The beautiful lagoon that is characteristic of this part of the island, was previously mainly used for salt mining. Plantations were built around and the houses still dominate the landscape. The first known owner, Jan Thielen, has led to the naming, but has since been in the hands of various owners. The Perret Gentil family is the last private owner of the area and, after many difficult years, new life has been blown into the area. The prosperity and wealth recently increased greatly.
Living in Vista Royal
Just 15 minutes from downtown Willemstad, near Jan Thiel is the fully renovated beautifully situated Vista Royal. Vista Royal includes 129 lots. Most plots have their natural slope and exceptionally beautiful panoramic views of the Spanish Water, the marina and the Caribbean Sea. The plots are very spacious so there are possibilities that a house can be built and customized. Many people do this.
Vista Royal is located on a beautiful and historic part of Curacao with beautiful villas. Vista Royal is located on the southeast coast, alongside Jan Thiel and the Spanish Water. The area features a beautiful natural setting, with the Caribbean Sea on the south-east side, and the Spanish Water on the north-east side. In short, Vista Royal is a beautiful exclusive area of Curacao.
Amenities and services
In Jan Thiel (west) you will find a beautiful part of nature, the ancient salt pans, here you will regularly find flamingos. This area is perfect for walking, running or mountain biking. For the adventurous type, there can also be buggies or quads rented.
Along the coast there are several hotels and resorts to be found. Chogogo and the famous Livingstone Resort These are often equipped with good restaurants and bars. Sun beds can also be hired for a nice day at the beach here. Jan Thiel Bay, the Caracas Bay and the Spanish Water are nearby; these locations are perfect for diving, snorkeling, sailing or surfing.
Also for groceries and other shopping opportunities Jan Thiel has plenty to offer. Next to a supermarket, there are shops selling souvenirs as well as smaller shops where the Curaçao culture is reflected. The infrastructure of the neighborhood is well maintained. The impressive villas in this district offer wide roads, often with a sidewalk, so that pedestrians can move safely about.
Jan Thiel guarantees a perfect day at the beach, for example in Zanzibar, Zest of Papagayo Beach Club. The beaches are equipped with palapas and palm trees, so there is also plenty of shade to be found. The presence of a diving school offers opportunities to dive or learn to dive and explore. Curaçao has a beautiful underwater world, in addition to a beach or scuba diving, there are also plenty of opportunities for fishing enthusiasts, the Blue Finn leaves regularly from Zanzibar for a seafood trip.
In the evenings you can enjoy the nightlife of Jan Thiel Beach and the vibrant tropical atmosphere. Often there are live performances in one of the beach bars which guarantees a delicious Caribbean evening with accompanying music.