Blue Bay Curaçao Golf and Beach Resort
Welcome to the Blue Bay Curaçao Postcard – Episode 11. In this postcard episode we are visiting the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf and Beach Resort, a 220 hectare plantation, that is a Golf and Beach Resort. The resort contains one of the most beloved beaches on the island located close to the fishermen’s village of Sint Michiel (Boca Sami), north-west of Willemstad.
Understandably, many think that the name Blue Bay was chosen because of the striking blue water in the bay. The truth is that this alluring part of Curaçao was already named ‘Blaauwbaai’ (Blue Bay in Dutch), after Anno Blaauw, the owner at the time, where he grew limes, oranges and – to make the name even more appropriate – the blue pigment indigo.
Travel Tip: At Blue Bay Curaçao you can spend a day relaxing on the white sandy beach underneath a palm tree, have a swim in the Caribbean Sea, explore one of the two coral reefs while diving or snorkeling, play golf at the 18-hole golf course or end your day at the beach with a drink at the Sunset Bar & Grill, while looking at the dazzling sunset.
Over the years, the plantation has had its share of different owners that dates to the 1800’s when it was occupied and plundered by French pirates. In the 20th century, it became the property of the Jacobs family, who used it as a farm and then, during the Second World War, American soldiers manned cannons at Blue Bay to shoot at German submarines.
Then, in the early 1990’s, a local development group purchased the plantation from the Jacobs family and built the first infrastructure. By 1997, the developer, Mr. Steve Raspoort saw the area’s enormous potential and step by step, he established a thriving resort and golf course. Then, in 2005 under the guidance of Mr. Sepp Koster, they continued realizing the original vision of Mr. Raspoort to create a welcoming place where his life was enjoyed to the fullest. Blue Bay has since grown tremendously to become a household name on Curaçao, and in the Caribbean.
Blue C Watersports Curaçao
Discover the beauty of Westpunt, sail to the East of Curaçao, admire beautiful snorkeling spots & enjoy the sunset on a luxury catamaran.
If you are looking for a little adventure, jump on board the Blue C Catamaran for a beautiful sailing trip to the west where you will visit the famous Blue Room and Playa Piskadó to snorkel with the turtles.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at Blue Bay Curaçao
The appealing white sandy beach at Blue Bay Curaçao is a popular destination for sun worshipers largely due to the azure water, waving palm trees and the boundless cocktails that are served with a smile. But, this location is also an incredible launching area for some of the best snorkeling and shore diving on Curaçao because just offshore is an impressive coral reef that is lauded by scuba divers and snorkelers for its ease and accessibility.
Learn to Dive
To experience an intense feeling of freedom below the waves, Blue Bay is an attractive location where you can learn to scuba dive, freedive or snorkel at Blue Bay Dive and Watersports, a PADI 5 Star IDC Center that advocates environmental safe practices.
“We love the ocean, and we want to do what we can to protect it for the future. As divers we see the damage that human activity is having on the ocean environment more clearly than anyone else and we have realised that it is time for us to make changes to prevent further damage,” says Mick Bosman, Managing Director at Blue Bay Dive & Watersports.
Mick went on to say, “That is why we pledged to continue the monthly Dive Against Debris cleanups at our adopted house reefs, why we assist & support the great work of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao and why we continually advovate best practices for sustainability from PADI AWARE. I believe that together we can make a difference here in Curaçao by utilizing our network of divers to inspire locals, tourists and other dive professionals to take action and spread awareness”.
Blue Bay Dive and Watersports also offers fun guided shore or boat dive but you will need to prepare yourself to be visually overwhelmed by colorful fish, delicate corals and an endless blue space that will surround you.
The house reef, plus Blue Bay Wall and Blue Bay Garden are stunningly beautiful and right on the doorstep. You can literally walk straight from the beach into another universe. By swimming five minutes from the beach and you will start to see multi colored corals and a mind blowing amount of biodiversity in fish varieties. Another 15 minutes out and you’ll encounter a coral density nearing 100 percent — meaning the coral covers the entire ocean floor — plus sponges and sea fans galore.
Whether you are a beginner or highly experienced, Blue Bay Dive and Watersports will be at your service with friendly staff that are focused not only on your personal safety and enjoyment but also on preserving the environment for many generations to come. Scuba diving or snorkeling provides an extraordinary feeling of freedom and there is no better place to explore this underwater world than at Blue Bay Dive and Watersports.
Have you enjoyed the Blue Bay Curaçao Postcard?
Enjoy this Blue Bay Curaçao Postcard? Then dive into Episode 12 where we visit Jan Thiel Beach, a popular Curaçao beach that is known for more than it’s clear blue water plus we will be diving the wonderful house reef with the on-site PADI dive operator, Dive Center Scuba Do.
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Sincere Love from Curaçao,
Bryan Horne, Dive Curaçao
Tilo and Yvonne Kuhnast, Nature Pics Films
Videos produced and edited for Dive Curacao in cooperation with Nature Pics Films.
Header photo courtesy of Gail Johnson Photography