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“Beautiful beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jan Thiel Beach

Jan Thiel Beach
Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #20 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

One of the best beaches to visit. Food is expensive and you have to pay an entrance fee for parking but overall was nice. I recommend you go on the outer trail on the right side of parking lot to hike to the farther side of beach. Had great view and beautiful lagoon.

Visited September 2013
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Willemstad, Curacao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“combination of beach and restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The scene is updated and new. they also have restaurant options and next to it is the papagayo area with also beach and restaurants.

Janthiel is nice for swimming and relaxing and if you enjoy a lil sweat they have a volley net to play beach volley...just bring your own ball

Visited September 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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“OK place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The snorkeling was not good inside the bay and the water outside was too choppy to spend a lot of time outside it.

Visited September 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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“Full of Amenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Jan Thiel was a bit difficult to find from Westpunt, especially since most of the roads around Curacao aren't marked. When we got there, it had everything you could ask for. A spa, shopping, restaurants, a very nice (small) casino, and even a few beach choices - some were on the little pool lagoon built into the sea and some were on a manufactured beach in a mini harbor. I would definitely consider planning my next trip around staying in the Jan Thiel area.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Very nice, good snorkeling / diving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

So, other reviews have covered the many restaurants, which are very top notch. And the beach area is sandy although a little crowded. We had no trouble finding a "pay" chair and umbrellas. One over looked feature is the swim platform and the sunken wreck just past it. It sits in 60ft of water, with the high point at about 15ft. Clearly visible as a snorkeler. There's also quite few large fish in and about both the raft and wreck....

Visited August 2013
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