There comes a time in many a Caribbean traveller's voyages when all those gorgeous beaches framed by palms and etched by azure seas may blend into one lovely, hazy memory, a record playing the same tune. Was that Bahamas or Barbados? Have I seen the Virgins or the Saints? Not so, once you have touched down on the ABCs: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. From Curacao's historical renaissance to Aruba's endless sandy fun to Bonaire's well-finned waters, this part of the world overflows with unexpected delights and engaging surroundings. Like three sisters, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao share in familial traits but are each uniquely endowed. Taste one or savour all three. The only thing you can expect is an unquenchable thirst for more.