Curacao

One of the most gay-friendly islands in all of the Caribbean, Curaçao’s culture is one that embraces life at its most beautiful. It doesn’t even need to wave a rainbow flag to show its joyful colors; this ABC Island simply pops with vibrancy, from the bright Dutch façades on the port of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage city to the floating markets and whimsically lit Queen Emma Bridge. 

It’s no wonder that this melting pot is one that’s embraced the LGBT community; it has a long history of welcoming all who care to come. More than 50 nationalities are represented in this diverse destination, and Dutch, Spanish, English, and a Creole Papiamentu create music to the ears the complement the jazz and tunes that emanate from the Salinja district. Foot-tapping beats make packing your dancing shoes a must, but you’ll want to kick back in flippers, too. The diving in the Mushroom Forest, Curaçao Wall, and Klein Curaçao are as renowned as its over 35 beaches.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • Only one official gay bar on the island
  • LGBT travelers encouraged to visit by the Curaçao Tourist Board
  • With 17 members, Curaçao holds the largest IGLTA membership in the Caribbean
  • Small LGBT population, but strongly supported through organizations like Curaçao Gay Pro

Featured Resorts:

Hilton Curacao

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The Hilton Curacao is situated within a 10 minute drive from the airport and 4 miles from the island capital of Willemstad. A spectacular beachfront property with a picturesque shoreline walkway, a casino, meeting space and private beaches, the Hilton Curacao defines the quintessential Dutch Caribbean experience.

Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino

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Set amidst the color and beauty of the historic Dutch Caribbean city of Willemstad is the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino. With a variety of boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, including the open-air boulevard of Renaissance Mall, the shopping and entertainment options at Renaissance Curacao are nearly endless. The resort features an elevated beach experience, infinity pool, sweeping views and a beachside bar & grill. At night, the pulsing Carnival Casino is n ...

Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino

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At Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino all guests will enjoy an Unlimited-Fun® vacation where everything is included from top-shelf spirits and daily refreshed mini-bar, to limitless food and beverages and endless daily activities. Guests can enjoy the on-site dive center at Sunscape Curacao where they can catch a boat right at the resort to the National Underwater Park and enjoy diving and snorkeling at one of the most popular diving sites in the world.

Additional Resorts:

Floris Suite Hotel - Spa and Beach Club
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Floris Suite Hotel Spa and Beach Club Curacao, exemplifies first-class, straight-forward luxury designed for guest 18 years and older. European design and Caribbean temperament are successfully combined in this modern translation of comfort. This is visually displayed throughout the property through clear lines, open spaces with an exotic touch.

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