Finding the perfect destination for a vacay, honeymoon or destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean can sometimes be a daunting task for LGTBQ travelers. And it can be frustrating if you have limited choices where you can completely unwind and feel safe to be yourself -- often a dilemma when searching for gay-friendly travel destinations. So, Vacation is once again cutting through the clutter to provide a few fabulous all-inclusive options for gay travelers looking to escape a world of work woes and stress. Whether you’re a solo traveler or a couple looking for a fun getaway, check out our short list of amazing all-inclusive, gay-friendly resorts you should consider for your next luxury trip.
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi (Isla Mujeres, Cancun)
This resort is located on the quaint island of Isla Mujeres, and is a secluded, luxurious retreat with 35 oceanfront suites. Guests are transported from the mainland to the island via the Zoetry Villa Rolandi's private yacht. And in addition to taking your luggage upon arrival at the resort, the staff welcomes guests with a cocktail to get them in the vacay zone. Your all-inclusive stay here also includes two gourmet restaurants (Casa Rolandi and Le Métissage) and 24-hour room service – for same-sex guests who need some extra time to unwind with dinner on their private terrace.
... a Mayan Massage (using Mayan healing practices to treat the mind, body and spirit) at the Thalasso Spa...
After a Mayan Massage (using Mayan healing practices to treat the mind, body and spirit) at the Thalasso Spa, you can relax in the resort’s infinity pool with ocean views, or decide to take a swim in the private beach a few steps away from the resort. And if you need a little adventure, the resort has complimentary golf carts to take around the island, which allows you to experience some of the local dining, shopping and culture with that special someone. Just be warned you may not want to leave!
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
Get ready for an luxury LGBTQ travel experience! The 5-star, all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is an elegant adults-only complex located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At check-in, guests get full access to indulgent amenities, such as an assigned butler to your room, luggage unpacking/packing service, overnight ironing, breakfast in bed, bath preparation and more! And whether you’re looking for a chill or adventurous getaway, this resort offers everything you need, including the palm-tree-lined white sandy beach, a 5-star PADI dive center for scuba divers, an 18-hole golf course and five restaurants – including Hashira, La Tentazione, Le Tourbillon, Casa de la Playa and El Galeón – that serve the most elaborate Japanese, Italian, French or American cuisines.
... reserve a swim-out suite which allows you to jump in the water from your room's private terrace for a quick cool down...
But wait there’s more… especially if you just want to relax in or by the pool. You can reserve a swim-out suite which allows you to jump in the water from your luxurious room’s private terrace for a quick cool down, or if you’re both feeling social and want to mix and mingle with the other guests, you can swim out to the main pool area and grab a drink at the pool bar. It’s an all-inclusive dream come true!
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Puerto Vallarta is a hot LGBTQ travel destination! So, you should consider this mid-size hotel property is located on a great beach and offers guests privacy even though it’s only a short ride to downtown to experience what Puerto Vallarta is known for: its hip nightlife, great restaurants and amazing art scene. For the ultimate in relaxation and privacy at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, reserve a one-bedroom with a private plunge pool or go ahead and splurge with a two-story presidential suite!
... reserve a one-bedroom with a private plunge pool or go ahead and splurge with a two-story presidential suite!
This resort has its share of luxe amenities, including a romance concierge, an oversized infinity hot tub, five pools (adults-only quiet pool included), beach cabanas and a spa that offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments such as the Warm Ocean Stone Massage to melt the stress away. As for food, the hotel has four a la carte restaurants that serve tasty gourmet cuisine, a 24-hour in-suite dining service, four themed bars, a tequila sommelier and tequila tastings. Sounds like a great getaway. Pack your bags and… Vamos!
Inspired by this article and want to speak with a Vacation travel agent about how you can plan an unforgettable gay vacation at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or along the Gulf of Mexico coast? Let one of Vacation’s on-call travel experts match you with a LGBTQ travel specialist, who can help you plan the ultimate gay-friendly trip you're going to love.