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Old Europe in the Caribbean Sea

Plaza Hotel Curaçao & Casino • Curacao, Antilles

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Escape Kit

  • A Five- ($532) or Seven-Night ($711) Stay for Two in a Classic King Room
  • One-Day Car Rental
  • Daily $10 Credit Per Room for the Waterfort Restaurant
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation from Airport to Hotel
  • Late Checkout

Dashing off to Europe is always delightful, but those pesky debt issues are making things a bit wonky over the pond and it's cold there this time of year. Experience the Netherlands in all its glory (read: in the Caribbean) with this week's Escape to the island of Curaçao in the Dutch Antilles, named one of Frommer's top ten destinations for 2012.

Enjoy Old World charm with Caribbean flavor during a five- ($532) or seven-night ($711) stay for two in a classic king room at the Plaza Hotel Curaçao & Casino, including a one-day car rental, a daily $10 credit per room for the Waterfort Restaurant, included Wi-Fi, round-trip ground transportation from airport to hotel, and late checkout.

Built atop the historic Waterford Forte, a stronghold from the 1700s, the hotel is situated at the water's edge in the heart of Willemstad.

Lounge poolside on the giant party deck and grab a bite at the Waterfort Restaurant, sit at the bar and look out at the famous Queen Emma Bridge, or dine under the arches of the fort taking in the ocean views. There are seven on-site restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, and slot machines and blackjack tables at the Royal Casino for those that are feeling lucky.

The hotel's privileged location offers easy access to the beaches (Seaquarium Beach and Blauwbaai are popular choices), shops, open-air markets, and the quaint 17th- and 18th-century Dutch colonial architecture painted in a riot of Caribbean colors. The Floating Market and a number of museums are also just minutes away.

When you are ready to use your included car rental, there are many sites on the 37-mile-long island to explore. Swim amid some of Curaçao's famed coral reefs, explore mountain and sea at the Christoffel Park, or admire the limestone formations in the Hato Caves.

Commission this Escape to get a royal introduction to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in a climate and culture that is 100 percent Caribbean fun.

For additional information, visit Plaza Hotel Curaçao & Casino on Facebook and watch this.

  • "Standing guard over the Punda side of Saint Anna Bay, right in the heart of Willemstad, the 14-story Plaza is nestled in the ramparts of an 18th-century waterside fort on the eastern tip of the harbor entrance."

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the fine print

  • Limit two per purchaser, up to five additional as gifts
  • Limit one voucher per reservation; vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  •  Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  •  Upgrades may be available at time of booking
  • Nights must be used consecutively
  • Additional people may be added for fees listed below and tax and service charges
  • Each additional person for the five-night voucher will cost the following amount a child (under 11) $175, child (11 and older) $190, and an adult (18 and older) is $250
  • Each additional person for the seven-night voucher will cost the following amount a child (under 11) $240, child (11 and older) $260, and an adult (18 and older) is $350
  • Taxes and service fees are not included and will be collected at redemption
  • All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 21, 2013 • Enjoy By March 21, 2013