Congratulations! You’re engaged to the love of your life, and now it’s time to start planning your wedding and your honeymoon. Love knows no boundaries, so why should your LGBTQ+ honeymoon destination? Finding a place that embraces your love and offers a safe and exciting trip is something you deserve with your special someone. To help you out, Rainbow Getaways has created a list of several cozy and romantic destinations for you to choose from.
Here are the best LGBTQ+-friendly honeymoon destinations for newlyweds.
A true underwater utopia, Maldives is a nation that combines brine and beauty like no other. Known for its marine life, luxury resorts, and pristine beaches, Maldives is the perfect honeymoon spot for couples wishing to visit paradise.
A wide variety of aquatic activities await you and your partner in Maldives. Snorkeling in the deep, strolling along the beach, shopping for the local seafood, and boating across the ocean are lovely ways to spend your honeymoon. After your adventures, you can return to your luxury resort or hotel, many of which are welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. If you yearn for an idyllic paradise for your honeymoon, the Maldives is the place for you.
There are few places more diverse and adventurous to travel to than Australia. With so much to see and do, Australia is the perfect island for newlyweds to make unforgettable memories.
No matter what interests you share with your partner, the perfect honeymoon awaits you in Australia. Are you looking for luxury? Travel to Hamilton Island or Lord Howe Island for proper royal treatment. Feeling adventurous? Sydney, New South Wales, and Queensland are the perfect places to settle your daring spirit. Ready to party all night long? Melbourne and the Gold Coast are the places you need to visit! Australia has something special for you, no matter what you want your dream honeymoon to be like.
Nothing is dreamier than a heavenly honeymoon in Hawaii. With a vibrant culture, enchanted beaches, rich history, and endless luxury, Hawaii is a beautiful honeymoon destination for any newlywed couple.
As one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly states in the U.S., Hawaii has plenty of features to enjoy. During the day, you and your partner can soak up some rays on the beachside, surf along the waves, and hike along the mountainside. When the sun sets, the nightlife fires up in excitement! Plenty of gay bars and clubs are open to the public for you to enjoy. Whatever time of day, Hawaii has something excellent waiting for you.
As one of Africa's most culturally diverse countries, South Africa is packed with spirit, liveliness, and endless amusement. Look no further than this natural wonderland to settle your adventurous spirit on your honeymoon.
South Africa is the perfect place for nature-loving couples. Camping, hiking, snorkeling, and more can all ensue on various safaris in South Africa. Plenty of resorts, vineyards, and beachside are available for your luxurious needs. If you want to combine bold experiences with lavish ones, consider South Africa for your honeymoon.
Splendid and marvelous St. Maarten, what would this list be without you? As one of the most gorgeous islands in the Caribbean, with breathtaking beaches and stunning coastlines, no catalog of honeymoon destinations is complete without St Maarten.
St Maarten has several LGBTQ+-friendly resorts and beaches (Cupecoy Beach is known as the island's "gay beach"). Ancient artifacts, including Fort Amsterdam and Fort Louis, are memorable attractions for a historical experience. St Maarten also has an electrifying nightlife perfect for those who want to party.
Not only is St Maarten a queer-friendly travel destination, but a cultural revolution. Both Dutch and French cultures are vibrant on the island. To feel the French fling, you can visit several attractions on the French Side of the island, including the Grand Case fishing port, the boutiques of Marigot, and more. On the Dutch Side, be sure to stop by any of their famous casinos, bars, or clubs. No one parties like the Dutch, so check it out while you can!
If you wish to lounge on the beach, see an exclusive sight, or celebrate with the nightlife, St Maarten is a fantastic choice for your honeymoon.
With diverse cultures, climates, and experiences, the islands surrounding Greece would delight any newlywed couple. You'll be sure to return home with cherished memories no matter what you do here.
If you wish to explore Greece's distinct culture and history, visiting Hydra or Crete might be in your best interest. Want a more natural experience? Santorini would suit you better, featuring mountainside trails, dazzling oceans, and active volcanoes. If you're looking for a charming city atmosphere to spend your honeymoon, consider staying in Rhodes. There's so much these enchanting islands offer to anyone who visits - including you!
Whether it drifts through the ocean breeze or settles on the balcony of your resort, love is in the air of French Polynesia. Beaches, tours, festivities, and LGBTQ+ accommodations await you on these famous islands, making them perfect for any newlywed couple.
French Polynesia's most notable activities include various ocean-themed sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, boating, and more. Does staying on land fit your style better? Don't worry; you have plenty to do above the sea. Dining on fine cuisine, lounging on the sandy beaches, and exploring the historic sights are all popular activities on these islands. Many resorts, bars, and shops cater specifically to LGBTQ+ audiences, making your experience as personal as possible. Check out French Polynesia for yourself to experience a tropical paradise!
Do any of these destinations call your name? Do you yearn to explore romance and relaxation with your true love? If you do, schedule a consultation with an agent from Rainbow Getaways by clicking here. They’ll create the honeymoon of your dreams with your LGBTQ+ identity in mind.
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