You probably mapped out your Labor Day weekend months ago. Wait. What? You're still looking for something to do? If you're down for a little last-minute travel, I highly recommend going to the second annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in Piscadera Bay from September 2-3. With headliners like Sting, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and the Bradford Marsalis Quartet, it should be an amazing weekend on this beautiful island. (Located well outside of the hurricane belt, might I add?) Tickets are $185 and are still available at www.curacaonorthseajazz.com.
While most hotels are already full during the festival, limited rooms are still available at a few places, including the Plaza Hotel Curaçao & Casino, Atlantis Diving & Apartments, and Breezes Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino.
If you can't make it to the festival, you can still take advantage of a number of deals for travel this fall. If you book by October 15, you can enjoy a fourth night free at Marriott Curaçao Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, or rooms from $166 at the Avila Hotel, for example.
Don't know much about Curaçao? Read more here:
T+L’s Curaçao Travel Guide
Redrawing the Caribbean: Goodbye Dutch Antilles, Hello New Curaçao
My Blue Cocktail Confession
Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.