Heading off on Honeymoon to celebrate your new partnership and bask in your post-wedding bliss is one of the most exciting holidays you’ll take in your life. Here are our top 5 suggestions of Honeymoon destinations…
Thailand, with its verdant north and pristine south is an eternally excellent gay honeymoon destination. Despite the many backpackers who visit annually, there are numerous sparsely populated beaches away from the crowds where you can relax in tropical surroundings dining on some of the world’s best food. The capital Bangkok, often overlooked in favour of less urban localities, should not be missed. The hotels, bars, restaurants and cultural opportunities are fantastic. This frenetic and fabulous country is our number one gay honeymoon destination.
Italy personifies sophistication. This short-haul honeymoon destination is a perennially classy affair. Culinary aficionados will revel in the splendour of the local food – beyond the famed Italian dishes of pizza and pasta is a wide range of excellent nosh. Did we mention the fantastic wine? From Rome to Florence, almost every Italian city is oozing history and boasting plenty of cultural activities. The beaches and lakes provide well-deserved spots of serenity and the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are picture perfect every time.
Africa might not seem like the obvious destination for a gay honeymoon but there are plenty of gay-friendly hotels and villas. As long as you respect local customs, which apply to straight as well as homosexual couples, Morocco is a fantastic destination for all. Marakkech is the obvious choice but Fez and Casablanca both a have a great deal going for them. Head to the coastal city of Essaouira for the beach and other nautical charms, as well as a quaint Old Town with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere.
From a wild safari to see the ‘big 5’, to lazy afternoons in the vineyards of the Cape, South Africa is a thrilling place to take a gay honeymoon. Cape Town has its own gay village called De Waterkant as well as many museums, restaurants and spectacular views of Table Mountain. The delight of this country is pairing one of the world’s most stunning cities with experiencing breathtaking wildlife and stunning scenery.
Rio has become an iconic LGBT destination in its own right but there’s much more to Brazil than Copacabana Beach and the Christ the Redeemer statue. The Amazon rainforest, a must see, is rich in biodiversity and these days you can choose to visit on a budget or luxury basis. What more could you want from a gay honeymoon?