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We’ve been telling you about Curacao for the last year – now Passport Magazine has crowned their Knip Beach, as one of the top 25 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD.
Curacao has been gaining popularity for the last couple years and now Gay honeymooners in search of a romantic, Caribbean destination, look no further than Curaçao!
Curaçao, known to be famously gay-friendly amongst the Caribbean islands, was the only Caribbean destination featured on Passport Magazine’s short list that included unique, global locales such as Vietnam, Cuba, Hawaii, Spain and Tahiti, among others.
The island’s Knip Beach, locally known as Kenepa Beach, is a picture-perfect Caribbean strand, with sugary white sands shaded by the lush green surrounding hillside. Popular with local Curaçaoans as well as tourists, Knip Beach is one of the largest and most scenic beaches on the island, featuring a cliffside lookout point ideal for snapping pictures. Visitors can head here for a quiet day during the week, or stop by on the weekends for a bite at the snack bar and plenty of fun in the sun.
“Curaçao is delighted to be recognized as one of the world’s best beach destinations for GLBT travelers,” says Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America André Rojer. “Our 35 uncrowded beaches are some of our best-kept secrets, each distinctly unique. This recent accolade is timed perfectly with the passage of the gay marriage law in New York and previously other states, when locals are looking to take a gay-friendly, Caribbean honeymoon.”
Curaçao welcomes gay and lesbian travelers to visit the island and experience the ‘Live and Let Live’ atmosphere year round. The island holds the largest IGLTA membership in the Caribbean, with 17 proud members, including various hotels and island operators. Curaçao hosts an annual GLBT Get Wet Weekend, September 30-October 2, including cocktail, beach and boat parties galore! For more information on Curaçao’s gay-friendly experience, please visit GayCuracao.com.
Passport writes about Knip Beach, “You might see young men diving from the rocks or, especially during the week, it might be just you, that vast expanse of incredible water, the manzanilla trees framing a view of rugged cliffs and blue/green seas, with perhaps a tiny fisherman’s boat out in the water. Descend to the beach, where the sand is white as sugar, the water that aqua-emerald-who-knows-what-color-to-call-it-but-it’s-amazing hue that you’ll find only in the Caribbean.” Read the full story on Curacao!
Selected as one of the ‘Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011’ by Fodor’s, one of the ‘Hottest Destinations for 2011’ by AOL Travel and one of the ‘Destinations to Watch in 2011’ by SmarterTravel, 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 – including Cas Abao Beach, selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Beach Destinations for 2011’ by SmarterTravel. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated on the fringe of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about the island of Curaçao visit Curacao.com. Get a FREE Curaçao information package or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.