Blue Bay Beach
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  • Caitlin K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and snorkel haven
    We mostly went to public beaches on Curacao but found the $12 entry fee to Blue Bay completely worth it. Lots of shade, friendly service at the bar, and so peaceful. We had a fantastic day snorkeling and reading - one of the best days of the trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Phyllis W
    Atlanta, Georgia248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and quaint.
    Beautiful clear water. Small and quaint. Not over run with people. Way to find shade and sunny spots. Beach restaurant and service to the beach seated area. There is a place for diving lessons also.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Michaela M
    Westmount, Canada316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    We were staying in the Blue Bay Resort so we had a car that gave us free access to the beach otherwise you have to pay a small fee. Absolutely gorgeous beach. The water is so clear and blue and perfect temperature. You can bring your own snorkels or rent there for $15. Lots of pretty fish to be seen. Not overly crowded when we were there and there is a restaurant right on the beach and a small shop that sells sunscreen etc. you can also learn how to dive there. We chose to rent a Palapa from Brass Boer which was $100 a day and it was well worth it. They give you a towel and water and you can order food from them which is not crazy expensive. The palapa gave us shade , privacy and we had a net that we could lie on over the water to get sun. Totally relaxing. A few nights a week I believe Friday and sometimes Wednesdays there is live music at night on the beach and a big bonfire where they sell marshmallows to roast.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Jeff M
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private Beach Resort in Curacao
    We disembarked from our cruise ship and walked a short distance to the cab stand, where we me Jennifer. We advised her that we wnted to ride to Mambo Beach. She said it would cost $8 for the cab per person and $3.50 for entry to the beach. Chairs and umbrella would be extra. While riding, Jennifer made a suggestion that would cost $10 for the cab and $12 for entry to the beach. Shade trees and comfortable chaise lounges were included in the entry fee, so it was actually cheaper than going to Mambo Beach. Once inside the resort, there was a small private beach and a protected inlet as well as a restaurant, bar and bathrooms. We were Jennifer's first customers of the day and we arranged to have her pick us up at 3:30. At the end of our beautiful beach day, Jennifer was waiting for us at the gate to drive us back to the ship.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 25, 2024
  • A K
    Wilmington, North Carolina43 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overcrowded to the max; Has Gone Downhill
    We’ve been coming here for years, and the place has just gone downhill so much. The short answer is, they have to stop letting day passes in, the beach is incredibly overcrowded, with literal arguments breaking out over seating. If they made it for residents only , it would go along way. The beach is gorgeous, but just so overcrowded.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 9, 2024
  • Tina A
    Houston, Texas42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing snorkeling!!! Beautiful place!
    Blue Bay Beach was amazing and wonderful - a highlight of our cruise. We went there as an excursion from the Norwegian Prima. We have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and this place is one of the best. The water is clear and calm, and it is easy entry from the beach - no large dips or waves. There are MANY types of fish in this bay and I got many amazing underwater photos. The ability to snorkel off the beach in calm, clear water with many fish is what snorkeling is all about! I read some of the low rating reviews and I can't believe they are talking about the same place. There was no bad smell, no dirty beach, and a reasonable number of people in the water. It was like paradise!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2024
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LeeAnn J
Orlando, FL103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A very beautiful Destiination the beaches are beautiful clean and wonderfully kept. we did a day trip and the staff was good. We spent our time out by the beach basking in the sun and enjoying the incredible view that it had to offer. The only downside was that they charged five dollars American for a single soda Coca-Cola. The shower area was very well kept clean restrooms were easily accessible lots of shade chairs and just natural beauty.
Written February 16, 2020
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Jeff M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We disembarked from our cruise ship and walked a short distance to the cab stand, where we me Jennifer. We advised her that we wnted to ride to Mambo Beach. She said it would cost $8 for the cab per person and $3.50 for entry to the beach. Chairs and umbrella would be extra. While riding, Jennifer made a suggestion that would cost $10 for the cab and $12 for entry to the beach. Shade trees and comfortable chaise lounges were included in the entry fee, so it was actually cheaper than going to Mambo Beach. Once inside the resort, there was a small private beach and a protected inlet as well as a restaurant, bar and bathrooms.
We were Jennifer's first customers of the day and we arranged to have her pick us up at 3:30. At the end of our beautiful beach day, Jennifer was waiting for us at the gate to drive us back to the ship.
Written February 25, 2024
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is my favourite beach on Curaçao. Just down the road from where we were staying. Great services (clean toilets, showers) and very quite when we were here. The sea is stunning and calm. Our little one had a great time playing in the waves. Do bring your ID's, as all adults need to show it for registration upon entry of the resort. Which I think is a good thing, safety wise. Entrance for a beach pas was NAF 7,50, which is a very fair price. There is no towel service, so bring your own.
Written September 5, 2020
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Judy W
Ohio220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The day started out ok, but as the day went on it got very crowded and the beach area is small. The bathrooms got very gross in the afternoon. No one ever cleaned them all day!!
We were there for the day from our Cruise Ship. It cost $40 for two in a taxi, about a 20 minute ride and $30 to get back to the ship in 15 minutes. We won’t be back, will try a different beach next time.
Also, the water had a lot of big rocks, almost broke my toe on one!!
Written October 14, 2022
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Laura Steden
Cologne, Germany23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Nice beach with good snorkel and dive opportunity. Bar with snacks and restaurant, food choices are ok, service rather slow. You can order at your sunbed.

BUT they do not care about the environment at all. Throw away cups, straws, cutlery - you name it..
Tons of cigarettes on the beach. And as it rains they are being washed into the ocean.
We saw how they just put new sand over the cigarettes and other trash instead of removing it. Thats such a poor management and just a stupid thing to do. Simply shows how much more value the quick and easy money instead of longterm conservation has.
Also no barriers in the water over the coral, so swimmers and snorkelers just stamp on it.
If the management continues like that it sure plays their part in destroying this beautiful spot of nature..
Written November 19, 2021
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Michele T
McKinney, TX26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach with a great bar! We stayed at Blue Bay and loved having this in our backyard. There’s a ton of seating, soft sand, and palapas if you get there early enough. Only drawback is that there is a lot of construction going on right now and it’s noisy at times.
Written June 8, 2022
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Winemaker31
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We picked this beach for a mid-day trip primarily for snorkeling. We also wanted a beach with chairs, shade, and food. We were surprised by the $12pp use fee, and initially had trouble finding shade. Fortunately, a second look located a couple of lounge chairs under a shade sail. The snorkeling did not disappoint! We have snorkeled in many places around the world and rated our experience at Blue Bay Beach this day as one of the best. Step into the water, look down and notice the schools of translucent fish at your feet. Swim out to the end of the rock walls to experience a vast variety of fish.
Interestingly, some fish varieties were one or few of a kind, and other fish were in schools numbering the hundreds if not a thousand or more. My wife said she felt like she was in an aquarium. The coral is interesting too, but not as spectacular as the fish.
There is a restaurant on the beach and servers who will come to your chairs. There was a long wait for our food, but it was tasty.
Written February 4, 2023
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William C
Cinnaminson, NJ1,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Did a short island tour and then stopped here for a few hours for some fun in the sun. The entry fee was only $12.00 per adult which included chairs and there were also plenty of umbrellas, and no restrictions on where you gather. There is a bar with reasonably priced cocktails. The beach has very fine sand with no rocks or shells, so no need for water shoes. The water is very clear and since it's in a small cove, there are no waves breaking, so after the water you can relax in relative peace. I've heard there are nicer beaches on the island, however we really enjoyed this little hideaway.
Written February 1, 2022
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R K
New York City, NY12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Horrible and overcrowded with tourists. Do not even consider going to this tiny sized manmade-looking "beach" that's loaded with insects you will have to deal with. Also, why pay $12 or more for entry, when there are so many free beaches on this island? This is the island's worst joke of a beach destination. It's a tiny plot of sand next to a watering hole that was designed to accomodate only the small number of residents who live nearby, but they opened it to tourists and it doesn't accomodate them comfortably.

Warning: Taxi drivers on this island will rip you off badly. Try not to pay more than $5 per person for a one-way trip to any beaches. In fact, consider skipping this island altogether and stick with Bonaire and Aruba only. So many people have bad things to say about Curacao.
Written March 29, 2023
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Cathy F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This excursion from carnival magic cruise line was fantastic. Hans and Emmy were friendly, extremely knowledgeable about island giving description of places we passed on way to beach.would highly recommend, for all ages .
Written January 1, 2020
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