This tiny island off the Venezuelan coast could be a gay traveler’s definition of paradise: welcoming community, crystal-clear ocean water, pristine sandy beaches. Curacao’s weather is consistently blissful. The coldest month is January at a freezing 79 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest month is September at a blistering 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Gay Curacao is technically part of the Netherlands - it is the largest Dutch island in the Lesser Antilles—but, culturally, it is a melting pot, with Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish all recognized as influential languages. The island’s original settlers were the Arawak and, though most islanders today are of Afro-Caribbean or European descent, there are traces of Dutch, Latin American, French, South Asian, East Asian, Portuguese and Middle Eastern. The island doesn’t have a large gay and lesbian population, but it is still very accepting. Our gay and lesbian travel guide will help you plan out a full vacation no matter what you are dreaming of.