Curacao a great destination for LGBT vacations because of the caribbean people’s cosmopolitan worldview; which is somewhat unique among the Caribbean islands and we will find plenty of gay friendly hotels Curacao.
Curacao is frequently referred to as one of the Caribbean’s most LGBT-friendly islands, with various venues, hotels and restaurants catering to LGBT clientele or otherwise advertising as “LGBT-friendly”. Several specific gay bars and clubs have opened in the capital city of Willemstad.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Curaçao may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Curaçao, but same-sex marriage is not legal. Same-sex couples with Dutch nationality must travel to the Netherlands to get married and legal protection of marriage is not unconditional. Discrimination on the basis of “heterosexual or homosexual orientation” is outlawed by the Curaçao Criminal Code.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Curaçao. The age of consent is 16 and is equal for both heterosexual and homosexual intercourse.
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.
Top attractions to visit in Curaçao
Day Trips in Curacao
- Boat Trip to Klein Curacao
- The Curacao Full Day Private Tour Experience
- Complete Island Tour of Curacao
- Rent a Guide in Willemstad – Customize your Private Tour
- Curacao Half Day or Full Day ATV Adventure Tour
1. Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Curacao
Floris Suite Hotel-Spa & Beach Club is for guests 18 years and older and has a refreshing blend of comfort and contemporary design.The hotel is very nice, the staff is super friendly, the rooms are big and fully furnished.
You get complimentary drinks at the pool bar for the happy hours and also free drinks at the Friday (gay) party. The breakfast is good and reasonably priced and, during the week, the place is quite and relaxing. Friday and Sunday evening is very noisy, it is not possible to sleep before 11:30 pm
10/10 recommend staying here and hope to visit again soon.
Everybody my husband and I talked to was fabulous and welcoming. We had no bad or negative interactions with any of the staff or other guests. There were other gay couples there as well, which was great as well. I liked how this place felt like an exclusive private resort while having plenty of space for guests, it didn’t have the crowded feeling you get at some resorts where you can’t go anywhere without hundreds of people around you.
Our room was very spacious (probably bigger than my actual apartment), always well cleaned, the food was great, the daily happy hours and karaoke nights were always a blast. Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about this place and feel so fortunate that we found such a wonderful environment to bring family and friends to celebrate with us here. After all our guests left, we stayed for a few additional days and it was the perfect escape for us. We loved lounging by the pool or going out exploring and coming back in time to socialize at happy hour over cocktails and appetizers.
The hotel itself is quite nice. It’s not a 5 Star Resort, but it’s clean, has a wonderful open air lobby, a terrific pool and spa, and a fun outdoor bar. There’s plenty of free, on site parking, the rooms are all suites and are quite large. It’s literally across the street from the Moomba Beach and Pirate’s Cove. Moomba became one of my favorite beaches on the island, quiet, lovely, just right.
I liked that Floris is outside of the main touristy area, as I wanted a quiet beach vacation. I didn’t have to deal with the hassle of downtown, but could easily get there in 5 minutes when I needed to go. It’s also the only truly gay friendly resort in the Caribbean, which means a LOT. When I come back to Curacao, I definitely want to stay at the Floris again.
Hotel personnel are very friendly, they provide free transportation to PIscadera beach and they give you the free passes to the beach next to the hotel if you want to hang out there too or assist to the several theme nights they have.
Rooms are very clean and comfortable, keep in mind that since it is a tropical area, you need repellent against mosquitoes or insects.
It is also a gay friendly hotel, they have travel agency next to the front desk that can arrange tours for you during your stay.
I would highly recommend the Hotel Floris if you like an Adult only place and if you are ok with some gay clientele preferring to staying also at this Hotel. It was fun, but it was also quiet and relaxing.
How much does a room costs at Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club ?
Prices start 195 $/night for Double Room, King bed.
Where to book online – Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Gay Friendly Hotels Curacao – you can find the best hotels deals in Curacao during Curacao Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Curacao on Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Baoase Luxury Resort 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Curacao
Ideally situated along the Caribbean Sea, this 5-star resort in Netherland Antilles boasts a private beach, free Wi-Fi and deluxe suites with private hot tubs and villas with private pools. Curacao Sea Aquarium is 5 minutes away by car.
Baoase Resort features luxury suites and villas each with panoramic views and private gardens. They are individually decorated in an elegant Asian style and feature flat-screen TVs, while some include a fully equipped kitchen.
The Culinary Beach Restaurant, located directly on the beach, is open daily and features international cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Butlers are available throughout the day to serve guests on the beach.
he ultra-exclusive resort promises to provide an unforgettable experience to guests seeking a peaceful retreat in comfort and style. With 23 extravagant rooms, suites and villas, the resort is the ultimate getaway for luxury seeker. In line with the love of Balinese style, something unique and highly luxurious was created. Different elements were incorporated in the design of the resort such as cool, dark woods and vases, antiques, and other elegant artefacts scattered throughout the property to set off the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The resort’s philosophy of barefoot elegance brings luxury back to its essence. Unique are the water basins located at the guest room entrances. They are designed so guests can wash their feet before entering their accommodation which is also a Balinese custom. The ultra-exclusive resort promises to provide an unforgettable experience to guests seeking a peaceful retreat in comfort and style. Baoase distinguishes itself from other luxury resorts in the Caribbean by offering impeccable attention to detail, an unparalleled level of service and- a commitment to creating a unique holiday spot for the world’s most discriminating traveller.
One of the most important things to us was a gay friendly location. Being a gay couple, we knew there were certain places we just couldn’t go because we wouldn’t feel safe. But I can honestly say that we have never felt more welcomed or comfortable as we have here. My husband gets uncomfortable with most public displays of affection, even something as simple as holding hands, but even he has been pretty comfortable walking around the resort holding my hand and even giving me a little kiss on the beach.
Aside from being extremely gay friendly, the hospitality at this resort is second to none!
From the moment you arrive the entire staff treats you like family. What’s even more amazing is that we planned so many activities during our stay (private dinners on the beach, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with their private tour guide, a historic walking tour of the city, just to name a few)
Gay friendly Caribbean honeymoon.” Baoase delivered on every front: we felt like any other couple on a honeymoon, which was exactly what we wanted. Baoase got every detail right from the “Mrs. & Mrs. Slippers,” to the romantic turndown, to a completely welcoming and warm staff. We felt like we could be entirely ourselves our entire stay.
Our room was amazing (we got the beach front suite #1 and would highly recommend it), complete with a private infinity pool, two beautiful patios, stunning bathroom facilities (the outdoor rain-like shower, and large stone bathtub with a waterfall faucet). The Bed even had a TV that magically rose out of it!
We purchased the honeymoon enhancement and it was worth every penny! The enhancement included a VIP airport pick up (the taxi had wifi!!), and a lovely introductory tour of the STUNNING grounds at the resort. The welcome drinks were absolutely delicious and, Estrella, the staff member who greeted us at the gate, was lovely and made our check in process delightful (including having our luggage moved to our room). It also included a very tasty complimentary welcome platter, and a stunning romantic turndown later that evening (complete with rose petals).
The honeymoon enhancement also included some amazing culinary feats: Every morning we had delicious breakfasts delivered to our suite. I think we tried almost every item on the breakfast menu (which is extensive) and it was all amazing, from delicious homemade spreads (including nutella!), and the best flavored yogurt that I have had in my life. We also got two special dinners – a four course chef tasting menu that they catered to our tastes, and an absolutely AMAZING romantic picnic on the beach with three incredibly delicious platters of all our favorite foods (including dim sum to sushi).
The last of our honeymoon enhancements were a couple’s massage in a private gazebo on the beach (absolutely incredible), and a fantastic snorkel tour outside of the resort with Carlos who was not only hilarious, but also very attentive. The tour was magnificent.
Even without the enhancements the trip would have been amazing: The food at the restaurant, while pricey, is 100% worth it (especially when you take into consideration the quality of ingredients you are eating), The lagoon and beach (complete with beach butlers who provide ice water and snacks) are pristine and the resort provides complimentary beach equipment including floats and snorkel gear (and there is even some lovely fish and coral around the private lagoon). It is everything that you would want in paradise. The staff was fantastic and extremely attentive, we loved chatting with Jackie at the “meet the managers” event and loved our different interactions with waiters and bartenders (who always made us delicious custom drinks).
The resort is approximately a 40 minutes taxi ride from the airport. When we arrived, we were surprised to find Baoase is located in a residential neighborhood. However, once we passed through its large wooden gate, a different world waited for us on the other side. We were very warmly greeted and escorted immediately to our room #402, the Colonial by Marchand (? spelling) who explained everything we needed to know for our stay.
The Colonial is located above the office in the front of the resort less than a three-minute walk to the beach and restaurant. The Room is lovely, well-appointed, and has all the comforts of home. Our only issue is due to its location, we were reminded by the occasional neighborhood ambience (car music, dog barking and distant traffic) that we were in an active neighborhood.
Nevertheless, the owners have gone above and beyond through the resort’s design and placement of thick fauna and flora throughout the property, to give guests the feeling of being in an intimate paradise far from civilization. The suites are discreetly positioned in private locations throughout the resort.
The open-air restaurant is superb in its setting, the service, as well as the delicious food. The breakfast buffet is incredible. The dinner experience is not to be missed.
The beach is warm, cozy and picture perfect. We would definitely return to Baoase but stay in a suite close to the beach
I can’t wait to figure out a way to get back to Baoase.
How much does a room costs at Baoase Luxury Resort ?
Prices start 575 $/night for Colonial Room. The Honeymoon Suite is 726$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
Where to book online – Baoase Luxury Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Curacao – you can find the best hotels deals in Curacao during Curacao Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Curacao on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Curacao Avila Beach Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Curacao
Curaçao Avila Hotel is situated on the beach, just 5 minutes’ drive from central Willemstad, on the island of Curaçao. This hotel offers access to a variety of activities, a full-service spa and an array of dining and beverage options.
Avila Hotel features an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests can spend the day scuba diving or swimming with dolphins, then relax with a massage in the Cloud Nine Spa. After playing a game of golf at a nearby course, guests can relax on the beach.
The Blues restaurant at the Avila Hotel serves fresh seafood for dinner, in addition to live jazz music. Guests can visit the hotel’s Avila Cafe for an extensive breakfast buffet, then stop by the Belle Terrace for lunch and dinner.
The Avila Beach Hotel is a centrally located Historic hotel in Curacao (Dutch Caribbean). The resort counts Two private beaches, a beautiful House Reef, an Infinity Pool, Spa, Luxury Gym and Five high quality Restaurants & Bars onsite. Family run boutique hotel comprises the islands original governor’s mansion dating from 1780 and organizes an array of Cultural and Culinary events. The hotel is just a few minute walk away from downtown Willemstad and is located in the lively Pietermaai District with numerous trendy and great Restaurants and Bars on walking distance.
The Three different Hotel Wing each have their own Character and Ambiance. The Ocean Front Blues wing has a Caribbean feel. The Octagon wing breathes a Modern ambiance while the La Belle Alliance wing feels more Classic. The Avila Beach Hotel does countless efforts to contribute to a Sustainable planet Earth and continues to be a reflection of the island of Curacao. Friendly. Intimate. Understated. Welcoming. Feel the Warmth
The Avila Beach Hotel is also a TAG Approved® gay friendly hotel Curacao as well.
This is a nice family owned hotel that has a good private beach. The service is good and the concierge set up a nice tour for us. We are several meals at the hotel and the food was good. The orange and clove Gin and Tonic was first rate. The room is well air conditioned, important in this warm humid place. I like the location with about 4 good restaurants in a block walk. Parking available and mid island so getting around is no problem. We noticed a preponderance of couples and we are a gay couple so it was cool, not sure how singles might feel.
The layout of the property was great, the food was excellent (especially the Pincho/BBQ at the Blues bar) and the staff were extra nice. We were two gay women, and never felt uncomfortable being there (an important factor in gay travel). Willemstad was a quick ten minute cab ride and was an enjoyable place to visit (Dutch colonial, bright colours, never a bad meal). I recommend staying in the blues wing, as the balconies sit right on the water, which gave us a perfect view of the sunset.
Being a newly married gay couple, we were treated as any couple and there were other gay couples in the hotel. We had a very romantic dinner on the beach and it was perfect to end our stay there. I am so impressed with this property. You could literally not leave the property and there is plenty to do. The water is beautiful and the location is amazing. We walked to the downtown district and to nearby restaurants and bars all week. It may be a great idea to rent a car like we did to check out the island. We went to Knip Beach, the Seaquarium and the Ostrich Farm and each place was amazing.
The resort is supposed to be gay friendly, but as far as we can tell, we’re the only gay couple, and some of the clientele have been surly when they’ve figured out that we’re a couple.
The grounds are immaculate. The infinity pool is great and the two beaches are divine. The food at the two restaurants is decadent and if you want something lighter then try the Pool Bar (usually open until 5:00pm) or the Schooner Bar (open until midnight but serving light junk food after 6:00pm). The ladies at the Pool Bar were very nice, preparing our meals like mom would. The staff at the Schooner bar is very attentive; you can on a beach chair and someone will always come up to you and ask you if you need a drink. There’s a lovely patio overlooking the beach.
The left side of the beach is a bit choppy as the barrier lets the waves in from the east through the opening and the right side of the beach is calmer. Everything about this hotel is perfect. Again I must say the staff was very welcoming but after roaming through Willemstad (even at night) I’ve realized that people in Curacao are just naturally friendly, unpretentious and very welcoming. Not in a “I’ll be nice to you because you’re a tourist type of way” (the majority of the guests here are from Europe or South America so nobody tips), but in a “I want to show you my homeland and make sure you love it.”
For all of you gay travelers, don’t worry. This is really a live and let live country. Dare I say that people here are blasé about homosexuality. I suppose this is due to the diversity of this amazing island. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
How much does a room costs at Curacao Avila Beach Hotel ?
Prices start 199 $/night for Superior Room – Octagon. The La Belle Alliance 1 Bedroom Apartment is 726$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This apartment features: a separate bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, shower & extra toilet, balcony with garden view, air conditioning, flat screen television, telephone, complimentary internet connection. The one-bedroom suites come with 1 king-size bed and can accommodate 3 persons maximum by installing an additional roll-away bed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child. Hotel guests who book this suite will have access to the private Queens beach.
Where to book online – Curacao Avila Beach Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Curacao – you can find the best hotels deals in Curacao during Curacao Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Curacao on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.