The 8 Best Things to Do in Dorp Sint Michiel, Curacao

December 21, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Dorp Sint Michiel, Curacao including Curacao Dreams, Red Snapper Diving, Boca Sami (St. Michiels Bay), Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Dolphin Academy Curacao, Handelskade, Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, Punda.
Restaurants in Dorp Sint Michiel

1. Curacao Dreams

Barber, Curacao
Excellent
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5 based on 152 reviews

Curacao Dreams

Wir leben und lieben die Insel Curacao und diese Liebe zur Insel wollen wir gerne an unsere Gäste weitergeben. Curaçao hat zwei Gesichter, das schillernde für Touristen ausgelegte Curaçao und das wahre echte Curaçao, mit den wunderschönen Stränden und der fabelhaften Natur. Es gibt immer was zu entdecken bei unseren Ausflügen. Bei unseren Inseltouren sind wir mit max. mit 8 Personen unterwegs. Also eine kleine Gruppe. Ausser zu der Kreuzfahrtsession. Da sind unsere Gruppen ein wenig Größer.

Reviewed By dreams2bee - Chicago, Illinois

Patrick and Severine are compassionate, kind, open, enthusiastic, fun, helpful, hard working, and just plain and simple the most wonderful people you want to run into on the island of Curascao. They graciously offered there vacation rental for us to be able to go online after our hotel had no internet service after a storm for the entire time we stayed. We booked a tour with Patrick, and it was a day filled with fun and laughter, and some amazing spots and places you would not be able to see and experience without him. It was fun and adventures, memorable and tailor made. They are german natives from Berlin, that moved to the Island after falling in love with it during a vacation there. They live in a tiny cabin, and work hard to make a living. They have big hearts for life and the beauty of the island they live on, and the people they meet! Book a tour. It will be an unforgettable experience!

2. Red Snapper Diving

Kaya Simon Pieters Kwiers 245 | Verhuur Duikuitrusting, Flessen, Lood, En Padi opleidingen, Dorp Sint Michiel, Curacao
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5 based on 24 reviews

Red Snapper Diving

Red Snapper Diving gives dive courses according to the PADI system. Each diving course is a special experience. An adventure into the amazing underwater world! With every PADI certification you can dive all over the world and rent diving equipment. We provide year-round diving courses! Let's go dive together

Reviewed By Joleffi L

Rene was very flexible when it came to scheduling our dive and offers a pick-up service from where you are on the island.
We had booked an introductory dive and were taken to the tugboat diving site in open water. After a briefing on where exactly the tour would take us and what we could expect, Rene instructed us carefully on the gear and how he would make sure everything is in order during the dive. He also made sure we understood the dive and communications before setting off.
The dive itself was gorgeous, very enjoyable and left us wanting more. As each diving experience must be unique, we were glad Rene pointed out the more elusive water creatures we might have missed.
The NAFL 300 for 2 seemed like a bargain for the event.
We would gladly go for more dives with the Red Snapper and can wholeheartedly recommend the experience!

3. Boca Sami (St. Michiels Bay)

Dorp Sint Michiel, Curacao +599 9 888 4414
Excellent
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4 based on 21 reviews

Boca Sami (St. Michiels Bay)

Reviewed By Pam v - Willemstad, Curacao

A beautiful little bay, a village of self-willed people, next to former salt lakes.
There is a Terrace, there really is .And maybe even a second one is slowly developing ... But for some mysterious, and not-to-be-discovered reason this place is not commercialized at all!
Enjoy the natural state of everything, enjoy the incredibly beautiful bay, the lazy village life, and, also very interesting: the best diving school on the island which does not feel the need to advertise either! A nice beach, an anchored raft in the bay. In the surroundings very nice and sporty walks can be made (Curacao Footprint Foundation), and the sea has never been more refreshing than after such a walk!
I've been here often and I never get bored of the place.
Oh, I almost forgot the fisherman: fresh fish daily! A treat for all: children, solo's, couples, groups of friends, teens!

4. Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of the city.

Reviewed By OneAddictedTraveler - Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Built in 1888, this bridge crosses the opening to the primary harbor and lets pedestrians cross from Untrabanda to Punda. It swings open like a door to allow ships to enter the harbor.
Beware, if you don't exit the bridge promptly at the warning horn you will have a ride but will be trapped until it opens again - it could be an hour or more.
If the bridge is open for an extended period, a free ferry is available as a substitute.

5. Dolphin Academy Curacao

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Dolphin Academy Curacao

Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim, a Dolphin Snorkel with Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages.

Reviewed By sapringle322 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

We went as part of an award program and thought it would be cheesy but far from it. The staff is professional and knowledgeable and the dolphins sweet and fun. Actually being in the water with them and interacting was a cool experience. We were able to shake their fins, wave together and get a kiss. The did swim with you and were good sports with us humans. Great activity for groups or families.

Willemstad, Curacao
Excellent
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4.5 based on 728 reviews

Handelskade

Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.

Reviewed By Halkidis - Naantali, Finland

These colourful, restored buildings in Handelskade area are in almost every postcard in Curacao. Our Cruise Ship went past these and Queen Emma Bridge(that swings open), so we had some great photos up from our balcony. If you are docking in more popular Mega Pier, then have a little walk here. Lot to see and do in one mile radius, so worth of visit

7. Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

Willemstad, Curacao +599 9 461 1067
Excellent
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4.5 based on 526 reviews

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

The Western Hemisphere's oldest Synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam.

Reviewed By Vivienne Vroli... V - Oranjestad, Aruba

Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is the oldest Synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere.
According to history Jewish families from Amsterdam founded the congregation in 1651, while the current building was consecrated in 1732 on the eve of the Jewish Passover.
My personal favorite ♥️ is the interior which has splendid chandeliers, mahogany furnishings and a floor of white sand. I was constantly tempted to take my shoes off ‍♀️.
There are 3 reasons for the sand floor. The first one is that the Synagogue is modeled after the encampment, which their forefathers established in the Sinai desert during the 40 years of wandering from Egypt to the Promised Land. The other 2 reasons you can read in the brochure that is handed out once you purchase your entrance ticket which costs USD. 10,= .
Across the courtyard of the Synagogue you will find the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum. It displays objects of the culture, practices and history. Too bad you're not allowed to take pictures in the Museum, since they had some interesting stuff.
In the Museum patio there are several replicas of tombstones to be seen. These are considered works of art .
I had a pleasant time at the Synagogue and found it to be very instructive.
The Synagogue is located in Punda and it's open weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

8. Punda

Willemstad, Curacao 59994618244
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Punda

Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.

Reviewed By Amy F - Godfrey, Canada

We walked here quite a bit on our stay. Walked around to see different areas and food. There was a small bakery on the corner of one of the streets that had amazing buns.

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