Grote Knip
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  • ACe
    Trinidad and Tobago8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful natural bay
    Definitely a "must-visit" on any trip to Curacao. Accessible by car or even public bus from Otrobanda (route 'Lagun Knip'). Beautiful turquoise waters, which are clear, clean and calm. Colourful fish swimming by the rocks. Great experience
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • roberlynn
    Washington DC, District of Columbia315 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drive to the north is worth for a stunning swim.
    One of the best beaches I have gone to in this world for its crystal clear water and not so crowded to swim in the water. I give this beach a four star because the beach does not have a concession that accepts card payment. Bring plenty of cash in ANG or USD for some booze and snacks. Two sweet things I came across on the beach are meeting a feral pig who dives its nose in bags and even in the sand and there are coral pieces you walk onto the water.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Rob007Kent_UK
    Wye, United Kingdom1,030 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtakingly stunning
    This is a stunning beach with aquamarine water, white powder sand and an impressive backdrop. We visited here on a Sunday and the beach was really busy as it’s popular with the locals and the tourists. Part of the beach was roped off at one end for a private party with music played all day so had very much of a party vibe. The drive from Willemstadt took around 40 mins, parking was easy, entrance is free and two beds and an umbrella right on the shoreline was $15. We had an amazing day here and it was just like a little slice of paradise!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Megan R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    Beautiful beach. Water was very clear but not as calm as other beaches so perhaps not so good for very small children. We didn’t see many fish, but we were lucky enough to see a wild pig lounging on the beach! Probably best to go early in the morning or late afternoon if you want to be sure to get a lounger with shade. There’s a basic snack bar on the beach and a great juice place in the car park.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • nic0e
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing clear blue water
    Really really really clear water with amazing visibility. The rock walls on either side offer great snorkeling. There are chairs and some equipment to rent. There is a small snack bar. This was some of the nicest beach water I’ve ever seen.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Carolyn S
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning but rough surf
    So beautiful. Your eyes won't be able to compute all the stunning shades of blue in the pristine water. Everything you need chairs, palapas, snack bar and smoothie place with the most happy, friendly smoothie making family vibing to good music in their space. Not overly touristy. We came on a day when the waves were quite powerful. I would not recommend this beach for anyone under the age of 7 or over the age of 70. There are coral and rocks upon entering the water and my teens got quite a few abrasions from being thrown upon the coral by the waves. But once you are past that, the water about 4 feet out is lovely. Because of the fierce surf, we were unable to cliff dive or snorkel, but on a calm day there this might be possible. Also, if you bring snacks, watch out for the beach pig who managed to swipe and scratch down our bag of chips! lol
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Elainetsai
    Lancaster, California120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grote Knip is the best
    We were here on 06 January a Saturday. There is a large parking area and it is crowded in the afternoon but the water is lovely. We snorkeled and for us on this day, we saw a good variety of fish. You have to snorkel along the cliffs where locals and tourists were jumping in the water. For me, of all the beaches we visited and snorkeled at Grote Knip was the nicest. Chair rental is 5.00 US. There are snack shacks, equipment rental for snorkels and masks and boards. I took a couple of photos that shows the crowds but everyone was nice.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2024
  • PapaScarbelly
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Grote Knip
    Beautiful beach! We rented a car from cruise port nad drive to here and other beaches north of port. Loved this beach. A bit crowded bug worth the visit! We would absolutley return!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • BillandKellyMc
    Greenville, South Carolina111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful secluded beach
    Ask the locals and they’ll tell you this is the most beautiful beach on the island. It’s a bit tough to find (45 minutes from Willemstad) but well worth the drive. Probably not the best beach for diving as there’s no dive shop there, but excellent for snorkeling and swimming. Comfortable lounges with huts for sun protection but get there by 10:30 if you want one. There’s lots of shade under the trees a little further back if you’re running late, and snack bars up by the parking lot. If you go to Curacao don’t miss this place!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
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Rob007Kent_UK
Wye, UK1,030 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a stunning beach with aquamarine water, white powder sand and an impressive backdrop. We visited here on a Sunday and the beach was really busy as it’s popular with the locals and the tourists. Part of the beach was roped off at one end for a private party with music played all day so had very much of a party vibe. The drive from Willemstadt took around 40 mins, parking was easy, entrance is free and two beds and an umbrella right on the shoreline was $15. We had an amazing day here and it was just like a little slice of paradise!
Written March 20, 2023
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JAG
Bogota, Colombia56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful beach with blue crystalline water. We visited on a Sunday, so the beach was very busy with lots of locals. Lots of BBQ, music and people having fun. Very interesting to watch, although it made it a bit difficult to relax (noisy/busy)

Despite how busy/packed the beach was, we didn’t have much trouble finding sun loungers and shade. By the time we left (early afternoon) the beach was even more packed, so it may be more difficult to find chairs/shade then.

This beach is on the west tip of the island. It can be a long drive, depending on where you’re staying.
Written January 8, 2020
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Panda & Fig
London, UK42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Grote knip is a free beach with plenty of parking. There is a viewpoint giving beautiful panoramic views of the sea and two stalls. One sold pastries and corn on the cob whilst the other served what looked like Cornish pasties and some of the best smoothies and shakes we have ever tasted at about $5 a drink.

A set of steps takes you down to the beach. A set of two loungers and a parasol cost 25 guilder. The toilets cost 1 guilder to use. We would rate this beach 6/10. The sand is soft with lots of crabs scuttling over the surface but the sea was quite choppy and not that great for snorkelling but we did have a great time.
Written September 22, 2022
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Rob O
New York City, NY139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
If you came for the beaches, this is one you definitely cannot miss! The water is clear and beautiful, there are rocks to jump off of and there are chairs and parasols for rent ($5 for chair; $10 for parasol). The chair service was good and the man working was friendly. Up at the top of the stairs is a good smoothie and snack bar.
Written February 13, 2022
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Hengsti
Juchen, Germany646 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It is a nice beach, offers enough space and great clear water. Of course it is crowded due to the fact that it is one of the famous beaches of Curacao. If you intend to enjoy a more cosy beach you definitely have to go to other places.
Written November 10, 2022
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Elainetsai
Lancaster, CA120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were here on 06 January a Saturday.
There is a large parking area and it is crowded in the afternoon but the water is lovely. We snorkeled and for us on this day, we saw a good variety of fish. You have to snorkel along the cliffs where locals and tourists were jumping in the water. For me, of all the beaches we visited and snorkeled at Grote Knip was the nicest. Chair rental is 5.00 US. There are snack shacks, equipment rental for snorkels and masks and boards. I took a couple of photos that shows the crowds but everyone was nice.
Written January 6, 2024
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vmacek
Hebron, KY83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This beach was my toddler's favorite. For some reason the ratio of sand to rocks, and the depth of the water was perfect for her playing and swimming. My husband did some cliff jumping there. We went in the afternoon though and there was no open bathrooms at that time, everything was shut down and locked up. Beautiful views here!
Written July 31, 2022
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ACe
Trinidad and Tobago8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Definitely a "must-visit" on any trip to Curacao.
Accessible by car or even public bus from Otrobanda (route 'Lagun Knip').
Beautiful turquoise waters, which are clear, clean and calm.
Colourful fish swimming by the rocks.
Great experience
Written March 13, 2023
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travelgirl315
Canton, GA1,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The most gorgeous beach you will ever see. Pictures cannot capture the stunning blue water and rugged cliffs in a way that does any justice to it's true beauty. There is a balcony area as you approach in which you can cliff jump from if you're brave! I did it and it was worth it! Beach chairs are at a small cost, and there is a snack bar. I suggest getting a coconut and a pastiche from the local woman on the balcony...delicious. There are pigs that roam around and mind their own business, looking for any leftovers. If you don't see them on the beach, try walking back to the shaded tree line, there were several laying in the shade. The water was the best swim and snorkel I had with some pretty fish and interesting coral around the cliff areas. The water gets deep very quickly here, there are some rocks and coral to negotiate but that's all part of the amazing natural shoreline. Enjoy!
Written February 23, 2023
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PapaScarbelly
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful beach! We rented a car from cruise port nad drive to here and other beaches north of port. Loved this beach. A bit crowded bug worth the visit! We would absolutley return!
Written January 22, 2024
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