Cas Abao Beach

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Cas Abao Beach
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Heather S
London, Canada81 contributions
Couples
This beach was beautiful and the best place to snorkel. I wish we could have spent a few more hours there. They have a little restaurant, bathrooms, an open-air dive shop, place to get a beachside massage and plenty of parking. I didn't like how everything was roped off for cruise ship tours with caution tape because it looked unnatural but we were part of that group and paid about $50 USD each to go to the beach from the terminal in Willemstad. It was well worth it to see!!!
Written May 21, 2022
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Kenneth K
41 contributions
Couples
A nice beach which is rather wide. If you want a place in the shadow, you need to arrive early as all the parasols are fixed and quickly occupied. Take your own food and drinks (in a cool box preferably) as the restaurant serves only simple food and drinks.
Written January 3, 2022
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,706 contributions
Very nice and cheap full service beach - also known as Bon Bini Beach. Entrance is NAF 10 per car, and NAF 5 for a bed each. Including one shower coin per bed. Extra shower coins are NAF 1 each. Reviews claiming that this is a commercial and/or very expensive beach because it's free to swim on most beaches are simply not true: at every full service resort beach you have to pay an entrance fee and pass a guard before you can park your car. Cas Abou is no exception. If you want a free swim, go to a local beach like Playa Parassa or Marie Pompoen.

A dirt road that could be a challenge with a small and/or low car, leads to the parking lot. Expect a mix of locals, expats and tourists. The water here is crystal clear, but as with most Curaçao beaches you can expect rocks in the sand.

There is a small snack bar catered towards local, Dutch cuisine and a small selection of good cocktails like Piña Colado on offer. There's a 'we don't have steak' sign on the menu board, so I'm assuming they got fed up by American tourists asking if they served steak ;)

There isn't much shade on this beach: spots under a palm tree or parasols thus are in popular demand. Do keep in in mind that there are coconuts growing in those palm trees and that it tends to get very windy on the beach. So personally I would not be that comfortable with sitting under a palm tree when there is that small, but present chance or your skull getting crushed. Just saying!

Furthermore, there is Wi-Fi. But you need to be close to the snack bar (where the router is) to get a decent connections. Toilets are okay and cleaned regularly.

The only downside of this beach is that the plastic beach beds are very, very, very uncomfortable. If you are able to bring some kind of seat padding with you I'd suggest you do so. You'll thank me for it!
Written September 6, 2020
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Elizimiami
Miami Beach, FL42 contributions
Friends
The vast majority of the beach was roped off for cruise ship guests yet to arrive. The remaining paying guests were corralled into a tiny section with very few chairs. The staff were rude to non cruise guests leaving us to feel unwanted and unwelcome. We could not secure chairs or beach space so left after getting our money back. Note this was in the morning . Beautiful beach but won’t be back after this experience
Written February 25, 2022
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miro81
Kosice, Slovakia100 contributions
Family
We came to this amazing beach at 5 PM. We had to pay full entry fee, luckily we didn’t rent any sunbeds and sunshade, as we had to left the beach before 6 PM. The staff started to rush as out of water 20 minutes before 6 PM, because the beach was closing. Why to put a big photo of a lady taking a sunset pic next to the beach entrance, when it is impossible to take one? The sun sets down at 6:40, so you can’t carch it on camera. Secind big issue is, that the owner rents the entire middle part of the beach to a cruise tours, so you have to stay on sides which have mainly rocky entrance to the water and also a rocky sea bottom. This is a perfetc example how can greed destroy otherwise top-notch experience.
Written February 18, 2022
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Brandon F
Curaçao6 contributions
As I write this I have Ojays "Use Ta be My Girl" playing in my head b/c this was our favorite beach. And when I say our, I mean the group of us that would always go for the past 6-10 years. I've been going for 12 as a resident here. Pretty much our go-to beach. I understand getting cruise ships there to boost business and get some extra cash flow but, come on, don't caution tape off the best parts where it it isn't super rocky. Which is the far right side.

"Well, you should get there earlier" you say. We do. First thing as it opens up, we would get a nice spot and set up for the day and stay until close. When we would leave, we would make sure everything was cleaned up, and give a big shout to "The Bao" for another lovely beach day with the Curacao homies. However, these past 6 or 7 months that doesn't even matter b/c 30 - 40% of the beach is cation taped off and you can't really enjoy it. Should be first come, first serve like all the other beaches in Curacao. I do feel bad for people taking in flights to see this absolutely gorgeous beach b/c when they arrive, there is caution tape like an investigation is underway.

*****With all that aside, the people at the Dive Shop are absolutely top notch and great people to dive with. The Chickie Nuggies at the little restaurant are fantastic and the chair people are nice. The taping off the beach has nothing to do with the Dive Shop and the Restaurant there. So, on that note....I will leave the beach with a little Player "Baby Come BACK."

P.S. Sorry to the security guy on the beach that I yelled at for the taping off. Not your fault bud, you're just doing your job.
Written May 6, 2022
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Familie de Jongste
Roosendaal, The Netherlands74 contributions
We visit on a Sunday. Then it is probably more busy as on weekdays but not overcrowded.

Beach is on the end of an unpaved road and you can only reach after paying at the gate. At the beach you can hire a bed and if you are lucky, you can find a spot in the shadow.

On the beach is a small snack corner with a bar. Also you have restrooms and showers.

The beach is sandy but the water is a little difficult to access because of all the stones(old coral). When you are finally in the water, you can see a lot of fish swimming around you. For kids it is important to keep an eye on them because in and out of the water is not easy.
Written April 25, 2022
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Marci B
Long Valley, NJ6 contributions
I was dazzled by crystal clear water, we went to a dozen beaches in Curacao, but this was by far the nicest for a relaxing day. The sand was so soft and mostly coral free (many Curacao beaches have lots of coral which is tough on bare feet), no waves. Get there early if you want to rent loungers ($3USD each and you get a shower token).
Written January 12, 2020
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John G
6 contributions
Beautiful beach, plenty of shaded areas. Very crowded today. Possibly because of the carnival holiday. Many buses dropping off crowds. Also three larger boats backed into the cove. Jet skis were deployed and buzzed around the area. Some dropped people off on the beach. Another party boat came in with music blasting breaking the peaceful day. Fortunately they left a while later.
Written February 24, 2020
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Brenda F
Castle Rock, CO104 contributions
When we first taveled to Curacao, there was nothing at this beach. Now there is a food and drink bar. The beach is clean with beautiful aqua water. There is a massage therapist. Best of all for us, there is a great dive shop (BDiving). We did not rent tanks from them but they offered to let us use their rinse tanks and hanging racks. There is an entry fee of 10 Florin and a 3 florin charge for beach chairs. This is a safe beach due to entry guard and the amount of activity.
Written March 23, 2021
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