“Paradise is open to all kind hearts”. – Pierre Jean de Beranger.
For those who wish to avoid the big crowds and wish to spend a day on a pristine white beach, plan a road trip to Banda Abou. In this post we share our top 5 of best secluded beaches in Curaçao. Do not forget to bring our Banda Abou travel guide, which you can buy via our webshop or in one of the bookstores in Curaçao, like Bruna in Zuikertuintje Mall and Mensing’s Caminada. 😉 At the following lovely beaches you can snorkel along the reefs close to shore in little aqua blue bays. You may see turtles and even a manta ray. The latter has been spotted at Cas Abou Beach.
Our top 5 best secluded beaches in Curaçao
1) Playa Jeremi. Mostly visited by locals, Playa Jeremi is the epitome of what a Caribbean island should be. A gorgeous beach, hidden away far along the road to Westpoint and not yet discovered by tourists. Make sure to bring your own food and drinks because there are no stands and on-site facilities!
2) Daai Booi. If a campfire under the stars is your cup-of-tea, Daai Booi should be your next stop. Enjoy the clear-blue waters, get your tan on and in the evening, cook your dinner on a barbeque and build a campfire with your friends. Or, gaze at the stars with your lover.
3) Boca Santa Cruz. Another local favorite, this beach is also known to host practices for the Dutch Army (Korps Mariniers). If you happen to stumble upon one of these practices, make sure you stay for they can be very interesting. But whether you see them or not, there is one person you will most definitely see: Captain Goodlife. The owner of Let’s Go Watersports an proprietor of the only restaurant on the beach is somewhat of a legend on the island and has been visited even by celebrities! When you’re done stargazing, make sure you visit the Blue Cave or go kayaking to remote beaches only accessible by boat.
4) Playa Lagun. Tucked away between two cliffs on the north-east corner of the island near the small village of Lagun, Playa Lagun is a quiet, small beach not yet discovered by the masses. Which is great, because it means the small parking lot is rarely filled and most people you’ll see are local fisherman. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and diving, as the cliffs make it so the water is always rather calm. The beach bar is only open on weekends, so if you visit during weekdays make sure to bring your own snacks and drinks!
5) Cas Abou. Cas Abou is probably the best know beach of Curacao, and for good reason. Dutch people are likely to know Cas Abou from the TV-series Bon Bini Beach, where it was used as the setting for the show. It’s easy to see why this playa is so popular; the white sand and the crystal clear waters make Cas Abou a true ‘bounty’ beach. Besides being incredibly beautiful in nature, the playa is also famous for the giant manta ray passing by every day which has lovingly been named Samanta by the locals. So don’t worry if the whole beach starts running towards the ocean, snorkel sets in hand; it’s just Samanta passing by and waving at the public!
Well pack your bag and go enjoy one of the best secluded beaches in Curacao!
Photography: Eef & Sofie