Just off the southern tip of Venezuela, this small Dutch territory is this list’s most southern island in the Caribbean. Therefore, you may be surprised to learn that airfare here from New York City is one of the cheapest at $323 round trip. It’s worth it to head way down south if you’re into scuba diving – Curaçao boasts some of the best in the area thanks to crystal clear waters and abundant marine life. Check out Handelskade, the picturesque pier-side area famed for its brightly-colored houses and outdoor cafes. Gaze out onto St. Anna Bay and witness the Queen Emma – a floating pontoon pedestrian bridge – open and close to allow ships into the harbor. Of course, there’s a bevy of beautiful beaches like Blauwbaai, Mambo, Playa PortoMari, and Playa Lagun. You can rent cute, clean apartments in Willemstad (one of the main areas) starting at $45/night.
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