Curaçao is the largest of the so-called ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles. And it certainly has a lot on offer. There are many great beaches – some quiet and some quite lively. The desert-like interior is ideal (if a tiny bit challenging) for exploring and you’ll find both natural wonders and historic attractions.

Not as ‘touristy’ as Aruba or quiet as Bonaire, Curaçao still maintains the ‘Eurobean’ feel of its sister islands. It also boasts perhaps the most charming capital in the Caribbean. With its Dutch-influenced architecture, floating market and vibrant café culture, Willemstad is a delight.

Photo: Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, is one of the Caribbean’s most attractive towns.

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