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“Best place to swim and surf”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lac Bay

Lac Bay
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Mangroves and a small fishing village on the eastern part of the island.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best place to swim and surf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great shallow warm water, and a sandy beach. Good spot for little kids to play in the sand and water. Also an excellent place for windsurfers.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, TX
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice day on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We spent two afternoons at Lac Bay, one wind surfing and one just relaxing on the beach and walking in the water. Unless you are staying there, you will need a car but it is worth the drive.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Stellar Scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Lac Bay, into which the island mangrove swamps drain, is a spectacular shallow sand bay, huge, with a large tidal drain at its centre. Juvenile fish spangle the centre drain and the rocky shores that abut the (dangerous) reef. But most of the bay is less than 4' deep, is warm, sunlit and gorgeous. Great for kids, and THE local windsurfing destination...lessons and nice beach bars available here! The far side of the bay, an old conch processing site, can be accessed by a small road skirting the mangrove swamps and has a lovely, quick drop off to snorkel. I believe they have a beach bar open here on weekends. Lovely, don't miss it, and try to have a moonlit snorkel here one night as well. Spectacular!

Visited January 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great area of the Island with many activities and a relaxed bar and restaraunt. Just watch the sand flies at sun down.

Visited November 2012
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Windsurfing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Looks like it is a little run down and needing some work at the resort area. Could be a real gem, if someone spent some money and did some marketing and advertising to tell folks about it. Might be a good night spot but we did not know.

Visited October 2012
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