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Curaçao is a Dutch treat in the Caribbean

Long after Peter Stuyvesant's death, the sun-kissed tropical gem that sits southeast of Aruba and about 40 miles north of Venezuela makes an ideal vacation spot, especially during hurricane season.

That’s because Curaçao lies just outside the Hurricane Belt. That doesn’t mean a hurricane here is impossible, but it’s far more rare for one to hit here than on other Caribbean islands.

“I’ve been working here 10 years and only remember one day in all that time when we had to cancel for bad weather,” says Zyta de Koeijer, a manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, one of the premier dive shops on the island. “We can pretty much guarantee that the weather will be good for diving.”

Read the full story, originally posted on July 26, 2015, here.