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This award-winning collection of restored 18th-century Dutch colonial buildings resides in a sea of cobblestones—a miniature city within a city, and part of the historic Willemstad district named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It's not on the beach, but the antique charm and boutique style of this Otrobanda hotel make a stay here very special indeed. Inside the eight-block Kurá Hulanda village compound, the hotel has elegant rooms with a timeless appeal, outfitted in antiques, hand-carved mahogany furniture, and quality linens. You can dine right on the cobblestones at Jacob's Bar & Terrace or visit theKurá Hulanda Museum, with its stunning collection of slave-trade artifacts and other cultural exhibits. A free shuttle delivers guests to the beach at sister property, the Kurá Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club. In 2014, both properties became part of the Sonesta collection of hotels and resorts, and new management plans to ratchet up the luxe factor at Kurá Hulanda Village with room upgrades, a full-service spa, and a new fine-dining seafood restaurant, Astrolab.