The name Playa Largu suggests a beach and in Papiamentu, the local language, it means a 'broad beach', but that's misleading. There isn't really a beach here, in terms of a sandy expanse, just a stretch of coral rubble, but it's a great place for a shore dive.
The reefs are very close to shore here, but you don't have to swim far to reach the drop-off, a 45 degree slope. Underwater, you can see some of the sand that's missing from the beach and an amazing variety of sponges, including elephant ear sponges, rope sponges, stove-pipe sponges, vase sponges, barrel sponges and encrusting sponges. You probably never knew there were so many types of sponge.
It's a lovely, quiet, unspoiled spot too.
While the island, its architecture, and its restaurants may be interesting and enticing, if you... Read more