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“More like a resort than a beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Jan Thiel Beach

Jan Thiel Beach
Ranked #18 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Miami
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53 reviews
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“More like a resort than a beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

My husband and I went to Curacao for a "snorkeling" vacation. In the literature we read, Jan Thiel Beach was recommended as a great snorkeling spot. We chose Jan Thiel as our first spot. We found it to be average snorkeling and were a little concerned that if this beach was rated as one of the best, what would the others be like. Fortunately, as we kept on snorkeling beaches going up to Westpunt we had great experiences, The beach is really more like a hotel pool area, with various restaurants, and a small beach entrance. And there are fees to be paid for almost everything except the beach shower.

Visited June 2014
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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“Relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I just had a few hours to spend in Curacao and we decided to visit the Jan Thiel beach. It was thankfully very quiet that day. We could really enjoy all those birds who came very close. View was great and also the food.

Visited July 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Commercial beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Commercial beach with full service. If you like that go for it.
There is a fee and no own food/drinks allowed.

Visited April 2014
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“There are much better options in Curaçao!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

As the title says, there are much better options when staying in Curaçao! We decided to go to Jan Thiel Beach for a few hours since our villa was just steps away. We were disappointed when we arrived for several reasons: there is only a small section of the beach that has direct water access. The rest of the beach is on a retaining wall and requires one to go down several steps to reach the water. We were also disappointed that we had to pay extra for beach chairs after paying to enter the beach. We did some snorkeling at the beach and quickly realized that it wasn't worth our time. There was a very small selection of coral and fish to see. I would recommend traveling 30-40 minutes west to see the best beaches that Curaçao has to offer.

Visited April 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Nice place but crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Very nice typical commercial beach, all facilities available, nice restaurants and bar. Beach is clean, we had nice stay here but place is too crowded.

Visited March 2014
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