Top Gay Honeymoon Destinations
With the legalisation of gay marriage finally, and thankfully, becoming ubiquitous around the world the gay honeymoon market is booming. An increasing amount of destinations are catering for gay travellers with many companies specialising in gay honeymoons. But, if you’re seeking some inspiration then take a look at our list of the best places to book your gay honeymoon.
Blessed with endless stretches of golden Mediterranean coastline and some of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and gay-friendly cities, Spain is one of the top countries to visit on your gay honeymoon. Barcelona in Spain’s Catalonia region is a well-considered choice for many gay couples. Famed for Gaudi’s Cathedral, al fresco dining and stretches of glorious beach, outside of the popular summer months of July and August, Barcelona is simply divine.
This tropical paradise is famed for its open-minded approach to sexuality. Start in the alluring capital of Bangkok and discover the Grand Palace and Wat Arun along with, quite simply, the best street food in the world. Head south for the country’s beaches and one of the less-known Thai islands such as Koh Kradan, Koh Kood or Koh Phayam. The north of Thailand is blessed with wild jungles. Best explored on a tour – it’s advisable to pay a little more for an eco-friendly option that supports local businesses and offers a little luxury on your gay honeymoon.
Iceland is the ideal gay honeymoon destination for those who aren’t set on a sun-kissed destination or looking for something a little more intrepid. Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city, is a splendid destination in itself but is best used as a base for exploring the rest of this naturally stunning country. The thermals spas of the Blue Lagoon, the breathtaking geography of the Golden Circle and, of course, catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights are just a few things that can make a honeymoon here extra special.
Despite the fact that Greece is one of the European countries still fighting for marriage equality it still remains one of the most vibrant gay honeymoon spots in the world. Mykonos is the traditional gay mecca but other islands such as Santorini, Hydra and Paros are also stunningly beautiful and have less of a party atmosphere. The capital is home to the world-famous Acropolis along with a number of other excellent attractions. Greek food is also fantastic and is actually much cheaper in the city than on the islands. A stop in the capital, at least for a couple of nights, is a must when you visit Greece on a gay honeymoon.
Edinburgh has enchanted visitors for decades and its rugged scenery, cosy pubs and ancient architecture. While it retains its historic charms it has also adopted a metropolitan vibe and today is an excellent choice for gay honeymooners. Head beyond the capital by car or train and discover the magnificent Scottish Highlands. Inverness is the main city here and can be used as a base to explore the wild outdoors or you can rent a cosy mountain cabin or traditional cottage where you can celebrate your new life together in complete isolation!