Caribbean goes gay with Curacao's 5th Annual 'Get Wet' Weekend

Megan Smith READ TIME: 2 MIN.

The island of Cura?ao celebrates its diversity and gay friendliness by hosting its fifth annual "Get Wet" Weekend. This special four-day event is filled with small parties, relaxing gatherings and other social affairs.

From September 24-27, Cura?ao Gay Plasa, the weekend's organizer, has a host of activities planned including the popular "NaviGAYtion" Boat and Sunset Lounge parties. In addition, several of the island's best hotels are offering discounted room rates for visitors during 'Get Wet' Weekend. The Floris Suite Hotel, Avila Hotel, the Hilton Cura?ao and the Hotel Kur? Hulanda, Spa and Casino (just to mention a few) are enticing travelers with rates as low as $259 for 3-night packages that include taxes, airport transfers and the NaviGAYtion Boat party entrance fee. Travelers are invited to visit for schedule of activities.

More good news: Travelers who book their 'Get Wet' Weekend getaway now, will be able to take advantage of Cura?ao's incredible island-wide savings package, Cura?ao Now. Back for a second year, Cura?ao Now offers deals worth over $700 from the island's government agencies, hoteliers, car rental agencies, and dive and tour operators. Visitors who book travel to Cura?ao during "Get Wet" Weekend will receive:

  • $200 per person credit on airline tickets
  • $200 food & beverage credit
  • Free nights at a participating hotels
  • A free dive day
  • A free car rental day
  • Discounted admission to Cura?ao's many museums
  • Half price attractions, tours and transfers
  • High value shopping discounts in downtown Willemstad

    For a list of participating hotels and to learn more about Cura?ao Now, visit

    With the largest International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association membership in the Caribbean, the island of Cura?ao is a true gay-friendly destination. The dedicated destination website lists the island's gay-friendly weekend hot spots, parties, hotels, dive-operators, an interactive message board and much more.

    by Megan Smith , EDGE Assistant Travel Editor

    Megan is the Assistant Travel Editor for EDGE Publications. Based in Australia, she has been published in gay and lesbian publications in both America and Australia, and she has been on assignment as a travel-writer for Let's Go travel guides in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

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