Kenepa Beach

Kenepa Beach, Willemstad: Address, Kenepa Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Kenepa Beach
4.5
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Inlet on the less-developed western side of the island.
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PortBarrington
Barrington, IL23 contributions
aka Playa Kenepa Chiki and Playa Klein Knip
Jun 2021
Go there. Secure, huge, turtles, fish, coral, few people. Very friendly security guard/parasol rental man. Parking. Nice people and amazing scenery. Supposed to be uber-hip with local families on Saturdays but we did not make it there on a Saturday.
Written 13 June 2021
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worldmaps
New York City, NY298 contributions
Pristine Waters
Mar 2021 • Couples
Perfect to spend a few hours at the beach. Clean. Pristine waters. Good for snorkeling too. Chairs and umbrellas available.
Written 16 March 2021
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Mary D
Montreal, Canada152 contributions
Beautiful beach
Dec 2020
Went for the afternoon, beautiful beach but very rocky. Highly recommend water shoes. Need to go down steps to get to the beach.
Written 9 January 2021
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Stephanie vd L
2 contributions
Most beautiful beach in the Caribbean
Dec 2020
This beach is the perfect place to spend your day. Enjoy the everlasting beautiful view of the ocean and cliffs and of course the lovely mix of tourists and locals.
Written 1 January 2021
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands5,847 contributions
Very nice beach (currently under renovation- bring cash money)
Sep 2020 • Family
Last time I was here, was in 2014. I remember there being a sign with an emergency number number to call if you saw a lion fish. But the sign is long gone now. Didn’t see any lion fish too.

The stairs that use to take you down to the beach are closed for renovation. Entrance to the beach currently is via a gate and a steep hill down. Don’t park your car they’re, As this gate will be closed and locked when the snek closes (around 4pm). Looks like they’re building new facilities, also the parking lot has undergone a massive upgrade. It now also includes a loop for buses (as you can all see on the photos).

This beach is not to big and caters mainly for locals, which gives it a very nice vibe. Can get very busy with families barbecuing in the weekends. Especially Sundays. Today, on a Friday, it was not.

A beach chair costs NAF 7,50 and a parasol NAF 10. So for NAF 25 we were good to go, yet still people moan about ‘the prices being to high’. In Euros that’s next to nothing. A holiday package deal does not mean that all beaches in Curaçao should be included in the price.

The ‘Snek’ only accepts cash payments. As does the guy who gives the tickets for the beach chairs and parasols (which are also valid voor Kenapa Chiki- or Kleine Knip Beach). As we did not take that into account and spent all our cash money on the beach chair and parasol, I had to drive to the local ATM in Barber (about 15 minutes drive).

The beach was fairly clean, but littering (mainly) by locals is a serious problem (as you can also see on the Weg naar Westpunt. I saw one kid just toss a drink container in the sea while he ran away. Such a shame.

The snek isn’t always open. Looks like there aren’t pre defined opening hours. Bringing your own food could be a good idea. And finally, there are a lot of Manzanilla trees. They are very poisonous (bark and fruit). One of them is marked with a sign saying so, but there are plenty more of trees around. When it rains and you happen to be under one of those tree, you can get serous burns from the poison coming of the bark and branches. So be warned!
Written 11 September 2020
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Dilis2014
Woudrichem, The Netherlands407 contributions
Beautiful beach
Aug 2020 • Family
Not your typical beach club, but just a breathtaking beach, for tourists and locals. Great for swimming, snorkeling and do a cliff jump if you are a daredevil.
Written 4 August 2020
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Marc R
2 contributions
Relax time
Jul 2020
Great beach, great vieuw. The time we we visited knepen Beach it was very quiet. Very nice Place to swim and snorkel.
Written 24 July 2020
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Gina
United States6 contributions
Best beach of Curacao
May 2020
Amazing turquoise blue color , It is for sure worth to be THE post card of Curacao .
also swimming there is really relaxing , white sand perfect to chill for a day.
Written 29 May 2020
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IceQueen2013
Hoorn, The Netherlands134 contributions
Always a joy to visit this place
Apr 2020
It was a very busy Sunday when we came to visit. Just 1 week before the island shut down for the Covid19 pandemic. There was absolutely no social distancing there. But I hope everyone stays safe and healthy. This beach is so beautiful, there aren’t enough words to describe it. The view, the locals and their families, the warm waters, the energy, definitely dushi! Love Curaçao 🇨🇼😘😘😘
Written 13 April 2020
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EmGillespieClem
Annapolis, MD14 contributions
Loved both Kenepas, both Grote and Kleine.
Feb 2020
A nice feature is that your beach and chair rental pass works at both beaches. Snorkeling is best at Kenepa Chiki (Kleine.) Especially close to the cliffs.
Written 16 March 2020
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