What To Do in Pietermaai, Curaçao

Category: | Published on: July 18, 2019 | By Jyona Jacobs

Pietermaai district is one of the most iconic and popular places in Curaçao. This neighborhood is diverse with various clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and other type of accommodations. All this diversity takes place in these iconic Dutch colonial homes that is part of our island’s heritage. There is something here for everyone, right next to Punda is Pietermaai Curaçao. I have shared all there is to do in Pietermaai.


BijBlauw, Pietermaai

BijBlauw is a fabulous place in the heart of Pietermaai where one can eat, sleep, and shop at. This little boutique hotel is in two iconic colonial buildings that make Pietermaai such a unique district in Willemstad. In all, this hotel has nine rooms and one apartment. Their restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It overlooks the ocean and it is a place where you can escape the world. The restaurant is cozy and you just want to sit there, look out into the ocean, the ships pass by, and simply enjoy the moment. It is also a vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant. The shop is almost a must to visit. Here you can see various home, fashion, and accessories items.



Beans is a unique and trendy coffee shop. With its gorgeous, eye-catching red historic building, Beans is a wonderful place to start your day. This café is open from 7:30 am till 4:30 pm and a popular place to grab a coffee to go or a place to eat breakfast and lunch. Once inside, the atmosphere of beans is charming and cozy. I simply wanted to keep reading my book and drink my tea. I admit it wasn’t able to resist their delicious cakes, they offer chocolate, red velvet, carrot, cheesecake, apple pie, and so much more. There is much more to Beans then coffee or cakes, they offer a diverse menu of sandwiches, breakfast bowls, and of course their Poke bowls! Do keep in mind Beans is a popular place to go for locals and can easily get busy. Do hesitate to ask them the history behind their cash register!


Kome Restaurant

Kome Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant in Pietermaai and one of the best restaurants on Curaçao. They offer a diverse menu for lunch and dinner, moreover, every Saturday they also offer a brunch menu. Kome Restaurant has a cool atmosphere with friendly and kind staff. They offer locally sourced food, their cuisine is a mix of delicious dishes from around the world, and they offer Vegetarian options too. Kome Restaurant is known for its amazing food and loved by locals and tourists alike! They are open on Mondays only for lunch 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, from Tuesday to Saturdays open from 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm, and every Saturday there is Brunch from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Miles Jazz Café

Miles Jazz Café is a bar in the heart of Pietermaai. This bar is a tribute to one of the most famous Jazz Musician, Miles Davis. It is a Jazz Bar run by two Dutch guys and it is one of the best places to enjoy music. This is the place to be to enjoy a nice variety of imported and local beer, with a great or cool atmosphere. Located in a bright yellow colonial house, Miles Jazz Café is the place to be especially on Saturdays for their music. Miles has become a popular and integrated part of Curaçao’s nightlife for locals and tourists alike. It is truly a relaxed place to hang out, drink a beer, and listen to great music.

Scuba Lodge

Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel and Ocean Suites are probably one of the best-known buildings in Pietermaai. Its bright blue colonial building stands out when you drive past it, whenever you are leaving Punda. It is unmistakable and unavoidable. Scuba Lodge offers rooms, apartments, a delicious restaurant, and has its very own diving school. The diving school is open for both experienced and first-time divers, which is an activity I truly recommend you part take in. Thus, take off your shoes, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy a delicious meal at the Scuba Lodge Restaurant with the ocean just a few steps away. The restaurant is open daily from 7:30 am to 12:00 am, as well is vegetarian-friendly. Scuba Lodge is a place where you can relax by the pool, admire the stunning ocean views, where the staff is friendly, soak the history of this historic hotel, and is within walking distance of the famous Punda.

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