First Ever Gay Pride on southern Caribbean island of Curaçao

Everyone got into the spirit of Curaçao Pride week and looks forward to next year’s events.


Hundreds of Curaçao visitors and
residents celebrated the island’s very first Pride Week, September 25-29th,
2013. The Caribbean island of Curaçao has always been welcoming to the
LGBT community with great accommodations, events and attitude, but Gay
Pride Week took the island’s commitment to the LGBT community to another


Hundreds of people showed up at The White Affair event at the Floris Suite Hotel,
host property of Curaçao’s first Pride Week, transforming the hotel
into “Pride City” for the week. In addition, hotels and restaurants
contributed with gourmet food and drinks in support of Pride Week. They
included the Hilton Curaçao, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Santa
Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Kyoto Restaurant, Tempo Doeloe
Restaurant, Pirate Bay, Sandton Kura Hulanda Hotel and others. There
were also events at the Rainbow Lounge, neighborhood bar, Williwood, and
after parties at The Gallery Lounge in Punda, with almost 700 people in
attendance across all events. Parties, street fairs and educational
seminars rounded out what organizers called a very successful Pride
Week. Curaçao encourages travelers to save the date and start planning
for the South Caribbean Pride Week in Curaçao, Wednesday, April 30 to Monday, May 5, 2014. It is expected to be one of the biggest LGBT celebrations in the region. Please visit for more information.


About Curaçao
Selected as one of The 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots’ for 2013 by Frommers, Favorite Caribbean Destination’ for 2012 and 2013 in Reader’s Choice Awards and a2012 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.
Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the
Hurricane Belt. To learn more about Curaçao please visit, call toll free 1.800.328.7222 or download our newest information brochure at