Gay solo travel opens up a world of possibilities for LGBTQ+ individuals. It allows you to explore new destinations, connect with like-minded people, and embark on exciting adventures. Unlike travelling with companions, solo travel provides the freedom to go wherever and whenever you desire, making it an ideal choice for those seeking cultural experiences, relaxation, thrilling activities, or a mix of all these options. You can go where you want, when you want.
In this article, we will introduce you to some of our favourite LGBTQ+ travel destinations and gay-friendly resorts that cater to solo travellers. Whether you’re a gay single looking for an inclusive and welcoming holiday spot, an LGBTQ+ traveller looking for a gay group trip, or you’re seeking inspiration for your next solo adventure, we’ve got you covered. Additionally, we’ll share valuable tips and recommendations for LGBTQ+ group travel experiences, ensuring you make the most of your solo journeys.
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The Almar Resort – Mexico
Experience the epitome of LGBTQ+ hospitality at The Almar Resort, one of the world’s most stylish gay-friendly havens. Located in the vibrant Puerto Vallarta, this resort proudly identifies itself as ‘straight-friendly,’ ensuring an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all travellers. Nestled in the heart of Zona Rosa, Latin America’s largest gaybourhood, The Almar Resort is your gateway to the pulse of Puerto Vallarta’s LGBTQ+ scene.
At The Almar, every evening is a celebration with nightly entertainment at the Top Bar, offering panoramic views of the mesmerising Jalisco coastline. The resort’s stylish rooms provide a comfortable and elegant retreat, creating an atmosphere where your LGBTQ+ dreams can truly come to life.
The lobby itself welcomes you with vibrant rainbows, setting the tone for an unforgettable stay. Prepare to be dazzled as drag queens grace the stage each night, bringing an extra dash of glamour to your holiday. You’ll find yourself immersed in the heart of the LGBTQ+ action, particularly during peak season when Puerto Vallarta transforms into one of Mexico’s premier gay beach resorts. The Almar Resort stands as the ultimate destination to embrace and experience it all.
The Hacienda at Warm Sands – Palm Springs
This, along with The Almar, is the finest LGBT+ resort in the Americas. The Hacienda at Warm Sands is in Palm Springs, California’s gay city in the desert. Just a short two-and-a-half-hour drive from Los Angeles, Palm Springs proudly stands out as an LGBTQ+ haven, often referred to as the ‘gayest town in America’.
The Hacienda at Warm Sands redefines the concept of stylish gay resorts in Palm Springs, offering a haven for solo gay travellers and couples alike. With stunning vistas of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, this resort guarantees an unmatched level of service and sophistication. Boasting only 10 thoughtfully designed suites, The Hacienda provides an intimate and exclusive atmosphere that feels more like a private residence than a traditional hotel.
Staying at The Hacienda at Warm Sands is nothing short of an extraordinary experience. Immerse yourself in the chic and vibrant ambiance that sets this gay resort apart. Whether you’re savouring the stunning views, mingling with fellow guests, or simply indulging in the serenity of your surroundings, every moment at The Hacienda embodies the pinnacle of luxury and style.
Gay Group Trip: Greek Island Hopping
While staying in a gay resort is a great choice for solo travellers, joining a group trip offers a different and exciting experience. Surprisingly, around half of our gay group trip participants are solo travellers, making it an ideal option for those looking to connect with like-minded individuals. One of our highly sought-after group journeys is the captivating island-hopping expedition across Greece.
This unforgettable adventure commences in Athens, providing you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charms of the Greek capital, including the iconic Acropolis. From Athens, your journey takes you to the picturesque Greek islands, where you’ll have the chance to explore the enchanting destinations of Mykonos and Santorini. Due to its immense popularity, this trip tends to sell out quickly, so we recommend securing your spot well in advance.
The casual style of this gay group trip allows for spontaneity – no early wake-up calls or rigid schedules. Feel at ease to relax, wander freely, and enjoy the company of new friends. With minimal plans or time constraints, you can explore on your terms. Make space for fun adventures with your new travel companions. Simply relax into the easygoing flow and make the most of each moment.
Gay Group Trip: South Africa Explorer
Travelling through the captivating landscapes of South Africa is an adventure that tops countless bucket lists. This carefully crafted gay group trip is tailor-made to ensure you experience the very best that South Africa has to offer – and is a fantastic choice for single travellers.
The adventure kicks off in Cape Town, the dynamic coastal capital that seamlessly blends rich culture with awe-inspiring scenery. From there, you’ll journey into the renowned Winelands, where you’ll have the chance to savour South Africa’s finest wines and indulge in the region’s delectable cuisine. The highlight of your journey awaits at Kruger National Park, where thrilling game drives into the African Bush await, offering opportunities to encounter the iconic Big Five.
For those seeking even more adventure, we offer an optional three-night extension in Victoria Falls, home to the world’s largest waterfall, situated at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s an opportunity to witness the sheer grandeur of this natural wonder.
Gay Group Trip: Costa Rica Adventure
You’ll start your journey in vibrant San Jose, where you’ll soak up local culture. Then, head to the Arenal region, home to the country’s iconic active volcano. Stay in a jungle villa and enjoy a unique rainforest experience. Explore Manuel Antonio’s stunning beaches and national park, teeming with wildlife like playful monkeys. In addition to natural encounters, Manuel Antonio boasts a thriving gay scene, and you’ll have the chance to explore and connect with the local LGBTQ+ community. It’s a destination that offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration.
This Costa Rica Adventure gay group trip promises unforgettable moments in this natural paradise and is a fantastic choice for solo travellers.