Oranjsestad, Aruba

Aruba is the Caribbean, but with a charming rugged and rustic edge. Brightly colored houses, vibrant streets and a distinct buzz in the air are all part of the laid-back experience you'll encounter.

Keen golfers should book a round at the inimitable Tierra del Sol course. Or for an authentic local experience visit vibrant Schooner Market, where local merchants sell exotic fruit and fresh fish.