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As of 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles as a country where dissolved. Curacao and Sint Maarten are now continuing as independent islands within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became special municipalities of the Netherlands. We will keep referring to the islands as Netherlands Antilles as a geographical region.
(The Handelskade in Curacao)
Curacao is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles. The city of Willemstad which is the biggest city in the Dutch Caribbean has a unique architecture. Here you will find the "Handelskade" with its typical Dutch style warehouses from the 17th century. The island has several bays with nice beaches.
The second largest island of the Netherlands Antilles is a lot more quite then its larger neighbor. Bonaire is well known as one of the best places to do scuba diving in the Caribbean.
St Martin is a small island that is split up into two countries. The French side and the Netherlands Antilles side. St Martin is a popular destination for cruise ships. The Dutch part has a lot of resorts with casinos and golf courses. The French side is less developed for tourism, but very popular for its cuisine.
Saba is a small volcanic island and the smallest of the Netherlands Antilles. Saba has no beaches but does have diving tours around the island. The island is also popular for hiking up the extinct Volcano.
Just like Saba St Eustatius, better known as Statia is a volcanic island. The island used to be an important free port in the 17th century. The Quill is a volcanic cone with a deep crater. Inside the crater is a diverse and unique rain forest which makes it popular for hiking.
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