7 of the best same-sex honeymoon destinations
At Student Flights we’re a little bit (okay a lot) excited that it’s now official, marriage equality (#neverstopequality) has been passed in the Australian parliament and same-sex couples are able to legally be married in Australia (YAY)! So to celebrate we wanted to look at some of the best places for same-sex couples to go on their dream honeymoon around the world!
We believe that everyone deserves their perfect honeymoon, and now that gay Aussies across the country are able to create their dream weddings and honeymoons, we want to help them plan their perfect honeymoon escape.
Below are some of our picks of the top destinations to go both abroad and close to home that are sure to bring you joyful memories for years to come and that are of course safe and welcoming of LGBT travellers.
The islands of Hawaii have been attracting honeymooners for years and in 2013 passed the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act. The legislation further amplified Hawaii’s reputation as the perfect honeymoon destination for gay couples looking for a tropical paradise to both relax and find adventure.
The stunning islands of Fiji are legendary for fulfilling dreams that honeymoons are made of – endless stretches of warm, sun-kissed sands, snorkelling along brilliant reefs or swimming in the warm caress of the tropical seas. There’s so much to do from exploring the Yasawa islands and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, to diving around Mamanuca Island and treating yourself with a honeymoon massage at Bebe Spa Sanctuary.
Puerto Vallarta, México
LGBT life flourishes in México, attracting same-sex couples from across the globe. One of the cities that attracts many LGBT honeymooners are Puerto Vallarta and Cancún. Puerto Vallarta’s old Spanish feel and vibrant gay scene make it a highlight of México plus there are more than a dozen self-described gay hotels in Vallarta.
One of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world, Mykonos is a city that loves to party and has open welcoming arms for all gay travellers. With sunny days and spectacular views, it can be tempting to do very little during your stay in the Greek Islands. Days spent poolside in the resorts is a must but then getting out and exploring the hills and beaches of the island is the perfect way to mix up your Greek Island stay.
The city of love, duh of course it’s on the list. Travellers day after day are lured with the promise of romantic walks by the river Seine, lazy picnics near the Eiffel Tower and late lunches that turn into dinners and many wines at the quaint corner brasserie. The Marais is also considered the gay neighborhood and it’s a great central location to stay.
Palm Springs, USA
Discover what all the buzz is about by taking a trip to Palm Springs and rejoice in the fact that a third of the population are reportedly gay. Palm Springs is a resort city situated east of LA in the Coachella Valley. During the 1950s and 1960s, the destination was popular with Hollywood stars that enjoyed the warm climate and year around sunshine. For gay and lesbian travellers the city currently boasts the fifth largest percentage of same-sex households in the USA, despite the city’s comparatively small size.
Another one of Europe’s most romantic cities, Rome offers history and culture to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, with pizza breaks, coffee stops and siestas in between. You don't have to go very far either to see it all. The Italian capital does have its token attractions (the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Capuchin Crypt, to name a few) but for the most part, the streets of Rome are a museum in themselves. Walk up the Spanish Steps on your way to the gardens, shop the historic Campo dei Fiori Markets or simply hang out at the Pantheon.
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