A midsize resort with all the expected amenities for an international clientele (including a casino on the property), the Hilton Curaçao is just a 10-minute shuttle ride to Willemstad but removed enough from town to include 20 full acres. The two private beaches are small but pleasant and exclusive to guests—a rarity in Curaçao—while the lagoon-like pool is large and inviting. Family-friendly, the resort also features a kid’s splashing pool, small playground, and rec room with games. There’s even interesting snorkeling in front of the hotel, as well as dive and boat excursions to surrounding Piscadera Bay. Decorated in a casual, beachy style, rooms boast private balconies with either island or ocean views, while suites have access to an executive lounge with a breakfast buffet and evening hors d’oeuvres. There are also several restaurants and bars; guests recommend seafood and tacos at Celeste Beach Bar and the Sunday barbecue nights on the beach.