Whitney Lawson

What’s new in the ABC islands? T+L visited the Caribbean to find out.

Clark Mitchell Whitney Lawson

Stay

The oceanfront rooms at the palm-studded Lions Dive & Beach Resort (doubles from $196) are set on one of Curaçao’s most beautiful beaches.

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Eat

In Aruba, stop by Smokey Joes (dinner for two $50) for a plate of sticky baby back ribs and a cold Balashi beer.

Drink

Watch the sunset at Karels Beach Bar, an open-air watering hole on the main drag in Kralendijk, Bonaire.

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Shop

Bring back Bonairean sea salt from Best Pearls Bonaire. And don’t leave Curaçao without a bottle of its namesake liqueur, made from native oranges at Mansion Chobolobo.

Lions Dive & Beach Resort

The oceanfront rooms at the palm-studded property are set on one of Curaçao’s most beautiful beaches.

Smokey Joe's

Hungry diners come to Smokey Joe’s for the open air dining and what are frequently called the best ribs in the Caribbean. Sticky baby-back ribs come four ways: original, Jamaican jerk, Joe’s dry rub and smokey’s signature. All are served with a roll of paper towels and an empty coffee can for the bones. The colorful restaurant, located across from the Playa Linda Beach Resort, uses an open-fire rotisserie for grilling chicken, in addition to grills for fish (only fresh, locally caught), steak, shrimp, and ribs. Fried Oreo's are a favorite dessert choice, and Smokey Joe's uses no Trans fat or msg.

Karels Beach Bar

Watch the sunset at this open-air watering hole on the main drag.

Best Pearls Bonaire

Bring back Bonairean sea salt.

Mansion Chobolobo

Don’t leave Curaçao without a bottle of its namesake liqueur, made from native oranges.

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