Despite being one of the lesser known islands in the Caribbean, Caracao is home to no less than 35 stunning beaches, ancient architecture, a diverse heritage and vibrant lifestyle. It’s capital city, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a place you can spend hours wandering the streets, admiring the many buildings and monuments, exploring the roster of museums and hopping in and out of some of the vibrant colourful shops and cafes. The natural beauty of the island makes it a favourite of nature lovers, while adventure seekers can hit the waves or explore the diverse landscape.
Jan Thiel is home to one of the most popular beaches on the island of Caracao. It stands out from others largely due to the fact that a part of it resembles a large swimming pool, yet you have the luxury of bathing in the Caribbean Sea.
There are a couple of large resorts nearby, as well as a huge range of facilities. Whether you want to dine, relax, enjoy happy hour cocktails or simply watch the sunset over the sea, the area has it all.
Caracus Bay is a stunning peninsula, open and easily accessible from both land and open sea. The peninsula is a nature lovers dream, full of extensive flora and fauna, and the historic fort of Beekenburg., originally built back in 1703. It was created in order to protect the bay, and still stand in excellent condition.
There are several beautiful beaches in the area, including Director’s beach, Baya beach, and Caracas Bay beach itself. The beaches have all the facilities you would need for a day out, and is great for both snorkling and fishing, while the area behind it is great for biking and hiking.
Tiny boats boat in the picturesque Bay of Sint Michiel, a traditional fishing village located at the south end of Bullenbaai on the island’s west coast. The area’s quaint beach is known as Boka Sami, which is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Two of the best fish restaurants in the area can be found in the town, and many visitors climb the trail that runs up past the beach to the top of the hill to some impressive views of the area.