We've handpicked our top LGBT honeymoon destinations for the perfect gay honeymoon
We are the experts when it comes to delivering the most memorable gay honeymoons on earth. Our expert team has planned thousands of honeymoons for couples all over the world and so we know what’s hot and what’s not – in this guide we’ve handpicked our top gay honeymoons.
2023 is already shaping up to be a very busy year for honeymoons with a backlog from the previous years and we are already seeing 2024 getting lots of interest. If you’re planning your honeymoon then look no further.
We have given you a selection of our favorite gay honeymoon and lesbian honeymoon destinations that will welcome you no matter who you love.
It’s probably one of our favorite gay honeymoon destinations. Think Bora Bora. Think pure luxury and idyllic overwater bungalows. Same-sex marriage is fully legal in French Polynesia and it’s a truly welcoming destination, ideal for an LGBT honeymoon. Many people wonder if Bora Bora tops a trip to the Maldives. Look no further. We asked “The Maldives or Bora Bora – which is better?“.
Bora Bora on French Polynesia is paradise defined, with its crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches and breathtaking views. Whether you decide to stay in a lavish overwater bungalow, or at one of the luxurious resorts along the shoreline, you’re sure to have a honeymoon getaway that you will both never forget.
Bora Bora is one of the most romantic places a gay couple can visit. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, with plenty of activities to explore together. You can take romantic strolls on its white sand beaches, or snorkel in its crystal-clear waters and observe the fascinating marine life. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of hiking trails to discover the lush jungle terrain. For couples seeking a little relaxation, they can indulge in one of the renowned spas at their resort or slip away on a sunset boat ride. The ultimate honeymoon destination whatever your interest may be and really welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.
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Whilst on the surface gay travel to the Maldives may not be your first choice for a gay honeymoon, the country is warm and welcoming to tourists in spite of its laws.
The beautiful huts perching on stilts above the ocean floor are only available in a handful of other countries and the laid-back and friendly atmosphere of the resorts gives you the perfect reason to switch off with your significant other to enjoy the romance and the blue azure waters. And definitely opt for a property that lets you get a seaplane flight to your resort in the Maldives.
The region’s crystalline waters, which boast some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world, are teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs for you to explore. Along the shoreline, resorts offer indulgent spa treatments and luxurious villas with private pools. In between spa appointments, sightseeing cruises and extravagant meals are plentiful.
If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination full of wonderful experiences and to feel truly relaxed, The Maldives is the place for you. We also visit each resort we work with in the Maldives to ensure it offers a welcome to LGBTQ+ couples – we know that not everyone will feel comfortable traveling to this destination and that’s why we visit ourselves so we can offer the best possible advice.
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The Greek Islands
Our list of popular gay honeymoon destinations wouldn’t be complete without referring to the beautiful Greek Islands. As well as the obvious choices of Mykonos and Santorini, the smaller islands of Naxos, Paros, Skiathos and Skopelos should be on your list too.
From the stunning coastline and turquoise waters of Mykonos, to the traditional architecture and white-washed houses of Santorini, your honeymoon will be nothing short of special. Plus there’s plenty of culture right at your fingertips with ruins dating back centuries scattered across the islands. And if you’re feeling adventurous, there are lots more activities available on offer like sailing tours, wildlife safaris and beautiful 5-star luxury resorts perfect for newlyweds.
Greece has something for everyone, no matter your taste. Mykonos and Santorini are especially great destinations as they’re both considered more “liberal” and LGBT-friendly than anywhere else in the country. Plus they offer incredible sightseeing, unique cuisine and of course plenty of chances to unwind on the beach or by your hotel pool. From gourmet restaurants to lively bars and clubs, the islands will make sure you have an unforgettable end to your perfect marriage celebration – just be careful not to drink too much ouzo!
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One of the only places in the Indian Ocean where being LGBT is legal, Seychelles offers idyllic island destinations and beautiful 5* hotels that are perfect for a post-wedding honeymoon celebration.
For those looking for the ultimate in luxury, try the iconic North Island. Other recommendations include Four Seasons Resort Seychelles or Raffles which can be found on Praslin Island and near the stunning Anse Lazio beach.
Escape to the beautiful islands of Seychelles for maximum privacy and a romantic experience with your partner. This small idyllic nation is an absolutely dreamy destination for honeymooners, full of stunning white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, lush jungles and vibrant culture. The country has taken a stand on anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT+ people and welcomes all love birds from around the world to explore its stunning landscape together in safety and comfort.
As one of the only places in Africa with legalized same-sex relations, this honeymoon spot is ideal for LGBT+ lovers who want to experience a wild and romantic adventure side by side on their post-nuptial getaway. From taking jungle hikes through the Morne Seychellois National Park, to surfing the waves of Anse Source D’Argent Beach, couples can explore the islands hand in hand without any fear of judgement or discrimination. A stay at Constance Ephelia Resort is recommended for newlyweds as its luxurious setting offers countless indulgences and dreamy amenities – perfect for a magical honeymoon celebration amidst nature.
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If you’d rather travel a bit on your honeymoon then Thailand is the perfect destination for a gay honeymoon. Start in Bangkok before heading up north to Chiang Mai before relaxing in the island of Lanta.
Though if you’re happy to relax with your own private pool then the clifftop resort of Paresa Phuket would certainly be one of our favourite choices.
Thailand is an amazing destination for gay and lesbian honeymooners looking for stunning beauty and inviting culture. From the stunning beaches of Phuket to the wild jungles of Chiang Mai, this wondrous country has something for everyone. LGBTQ+ travelers can explore with total freedom – and even take part in some of the famous local festivals. The Land of Smiles welcomes all couples to experience its incredible cuisine, diverse culture, fascinating history and world-renowned hospitality.
Whether you’re looking for a beach escape, an urban getaway or an exhilarating outdoor adventure, Thailand has it all. Couples can explore idyllic islands at their own pace, go elephant trekking in the lush jungles of Chiang Mai or take in the vibrant city life of Bangkok. Shopping, spas, museum visits and culinary tours are also available for those who want to relax and enjoy a bit of sightseeing without straying too far from their resort. And the LGBTQ+ community is embraced here – so couples should feel welcome no matter where they go!
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South Africa and Mauritius
If you’re heading to South Africa we’d thoroughly recommend enjoying both a safari and a relaxing beach break. Combine the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve with Constance le Prince Maurice in Mauritius.
Another option would be to drive the famous Garden Route, starting in Cape Town before heading into the winelands of South Africa before finishing with a safari.
South Africa and Mauritius boast some of the most picture-perfect honeymoon spots on the planet. Offering a host of activities, from game spotting to lounging on one of their many secluded beaches, this slice of paradise is both breathtakingly beautiful and unbeatably LGBT-friendly. Whether you want to go surfing or take a romantic champagne cruise for two, these African nations have something for everyone. Plus, visiting a destination on your honeymoon that supports equality and acceptance will give you an extra special reason to celebrate.
South Africa and Mauritius both offer luxurious accommodations appointed with amenities such as heated pools, private verandas and hot tubs. Or for a more unique experience, opt for one of the many cozy villas, lodges or boutique hotels where you can get away from it all. For couples looking for a little adventure on their honeymoon, there are plenty of activities to choose from in these countries, such as hikes through nature reserves or safari camping trips to get close to the wildlife. And after all that exploring, take some time out to relax by enjoying romantic candlelight dinner cruises on Table Mountain or a catamaran tour along the Indian Ocean coast. Whatever your pleasure, these African destinations have plenty of experiences that make them perfect for an unforgettable gay honeymoon.
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Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is home to paradise beaches and a warm and welcoming environment. Not only is the area one of the best places to host a gay wedding in Mexico, but it’s also an ideal choice for a gay honeymoon. Our favourite hotels in the area are the Viceroy Riviera Maya and the Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita.
The Riviera Maya is an all-in-one paradise destination, boasting a pristine white-sand coastline, crystal-clear waters and some of the best coral reefs in the world. It also has some of the most progressive LGBT+ laws in all of Latin America. For those looking for a mix of culture, cuisine and exploration there’s plenty to discover here too – from ancient Mayan ruins to natural wildlife parks and exotic water activities like snorkelling or scuba diving. Plus, the Riviera Maya is home to plenty of luxury properties ideal for honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway.
Riviera Maya enjoys year-round sunshine, making it the perfect place for honeymooners looking for some warm weather. Exploring the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza is a must, as is sampling regional cuisine and exploring the array of exquisite colonial-style towns and villages. Give your romantic getaway an extra special kick by touring cenotes – ancient freshwater sinkholes – or sailing across turquoise waters to explore hidden islands. If you prefer to stay ashore, why not treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience at one of the many resorts that line this Caribbean coastline? There’s something for everyone in the Riviera Maya.
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Lake Como and Lake Garda
If Europe is on your bucket list, then where better than on the edge of the beautiful Lake Como or Lake Garda. Another top LGBT-friendly honeymoon destination is the stunning Lakes of northern Italy.
Not only will you find some of Italy’s finest properties on the banks of the lakes, but you’ll also find some of its most beautiful countryside between them.
Hire a car with your husband or wife and zip through the Lombardy region’s mountains and hills to some stunning properties. Our favourites are Grand Hotel Tremezzo by Lake Como and Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli by Lake Garda although there are many others. We love the region so much we created a sample itinerary especially for those taking a gay honeymoon in Italy.
Romantically beautiful and highly welcoming to gay couples, Lake Como and Lake Garda are perfect getaways for any newlyweds looking for a memorable experience. Enjoy gorgeous alleyways lined with cafes, head out on gondola rides through the canals, or take a day trip to explore nearby Verona and the surrounding region’s incomparable beauty.
From the pastel-colored villa-style homes and awe-inspiring landscape, both Lake Como and Lake Garda offer a honeymoonesque feel to newlyweds that is sure to make special memories. With the snow-covered mountain backdrop of the Alps in view, it’s no wonder why this is such a popular honeymoon spot. Make sure to take your time while exploring the region and create special memories that you’re sure to look back on fondly for years to come.
If you’re looking for a gay honeymoon in the Caribbean, it is worth noting that it can be another tricky destination in terms of the law, but there are options. If you’re looking for somewhere that is welcoming for gay honeymoons.
In St Lucia, Rendezvous Couples Resort is a beautiful island retreat. The Cotton House on the private island of Mustique is the height of luxury and extremely welcoming to LGBT honeymooners. Curacao and Aruba are also great choices for gay honeymoons.
Gay Honeymoons in the Caribbean
The beautiful islands of Hawaii offer the perfect setting to explore – and they are well known for being gay friendly. If you have isolated relaxation in mind should head to the islands of Maui or even better Kauai that offers stunning scenery in the form of rainforests, cliffs, mountains and waterfalls. In Honolulu, you’ll find more options in terms of nightlife and bars.
You can also opt to have your gay wedding in Hawaii. We recommend the secluded Poolenalea beach in the island of Wailea to exchange your vows before exploring some of Hawaii’s other gorgeous islands.
With its abundance of natural beauty, rich traditional culture and vibrant modern scenes, Hawaii is a must-visit destination for any honeymoon couple in search of an unforgettable experience. And the islands of Hawaii offer more than just favorable climates—they also support the LGBT community. From gay-friendly luxury resorts to spectacular beaches, Hawaii is brimming with romantic opportunities for gay and lesbian couples to create unforgettable memories. Plus, local Hawaiian tours provide you with even more opportunities to explore the island’s history and learn about its fascinating culture.
From sunbathing on the world-famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu or exploring the resplendent beauty of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, couples can find an array of culturally-rich activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to enjoy. But if you’re looking for a more intimate adventure, check out Kauai’s Waimea Canyon—sometimes referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”—or Na Pali Coast where you can explore exotic jungles and discover secret beaches. The diversity of luxurious resorts and romantic attractions in Hawaii makes it a perfect destination for gay couples looking for their dream honeymoon.
Of course, it goes without saying that we can help you with all of your honeymoon plans. Check out our full list of suggestions for the best gay honeymoons or simply contact us below and we’ll arrange a personalised and free consultation with one of our luxury travel experts to start the ball rolling to build your perfect gay honeymoon.