Curaçao Hosts 8th Annual "Get Wet" Weekend

Monday Aug 27, 2012

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO - "Get Wet" in Curaçao! 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.

"Get Wet" is 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.

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 29th, 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 30th, 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," says André Rojer, Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America.

"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."

"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. Curaçao is also home of the only IGLTA member airline of the Caribbean, the Dutch Antilles Express. These accommodations and operators are among more on the island that are also proud members of the IGLTA.

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." Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt.

To learn more about the island of Curaçao visit

For more information on Curaçao's GLBT offerings, please visit

For more information on the island of Curaçao, or to request a FREE Curaçao information package, please visit or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.


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