Spend enough time in the Caribbean, and exteriors start to look beach-blah with their neutral hues. Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage City in the Dutch Caribbean, takes a design detour with its buildings awash in bright, contemporary shades. Find these along Santa Anna Bay in a spot called Handelskade.
Insider tip: Awesome photos can be taken from the water with the buildings in full view. - Fodor's Travel
If you're into secluded Caribbean shores with loads of natural coral, abundant marine life, and underwater caves, Klein deserves a spot on your list. Sitting eight miles off the southeast coast of the southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao is a slice of paradise, boasting one of the longest and most pristine beaches around. It's been nicknamed "Little Curaçao," because the island, which can be reached by boat in less than two hours, is a postcard-perfect vision of how the Caribbean used to be. - Reader's Digest
Although Curaçao has often been dwarfed by its sister island Aruba, it is heavily investing in tourism and every day brings a new hotel or restaurant to the scene. Downtown Willemstad, with its colorful Dutch and Portuguese-inspired buildings, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Best for: Nightlife | Romance - Condé Nast Traveler
This is different from many beach resorts in the Caribbean — it’s ultra-hip, always bustling and boasting modern, contemporary design. But the story here is really Jan Thiel Beach and Papagayo’s chic beach club, a place where you’ll spend all day, every day during your stay. It’s cool, it’s sleek and its the essence of what makes Curaçao such an exciting destination right now. - Caribbean Journal
Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island that is well known for its blue skies, turquoise waters and of course its Blue Curaçao liquor. This famous alcohol is both distilled and bottled at Landhuis Chobolobo, a historic estate that dates back to the early 19th century. During your stay in Curaçao, you can tour the distillery and witness how the 121-year-old liquor is made. Plus, you can indulge in samples of the liquor and buy some to bring home. Curaçao is also known for its flourishing nightlife. If you want to try Blue Curaçao and other liquors or dance the night away with the local beer, Amstel Bright, check out Mambo Beach at night for its thumping music and flowing drinks. - US News Travel