Playa Lagun
Playa Lagun
4.5
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shvarz
New York City, NY260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very picturesque beach, but the bottom is rocky, not a lot sand. You can walk up the stairs to the restaurant, which is not bad and provides great views. Snorkeling was mediocre (compared to Blue Bay).
Written 6 April 2024
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JamesPharm
Burlington, Canada385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This place is absolutely beautiful. We stopped by after visiting playa piskado and had lunch at the cliff top restaurant. Great views of the bay. Nice snorkel after lunch.
Written 19 March 2024
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Tracey H
Seattle, WA4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The water is very beautiful, but to be honest, the beach is not what it looks like in many photos. It becomes crowded quickly and it is a bit messy and there was trash among the trees and the buildings. Be aware that the schedule of cruise ships coming in will often have thousands of tourists decending on the island and many beaches suddenly are swarmed when the tour buses arrive with passengers.
Written 7 March 2024
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Matthew A
Hartford, NY367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of our favorite beaches on our trip to the island. The snorkeling was great. The crowds are small. We loved the little restaurants close by. We found plenty of space to drop our things without renting a chair. A beautiful spot off the beaten path.
Written 28 February 2024
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Jscottiemc
Siesta Key, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great little beach. Beautiful and calm. Get there early to see the fishermen bring in their catch. Great place to swim and snorkel. The main issue is a lack of shade so you need to be here early. The bar at the top has great views and a good menu but very slow service. If you are in no hurry, and here you should not be, it's the perfect place for lunch.
Written 22 February 2024
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PapaScarbelly
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Rented a car at the MegaCruise Port Avis. Drove to several beaches north of downtown. One was Playa Lagun. The snorkeling here was awesome. Saw numerous fish. The setting is great. We got there about 9am and it wasnt busy. paid $2 US for a lounge chair rental. Later ate at the Bahia Bar and Grill onsite. It was decent, staff was great, view was cool, small iguanas walking around up there. We would abaolutely return to this beach. A dive shop in aite as well.
Written 22 January 2024
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Kris
119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great spot for a beach day. Very chill and relaxed vibe. Cute beach cove not a ton of Instagrammers like other beaches around. If you want shade get there earlier like around 10 am. Grab a chair as they are comfy and the ground is pretty rocky and full of fruit from the trees. I didn’t snorkel or scuba but over heard it’s the best place to do so. Suggest you bring drinks and sandwiches. There is a restaurant on the hill I didn’t try but beach food is usually basic so decided to do our own thing. Scuba people said it was $6 for snorkel to rent if needed.
Written 20 January 2024
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KANO1970
North Kingstown, RI40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a small beach with a thin layer of sand, filled with many pieces of coral, broken glass, bottle tops. The center of the beach, where it would be ideal to lay, is a slab of concrete next to a dead tree. The beach is lined by run down buildings, it’s hard to tell what they are/were used for but they are not scenic. Fresh fish right off the boat is filleted and sold beachside which is unique.

We had lunch at the restaurant on the cliff which was very scenic. Most of the food was no better than fine (avoid the smoked salmon sandwich). The ‘smoothies’ are ice, sugar and food coloring from an Island Oasis machine. Not good at all if a smoothie to you means a healthy, blended drink with fresh fruit. $US10 for those.

The snorkeling along the cliffs was quite good. Go for this, nothing else. If you are accustomed to beautiful Caribbean beaches, you will be disappointed.
Written 7 January 2024
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WoodyEsBee
Willemstad, Curaçao9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
September 2023

Lagun Beach is a small laid back and mostly quiet place for tourists as well as locals. The beach is kept clean, and sunbeds and chairs can be rented at reasonable prices. The sea here is slightly warmer than beaches situated around Willemstad.
The beach is public, offering free parking with an attendant.
Snorkeling is reasonable, water clarity varies at different times of the year.

I visit this beach with my wife. We take chairs, and a picnic in a cool box.

The rest is privately owned.
There are PADI courses (Three day open water) for an affordable price incl. theory and all equipment.

We have visited the restaurant on the cliff overlooking the bay. It serves average Western dishes, cocktails etc for average prices. The service (Can) be a little slow. The view is amazing from the restaurant! Often large iguanas roam the restaurant and beach. Although not tame, pretty used to tourists giving them food. Be careful though if you feed them by hand, they have sharp little teeth!

A majority of the tourists are Dutch/American, but many other nationalities.
People are (Mostly) friendly here.
Also fresh fish can be bought from the local fishermen, cash only.
Red Snapper, barracuda, yellow-jack, bar-jack, dolphin-fish are common.
Large red snapper 25 guilders per kilo, the rest at 18, per kilo.

Sometimes a small turtle can be seen close to the shore.
Jet-skis can be seen crossing the bay, but officially not allowed in the bay because of people swimming.

There have been a couple of sightings of hammerheads, but this species is not a threat to people. (You Tube video can be easily found.) Portuguese man of war sightings occasionally, but then official govt warnings are broadcast. They float on the surface and can be clearly seen. Rule of thumb, swimming if the sea is rough is okay, but then never swim close to rocks! Not much shade so be aware of the sun and have fun!

Written 18 September 2023
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Leah M
McLean, VA71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Small but nice cove. We went snorkeling and saw an octopus! You can rent chairs here, and I think they had some snacks as well.
Written 8 September 2023
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