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Jan Thiel Beach

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #22 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Beaches
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Willemstad, Curacao
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I've seen the transformation of this beach over the years and it has really grown into a beach with all kinds of facilities and still kept it's charm.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Comercialized but good snorkeling outside the rocks. Inside the cove has horrible visibility.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This beach has great views and a walking path behind it. No snorkeling or getting in, that I found. It's very rocky. There's MUCH better beaches like Playa Cas Abou or Knip Bay.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

It can get busy, but if you like your food and drink close to your beach chair this is perfect. The food at Zest comes recommended by locals.

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OldForge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Best dive opreation on the Island! Scuba-Do They treat you like kings, not cattle! Great new dive boat for small to large size groups. They will dive what you want , not what they want! Ask for Peter or Rob...they will take good care of you!

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Beautiful area with lots of lounge chairs (that you must pay for) and a selection of nice restaurants (which are overpriced). Parking is free for dining/casino but you have to pay if you're going for the beach. Water is lovely and good for snorkeling (but so is everywhere on the island). If you don't speak Dutch, there can be some... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I went to Jan Thiel for a swim. this is a nice place to relax and have a dip. When I was going through the reviews I saw the one of "49 lazydays" I could not image how someone can write that bad about Jan Thiel saying that it is not a real beach. Jan Thiel is one of Curacao... More

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We ordered 6 pizzas for 9 people the other day. We asked for water for the children in our party but were told that, as policy, they will not give tap water. Instead, they suggested that we buy a bottle of water for $13 or 25 guilders. Unbelievable but true!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

tourists only great sand and places to eat.Real dutch treats to eat

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The name is somewhat misleading as there is no beach except a small man made area that resembles a sand lot. For swimming the water is also of questionable quality.

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