Sint Michiel

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Sint Michiel
Sint Michiel is located in Curaçao
Sint Michiel
Sint Michiel
Location in Curaçao
Coordinates: 12°08′32″N 068°59′45″W / 12.14222°N 68.99583°W / 12.14222; -68.99583Coordinates: 12°08′32″N 068°59′45″W / 12.14222°N 68.99583°W / 12.14222; -68.99583
State Kingdom of the Netherlands
Country Curaçao

Sint Michiel is a small fishing village lying at the south end of Bullenbaai bay on the west coast of Curaçao. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) to the northwest of the island's main centre, Willemstad. The St. Michiel Bay is locally known as "Boca Sami" and is situated between the much smaller Blue Bay and Vaersenbaai. Vaersen Bay used to be the Curacao Police recreational facility. It is now the popular Beach Club Kokomo Beach Curacao.

The bay was once defended by 2 WIC forts. Ruins of the main fort are still visible. These forts provided protection from French pirates and the British Navy though they were occupied by both in the 18th and early 19th Century.[1]