Curaçao, photo credit: JJ Keyes
Curaçao (pronounced "Cure-a-sow") is a fabulous and gay-friendly island located just 35 miles north of Venezuela. Curaçao is home to more than 140,000 residents from 55 different cultures and the official "C" in the Netherlands ABC Caribbean islands. English is spoken everywhere on the island and it's a safe and... More
Oh the iguana. Oh the birds. Oh wow.To say Jaanchie's is an experience is an understatement. Jaanchie sits down at your table to tell you what he's serving on any particular day. Iguana is... More
let-downWe waited over an hour to get our meal (we arrived at around 2:00 and the place was not busy). They put condiment bowls of mayo on the table at the beginning so they sat in the heat for an hour too. The food was mediocre (I thought the iguana was tasty- my friends did not). The ladies at the front counter were rude, slow, and indifferent. The gentleman who served us was nice. The experience was not worth the time or money.
great LGBT friendly hotel!Unfortunately we were staying at the Hilton across the street but came here for a drink. The hotel is beautiful and the pool is amazing. It's not on the ocean but you have beach access. If you too find yourself in a bad hotel experience, they have day passes available for a very reasonable price. Includes pool, spa, etc...BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU STAY HERE!
do not stay at this hiltonMy partner and I have been here for 2 days now and I'm shocked at how unaccepting the island is for gay men. I'm not ignorant to the differences in culture but the island tourism boards have been promoting their gay-friendly tourism for quite some time and it is entirely a marketing ploy. My partner and I checked in with a Front Desk Agent who referred to us as colleagues, then when I asked if a room with a king bed was available, she insisted that we would be happy with the room with 2 beds. "You need to beds anyway because there are 2 of you." I politely but firmly advised her we actually did not need 2 beds. The hotel has a below average room product and the mold and dingy cleaning job is ridiculous. I should disclose that I'm a hotelier by trade, which can sometimes lead to higher expectations, however in this case I can promise you that I am being as patient and understanding of "island culture" as possible. The beach is beautiful but short of that, this hotel is lacking quality and service. Choose a different option and save yourself the trouble. On an unrelated topic to the hotel, we went to a local restaurant last night and were refused service by a server who seemed to be annoyed with the fact that we were gay. One of the other servers assisted and was very helpful, however when a 2nd gay couple came into the restaurant shortly after us, the manager advised her to get over it and serve them. The food was good and the gentleman who served us was wonderful and friendly. This has all led to a very unwelcoming feel from the island.
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