It can be hard to connect with the queer community when you’re traveling. With so much of the focus being centered on finding safe and LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations, it’s important to highlight guest houses and resorts that are unapologetically queer and for the gay community.
Are you looking for island guesthouses that center around the gay community?
Keep reading for the best gay guesthouses available on each island.
Coqui Del Mar in Puerto Rico
Located in the Capital City of San Juan, Coqui Del Mar proudly describes itself as the gayest small hotel in Puerto Rico. Along with a complimentary brunch on Saturday and Sunday, the entire ground floor is clothing optional. Each room in the “guesthouse” has its own themed room like “The Pink Room” and “The Bear Room,” but if that wasn’t enough, the resort also holds Puerto Rico Gay Tours and is the only 420- friendly hotel in San Juan.
Sandcastle on the Beach in St. Croix
The gay-owned Sandcastle on the Beach hotel is the queer destination for St. Croix. Owners Ted and Chris sponsor pride parades and drag shows and have worked hard to make St. Croix a safe place for queer tourists. The hotel is located near gay-friendly bars and offers guests several different room types to be accessible to all travelers. As an adult-only resort, the courtyard pool and surrounding area are clothing optional.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica
If you’re traveling to Jamaica, the best place to stay — and one of our personal favorites — is Round Hill Hotel and Villas. This boutique resort has 36 oceanfront hotel rooms and 26 private villas ranging from two to six bedrooms, all designed by Ralph Lauren. The suites are nestled discreetly between one hundred lush areas and pristine beaches. Round Hill is also a massive supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and a lead sponsor of MoBay Pride, which is a huge benefit when visiting an island that isn’t known to be the most queer-friendly.
The Belvedere Guest House for Men in Fire Island
Located in the heart of the gay scene, Cherry Grove. The Belvedere Guest House for Men is an adult-only, clothing-optional hotel that’s only a two-minute walk to the beach. With a Venetian palace-style vibe and baroque-inspired rooms, this hotel is perfect if you want to be close to gay nightlife, lounge around the pool, or drink cocktails on the rooftop terrace. The guest house also includes a bar, lounge, gym, and hot tub.
Thuishaven Gay Boutique Resort in Curaçao
As the name suggests, Thuishaven Gay Boutique Resort is the gayest place to stay in Curaçao, marketed “for gay men and their friends.” Their on-site apartments offer either a private garden or terrace, and all contain a modern and fully functional kitchen, although a barbecue is available for public use. Their pool and garden are clothing-optional, and the hotel regularly organizes small events.
If you’re ready to book your gay island guesthouse, schedule a consultant with Rainbow Getaways, and we’ll help you with everything you need to know.
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