Curaçao: The Best of Both Worlds

Traveling IQ is published in Out Traveler

Photo courtesy of Curaçao Tourism Board

He likes to explore history and architecture. You like to sip frozen cocktails on a tropical beach. Lucky for you the Kura Hulanda Hotels on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, offer the “Best of Both Worlds.”

One of the Caribbean’s most popular gay destinations, Curaçao is not only tolerant, but actively embraces gay and lesbian travelers with a gay tourism website, GayCuracao.com and scheduled parties throughout the year. To properly satisfy your varying travel desires and celebrate the diverse offerings of the island, two sister properties — the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino and the Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club — offer the “Best of Both Worlds” Package.

Spend two nights at the historic village of Hotel Kura Hulanda in Willemstad: With its immaculately restored 18th century Dutch Colonial architecture, the Hotel is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, amidst the museums, markets and nightlife of the island’s thriving capital. Roam through centuries-old cobblestone walkways, indulge in AAA Four Diamond Award winning restaurants, and investigate Curaçao’s unique combination of European attitude and Caribbean latitude.

Then spend three nights snorkeling, diving and relaxing by the crystal clear waters off the island’s western tip: Perched on rugged cliffs overlooking the sea, the Lodge Kura Hulanda provides a sexy, secluded beach hideaway. Enjoy a Blue Margarita, deliciously enhanced with the island’s signature Blue Curaçao Liqueur, while watching the sun set at the Lodge’s Christoffel Terrace Restaurant.

Specially priced at $690 per person for the 5-night package, the properties will celebrate your arrival with a complimentary bottle of champagne and dinner at one of their various restaurants.

Both resorts are members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Both provide unique Caribbean experiences. Together, they offer varying adventures — for both him and you — within one sophisticated island destination.

*This article was originally published in Out Traveler

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