Boca Sami at St. Michiel Bay
The St. Michiel Bay is locally known as Boca Sami (literally mouth of St. Michiel) and is situated between the much smaller Blue Bay and Vaersenbaai. Vaersen Bay used to be the Curaçao Police recreational facility. It is now the popular Beach Club Kokomo Beach Curacao.
Sint Michiel is a small fishing village lying at the south end of Bullenbaai bay on the west coast of Curaçao. It is located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) to the northwest of the island’s main center, Willemstad.
Boca Sami was once defended by 2 Dutch West India Company forts. The ruins of the main fort are still visible today. These forts provided protection from French pirates and the British Navy though they were occupied by both in the 18th and early 19th Century.
Diver Tip: As scuba divers we work up an appetite especially when shore diving all the fabulous dive sites that are available in Curacao! So, do yourself a favor, stop by The Niffo Huts in Boca Sami to devour one of the best burgers on the island! Trust us, consuming it will make your mouth water!