In celebration of the diverse and gay friendly community, the beautiful island of Curaçao will kick off its eighth annual Get Wet Weekend of gay and straight friendly activities on September 27-30 hosted by the Gay Plasa organization, a GLBT community group. Travelers can enjoy cultural and dance celebrations along with get-togethers to celebrate and rejoice all that Curaçao has to offer for the whole community.
“It is important to us that it’s known to the gay & lesbian community that everyone is welcome in Curaçao. Our island offers diverse culture, art galleries, beaches, museums, fine accommodations and exquisite cuisine that are enjoyed by all visitors to the island,” said Executive Director of the Curaçao Tourist Board.
The exciting weekend kicks off on Thursday, September 27 at 9pm with a traditional “Meet and Greet” Official Opening celebration at the historic Hotel‘t Klooster, followed by an all white “Get White” Illumination party at G-Lounge, located in downtown Punda in Willemstad. Friday brings about a “Spoil Me” cocktail event at Rainbow Lounge located in the Floris Suite Hotel, followed by an entertaining after-party at Otra Cosa Bar in downtown Willemstad. On Saturday the 29, visitors and locals alike will not want to miss the exhilarating beach edition of the “NaviGAYtion” party at the Wet & Wild Beach Club from 9pm to 2am. The weekend concludes on Sunday, September 30, at the relaxing “Get Spoiled” pool party at the iconic Floris Suite Hotel.
“The phrase ‘Live and Let Live’ describes Curaçao’s distinguished attitude for welcoming everyone to explore its colorful history and culture along with its uncrowded beaches and pristine dive sites,” said André Rojer, Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America. “Curaçao is very proud to hold the largest International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) membership in all of the Caribbean.”
Gay-friendly accommodations and operators abound on the island, including the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino, Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club, Avila Hotel, Hilton Curaçao, Floris Suite Hotel, Papagayo Beach Resort, Waterside Apartments, Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina, Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino, Baoase Luxury Resort Curaçao, Caribbean Sea Sports, Flamingo Villa and Coral Estate Villas, Villa Rooi Catootje, The Natural Curaçao and B&B Sombré di Kabana. Curaçao is also home of the only IGLTA member airline of the Caribbean, the Dutch Antilles Express.
Selected as a ‘Top Destination 2012’ by Frommer’s, one of the ‘5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now’ by Budget Travel and a top three ‘2012 Honeymoon Hot Spot’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping.
Indulge in Curaçao’s vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curaçao’s abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches – including Cas Abao Beach, selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Beach Destinations for 2011’ by SmarterTravel. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt.
For more information on Curaçao’s GLBT offerings, please visit www.gaycuracao.com. For more information on the island of Curaçao, or to request a FREE Curaçao information package, please visit www.curacao.com or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.
Source: Travel Out