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Tie the knot on a LGBT friendly island

 Love always wins

Love always wins

Your wedding day should be the most important day of your life. No matter your race, religion, gender, sexuality or age…love always wins!

 Bonaire: a gay friendly paradise

Bonaire: a gay friendly paradise

Bonaire..an Island unheard of. A gay friendly hidden gem in Caribbean is the perfect place for destination gay weddings. The island offers the perfect circumstances for every gay couple to tie the knot. Bonaire was one of the first islands in the Caribbean to legalize same-sex marriage. Since 2011 the island’s law started recognizing registered partnerships and same-sex unions performed elsewhere. In the following year every gay couples’ dream came true. Since October 10th, 2012 same-sex marriages were not only recognized but it also became legal to tie the knot on the island itself as a gay couple. Additionally adoption by same-sex couples became legal, gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and there are laws against discrimination protecting all LGBT couples!

 Same-sex unions in The Caribbean

Same-sex unions in The Caribbean

The Caribbean region is still a sensitive area when it comes down to acceptance of same-sex unions, on many islands it is still considered as a taboo or even punishable. But luckily Bonaire is a few steps ahead allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot legally since 2012 along with Saba and St Eustatius. The other Dutch Caribbean islands such as St Maarten, Curacao and Aruba are not there yet. Same-sex marriages are only recognized on the other islands when performed elsewhere but not practiced legally.

 LGBT on Bonaire

LGBT on Bonaire

Bonaire is a small island in the Southern Caribbean with a population of no more than 20.000 inhabitants. The island is a special municipality of the well-know exceptionally LGBT friendly country The Netherlands. Therefore the open minded acceptance towards the LGBT community. Bonaire is an island of pure relaxation and tranquility, blessed with an unsurpassed natural beauty protected by the National Park. Ranked as the #1 diving destination in the region over the past 23 years, perfect for snorkeling and diving. Other activities on the island include windsurfing, kayaking, hiking, taking selfies with donkeys, the picturesque Salt Pans, Slave huts and of course spotting Flamingos. During night time the island offers a wide variety of nice restaurants and a little bit of nightlife too. However being a teeny tiny island there’s only a handful (or two) of clubs and bars. Thus there aren’t any bars and clubs that cater exclusively to same-sex couples nor organized LGBT communities. Yet people on Bonaire are very friendly and welcoming which offers a safe environment for same-sex couples.

 Make it special

Make it special

Always dreamed of a destination wedding? A place where your magical day can come to life, where you can be yourself and wed your loved one? Start planning your wedding, prepare your guest list, pack your fabulous dress and catch a flight to Bonaire. The gay friendly hidden gem in the Caribbean awaits you. And Terramar, your home away from home, is here to serve you.

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