Curaçao, along with Aruba and Bonaire, are part of the island group known as the ABC Islands off the coast of Venezuela. Curaçao is reknowned for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It's also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, where scuba divers can access a vertical coral wall from the shore. Island Dreams offers you two excellent dive resorts from which to choose.