Just a short walk from the multi-colored buildings of Willemstad, the Renaissance Curacao was my choice for a relaxing stay on the island. Situated next to the 19th-century Rif Fort and surrounded by a multitude of shops and restaurants, the newly-built Renaissance has become locally-famous for its Infinity Beach Club. The man-made infinity pool on the second floor of the hotel is an engineering feat combining the sandy beach of Las Vegas stunner Mandalay Bay’s pool with the ocean-edge views of the infinity pool at the Sheraton Waikiki. Since those are two of my favorite pools in the world, I was quite taken with the Renaissance interpretation. Ocean water is pumped up to the beach area and water pours over the infinity edge giving the illusion that it is returning back to the sea. It’s hard to find a more tranquil spot to spend the day.