Curaçao is a beach lover's delight. Among the best strands are Blue Bay, just outside Willemstad, and Westpunt and busier Cas Abou, both on the island's west end. For some of the best diving in this popular scuba destination, try Ocean Encounters at Lions Dive Resort (5999-4348888). History buffs can explore Willemstad's storied past on a guided walking tour (listed at curacao.com/vacationplanning/gettingaround/guidedtours.aspx). The island's many museums cover everything from its Jewish history to maritime culture, but don't miss the powerful and well-stocked Museum Kura Hulanda, the only slavery museum in the Caribbean (5999-4347765). Thrill seekers can fulfill a need for speed on Xtreme Tours ATV Rides (5999-7388668), and animal lovers can get up-close and personal with some very ugly creatures at Curaçao's Ostrich Farm (5999-7472777). Night life is serious business in Curaçao, and on any given night at least one hot spot will be jumping. Popular lounges include De Heeren (5999-7360491) and Omundo (5999-7388477), which feature live Latin music, and Restaurant Cinco (5999-4614545) for late-night DJ action. For listings of all the island happenings, pick up a free copy of the partygoer's Bible, Kiko Ta Kiko (kikotakiko.com).