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Jan Thiel Beach

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Address: | Caracasbaaiweg Next to Chogogo Resort, Willemstad, Curacao

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Pay to get onto the beach!!!!!

Nice beach but why do you have to pay to get onto a beach as you rent a seat, have lunch and drinks there??? This is so wrong for this lovely island.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Antoinette T
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Veghel, The Netherlands
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the parking to the chair rental, to the highly floral cleaning/septic coverage I'd opt for a different beach hang but here we were so a meal at the Zanibar beach area was the highlight of the trip. I would not make a special trip to be here, unless you really do seek out the masses.. you'll be in good... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove over for a day at the beach. Many places to rent chairs; we rented from Zanzibar. Crystal clear, calm water with slight waves with a great view. There is a charge to enter the beach and you need to rent the loungers. Plenty of places to get lunch, and each different place has beach attendants for food & drinks.... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from 3 weeks in Boca Gentil. We spent almost every day at the Jan Thiel beach. Great snorkeling right from the beach. Very sheltered and calm, but you can venture beyond the break-wall if you want a bit more adventure and are a medium to experienced snorkeller.

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Grafton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing beach!!! I adored our beach at the hotel, this one was super as well!! Clean, warm, soft sand! Loved the swimming here. Easy to find as well. Do not miss the beaches while you are here!

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Veghel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach but why do you have to pay to get onto a beach as you rent a seat, have lunch and drinks there??? This is so wrong for this lovely island.

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Thank Antoinette T
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of people here, you can eat and drink, waitresses will come to you, has sea do rentals and other activities

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Arraial d'Ajuda, BA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach to visit if you're staying at Jan Thiel. There's many options to eat, restaurants, beach bars, and some shops.

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the bus to this beach for only $1 each. We had to pay $3.50 for each chair, but no charge to get in. The minute I stepped down the steps to the water, I saw fish. The fish were beautiful! So glad I went! After snorkeling, we went upstairs to Gelati Bella Italia for a $14 thin crust... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has several places to lounge, but they do charge for chairs. The drinks at the bar were a little pricy. 3 frozen drinks was $35 USD. The snorkeling was great and rental is available nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Janthiel is a great beach especially for snorkling. It is very beautiful. However, the entrance is not free and neither are the beach chairs. It is also often very crowded and food and drink is extremely expensive. You are not allowed to bring your own consumption either. I personally don't agree with these rules but it doesn't keep me from... More 

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