Finding the right destination for a vacation can be a challenging task for LGBT travellers. Choices can be limited when looking for a location where you can feel safe to be yourself. And let’s face it, if you can’t be yourself, you can’t unwind and reap the benefits of a relaxing getaway. Let us indulge you with six fabulous options for gay travellers looking to escape a busy and stressful world. Here are some resorts you may consider for your next gay-friendly vacation.
Located apart from the crowded city in the lush suburbs of Nairobi, this 5-star property is the ultimate in luxury and tranquillity. Its sleek architecture and lines are sure to inspire an exotic new experience. Looking to its African heritage, the interior shows off exquisite art, crafts, and furnishings handpicked from the farthest corners of the continent. With 137 rooms and suites, Tribe Hotel is sure to delight guests with its contemporary design, emphasizing detail and luxury. Kaya, Tribe’s exclusive onsite spa, combines traditional and new-world treatments from around the globe, designed to meld the body and mind.
Tribe Hotel is part of the World Rainbow Hotel Group listing. Here, only hotels in countries and cities where attitudes to LGBT travellers are for the most-part friendly are listed and that are in line with the group’s standards for gay-friendly luxury hotels.
The Late Birds is an urban, upscale resort catering to the male community located in the historic and trendy center of Lisbon with Principe Real and Chiado as its closest neighbourhoods. It tops many gay-friendly resort lists and comes highly recommended. We’d be remiss if we didn’t include it in ours. Centrally located in Lisbon, The Late Birds, an 18th-century villa with a sleek, contemporary design, is steps away from gay bars, restaurants, entertainment, and beach transportation. It boasts impeccable facilities and remarkable customer service.
Looking for a party? Go no further than the gay-friendly city of Ibiza. Located on a Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain, this resort comes with a fully equipped gym, three pools, and extensive sports facilities. Travellers seeking all-inclusive luxury and relaxation will find this a perfect choice. Grand Palladium White Island Resort combines tranquillity and relaxation, and provides easy access to the lively nightlife the island is known for. r.
Looking out at the jungle tree-tops near Ubud in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, the villas of this resort are postcard-perfect. This resort is a welcoming haven built and designed in the traditional Balinese artistry the island is known for. Each villa is equipped with an infinity pool and a terrace that looks out on jungle treetops, a scene right out of a postcard. Start your morning with a yoga class and finish with a cooking class onsite, or sign up for a village trek. Tejaprana welcomes all guests, as is customary in Balinese life, so gay travellers will find a home in the resort.
Located in a Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this boutique hotel in the Zona Romantica comes with a worldwide reputation for sophisticated luxury and relaxing hospitality. Resting on a hilltop retreat overlooking Banderas Bay, Casa Cupula is a private resort with close proximity to the sites and scenes of Puerto Vallarta. Casa Cupula states that they “embrace each guest as a friend, no matter who you love or where you come from.” A fun detail of Casa Cupula is that they are dog-friendly! Can’t stand to leave that furry-face behind? Check out Casa Cupula’s dog-packages that include dog-walking services!
Otahuna is a sought-after destination in the South Island of New Zealand, offering luxury accommodation, glorious gardens, and sophisticated cuisine. Owners Miles and Hall renovated the 30-acre Victorian estate after leaving publishing and real-estate careers in New York City. Experience Otahuna’s cuisine in their dining room, a five-course meal featuring fresh produce and local ingredients. Onsite, experience a cooking class, a garden tour, or hiking and biking on the property. Looking for a bigger adventure? Otahuna offers extensive offsite activities such as heli-tours, horseback riding, golf, and wine tours.
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