Don’t be fooled: There aren’t actually 1,000 steps to trudge up at this popular tourist site and dive beach—only 67. You’ll understand the name once you climb back up the stairs with your wet scuba gear strapped on after an hour long dive.
Located just north of Kralendijk on the island’s west coast, 1,000 Steps Beach boasts pristine turquoise waters and an impressive display of coral, sponges, turtles and fish.
But even if you don’t plan on exploring the sea life, the view from the top of the limestone steps is worth the trip.
The beach site exists of white sand and large chunks of coral rock, and the cove is surrounded by limestone cliffs. Nice place for a picnic if you bring your own everything.