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Gay holiday ideas

At OutOfOffice.com, we want to open the world to everyone. As experts in LGBT travel, everything we do is gay-friendly, from the hotels we work with to the private guides we find for you across the globe, we want you to have the best experience. Whether you want to join one of our gay group trips to places as far flung as the Galapagos Islands or the iconic Machu Picchu or if you are getting married and want us to arrange a tailor-made honeymoon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, our expert Travel Concierge team are here to design the best gay holiday.

On this page, you will find the itineraries which are especially suited to gay men. Of course, you can tailor any of them to suit your needs, but here you will find some amazing inspiration for your next adventure.

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Gay Honeymoons

Best Gay Honeymoon Destinations

Mauritius and Reunion

These two tiny islands make for the perfect gay honeymoon getaway. Only an hours flight between each island, they are easy to travel between one another. Start in Reunion which is renowned for it’s fascinating wildlife and nature. The highlight being Piton de la Fournaise where you can explore underground lava tunnels. If you are a fan of horse riding, then there are plenty of horse trails around the volcano. Get up close and personal with the volcano and follow the hiking trails to the very top, the scenery is like something you would find on Mars. If you like canoeing and quad biking then Reunion is the place to do it, the beautiful landscape makes these activities even more enjoyable. It’s time for some relaxation, head back to Mauritius and stay in one of our favourite luxury boutique hotels. The beautiful tropical beaches and friendly staff will make your stay unforgettable.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

If you are seeking the combination of adventure and relaxation, then Sri Lanka and the Maldives is the perfect twin centre holiday. Start in Sri Lanka and tour around the country, our favourite places to visit include the Dambulla Caves, where you will find a beautiful underground temple. Head to Kandy and visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is said to house the sacred tooth of the Buddha. If you like nature then head to the glorious Yala National Park. Home to some of the world’s most majestic wildlife, spend a few days exploring the park by Jeep Safari and see if you can spot all the animals which live there including Elephants and Leopards.

Mexico

Riviera Maya in Mexico is perfect if you are looking for a gay beach honeymoon. The gorgeous stretches of white sandy beaches, the incredible all inclusive luxury hotels and the turquoise waters make it a romantic paradise. Spend your days relaxing by the pool or at the beach or if you fancy a break from the sun lounger, then the area is home to some fascinating traditional Mayan culture. Visit Chichen Itza which has been named one of the ‘new seven wonders of the world’. The area is also fantastic if you are a scuba diving fan, with many of the hotels having their own PADI diving instructor on site. Explore the colourful coral reefs and swim with giant sea turtles.

Cuba

A destination many people are apprehensive about, but now is the time to visit Cuba. With its ever growing gay scene and authenticity, Cuba is the perfect destination for a gay honeymoon. Start in Havana which has culture bursting from every street. The old fashioned cars, the rustic cafes and the colourful buildings add to the city’s uniqueness. Spend some time strolling the streets and take in the atmosphere.

Best Gay Holidays

Best Gay Holidays by Month

January

For gay holidays in January head to Thailand. If you are the adventurous type, Thailand is a wonderful destination to visit. Since there is so much to do and see, we recommend that you don’t rush your time there. Start in Bangkok and explore this wonderful bustling city before heading down to the southern Thai islands for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Our favourites include Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Lanta

February

For gay holidays in February head to Mexico. This LGBT friendly destination is perfect if you are looking for a gay beach holiday. Riviera Maya is home to some fantastic all inclusive hotels. This is the perfect destination if you want to leave all responsibility behind you as soon as you step off the plane. Enjoy Mojitos on the beach and delicious freshly prepared food from all over the globe.

March

Head to South Africa if you are looking for a gay holiday in March. This cosmopolitan country is quite different from many of its neighbouring countries in Africa. Start in Cape Town and experience the energetic surroundings. Enjoy the abundance of dining options and the harmonious relationship between the mountains, beach and city. Proceed to the winelands and enjoy the tranquility before heading along the Garden route which follows the south coast of South Africa. Your final stop is at one of the many game reserves where you will explore the wildlife and nature which inhabits the area.

April

For gay holidays in April, head to Las Vegas and experience this whirlwind city. The 24 hour casinos are sure to provide you with plenty of evening entertainment along with the multitude of bars, restaurants and clubs. Why not go and see a cabaret show during your stay and we definitely recommend a day trip to see the Grand Canyon. This vast rock valley is quite something to witness. Go all out and take a helicopter tour over the Canyon for the best views.

May

For gay holidays in May, head to French Polynesia. The country should definitely be on your bucket list as it is an amazing destination like nowhere else. Bora Bora is one of our favourite islands and is home to some of the world’s most affluent resorts. Stay in an overwater villa and feel at one with the sea. Enjoy morning dips in the crystal clear waters which can be accessed directly from your private terrace. Spend a few days on your very own private catamaran and cruise around the smaller islands. Other islands you can stay on include Moorea, Tahaa and Raiatea.

June

For gay holidays in June head to the Greek islands. Known for their gay-friendliness, they can suit anyones needs. Since each island has its own character it is nice to explore a couple of them. Our favourites are Mykonos, which is known as the gay party island. Lots of evening entertainment to discover and also has beautiful beaches. Santorini is known for its boutique hotels and beautiful scenery. You could also spend some time in Athens exploring the cultural sites, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

July

If you are looking for gay holidays in July, head to Italy and tour around some of the country's most vibrant cities. Start in Venice and explore its network of intertwining canals and cobbled streets. Next head to Florence where you will find plenty of art galleries and museums to spend your days exploring. From Florence, you can head to Pisa for the day to see the iconic leaning tower of Pisa. Your final stop on your gay holiday is Rome. A city known for its beautiful architecture and historic sites, it’s the perfect place to round off your Italian adventure. Visit the Colosseum, the Vatican City and the Trevi Fountain and enjoy roaming the beautiful cobbled streets.

August

For gay holidays in August, start in Miami and spend a few days exploring this mad city. The harmonious relationship between the beach, city and Cuban influence is totally unique. After your time in Miami, head south to Key West. Cross the seven mile bridge and enter into one of the most LGBT friendly places in the world. It is also perfect if you are looking for some beach time. Spend your days exploring the beautiful bays, sipping on cocktails and mingling with the locals. During the evening there is plenty of local bars and restaurants to try.

September

If you are looking for a gay holiday in September, then head to Brazil. A country which is known for its openness. The capital city Rio de Janeiro is the perfect combination of city, beach and culture. Visit Christ the Redeemer and enjoy beautiful skyline of the city. Head to Copacabana beach and spend a day soaking up the glorious Brazilian sunshine. There is even a gay section on the beach and the locals are very friendly. You can also visit the famous Iguazu falls which also border Argentina. Feel the force of the tumbling water and get right up close to the waterfall.

October

If you are looking for a gay holiday in October, Gran Canaria is a perfect destination. Known for its gay-friendliness, the Spanish island is filled with loads of gay bars and clubs, so there is lots to do in the evenings. Gran Canaria is an all-year-round destination and is blessed with warm weather even in the winter months. We work with some beautiful resorts in the area which are perfect if you are looking for some downtime.

November

For gay holidays in November, Cambodia is a fantastic destination. Weather wise it will be hot and sunny and very little rainfall as well. Cambodia is one of those destinations which still feels off the beaten track. If you are looking for a well rounded experience, then start in Siem Reap which is where you will find loads of Hindu and Buddhist temples including the famous Angkor Wat. Your next stop is Phnom Penh, the capital city which is full of culture and history. After this, you can head down south to Sihanoukville which is a beautiful beach area where you will find lots of gorgeous resorts. The perfect place to relax and unwind. It also has a great gay scene with lots of gay bars and gay friendly hotels.

December

For gay holidays in December, head to northern Finland and experience one of our favourite resorts, Kakslauttanen. Here you can stay in glass igloos, and watch the Northern Lights dance above your head. The resort is located in the Arctic Circle, which is why it’s one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The resort also hosts many other additional activities including husky and reindeer safaris, ice fishing and Aurora hunting on snowmobiles.

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