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Jan Thiel Beach

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #24 of 36 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Beaches
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White Marsh, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This beach has some pretty good snorkeling just outside the rock walls but it's very crowded. If you prefer less crowded beaches then go somewhere else because there are other pretty beaches with good snorkeling. The upside is that the paid parking has security.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Families fun time they go beyound your wildest dreams of giving your your vacations the sparkle it deserve to spend a day at the beach is like living in paradise. Shopping ,diving,water flying, tennis playing ,valley ball .dont forget they got restuarant,casino ,ice cream mart ,spa .wanna live your dreams visit us now .oh they go they got the best... More

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For Curacao this beach is below average, there are much nicer waters! The facilities are good but the service sucks! There are a view resorts at the beach so it is crowded!

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I gave this beach a 3 because the area we were in was very rocky and hard on the feet. If you like to lay on the beach and not get in the water, this would be for you. We did get some great photos here but that was about it. Probably wouldn't visit it again.

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Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I went to Curacao for a "snorkeling" vacation. In the literature we read, Jan Thiel Beach was recommended as a great snorkeling spot. We chose Jan Thiel as our first spot. We found it to be average snorkeling and were a little concerned that if this beach was rated as one of the best, what would the... More

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I just had a few hours to spend in Curacao and we decided to visit the Jan Thiel beach. It was thankfully very quiet that day. We could really enjoy all those birds who came very close. View was great and also the food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Commercial beach with full service. If you like that go for it. There is a fee and no own food/drinks allowed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As the title says, there are much better options when staying in Curaçao! We decided to go to Jan Thiel Beach for a few hours since our villa was just steps away. We were disappointed when we arrived for several reasons: there is only a small section of the beach that has direct water access. The rest of the beach... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very nice typical commercial beach, all facilities available, nice restaurants and bar. Beach is clean, we had nice stay here but place is too crowded.

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British Columbia, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was a very developed European style beach. Very safe with various ameneties. I prefer the more wild beaches to the North but that's just my preference. If you like lounge chairs, secure parking, restaurants and shops, protected waters and no sharp rocks or coral, this is one of the places on Curacao for you.

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