Regular visitors to the Caribbean will familiarize with the term given to a group of 3 Caribbean islands: the ABC islands. There's nothing basic about them at all: the ABCs in question are the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, 3 Dutch or formerly Dutch islands just off the coast of Venezuela.
Aruba is the smallest but also the richest of the islands, and has a rich variety of sights and activities for its visitors, who come from the Netherlands, the United States, South America and many other parts of the world. Some of the most popular spots in Aruba include Eagle Beach and Palm Beach, which host about half a million holidaymakers every year.
The boomerang shaped island of Bonaire is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nature lovers will enjoy the sight of thousands of pink flamingos in the salt pans of the Pekelmeer and divers will be familiar with all of the underwater treasures to be found in the Bonaire Marine Park.
The crystal-clear waters of the Curacao Marine Park are a haven to snorkelers and divers alike. The spectacularly colorful coral reefs, and tropical fish are visible very close to the coastline. Taking a short trip on the Seaworld Explorer is a great way to explore the underwater treasures of the marine park if you do not want to get wet; through the glass bottom of the boat, you can see and enjoy the rich marine life which surrounds you.
Whichever of the ABC islands you choose to see, you're sure to have a wonderful Caribbean vacation experience!