Honeymoons are a magical time personalized to what will be most fun for you and your partner. There are a few things to consider when planning your honeymoon, especially as an LGBTQ+ couple. There are the basics that every couple should ask themselves. What kind of trip do you want? You could be relaxing on a beach in French Polynesia, adventuring your day away on a hike, or discovering new city life.
But as a queer couple it’s also important to find a destination you’ll feel comfortable in. If displaying public acts of affection with your partner is important to you for your honeymoon, then you’ll want to look at locations that are LGBTQ+ friendly. Whether you’re looking for backpacking in the mountains or sipping pina coladas in paradise, we’ve rounded up some of the best destinations for LGBTQ+ honeymoons.
French Polynesia is an incredibly LGBT-friendly destination to have your honeymoon in. Same-sex marriage is legal and there are protections for LGBTQ+ rights. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway on crystal clear beaches, this is a fantastic spot to go. There are so many activities to partake in, including swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, and more. Somewhere between June and September is a great time to go because the weather isn’t too hot or humid then.
Another great choice is Barcelona, Spain. Same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ rights are protected here as well. Enjoy the dazzling city life and culture, rich with history and nightlife. There are many gay bars, clubs, bookstores, and more to explore. Beautiful architecture spans the city and the cuisine is delicious.
Ecuador is another great LGBTQ+ friendly honeymoon spot. There are so many things to do, including visiting beautiful waterfalls, taking a tour of the Amazon, water rafting, ziplining, hiking, and more. If you’re into adventure, you’ll be sure to find excursions to enjoy. With fascinating cities, like Baños, Quito, and Guayaquil, there are many places to explore and experiences to have.
Thailand is an extremely LGBTQ+ welcoming place with outings for all. From ancient temples to a vibrant nightlife, you can cater your trip to your interests. Phuket is a great place to find a thriving LGBTQ+ scene, including ladyboy shows, a cabaret-esque show with dancing, stunning fashion, and more. You can explore historic temples and sites in Chiang Mai, or check out the capital city of Bangkok, with beautiful canals and the Grand Palace.
With a lively LGBTQ+ scene, Paris is a wonderful location to stroll through the city, enjoy delicious foods, and live out your city of love dreams. There are beautiful museums, art, shopping opportunities, and more to explore. There’s also a gay nightlife scene in Le Marais.
Iceland is the perfect honeymoon choice for those craving adventure and beautiful views. You should definitely try your best to see the breathtaking northern lights. You can visit Thingvellir National Park which has stunning waterfalls and is a UNESCO heritage site. There are plenty of opportunities for thrilling activities like hiking, visiting volcanoes, snorkeling, scuba diving, snowmobile rides, and more.
Your honeymoon should include adventures you’re going to enjoy in a place that you feel safe in. It’s a wonderful event to celebrate the love between you and your partner.