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For European-style boutique chic at reasonable rates, the Floris delivers. This peaceful, stylish retreat caters to adults only and prides itself on its gay-friendly reputation (often hosting events for the annual Gay Pride festivities). Suites are a little on the dark side but spacious and outfitted in modern monochromes and full kitchens or kitchenettes (a full-service supermarket, Centrum, is 7 minutes away by car; 599/9-869-6222). Even better, all come with a balcony or terrace with dining table and chairs overlooking the lovely pool or gardens, complete with flitting birds in brilliant hues. The sweet little Rainbow Bar is helmed by bartenders skilled in concocting witchy brews starring the island's iconic blue Curaçao liqueur. Public spaces have a plein-air indoor-outdoor breeziness; the hotel restaurant, Sjalotte, is tucked in tropical gardens. It’s just a 5-minute walk to a beach (and the hotel's private beach club, Pirate Bay), but many folks find the big, free-form pool plenty inviting. The hotel offers a twice-daily shuttle that makes the 5-minute trip to the attractions downtown.