Beach Thursday this week translates to The Best Beaches of Curacao! In the past couple of posts, you’ve learned (and seen) some of Curacao‘s exotic offerings: Eating iguana for lunch, fake beaches and nice resorts. Finally though, it is down to the best of the best. While I will be talking about gorgeous Punda center in a future post, we are beach hopping today!
Best beaches of Curacao: On the way…
Before I talk about the best of the best beaches of Curacao, I must at least mention others we found on the way. As you already know, I visited all these beaches during a Beach Hopping tour offered by Irie Tours. They were absolutely fantastic the whole way, the driver was great, and we even got free Venezuelan beer during the entire trip. Awesome double-whammy for a budget traveler like myself 😀 so! That being said, beaches we visited were Santa Cruz, Porti Mari, Kenepa Chiki, and another one I can’t quite remember the name of (Lola, please help me out!). I have included gorgeous photos below. Albeit the cloudy weather, views were great!
Fortunately though, Mother Nature graced us with a bit of sunshine sprinkled throughout the day — enough to allow us to enjoy two beaches in their full gorgeous selves! 😀 Maybe, then, I am a bit bias when I describe the following as the beast beaches of Curacao IMHO. But how can you blame me after seeing these?!
Playa Kalki was the very first beach we visited during our beach hopping tour. We arrived while it was raining, but later on the clouds revealed a hot sun — and many iguanas! I took the time to snap some great photos and tell my boyfriend at home how much I missed him (story to follow soon! That’s some news I haven’t shared with you yet…).
Messages to habibi back in America…
After Playa Kalki, we drove by the beaches I previously mentioned and spend a couple of minutes walking on the sand and snapping photos. We only really got to enjoy sun bathing and relaxation at about 3 beaches, as that’s what our time allowed. Still, we covered a lot in 6 hours!
Kenepa Grandi arguably tops the list of the best beaches of Curacao by many accounts — and was definitely my favorite! The gorgeous views afforded from the cliff/terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the horizon and beach below are simply breathtaking.
That’s it for this week’s Beach Thursday! In the coming month I will unveil the last spot in my list of the Best Beaches of Curacao. The chosen one? Cas Abou beach!
Are these the best beaches of Curacao to you or not? Comment below?
estas bien rica mami
mira! Atrevido jajajaja
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Tú decides Diego.
Mami, no habia visto estas fotos! Esta way betther that the ones from Cancun.
Pareces un langosta en la orilla , por la carnecita, mmm… ajajajajaja
Te ves super!
que pasa que ya no me hablas?
did I say something wrong or disrespectful to you?
se llama trabajo pá — no ando pegada a mi email todo el día 😉
Seeing these pictures makes me homesick!
Love your blog!
Glad you liked my travel blog Bianca! Maybe it’s time to pay home a visit? 😉
By the way, that “unknown” beach is called Westpunt… It is kind of between Playa Kalki and the Kenepa Grandi beaches… 🙂
Yes! That’s the name. Thanks for the reminder! 😉
Yes, Westpunt and also known as Playa Forti. Here you can find the highest and safest point of the island to take a jump in the water. (Cliff jumping/diving). Did you know that? :p
BTW really nice travel blogs!!!
Thanks Quiency! yes, I was aware of the cliff diving. However, our beach hopping tour was coming to an end and we couldn’t stay at this beach longer. A pity, but yet another excuse to go back to Curaçao!
Thank you sooo much for this wonderful publicity for Curacao and its lovely beaches. The architecture is not too shabby either! I am very glad you enjoyed yourself. Not enough people know about this special little island, and hopefully with your photo essays you will help put MY island in the sun even more so on the map! 🙂 Keep spreading the (good) word!! Danki!
I agree with you 100%! Love the colorful buildings and the beautiful beaches. Also, the friendly people. Curacao is a great island getaway and I’ll never get tired of saying that 🙂
Hard to see all these lovely photos of warm and sunny beaches when it is so cold and rainy outside!
I apologize for the misery! 😉
I’m jealous! The beaches of Curacao look gorgeous!
You should visit! 😀
Heck, after seeing these photos, I feel like jumping on a plane and heading there! Thanks.
Love the beach. Guess you had fun too, eh Maria?
oh yah! 😀