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Address: | Caracasbaaiweg Next to Chogogo Resort, Willemstad, Curacao

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Nice but not natural beach

Nice beach with fine restaurants and bars. Nice at saturday evening with live music Although all the glass bottles on the beach after the happy hour is somewhat annoying, Should... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
DeBrander
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Heeze, The Netherlands
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Heeze, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice beach with fine restaurants and bars. Nice at saturday evening with live music Although all the glass bottles on the beach after the happy hour is somewhat annoying, Should use more large garbage bins to remove the trash.Nice beach constructed woth palm trees and a very nice sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the perfect beach closer to town that Curacao has to offer. 20 min from punda and lots of activities to do here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

warm water, nice F&B good and ample sunbeds even lounge beds. Completed by infinity pool located right at the sea. Beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach here is very friendly for families and couples. The beach is beautiful and safe with great options for drinks and dining.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You sure will love this beach, here is all the amenities you never thought you would get. Plenty of restaurants, grocery stores. It's to much to mention, in one word it's an outstanding place to be for sure.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Really nice beach, where you can swim and dive, plane of restaurants and bars, paddle court, stunning view. Really nice hotels nearby

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

While the water was calm, clear, and beautiful, this isn't really a beach. It is a man-made beach resort with a small strip of beach, a dock/pier you can jump from, and lots of loungers. Our disappointment is partially due to our lack of research as we wanted a beach to walk along with more sand. On the plus side... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

South of Willamstad are two neighbor beaches, Jan Thiel and Papagayo. We went to Jan Thiel beach on a Sunday afternoon. I think it was about $4 each to go in, and that includes parking. It was busy and there was hardly a lounge available. We went to a closed restaurant near the SCUBA shop. It was out of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This little gem is perfect to get started. Sure, you can rent a car and get to some other beautiful secluded spots, but this place is convenient and has it all: resorts, bars, nightlife, car rental, water sports, beach service and of course diving. The dive shop there is great, they are knowledgeable and offer decent prices.

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Thank Rob S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The beach is nice to swim, but has a lot of people due to the building of a new hotel. However having said that the early morning hours are excellent here, the bar opens around 900 for a lovely cappuccino. The saturday happy hours with live music are magical. Lots of dining and lunch options, from takeaway pizza to exclusive... More 

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