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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

The Best Honeymoon Spots for LGBTQ Couples

Are you looking for a fantastic getaway with your partner? You will want to choose a destination that welcomes LGBTQ travelers with open arms. From urban escapes to tranquil beachfront hideaways, there are incredible destinations that will celebrate love. I'm providing the low down on why each is unique, as well as where to stay. Here are the best honeymoon spots for LGBTQ couples.

Montreal, Canada

Whether it is taking in a food tour, strolling through gardens, or visiting innovative art museums, Montreal caters to sophisticated couples. One of North America's oldest gay neighborhoods: Gay Village. No matter what the season, it is a destination that is always in high spirits.

When in Montreal, stay at Hotel Le St James, Four Season Montreal, or Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.

New York, New York

From the singing and dancing on Broadway, lovely harmonies of the New York Philharmonic, and the grace of the New York City Ballet, the entertainment in NYC is vast and varied. Take in different cultures in Little Italy, Chinatown, and Koreatown. The art scene is beyond incredible. New York is home to the gay rights movement and features tours of iconic LGBTQ regions. All five boroughs in nightlife and gay culture. New York is also home to the largest Pride Parade in the world.

When in NYC, stay at the Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, the Dominick, or the Mandarin Oriental, New York.

Phuket, Thailand

Many visit Phuket for the stunning, white-sand beaches, exotic dishes, and play with the elephants; the island appeals to couples seeking a peaceful hideaway from everyday cares. Phuket is the center of Thailand's LGBTQ culture. It offers an eclectic variety of nightlife options from clubs, bars, and lounges.

When in Phuket, stay at the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Rosewood Phuket, or Amanpuri.

Puerto Rico

If you are a lover of the outdoors, you will adore Puerto Rico. The island's rainforests are unlike any other place on the planet. Don't forget to check out the glow in the Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay's dark sky and waters. Between excellent snorkeling, historic regions, and dancing, the options for fun are broad. San Juan is the heart of the LGBTQ community on the island. It offers a variety of pride-friendly restaurants and clubs.

When in Puerto Rico, stay at the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, or Dorado Beach Reserve.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is famous for two things: architecture and a dynamic lifestyle. The Catalonian capital calls to all kinds of travelers. It provides history, gastronomy, culture, romance, and an eclectic party climate. Barcelona has exclusive beaches to soak in Vitamin D. One of its most famous gay nightlife scenes globally is home to one of the world's largest Pride festivals.

When in Barcelona, stay at the W Barcelona, Casa Fuster, or Serras Hotel.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

If you are looking for a great party destination at a beautiful price point, you need Puerto Vallarta is the place for you! The resort town provides a laidback and romantic atmosphere. Stroll the boardwalk day or night. The nightlife is full of wide-ranging activities for LGBTQ couples. There is even a Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Tour.

When in Puerto Vallarta, stay at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Casas Velas, or Secrets Vallarta Bay.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii's capital is both peaceful and urban, with a unique culture and history. Honolulu is convenient because all the clubs, beaches, and spas are within walking distance of each other. Waikiki Beach is the heart of the LGBTQ scene on the island. Day or night, Honolulu keeps the party rolling.

When in Honolulu, stay at Halekulani, the Kahala Hotel & Resort, or Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a city unlike any other. Religious shrines live next door to fish markets; palaces are next to Harajuku girls. The largest city in the world comes with a thriving LGBTQ scene in the Shinjuku Ni-Chome neighborhood. You will find the perfect blend of Japanese and LGBTQ cultures in 500 plus bars and clubs.

When in Tokyo, stay at the Aman Tokyo, Hoshinoya Tokyo, or the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo.

London, United Kingdom

London is at the epicenter of politics, music, and fashion. You will find iconic attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. England's capital is world-renown for its expansive LGBTQ-friendly lifestyle. Soho and Vauxhall pulse with an array of high-energy pubs and cafes.

When in London, stay at the Stafford London, the Baglioni Hotel, or the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco offers a sophisticated vibe full of art, delicious cuisine, exciting sightseeing, and lively nightlife. No place waves its Pride flag prouder than San Francisco, one of the most progressive and inclusive cities on the planet, and it is home to one of the first gay neighborhoods in America.

When in San Francisco, stay at the Four Seasons San Francisco Embarcadero, St Regis San Francisco, or the Ritz Carlton.

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong has everything from Disneyland to beaches to horseracing. Its street markets buzz with electricity. For breathtaking views, take the Star Ferry from the Kowloon Peninsula to Hong Kong Island. The city has evolved into a haven for personal expression. The heart of the LGBTQ district is between Causeway Bay and the Central District.

When in Hong Kong, stay at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hong Kong, or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is both a tranquil getaway and a party-until-the-sun-comes up island. The island is famous for 500-year-old windmills and bustling beaches, but Mykonos is a well-known LGBTQ haven. It embodies a progressive culture, and it is full of legendary nightlife.

When in Mykonos, stay at the Santa Marina Resort, the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, or the Myconian Villa Collection.

You don't want to spend your honeymoon in a destination that isn't open to your relationship. Choose a country that both welcomes and accepts your love. These are the best honeymoon spots for LGBTQ couples.

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