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“We had a great time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jan Thiel Beach

Jan Thiel Beach
Ranked #18 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Jacksonville, Florida
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142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“We had a great time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went to Jan Thiel Beach after being at the resort a few days and enjoyed it. Yes, it's crowded and kind of small but you can get a chair and chill for a while. There's also a nice bar and a restaurant on site which is always a PLUS. I think it's worth a few hours for sure!!

Visited February 2014
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Marysville, California
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Few fish very little coral”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a small beach that is mostly for sun bathing. It's wall to wall beach chairs. It is not a good snorkel beach, there is no coral and at the mouth of the cove it drops off quickly. There is a sunken boat at the drop off, but to deep for the average snorkler. They have the water rocket ride which tend to scare the few fish there are away. It has a bar and restaurant . Did not eat but had a drink. Save your money, drink was very weak.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

We made a point to visit and were underwhelmed by the beach. If you like being packed in like sardines and having the public washrooms at the back door of the restaurants, then this is the place for you.

Visited February 2014
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Tallinn, Estonia
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good change after all the wilder beaches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

After visiting many wilder beaches with poor sanitation and not much civilization we ended up here one day. There is nice lounge music, pool with ocean water (in the end of the day it is dirty), chairs and service. It felt food to have that after such limited conditions on days before.
If going on weekend I recommend going earlier since the chairs will be taken. No problem during the week.
Leave a car to the next door parking lot (shopping mall) and enter free (pay only for chairs).
Also many options for good food and drinks.
Try to get the white chairs as the black ones are less comfy.

Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Packed to the gills”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We wanted to explore some other beaches on the island and ended up here one morning. It is pretty small strip of sand with every inch covered with beach chairs. The beach entry is not very big and there are hordes of people everywhere. We came around noon and there was only one chair left on the entire beach to sit on- and it was broken. We paid about $5 for that. I don't mind paying for a chair but I wouldn't recommend going to this beach. (This was christmas week so maybe it isn't only this crazy?)

Visited December 2013
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