Part of a trio of islands known as the ABC Islands, Curaçao is situated about 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast and has a strong Dutch influence that’s apparent in its local culture and architecture. A more off-the-grid Caribbean destination, it has a tropical savanna climate, which means you’ll find desert terrain with cacti as well as beaches with tropical fish. Go hiking in its national parks or take on the clear blue waves with snorkeling and diving.