The colonial charm and Dutch hospitality both help keep families coming back year after year. All studios and one-bedroom units in this time-share property have pale-wood furniture, satellite TV, and a balcony, sometimes with ocean views. There's plenty to do here, including yoga and language courses in Papiamento. The front desk can arrange for water sports and other activities. Kids enjoy the playground and their own pool. A shopping arcade is filled with boutiques,
a frozen-yogurt shop, and a cybercafé. You can also use the facilities at the adjoining Casa del Mar Beach Resort. The Alhambra Casino is conveniently across the street if you feel like playing the slots.