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Klein Curacao: what is it
Klein Curacao is an uninhabited island south-east of Curacao with the whitest and longest beach of Curacao. It is about 12 km from the easternmost point of Curacao, but from the Vissershaven in Spanish Waters (where most boats to Klein Curacao are moored) the distance is about 27 km. Its area is about 2 km² and if you want, you can walk around the island in an hour or two. Klein Curacao is exactly what you imagine a tropical uninhabited island to be. A little paradise and a perfect place for a day trip during your vacation to Curacao.
What can you do on Klein Curacao
Besides lazing around, you can do some activities during a day on Klein Curacao. Think about touring the lighthouse or stranded ship, snorkeling (looking for sea turtles!), a ride on the banana behind a jet ski, or beach games like beach tennis. Bring your camera anyway!
Klein Curacao: lighthouse
Anyone who has ever been to Klein Curacao will have a picture of it: the Klein Curacao lighthouse. No doubt once an important lighthouse of one of those small islands that you quickly overlook in the dark, it is now a dilapidated but distinctive building on a deserted island. The lighthouse (officially the Prince Hendrick Tower) has stood there since 1849 but has since been used only as a very popular photo location for tourists on the small island. In 1879, the lighthouse was largely destroyed by a hurricane. But the remnants have always remained. The roof was renewed in 2018, but otherwise it is a dilapidated building.
Klein Curacao: shipwrecks
Another attraction on Klein Curacao are the washed-up shipwrecks. It is unclear how long the ship has been there, but it has probably been there for about 50 years now. Over time, the ship almost completely decayed: much of it was swept away by sea storms, and what was left was totally rusted. And as a result, it is dangerous to go in or on the ship. Also, be careful when you go to watch the ship from the beach. The stones lying there can be sharp, and easily you’ll cut your leg or foot. One last tip: Preferably plan your walk to the ship in the morning: you’re walking in full sunshine so in the middle of the day it’s very hot.
Klein Curacao: turtles
During your trip to Klein Curacao, you should really go snorkeling in that fantastic blue sea. At the boat or your beach house you can borrow a snorkel and dive mask and go see how beautiful the underwater world of Klein Curacao is. You are not 100% guaranteed to see sea turtles, but the chances of seeing them are very high; at least a few are spotted on every day trip.
DO NOT TOUCH!
You can get pretty close, but don’t try to touch the sea turtles. It is not pleasant for them and they will just disappear quickly. As long as you just swim along with them quietly (i.e., don’t yell loudly to the shore for everyone “Here’s one!”), they don’t seem to mind people being around them and swimming with them.
Klein Curacao: kitesurfing
If you are more of the tough activities, you can also do some great kite surfing on Klein Curacao! Because of the location, at Klein Curacao there is a perfect wind for kitesurfing practically always. There is no kitesurfing school or rental on the island, so you do have to bring your own gear. So you have to think carefully about whether you’re going out on the water yes or no. Of course, you also have to be very attentive to swimmers and especially snorkelers, because they don’t always see you coming. And neither party wants serious mishaps on a lovely sunny vacation.
Book in advance
It is recommended to book your boat trip to Klein Curacao in advance, preferably already from your home country. The number of boat trips is limited, full is really full, and you can’t just go to Klein Curacao on your own. Every week people are disappointed because they found out during their vacation that the boat trips to Klein Curacao are already completely booked. Save yourself that disappointment and reserve your spot on one of the boats now. Additional advantage: Via NaarCuracao.com you get the lowest price!