More

 

  BARBARA BEACH   This is a beach that was once only visited by the locals at weekends, but now...  More    

BARBARA BEACH

This is a beach that was once only visited by the locals at weekends, but now... More

 

  BLUE BAY BEACH   Located just northwest of Willemstad near Sint Michiel village, this soft white sand and shady beach is popular with both locals and...  More    

BLUE BAY BEACH

Located just northwest of Willemstad near Sint Michiel village, this soft white sand and shady beach is popular with both locals and... More

 

  BOKA ST MICHIEL   Located in a traditional fishing village on the west of Willemstad. The small beach...  More    

BOKA ST MICHIEL

Located in a traditional fishing village on the west of Willemstad. The small beach... More

 

  CARACASBAAI   A popular spot amongst locals, divers and snorkelers, this coarse sand and...  More    

CARACASBAAI

A popular spot amongst locals, divers and snorkelers, this coarse sand and... More

 

  DAAIBOOIBAAI   Small bay with a small fishermen's cove and a rocky ledge offering a good...  More    

DAAIBOOIBAAI

Small bay with a small fishermen's cove and a rocky ledge offering a good... More

 

  KLEIN CURAÇAO   Located 8 miles off the southeast coast, Klein Curaçao island boasts the...  More    

KLEIN CURAÇAO

Located 8 miles off the southeast coast, Klein Curaçao island boasts the... More

 

  PLAYA KENEPA & PLAYA ABOU   Two of the island's most popular spots, with Playa Kenepa being a more intimate ...  More    

PLAYA KENEPA & PLAYA ABOU

Two of the island's most popular spots, with Playa Kenepa being a more intimate ... More

 

  KOKOMO BEACH   Formerly known as Vaersenbaai, this beach went under complete renovation and...  More    

KOKOMO BEACH

Formerly known as Vaersenbaai, this beach went under complete renovation and... More

 

  PLAYA PORTO MARI   Located on the private land of Plantages Porto Mari, on the west coast, this stunning eco-conscious, white sandy beach has calm crystalline...  More    

PLAYA PORTO MARI

Located on the private land of Plantages Porto Mari, on the west coast, this stunning eco-conscious, white sandy beach has calm crystalline... More

 

  PLAYA FORTI   Different from the island's other beaches, Playa Forti is made of coarse brown...  More

PLAYA FORTI

Different from the island's other beaches, Playa Forti is made of coarse brown... More

  PLAYA LAGUN   Located at the heart of the Lagun village, this little cove is a popular site...  More

PLAYA LAGUN

Located at the heart of the Lagun village, this little cove is a popular site... More

  PLAYA PISKADO / PLAYA GRANDI   With manchineel trees creating naturally shaded spots, this small fishermen's...  More

PLAYA PISKADO / PLAYA GRANDI

With manchineel trees creating naturally shaded spots, this small fishermen's... More