Summertime means one thing – vacation time. Summer is the prime time to get away from the city, escape the country and otherwise find a change of scenery. This holds true for winter travelers as well. After all, what’s more appealing than a sunny resort when the weather outside makes you feel like you’re living in a snow globe? Whether you want a few sun soaked days on the beach or a chance to get back and commune with nature, finding the perfect holiday spot can be a challenge. In fact, according to some studies, planning a vacation often leaves people more stressed out than if they had skipped the entire affair.
When planning every aspect of a break has the potential to leave you needing a vacation from vacation planning, all-inclusive holiday packages can be the perfect solution. Gay all inclusive resorts are cropping up all over in an effort to welcome not only couples and families in need of a getaway but also newly married gay couples celebrating their long awaited honeymoon.
Gay All Inclusive Resorts For Singles, Newlyweds and Families
When planning for an all-inclusive holiday, the only things you really need to worry about are the location and your fellow travelers. Since the needs and wants of singles, couples and families can vary widely, there are a number of different companies and packages from which people can choose.
For singles and couples, gay-friendly packages that promote themselves as being adults only ensures the freedom to have a bit of fun without concerns over impressionable – and loud – children. The Kore Tulum Retreat Wellness Resort is just that place. Ideally placed 90 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport, the resort promises an experience steeped in relaxation and indulgence. It boasts yoga classes, breathtaking views, gourmet meals and plenty of opportunities for single guests to get together.
More options for singles and couples include
- Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club – The 74 suites and villas available at Lodge Kura Hulanda include every creature comfort you could possibly want, from stunning ocean views all the way down to 300-thread Egyptian cotton sheets. There are over 300 acres of beach, opportunities for snorkeling in the coral reef and shuttles to their sister location for shopping.
- Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort – Paradisus Palma is located in Punta Cana, making it the ideal location for LGBT couples who want to visit the Dominican. The hotel and resort boasts oversized rooms with large beach beds and high ceilings intended to create an atmosphere of luxury. Private terraces, European spa jet showers and even a private butler service will all ensure you forget all about “real life”. Gold greens are included in the resort package
- Club Med Columbus Isle – Located on the Eastern most island of the Bahamas, Club Med Columbus Isle is an all-inclusive resort geared towards honeymooning couples and those who love diving. The resort has been called ‘gay friendly’ by many couples and it attracts a large number of visitors from Canada and France. The resort boasts award winning dive locations, beachside massages, five star restaurants and a host of activities for couples.
Taking the Family? Check Out These LGBT Friendly Options
All inclusive trips for the entire family are also available if you know where to look. Perhaps the most well-known is, surprisingly for some, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Though not often advertised as specifically gay-friendly, the resort is a mainstay on the American Family Association’s boycott list because of its unwavering support and involvement with the local ‘Gay Days’ event, Orlando’s Pride Weekend celebration for the LGBT community.
While that first weekend in June may be the most rainbow filled weekend at Disney, its inclusive feel is felt throughout the year with LGBT couples and their families reporting they feel at home, welcomed and comfortable during their stay. The Disney resort is itself an all-inclusive experience but since it’s nestled in the heart of Orlando, visitors can easily venture out to expand their vacation.
Olivia, a well-known travel agency focused on the LGBT community, has teamed up with r family vacations in order to create family-friendly all-inclusive packages for LGBT couples and their extended families. The Hard Rock Vallarta Resort package, for example, offers a stay of 8 days and 7 nights in Mexico’s most LGBT friendly city. The resort boasts swimming pools, salon, volleyball, bike rentals, a host of other land and beach sports plus the inclusion of amazing meals and programs to keep kids and teens busy while their parents escape for some alone time.
Too often, couples don’t plan a big vacation on a regular basis. In fact, the biggest trip some couples take is when they’re planning a honeymoon. But it’s important to take time away and reconnect as a couple. It doesn’t have to involve a wedding, but if you want to renew your vows and exchange pieces of LGBT inspired jewelry it makes for a great excuse to plan a big trip.
All-inclusive resorts offer the best of both worlds for couples and families and, for the LGBT community, finding a friendly space makes all the difference. These options fit the bill and provide visitors with the luxury of a resort and the safety of a friendly and welcoming community. If you’re planning a holiday and want to just make one decision without worrying about the details – go all-inclusive and give your mind, body and budget the vacation they need.