A sublime destination for gamblers and night owls. Known for its casinos, Aruba has earned the distinction among locals as the "Vegas of the Caribbean." Though it's a Dutch island, most of the big casinos, bars, and nightclubs accept American dollars, saving you big-time on the currency exchange.
Located far south in the Caribbean, Bonaire sits just outside the hurricane belt (though it does have a rainy season to consider). The island is known for outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving and a well-preserved marine environment. The usually steady trade winds also make it a great place for windsurfing.