Gay Friendly Aruba

Author: , January 7th, 2017

Gay Friendly Aruba

Carl Quant and Endy Croes got married Nov. 4 in Bonaire, the Caribbean island that, together with Aruba and Curaçao, forms the ABC islands. They were both living and working in Aruba earlier this year when I visited, but Quant has since transferred within the hospitality industry to Bonaire, where same-sex weddings are allowed.

Aruba is a ‘very gay-friendly’ island But still, Aruba is very gay-friendly. “I’ve had no issues whatsoever being gay (in Aruba); we don’t do anything different than any other person,” based on our sexual-orientation, said Croes.

For instance, they danced together at Croes’ Christmas party last December, with about 250 attending. “We can go to any restaurant in Aruba and not feel any different just because we’re gay. We’re very open, very out (about our sexuality), and have even been featured in local media,” Croes said.

“Aruba is just very gay-friendly,” Quant added. “There are gay bars (in Aruba) and gay-friendly (straight) bars. We’ve had no issues at restaurants either. Coming from a hospitality background, I pay close attention (to customer service), and we’ve never had any problems, none whatsoever. We get the same service as anyone.”

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Aruba Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Perle d’Or, Noord, Aruba

Author: , May 3rd, 2015

Perle d'Or

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Perle d’Or is a low budget feature apartment complex with student and hotel facilities. It is situated centrally on the island with the beaches only 3 km away. The complex is spacious, with several facilities including laundry, wifi, restaurant, a cozy bar and of course a big swimming pool.

See the Perle d’Or Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Aruba

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Modern World, Palm Beach, Aruba

Author: , October 31st, 2014

Modern World

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

We’re located just three minutes from palm beach. Adults only, and just a ten minute walk from the strip and night life – just a great location!

See the Modern World Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Aruba

An Aruban Adventure

Author: , June 15th, 2012

Aruba SunsetThe International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association welcomed their first hotel member from the Island of Aruba, the Aruba Marriott and Stellaris Casino located on Palm Beach. Didn’t think of Aruba as a gay friendly destination? Yeah, I didn’t either, until I got there.

First of all, the Aruba Marriott is a luxury loving and adventure seeking gay mans paradise with eight floors of hotel rooms featuring oversized bathrooms with a dual vanities, private 100sq ft. balcony’s with an ocean view, and plush robes for your use. Wanting to leave your room might be the only problem you encounter on your vacation. Not to mention the hotel features several in-house amenities and restaurants including a Ruth’s Chris Steak House along with a full service Spa and an array of activities at your disposal.

Now, usually, I’m not a beach person. However, I decided to take this trip to treat myself and break out of my homebody jeans-and-sweatshirt shell. Not to mention the scenery and atmosphere of the resort and beach were so inspiring to get outdoors and dive right into everything the island had to offer. Well, diving in is exactly what I did, numerous times. Right outside of the hotel’s pool area rests a tiki hut which offers paddle board rentals.

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Get Away to Aruba

Author: , February 9th, 2012

This March, Aruba celebrates a youthful 64th birthday that commemorates the day when the Kingdom of Netherlands granted this tiny island in the southern Caribbean autonomous status. The pursuit of complete independence has been waylaid since the 1990s, but that doesn’t stop Arubans from embracing its centuries-old island culture.

A trip to Aruba feels like visiting a party buddy who lives at home with his parents. The island spirit abounds, whether it’s an afternoon on the beautifully maintained white-sand beaches, an evening feast of traditional foods like giambo (a gumbo-like fish soup), or dancing until the wee hours of the morning at one of the many nightclubs downtown or along the high-rise strip. At the same time, the Dutch influence can’t be missed as Aruba is a go-to resort destination for those seeking respite from the cold winters of northern Europe.

Landing in Paradise

I caught a direct flight on JetBlue from New York City to Oranjestad and in less than five hours I had left the concrete jungle behind for a Caribbean paradise. The island, approximately 75 square miles with a population that hovers around 100,000, is a far cry from my hometown of Manhattan, which is 23 square miles and home to more than 1.5 million residents.

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Gay Travel: An Aruban Adventure

Author: , November 3rd, 2011

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association welcomed its first hotel member from the Island of Aruba, the Aruba Marriott and Sellaris Casino located on Palm Beach. Didn’t think of Aruba as a gay friendly destination? Yeah, I didn’t either, until I got there.

First of all, the Aruba Marriott is a luxury loving and adventure seeking gay man’s paradise with eight floors of hotel rooms featuring oversized bathrooms with dual vanities, private 100-square-foot balconies with ocean views, and plush robes for your use.

Wanting to leave your room might be the only problem you encounter on your vacation. Not to mention the hotel features several in-house amenities and restaurants including a Ruth’s Chris Steak House along with a full-service spa and an array of activities at your disposal.

Full Story from SDGLN

Click here for gay travel resources in Aruba.

A Gay Aruban Adventure

Author: , September 29th, 2011

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association welcomed their first hotel member from the Island of Aruba, the Aruba Marriott and Sellaris Casino located on Palm Beach. Didn’t think of Aruba as a gay friendly destination? Yeah, I didn’t either, until I got there.

First of all, the Aruba Marriott is a luxury loving and adventure seeking gay mans paradise with eight floors of hotel rooms featuring oversized bathrooms with a dual vanities, private 100sq ft. balcony’s with an oceanview, and plush robes for your use. Wanting to leave your room might be the only problem you encounter on your vacation. Not to mention the hotel features several in-house amenities and restaurants including a Ruth’s Chris Steak House along with a full service Spa and an array of activities at your disposal.

Now, usually, I’m not a beach person. However, I decided to take this trip to treat myself and break out of my homebody jeans-and-sweatshirt shell. Not to mention the scenery and atmosphere of the resort and beach were so inspiring to get outdoors and dive right into everything the island had to offer.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

Click here for gay travel resources in Aruba.