The four most beautiful beaches in the immediate vicinity of Villa Carpe Diem
All four beaches can be reached by car within a maximum of 10 minutes. The Caracas Bay Beach is within walking distance.
The Caracas Bay beach is a free accessible beach less than 1 kilometre away from the villa. There is ample parking near the beach and there are various local restaurants. On the beach itself are picnic tables with umbrellas. The beach runs evenly into the water and is therefore also suitable for the elderly and small children. A nice video about the Caracas Bay can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMmm5TZlK88
The Tug boat beach is a nice beach, of which the access is free of charge. There is ample parking space and there is a diving school with a bar. On the beach you can rent beds and umbrellas. Near the beach is a sunken boat. Different types of coral have settled on and around the boat where thousands of tropical fish are swimming around. This makes it also a popular location for diving and snorkeling. More information can be found at https://www.tugboat-beach.com/en/
The Director Bay beach owes its name to a former director of the Shell refinery who had the beach available for private swimming. It is a quiet beach because it is not known to everyone. The free beach has fantastic views of the Caracas Bay and the Caribbean Sea. No beds and umbrellas are available for rent on the beach. However, it is worthwhile to snorkel and there are various walking routes in the area to the quarantine house and to the entrance to the Spanish Water.
Jan Thiel beach is the most famous beach in the area of Villa Carpe Diem (and of Curacao). There is a guarded parking lot and there are several restaurants and clubs on the beach. You have to pay for both the beach and the parking lot. Cabanas, beds and umbrellas can be rented on the beach. More information can be found at http://www.janthielbeach.com/en/home/