Gorgeous beaches are one of the main attractions of Curaçao. The island has dozens of sheltered bays devoid of the crowds you may find on the more famous beaches. With so many different stretches of sand to choose from, there is always something fun to do: enjoy a delicious barbecue with the locals or relax on a luxurious lounge bed and sip a refreshing cocktail.
Curaçao offers a variety of beaches, ranging from freely accessible beaches with little or no facilities, to private beaches that charge a (usually modest) admission fee and offer changing rooms, showers, massages and water sports activities such as canoeing, water-skiing and kite-surfing. Many beaches also make great snorkelling destinations, no boat required. Locals will know where to find the most beautiful beaches, often far from the purpose-designed packed ones of Willemstad. Below you'll find a description of Curaçao’s top 3 beaches preferred by the locals.