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Jan Thiel Beach

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #23 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Beaches
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

this is a very nice beach, with a pizzeria there, and also a restaurant. there is a lot to do next to just sun tanning there. we really liked this beach and we went 3 times during our trip.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a very relaxing day at the beach and they some great restaurants there. The food was good. White sandy beach. They even had some beach tennis courts. We had a great day there.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The restaurant has good options for lunch and the service is good, on the restaurant and on the beach chairs. On weekends it is a little crowed but still the best options!

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