Top Gay Caribbean: CURACAO Yet Again ;)

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    Sep 07, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    http://www.nextmagazine.com/travel/dutch-attitude-caribbean-latitude

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    The gay-friendly island of Curaçao invites you to experience European sophistication in the Caribbean.

    Curaçao is emerging as one of the Caribbean’s most popular gay-friendly destinations. A rare island where tourists and locals coexist with ease, Curaçao imbues your tropical vacation with cultural authenticity.

    Conveniently located outside the Hurricane Belt, Curaçao enjoys year-round 80-degree days with minimal rain, perfect for both beach and city escapes. To best experience the island’s diversity, the Kura Hulanda Resorts (KuraHulanda.com) offer the “Best of Both Worlds” Package. Spend two nights admiring the Dutch Colonial architecture of the island’s capital while staying at the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Hotel Kura Hulanda (Langestraat 8-Willemstad). This luxury boutique resort “village” boasts glorious courtyards, multiple pools, restaurants, a museum, spa and casino. Then, spend three nights perched on rugged cliffs overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean at the secluded Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club (Playa Kalki 1-Westpunt) on the island’s western tip. The Lodge’s onsite dive shop, Ocean Encounters West (OceanEncountersWest.com), will arrange snorkeling, diving and boating excursions.

    Planning your honeymoon? Both resorts are members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and are eager to celebrate New York’s recent Marriage Equality victory. Through December 22, they are offering newlyweds who present a valid New York marriage license a free upgrade and dinner for two.

    Hardcore hikers should head to Christoffel National Park (ChristoffelPark.org) where you can climb 1,230 feet to the top of Mt. Christoffel, the island’s highest point. On a clear day you can see the coasts of Venezuela and Bonaire. If you prefer a rough ride, then fasten your seatbelt because it’s going to be a bumpy one. Eric’s ATV Adventures (Curacao-ATV.com) will take you through the wildest and most beautiful parts of Curaçao, including cliffs, dunes, caves and beyond.
    Next, explore the tasty variety of Curaçao’s cuisine. Located less than a mile from the Hotel Kura Hulanda, Landhuis Misjé (LandhuisMisje.com) serves up Caribbean comfort food with a sophisticated flair. Clearly stating her “100% gay friendly” policy on the restaurant website, Chef Graciela Real will make you feel right at home, serving a unique fusion of the island’s Latin, Dutch and Caribbean influences in the lantern-lit yard of this restored plantation home. Want to recreate the island’s flavor back home? Learn the necessary skills at Angelica’s Kitchen (Hoogstraat 49-Willemstad, Angelicas-Kitchen.com). The ladies of the Kitchen will teach you how to make delicious “no fuss food” in a relaxed, festive setting. Drink, cook, eat and bond with a group of old friends or new acquaintances. For a tasty mojito or caipirinha, head to the Latin-inspired Mundo Bizarro (Nieuwestraat 12-Pietermaai Smal, MundoBizarroCuracao.com). Part restaurant, part live music venue, Mundo is a perfect spot to socialize with the locals.

    And the gay party really kicks into gear with cocktail, beach and boat parties from September 30–October 2, during the seventh annual Get Wet weekend. Year round, Madame Jeanette “aims to make being lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual or just confused a perfectly normal thing to be, one party at a time!” The island hostess throws her extravagant theme nights on the second Saturday of every month at TuTu Tango (Kaya Jombi Mensing 18-Willemstad, TuTu-Tango.com). For information on all upcoming events, visit GayCuracao.com.
    Less than a three-hour flight from the U.S., Curaçao provides a taste of Northern Europe in the Southern Caribbean. Instead of wooden shoes, bring a pair of sandals and enjoy the island’s “live and let live” progressive attitude—with a tan!

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    Sep 07, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Add: The get wet weekend is hosted by my high school friend transvestite, Madame Jeanette.. we're one big happy family of gays here ROFL =)
  • wild_sky360

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    Sep 07, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    What is this? icon_mad.gif ..no mention of the talented musician who would be the main attraction for RJ'rs
  • wild_sky360

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    Sep 07, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    It sounds like paradise.
    Lucky you