Klein (Little) Curacao
Klein (Little) Curacao
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The beach here is excellent, with fine, white powder sand and clear water.
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  • Christina P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the rough voyage
    100000000% made my entire trip to Curacao. Crystal clear water, excellent temperature perfect for snorkeling. Keep in mind, the seas to get there are a little rough, so be sure to take Dramamine if you get seasick, and it’ll ruin your entire day, go ahead and skip just know you’ll be missing out on an incredible experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Pwe108
    Long Beach, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Island Fun
    Awesome trip, the staff was incredible. The captain kept everyone entertained. The crew was very attentive to and from the island. I was skeptical when they said the captain would be bbq the food on the book while the people where on the island, but the food was amazing. Everyone on the boat enjoyed themselves.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Pam S
    Lethbridge, Canada49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crystal Blue Waters
    The beach was soft white, the water crystal clear. We saw fish, stingray, and some corals. The day we went was 30 degrees and no clouds in the sky. When they say use sunscreen, they mean it. My back got very burnt as I was snorkeling for 3 hours straight with my back exposed. Other than that, it was the perfect day. We went with Blue Fin Tis Tours and they were the best. The bbq was delicious and came with an open bar.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
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Laura E
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I booked a catamaran trip -the boat tour staff was great and the island does have beautiful water BUT a few things we didn’t like :
1. the trip to the island was VERY rough. The staff said it is choppy water every day just some days are worse than others. 90%of the people got sea sick with some actually throwing up and it is and 1.5 HOUR ride. I wish the staff would have warned us before booking the tour.

2. Snorkeling was poor. We saw one turtle while we were on the boat-none while snorkeling. My husband saw 2-3 nice fishes

Most of the other people on the tour said there are nicer snorkeling spots elsewhere.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sherida
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Let me start by saying that I believe this island trip appeals to specific types of travelers. I'm simply not one of them.
So if you are someone who likes to spend a lot of time in the water snorkeling, looking for stuff to explore and don't care about tanning, picture perfect beaches or unlimited drinks my review might be for you.

Klein Curaçao was recommended as a must-go place for snorkeling in pretty much every list I've seen but compared to the rest of Curaçao, it was very barren. Visibility is so so, the turtles there only come for the food given by the boats and there is hardly anything to see except sand and a fish here and there. There is a bit of interesting reef near the point of the island but it is a long swim with strong current and lots of rocks. I don't recommend it unless you are a strong swimmer with fins.

The tour operator we went with was good and they took great care of us! We opted for one of the smaller ones (Adventure Tours Curaçao) taking a speedboat which cut the travel time in half compared to the others. It can be a rough boat trip so take your meds and have a big breakfast. The guides shared a lot of information about Curaçao, even taking a bit of a detour on the way back to show us more of the island and its history. If I was just reviewing them, this would be a 5 star review!

But yeah, if you are a snorkeling enthusiast who prefers to stay in the shade and doesn't care for unlimited drinks, I recommend skipping Klein Curaçao and take a drive around the island to the remote beaches around Westpunt or Director's Bay.
Written September 10, 2021
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TravelMama718
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We took a popular catamaran (don’t want to name them but this applies to all operators as they all take the same path) with two young children aged 3 and 6. We were told that it might be a little rough but not terrible and that lots of people go with kids. The ride was almost two hours of pure hell - you are basically fighting tall waves the whole way. By the end of it, over 90% of the passengers had vomited and everyone was miserable. The crew was great at taking care of everyone but they should have never let us take kids on that trip. The beach was nice once we got there but certainly not worth what we went through. The way back was also rough but not as bad and slightly quicker. I don’t recommend it to anyone, and especially not to families with young children!!!!
Written January 24, 2020
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Alicia M
Bangor, ME25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
this site was great as you were able to snorkel and see sea turtles up close. there is a man there who feeds and calls the turtles who makes the stop hard to handle as he is noisy and disruptive. People need to respect the animals as well and observe and not touch as it is dangerous to the animal. The turtles were a joy to observe. Area very small and crowded.
Written January 6, 2020
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ashleyinthesky
Los Angeles, CA107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went to Klein Curacao on day trip with Irie Tours (Bounty Adventures). Took about 1.5 hours to reach the island by catamaran. Island features beautiful beaches with white sand, an abandoned lighthouse, and two ship wrecks (well, one ship and one small boat) on the East side of the island. Light house was ~15 minute walk from the beach and shipwrecks were additional ~15. Walk over early in the day as it gets hotter in the afternoons. Island has no permanent human residents but the biggest hermit crab population we have ever encountered. We spent some time snorkeling near the beach. Saw a sea turtle, many fish, and the head of a dead barracuda (sea turtle and fish were helping themselves). No services available on island (seriously, none), so make sure to come with a day tour or bring everything you need for the day.
Written January 1, 2020
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Darrel R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This trip was amazing the water was calm and the catamaran was very comfortable and the crew was fabulous. When we got to he island and went ashore to do snorkeling and some sightseeing. To be aware that the island is very flat and consists of lava rock. There was a couple ship wrecks there and a lighthouse to explore. While we were there we swam with sea turtles they hung around for about 2 hrs giving everyone lots of time to swim with them.
This was a fantastic excursion well worth the money
Written February 1, 2020
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roberlynn
Washington DC, DC315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
While it was fun riding on a catamaran for two hours to visit less than a mile in length uninhabited island for approximately 2 hours of swimming and walking around the shore and a delish lunch on the boat. The waves were a bit rough and the island was windy. The beaches in north Curacao will serve you well with stunning swims in crystal clear water.
Written March 18, 2023
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DayTrip597973
Bayonne, NJ18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was one of my favorite beaches. Starting with the view of crystal clear water with white sand. Having that to look at all day is just great. Another reason we kept coming back to this beach is because this was one of the beaches that the locals frequent the most. Which means you get to hear their music smell their food as the bbq and interaction was great. Being among the locals was one of our favorite things about the experience.
Written March 14, 2020
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Mimi
Willemstad, Curaçao22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Get ready for amazingly turquoise waters and a long white sandy beach. There are a few public beach huts, but besides that its a flat island, with no trees/shade. There is a lighthouse that is totally worth the short walk and there are some shipwrecks at the other side of the island.

Be sure to bring your sunscreen, snorkeling gear and good vibes!
Written August 4, 2020
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Christina
Brooklyn, NY162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I finally had a chance to visit Klein Curaçao! We took at catamaran over to the island which is a longer trip but really nice to sail on the open sea. The day was beautiful and didn't start out too hot. When you get to the island the beach is beautiful white sand and the water is a beautiful aquamarine. It was a little murky near the shore and not much to see snorkeling but that quickly changes if you swim out a few minutes. Then you get to see a good variety of fish and my friend saw a turtle (i missed it!). When you first get to the island it is the best time to go see the lighthouse and the shipwreck before it gets too hot. After that is perfect for relaxing in the shade, or a nice swim or snorkel. My biggest advice is that no amount of sunscreen is too much. Be generous!!!! It was a lovely way to spend a day.
Written May 23, 2021
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