Daily Daydream: Hurricane-Free Island Hot Spot

Curacao is the "C" in the famous ABC Islands, the group of Caribbean islands that are located outside the traditional hurricane belt, making them an excellent choice for a vacation any time of year. Although Curacao is small in land mass, there's plenty to see and do on the island—including nearly 20 beaches.

Off the coast, you'll find world-class diving and snorkeling. On land, you can explore the Hato Caves, visit the turtles at Shete Boka National Park, or check out historic Willemstad (the main city and a UNESCO-designated historic area). 

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Where is it? Southern Caribbean. Fly to Curacao International Airport (check prices).

Where to Stay? At Lions Dive and Beach Resort, which has a private beach, a sports pool, and fitness programs.

What Else Should I Know? Curacao throws a massive Carnival celebration—so if you like masquerades and parties, try and time your visit during the season (which usually starts in January).

Who's it For? Anyone who's sick of winter!

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