Are you looking for a romantic getaway with the special man or woman in your life? Or a week of partying and making new friends? We’ve got some great deals for you in the hottest destinations around for gay holidays. Work on your tan on the beautiful Spanish beaches of Sitges, soak up the laid-back Greek atmosphere of Mykonos, hit the infamous all-night clubs of Ibiza, or cruise the many gay bars of the lively Yumbo Centre in the resort of Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria.
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The best, and most ‘out there’, gay holiday destination on our list is Playa del Ingles on the sunny island of Gran Canaria. Located off the coast of west Africa, this gorgeous Canary Island enjoys year-round sunshine, picture perfect beaches, and an electric nightlife scene.
While the whole island of Gran Canaria boasts fantastic beaches, the popular gay and nudist beaches in Playa del Ingles’ neighbouring resort of Maspalomas can’t be beaten. Get that all-over tan you’ve been dreaming off and enjoy the view!
By night Playa del Ingles is a lively piece of gay heaven, with friendly bars and restaurants through the resort. The notorious Yumbo Centre is home to a dizzying array of gay bars, cinemas, clubs, and some very naughty shops. You’ll find something for everyone in this carefree resort.
This lively Balearic island is famous for its party-loving atmosphere and amazing clubbing scene. It’s not all about the nightlife though, you’ll also find stunning sandy beaches to lounge on, picturesque towns to explore, and spectacular sunsets. Whether you want to throw yourself into the wild nightlife or chill out with your partner in the quieter areas of the island, Ibiza is one of our favourite gay summer holiday destinations.
Historic Ibiza Town is the island’s cultural hub with great shopping, cool art galleries, interesting architecture and plenty of buzzing restaurants, bars and clubs. The world-famous Pacha is one of the hottest clubs on the island with some fabulous theme nights and a glamourous crowd, or try La Troya at Space for a wild night of dancing and drag queens.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a sunbathing spot, with miles of golden sandy beaches as well as some secluded rocky coves. Figueretas, Es Cavallet, and Cala Bassa are among some of the most beautiful gay-friendly beaches.
Located to the south of Barcelona and backed by stunning mountains, the town of Sitges is a fantastic destination on the Costa Dorada. Relax on the golden sandy beaches, swim in the calm Mediterranean waters, and soak up some of that gorgeous Spanish sunshine. There’s an upmarket feel to this laid-back resort, with good shops, mouth-watering restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
With seventeen beaches to choose from, you’ll find everything on offer from water sports to nudist beaches. Away from the beach, you’ll find some fascinating cultural sites, like the historic Church of Sant Bartomeu and the Museu Maricel. Or shop ‘til you drop on The Parallades Street.
By night, Sitges has a stylish selection of gay bars and clubs to enjoy, from beach bars to all-night hedonistic clubs and foam parties. For the party of the year, book your holiday during the world-famous Sitges Pride event.
If you’re dreaming of a chilled out holiday spent relaxing by the pool and sunning yourself on the beach then the picturesque Greek island of Mykonos could be your perfect destination. A quieter choice than some of the livelier gay holiday destinations, this is a great choice for anyone wanting to unwind or enjoy a bit of romance. Although there are still some fantastic dance clubs for you to go wild in!
With clear blue seas, whitewashed buildings, and miles of sandy beaches Mykonos attracts a glamourous crowd of beach lovers. Head to Super Paradise Beach for a lively gay beach vibe, or Elia Beach for a quieter atmosphere. After the sun goes down, chill out in one of the island’s friendly tavernas or laid-back gay bars. If that sounds too quiet, then you can hit the clubs and dance the night away to some of the hottest Djs.