The West End beaches are our favorites in Curacao!! And of those, we like Porto Maria, Cas Abao, and Playa Kalki the best!! All three have excellent snorkeling right off the beach. Playa Kalki has a long pier, which is fun for jumping in the water. All three are also great for shore dives. Porto Marie has the best restaurant. There is shade at all three and Cas Abao and Porto Marie have lounge chairs and more facilities. The water is so clear and beautiful; we saw garden eels, puffer fish, and peacock flounder just off shore!