Positioned for centuries at the crossroads of important sea trade routes, the island of Curacao has an amazingly diverse and colorful history. If you get a chance to go, take some time to explore the colorful colonial architecture around the capital of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site first settled in 1634. Located on the citys picturesque historic waterfront, the posh new Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino offers sophisticated island accommodations just steps from the legendary Rif Fort, a 19th century landmark once used to defend the island from pirates and other sea-faring mercenaries. Beach goers will marvel at the resorts uniquely-designed eternity beach an above sea-level beach habitat complete with palm trees and real ocean water. Resort highlights include an onsite spa, shopping complex, and the 15,000-square-foot Carnival Casino. Opening rates start at $199/night, providing you with a savings of 40% off the regular cost for a room.