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, LGBT and lesbian holidays. Work on your tan on the beautiful Mediterranean beaches of Sitges and Barcelona, 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 Inglés, in Gran Canaria. Or why not jet off to Mexico and gay-friendly resorts like Cancun, where you can sizzle on gorgeous Caribbean beaches and hit the bars and clubs when the sun goes down?
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Cheap Gay Holidays
You may have a special destination in mind but be worried about cost. Or perhaps you want to treat your partner to a romantic escape but are trying to save up together. Maybe you really need to let off some steam but don’t think you can budget for it. With our cheap gay holidays including deals all over the world, it’s easy to find the perfect LGBT friendly holiday you need, for less than you’d think.
Luxury Gay Holidays
Sometimes you just need a little indulgence. The perfect way to treat yourself, and those you care about, is a luxury gay holiday. With phenomenal LGBT friendly 5 star resorts and spa’s in gorgeous locations all over the world, prepare yourself for a truly extravagant escape in sumptuous surroundings. You deserve it.
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Gay Holidays to Spain
Spain is one of the top gay holiday destinations in Europe for the LGBT community in 2018 and 2019, especially the ultra-stylish Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Spend a lazy day on the beach, stop for a cocktail at one of the gay-friendly xiringuitos (beach bars), then hit the shops before heading on to dinner at one of the city’s designer tapas bars and restaurants. Come in early July to take part in the Pride procession, with a big parade followed by an even bigger outdoor dance party.
Just half an hour away by train is Sitges, a pretty whitewashed town that is sleepy and low-key in winter, but transforms into a huge, gay party town when summer hits. With its long, golden beaches, whitewashed streets packed with bars and shops, and fantastic nightclubs and beach bars, Sitges justly deserves its crown as one of the most popular gay destinations in Europe. Don’t miss carnival in Sitges, which features gorgeously decorated floats and some truly eye-popping costumes.
Gay Holidays to Mykonos
Whitewashed sugar cube houses overlooking golden beaches and turquoise seas…the Greek island of Mykonos offers a picture-postcard setting, a relaxed, laid-back vibe, and just enough of a party scene to keep things interesting. A quieter choice than some of the livelier gay holiday destinations in Europe, this is a great option for anyone wanting to unwind or indulge in some romance.
Super Paradise and Elia are the main gay beaches, with a smattering of shoreside bars, taverns and loungers laid out under frondy, palm-leaf parasols. Neighbouring Agrari beach is quieter and emptier, ideal for simply soaking up the views and working on your tan. Once the sun has gone down, you can head to one of the island’s friendly taverns for a quiet drink, or stick around and dance until the sun comes up at one of the gay beach clubs.
Gay Holidays to the Canary Islands
For guaranteed year-round sunshine, fantastic beaches and a fabulous choice of gay bars, clubs and restaurants, head to the Canary Islands. Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas on Gran Canaria are the most popular gay resorts, thanks to a combination of long, sun-drenched beaches (including some nudist beaches) and an explosive nightlife offering a jaw-dropping choice of pool parties, foam parties, party cruises and more. Pick from a huge range of gay-friendly accommodation, including all inclusive options. Maspalomas also hosts the week-long Dunas Festival in August as well as a spectacular carnival parade in early spring. The Yumbo Centre, a massive shopping and entertainment complex, is one of the main locations for these extravagant events, and offers a dazzling selection of LGBT bars and clubs, along with a sprinkling of naughty shops.
Gay Holidays to the Balearic Islands
Ibiza, the most celebrated party island in the Mediterranean, is beautiful, sunny, glamorous and a mecca for the world’s best DJs – making it no surprise that Ibiza is also the no.1 destination for gay, LGBT and lesbian holidays in Europe.
Whether you want to see and be seen at exclusive nightclubs and bars, or prefer the mellow boho vibe of the beach bars, Ibiza offers an appealing mix of beaches and nightlife that caters to every taste. Figueretas has become the epicentre of the gay scene in Ibiza Town, with dozens of gay bars, restaurants and shops, and all the famous mega-clubs have gay-friendly club nights. The Gay Pride procession in June is, in true Ibizan style, an exuberantly glamorous and exciting event.