Whenever you’re queer and traveling abroad, finding the best accommodations that are both safe and breathtaking can require a lot of research. Fortunately, the Caribbean has a whole host of LGBTQ+ friendly hotels and resorts that you can stay at where you won’t have to worry about anything but having a good time.
Most large, international names are already known for being welcoming to the queer community, but if you’re looking for a unique stay that is either queer-owned or LGBTQ+ supported, this is your guide.
Are you looking for the best LGBTQ+-friendly hotels in the Caribbean but want a new, specialized experience?
Keep reading for some of the best resorts and hotels in the Caribbean that support the LGBTQ+ community.
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 that range from two to six bedrooms, all of which were designed by Ralph Lauren. The suites are nestled discreetly between one hundred lush acres and pristine beaches. Round Hill is also a huge 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.
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.
Belmond La Samanna in St. Martin
Belmond La Samanna is an International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) certified resort that calls itself “The sparkling gem of St. Martin.” It features a spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and swimming pools as well as activities like boat rides, snorkeling, beach cabanas, tennis, and hiking. For LGBTQ+ families, the hotel also offers Camp La Samanna, which provides activities like treasure hunts for children.
Tiamo Resort in the Bahamas
Tiamo Resort boasts luxury eco-villas and an intimate, secluded getaway. It’s known for being gay-friendly, and also has its own private beach. The resort also has water activities and a wedding facility in addition to the standard amenities like an on-site restaurant and pool.
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 there is a barbecue available for public use. Their pool and garden are clothing optional, and the hotel regularly organizes small events.
Le Guanahani in St. Barts
While it’s not officially IGLTA certified, Le Guanahani is a gay-friendly hotel on St. Barts that will help you plan an abroad wedding or honeymoon. Along with its secluded backdrop, the resort offers access to two beaches, two pools, a spa, water sports activities, tennis courts, children’s programming, and restaurants. The hotel is also women-owned.
Queen’s Hotel Bar & Kitchen in Saba
Rebranded from Queens Gardens Resort, Queen’s is billed as, “The most relaxing getaway in the Caribbean” based on its secluded property and mouth-watering cuisine. While the food is a large draw, each room also has its own jacuzzi facing the valley below. There are three experience packages travelers can do: Diving, honeymoon, and experience. The hotel is popular among LGBTQ+ travelers and known as the most queer-friendly in Saba.
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.
If you’re ready to book your next LGBTQ+ friendly hotel in the Caribbean, schedule a consultation with Rainbow Getaways and we’ll help you with everything you need to know.
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