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Gay-Friendly & Beachfront: Are they the Ultimate Summer Hotels?
Except if you are the mountain type, we know that all you want for your summer vacations is a friendly place to stay and the sea always by your side. And, this hotel collection was created to make your hotel research easier and faster, gathering the top gay-friendly hotels and resorts in the worl...
Except if you are the mountain type, we know that all you want for your summer vacations is a friendly place to stay and the sea always by your side. And, this hotel collection was created to make your hotel research easier and faster, gathering the top gay-friendly hotels and resorts in the world located on a beachfront.
The list includes hotels from various Asian destinations like the Philippines, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Moreover, you will find hotels from Greece, Portugal, and Cyprus. As you may have already understood, you will literally find hotels from every corner in this world. And we warn you: picking one is very difficult.
But,what distinguished these hotels from the rest? First of all, their gay-friendly attitude, they all create a friendly environment for all their guests. The high-quality of their services and facilities. And, of course, their gorgeous beachfront locations. One question remains: are you ready?
23.58 Km from South Andros, The Bahamas
1,856.76 Km from Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
One Bedroom Pool Villa
Two Bedroom Pool Villa
0.37 Km from Cascais, Portugal
'Sea View Suite' is the best room type in the hotel featuring, among others, a welcome bottle of port wine, 50/60m2 available room space, and beautiful views of the sea
You can begin your day with a delicious breakfast, enjoy a light snack & cocktail during the day and gaze at the sunset during your romantic dinner on the hotel terrace
The Albatroz Gourmet Restaurant is based on the wealthy Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisines, serving a selection of delicious dishes, carefully made with the most pure and fresh local ingredients
The gay scene of Lisbon is about 1 hour away from the hotel, however, there are several gay events organised in Cascais every summer
4.36 Km from Elounda, Greece
Superior Room Sea View
Superior Room with Private Pool Sea View
Executive Room with Private Heated Pool Sea View
Superior Suite with Private Heated Pool Sea View
Deluxe Two-Bedroom Pool Villa Premium Sea View
Cayo Grand Pool Villa Premium Sea View
0.95 Km from Oracabessa, Jamaica
4.30 Km from Bora Bora, French Polynesia
1.43 Km from Agios Nikolaos, Greece
Taste traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine in a beautiful setting at the a la carte tavern Kulinarium inblue
Ananea Wellness by Aegeo Spas offers a wide range of face treatments, body massages, and rituals, all named after other Greek Islands
Try the Greek Bliss Spa Package that includes a 15’ minutes body scrub with olive oil based ingredients, and a 50’ minutes Greek muscles stimulating massage
If you are a couple, choose the “Regeneration for Two” package that includes a 20’ mud mask, a 25’ foot massage, and a 25’ back massage
For keeping up with your regular work-out routine, the hotel features a fully equipped fitness center, with calming views to the green gardens
Sensimar Minos Palace features its own private beach
Drink a cocktail and relax at the main swimming pool of the hotel
Ask the hotel staff and be informed about the various wellness activities you can do in the surrounding area, such as environmental activities, water sports and diving
If you are a gay couple on your honeymoon, then choose to stay in the Sea View Suite with Private Pool
Amalthea restaurant is set at an ideal spot, overlooking the Mirabello Bay, offering a delicious menu of local flavors as well as selected International tastes
You can choose from a rich buffet of Cretan products and delicacies for your breakfast at the Amalthea Restaurant
Sensimar Royal Palace is located nearby Aghios Nikolaos town, which has a wide diversity of gay-friendly bars, and clubs that attract the gay community
Upper deck ocean view room
35.89 Km from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The best type of room is the 203 sqm Sivory Grand Suite, featuring, among others, two bedrooms, a furnished lanai with ocean and garden views and premium bedding with cotton linens!
For your honeymoon, choose to stay in the 86sqm Honeymoon Suite, featuring, among others, an oceanfront lanai with garden views, bathroom with outside shower, premium amenities and free wifi!
LaVeranda is the hotel's Mediterranean restaurant and the place where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner either indoors or al fresco. The breakfast is served from 7 to 10 am!
If you love gourmet international recipes, GastroAtelier Restaurant is the perfect option for you! Book your table and enjoy a memorable dinner!
Palapa Beach Restaurant, for the beach lovers! Have your midday snack by the beach or enjoy a live cooking Buffet for a more authentic experience!
ÖMI Restaurant is the hotel's Asian restaurant serving dinner from 7.00 to 10.30 pm. Dig in to a variety of oriental dishes and discover the simplicity of the Asian cuisine!
Blue Bar is located by the main swimming pool catering from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm tropical drinks and cocktails, as well as sandwiches, salads, and local delicacies!
For exotic cocktails you can also visit the hotel's Laguna Bar, which is open from 6:00pm to 11:00pm!
Deluxe Jr Suite
Premium Oceanfront Jr suite
Luxury Ocean front Jr Suite
Deluxe Suite Terrace Jacuzzi
1.15 Km from Agios Nikolaos, Greece
The treatments and therapies at “Ananea Spa” are named after other Greek island such as Rhodes, Kos, Paros, Anafi, Patmos, Kalymnos, Kea, etc
Try the Aegeo Ritual, a signature treatment which starts with a full body scrub with lavender, and is followed by the Aegean Sean body mask. The ritual’s duration is 85 mins
Try the Minoan Culture ritual – a 120 minutes ritual that starts with Cretan herbs wrapped around your body and face, completed with a deep back and foot massage with traditional Greek techniques
If you are a couple, then try the Couple’s Massage (Skopelos), which is an aromatherapy massage with essential oils that lasts for about 50 minutes for each
The 15 minutes treatments Beautiful face, silky body, salt and oil, and ethereal limbs, are ideal for instant and fast rejuvenation, or a simple preparation before the real deal
La Bouillabaisse restaurant offers haute cuisine with fish dishes, while it’s organised by the Awarded Chef Mr. Kyriakos Mylonas
The breakfast is served every morning from 05:00 to 07:00 at the buffet of Bacchus Main Restaurant offering traditional Cretan and Greek and International delicacies
The hotel is celebrating 50 years of contemporary art, exhibiting 45 works by Greek and foreign artists at its permanent, outdoor sculpture gallery
The 150 sqm Presidential Villa with Private Pool is the only choice for the luxurious travellers
Minos Beach Hotel has all the necessary facilities and a very beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies
Ambrosia is an a la carte restaurant with a wide selection of main courses that opens from 19:00 to 21:30 exclusively for the guests who are staying at a superior bungalow or a villa
Terpsis Cretan Restaurant serves authentic Greek and Cretan cuisine using only herbs grown in the Cretan mountains, daily caught fish, fesh vegetables grown in Crete, and, of course, Cretan olive oil
Minos Beach Resort & Spa is located at a walking distance from all the bars and cafes where the gay locals and tourists are gathering
Visit the closest beach of the hotel which is about 2 minutes away walking distance
Minos Beach Resort and Spa boasts of being the most historical hotel in the region of Agios Nikolaos in Crete
94.15 Km from Alifu Atoll, Maldives
The Waterfront Villas are connected with timber walkways providing access to a white-sand beach and turquoise lagoon.
The resort spa features spa suites for singles and couples, an outdoor overwater area dedicated to Thai massage, facilities for Vichy hydrotherapy as well as hot and cold plunge pools
You can arrange a scheduled yoga session beachside or at the fitness center.
Spa Cenvaree is an oceanfront sanctuary offering a wide range of body scraps and massages including foot massage, Indian head massage, facial and body massage.
Moreover, there are several water sports you can do in the Maldives including windsurfing, banana boat, and tube rides.
Some of the excursions you may enjoy are a whale shark boat trip, a sunset cruise, a local island exploration, or even a snorkelling tour.
The resort features 3 restaurants offering Italian, Thai and international options as well as 3 lounge bars to enjoy drinks and cocktails during your afternoons.
The resort offers international cuisines and provides its guests with in-villa dining experiences on a 24-hour basis.
The Club serves a la carte breakfast, nutritionally balanced lunches and five-course dinners with the option of a private candlelit setting.
The Coral Bar and Lounge features pool tables and games while it offers cocktails, refreshments and ice creams during afternoon.
Aqua is one of the best spots to enjoy your cocktail or a light snack while watching ocean views and sunset.
At Suan Bua you will taste authentic Thai cuisine and popular Thai recipes including pad Thai, som tam, and tom yum kung.
The Azzuri Mare offers seafood and signature pasta dishes based on Italian cuisine along with views across the lagoon.
The Reef restaurant serves breakfast, lunches, and dinners, based on Western and Asian Cuisines, while vegetarian dining options are also available.
Deluxe Water Villa
Deluxe Family Water Villa
Ocean Water Villa
Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa (One Bedroom)
Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa (One Bedroom)
Sunset Ocean Pool Villa
1.96 Km from Trou Deau Douce, Mauritius
Ideal for Gay Couples is the ‘Beach Villa’, with discreet 24-hour butler service, private beach access, private swimming pools, lush tropical gardens & more amenities.
Catamaran, Sailing, Banana and fly-fish rides, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Parasailing and Scuba Diving are some of the water sport activities you can engage in.
The Fitness Center of the hotel offers a well-equipped environment for training, as well as shower rooms, Jacuzzis, saunas and steam baths.
You can request a romantic sunset cruise on a wind sail, island-hopping on traditional banca boats, or luxury yachts cruises and more fun activities.
The organic products used for the Spa treatments are grown in the dedicated gardens of the establishment.
For Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments, Massages tailored to your needs and more therapeutic services, visit ‘CHI, The Spa’.
The resort features a private beachfront, with a Marine Sanctuary Restoration Project, helping nature with the re-growth of sea life, coral reefs and more!
You can visit ‘Sega Bar’ for Mauritian-inspired beverages, a cocktail menu, exotic Tiki concoctions and a signature Shangri-La Rum Oak.
International dishes prepared with a bistro-style, in a casual atmosphere, are served at ‘Le Bazar’.
If you like Japanise specialties, visit ‘Kushi Restaurant’ and try out the signature kobe and wagyu beef menus.
For a 'grab-and-go' coffee, tea and fresh juice or for light snacks, such as pastries, bakery items and viennoiseries, head for ‘Ti Marché’, located in the lobby.
46.41 Km from Gouves, Greece
Gay Crete: One of the most prefered destinations in Greece by gay travellers
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Crete: Relax in the crystal-blue beaches of a Mediterranean island!
Crete is the oldest wine-producing area in Europe, with a wine tradition that is more than 4000 years old. Local Cretan wine is served everywhere in Crete, while, some hotels even make their own wine
A typical meal in Crete starts with salads served with freshly baked bread or pies (don’t neglect to try 'kalitsounia' - sweet or savory). Try also an aromatic soup & some delicious local spre
Crete has so many beaches that picking the best Crete beach is too hard for us but consider having an open-air seafront yoga session because it is a must when visiting Crete!
Crete has several outdoor activities from boat tours, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports to water and amusement parks, tracking through impressive gorges and mountain climbing.
Crete offers endless opportunities for relaxation and serenity and the best way to experience it is to pay a visit at the several hotels and resorts that feature their own spa centres!
Personal consultation, special treatments and a huge variety of sessions, are the least you can expect when visiting a spa hotel or wellness resort in Crete.
Crete has a rich history that goes back to the 7th millennium BC, so there are many museums to visit and a lot sightseeing to do. The most famous site is Knossos Palace in Heraklion.
Cretan cuisine involves traditional and Mediterranean dishes enriched with locally produced olive oil, promising physical health and mental clarity.
As Crete has some of the oldest wine-producing areas, it is highly recommended to take part in a wine tour where you will taste some of the best collections of wine.
Taking a private luxury yacht tour in Crete will guide you to the most sought-after attractions and hidden natural beaches and gems of Crete!
Since Crete is a popular destination among families, most of the Cretan 5 star resorts have taken care of developing special facilities for children and thus offering you more relaxing vacations!
Peza Area is a major wine-production region in Heraklion of Crete as 70% of the local wine production comes from that area.
Keep in mind that the nudist areas of Elafonissos beach and Vrahakia (in Agioi Apostoloi) are also mainly visited by gay men.
If you are seeking for discreet gay/nudist beaches in Crete keep in mind that Akti Olountos, Peristeras and the beaches near Malia and Sarantari are some of the best options.
Near Agios Nikolaos city, you will find the beaches of Vai and Agia Fotia, which are the most popular gay friendly beaches of the area.
Crete gay beaches are found all around the coastal area, with some of the most beautiful and 'fun' ones located close to Chania.
Gay accommodation, gay friendly bars & clubs, and exotic gay beaches, make up the gay life in Crete! Most of these places can be found in all major cities in Crete; Heraklion, Rethymno, Malia & Chania
The most popular red grape varieties which produce delicious wines, are Kotsifali, Mantilari, Liatiko, Tsardana, and the outstanding Romeiko.
The traditional beef stifado is one of the most popular dishes in Crete, made of meat cooked with whole, small and sweet onions. There is also an alteration made with rabbit, which is even more tasty!
The traditional salad of Crete, Ntakos, is one of the most tasteful & healthiest salads you can eat! It has tomatoes, feta cheese and olives laid on a barley rusk, and is served with pure olive oil.
The most popular Cretan dishes are made with lamb, chicken or rabbit. Make sure to try the amazing ‘gamopilafo’ (made with rice and lamb in the oven).
Don’t get carried away with “raki”; this Cretan drink is very strong and you may see locals drinking it as naturally as water, but keep in mind they are used to it.
Don’t forget to leave some space for dessert - from the simple yoghurt with honey to more complex sweets like almond cake and 'galaktompoureko' (pastry stuffed with fresh milk cream and syrup)
Crete rises as one of the top luxury destinations in Greece and the Mediterranean.
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Luxury Guestroom Sea View
Superior Guestroom Garden View
1.82 Km from Belek, Turkey
37.74 Km from Manado, Indonesia
The resort consists of 15 beachfront bungalows, all of which featuring two rooms and built in local Minahasa style, and 30 rooms with a spacious veranda overlooking the beach!
During your honeymoon, choose the relaxing "Honeymoon Dream" package including a foot and shoulder massage, and an aromatic body massage with Essential Oils!
There is a wide diversity of activities that you can do in and around the hotel including beach volleyball, snorkeling, sailing, billiards and other table games!
There are special services provided to the honeymooners including a day on the nearby isolated island, sunset cruises, special couple massages, and private dinners at the beach!
The Aromatherapy Spa Treatment lasts for 3 hours and it includes aromatherapy, body scrub, traditional massage, reflexology, facial, and foot and head massage!
The hotel is mainly recommended for gay couples and honeymooners, since it has an alternative location offering total privacy and seclusion as well as exclusive services for couples!
The most popular outdoor activity to do nearby the hotel is scuba-diving since the island features some of the finest Indo Pacific dive sites!
Superior Double Room
1.13 Km from Rawai, Thailand
6.13 Km from Moorea, French Polynesia
During your honeymoon, stay at the 62 sqm. King Premium Panoramic Overwater Bungalow featuring, among others, a private sun deck with lounge chairs and a marble bathroom with rain shower!
Arri Vahine is the hotel's main restaurant serving Polynesian and international cuisine, buffets, a la carte dishes and themed menus. The Barbecue Buffet Dinner is a must-see!
Eimeo is the hotel's lounge-style bar where you can enjoy a wide selection of cocktails and delicious snacks including local fresh juices and a fine selection of champagnes and wines!
Don't miss to try one of the hotel's massage rituals including the Signature Moorea Lagoon Ritual, and the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, the Moorea Volcanic and Ocean Serenity Rituals!
The best type of room is the 159 sqm King Garden Pool Suite, featuring, among others, a large private terrace with swimming pool, wood laminate flooring and a wine cellar!
There are numerous activities to do nearby the hotel including cycling, fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving, sight-seeing tours, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing and more!
The hotel is mainly recommended for gay couples and honeymooners since it provides total privacy and seclusion as well as a wide range of activities for couples including massages for two and sports!
Don't miss to try the hotel's Signature Rituals which are the 120 min. Pure White and the 70 min. Black Pearl Radiance facial!
Garden Bungalow with Pool
0.17 Km from Bantry Bay, South Africa
The hotel features an Art Gallery within its premises, which displays selective South African artworks.
The exterior hotel pool, the bar, the library and the guest pantry facilities of the hotel will complement your relaxing stay even more.
The Hotel Spa awaits to rejuvenate your body and mind, while the hotel gym will allow you to follow your daily exercising routine even during your holidays
The hotel restaurant offers fine, European-style gourmet dishes prepared only with the most pure and fresh local ingredients and products
The ‘Wine Gallery’ at Ellerman House is a piece of art, showcasing fine South African wines in a unique environment developed by architects, sculptors and industrial designers
14.68 Km from Turgutreis, Turkey
1.21 Km from Palm Eagle Beach, Aruba
10.26 Km from Bophut, Thailand
The deep therapeutic massage is a special type of massage designed to relieve sore muscles and join-paint after heavy exercise or just a long day. This massage is performed with aromatherapy oil
The unrivalled Glow Package includes basil steam shower, body scrub, Swedish massage with aromatic oils, Glow facial, Glow steam, Glow body scrub, and aroma fusion massage
“Glow for Two” is a special package for couples that starts with a herbal steam shower, followed by a Thai herbal body scrub, an Aroma fusion or a Thai massage, and a Thai herbal body scrub
The Ocean View 2 bedroom Suite can host up to 6 guests and it is used to accommodate families, small groups of couples, or even friends
The Ocean View Junior or 1 Bedroom Suites are ideal for couples and honeymooners, due to their idyllic setting overlooking the Gulf of Siam, while offering complete privacy and seclusion
Coco Spice restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet from 06:00 am to 11:00 am, that includes a wide diversity of bakery, Asian delicacies, and International Cuisines
The all-day beach-front restaurant Long Talay serves a nice selection of fresh seafood, as well as Thai and International dishes, within a beautiful setting by the pool
The Blue Monkey beach bar overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Siam, making it the ideal hotspot to enjoy a signature cocktail or a cool beverage
The Lobby Lounge is dominated by the romantic lit lanterns in the middle of the room and it’s perfect for a more intimate and quiet drink
Even though it is very close to the crowded Chaweng Beach, the hotel is built along a quiet stretch of beach, making it ideal for romantic holidays
There is a fully equipped fitness centre with cardio and strength training equipment, as well as a beautiful scenery to inspire your training!
There is a program at the hotel’s restaurant called “Color Your Plate” that includes healthy meal choices. Just search for the symbol at the restaurant and in-room dining menus!
There are three amazing beaches at a very close distance from Sheraton Samui called Chaweng Noi Beach, Chaweng Beach, and Lamai Beach
The gay scene of Koh Samui is located in Bo Put, which is only about 15 minutes away by car. The closest gay beach is Chaweng, while the beaches of BoPhut and Lamai are very close as well!
11.08 Km from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Luxury Pool Junior Suite
5.38 Km from Hua Hin District, Thailand
Premium Garden View Room
1.86 Km from Savudrija, Croatia
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is the first Croatian hotel with a Golf Club, where you can enjoy a game of your this sport all year round
Enjoy your favorite wine, cognac, or cocktail at one of the hotel bars - prefer the pool or beach bar for a more lounge and relaxing experience
Make sure to try the exclusive Istrian Boskarin beef, a local dish which you will not find anywhere else!
For a local Istrian experience, choose the Kanova restaurant, where you will enjoy local dishes including seafood, meat, truffles, olives, and cheese, within a unique setting with stunning views.
'Dijana' restaurant, named after the Roman Goddess, offers a wide menu of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a rich collection of wines that will complement your meal even more.
You can check out also the seafood variety as well as the local Istrian prosciutto.
The whole culinary concept of the hotel focuses on local ingredients, highlighting products such as wild asparagus, nettle, dandelion and lamb’s salad, olives, and black and white truffles.
The huge (254 sqm) Presidential Suite Henry Morgan, features a private rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi, overlooking the endless blue of the Adriatic Sea.
The Energy Clinic Carolea Spa offers relaxing massages and rejuvenating treatment, while the personal trainer services, will get you in shape during your holidays in Croatia.
The restaurants of the hotel, Dijana and Kanova, offer Mediterranean cuisine as well as local Istrian tastes, accompanied by a wide selection of wines.
All the rooms and suites features modern facilities and amenities. You can pick a room with sea view and private balcony, where you can spend romantic and intimate moments with your partner
The huge outdoor swimming pool of the hotel as well as the beach right in front of the property, will allow you to enjoy swimming and sunbathing under the warm Croatian sun
Check out the Energy Clinic Signature Massage, which will make your body feel soft and full of energy! Also, make sure to try a Hammam ritual, a truly Royal treatment for all your senses.
The Energy Clinic Carolea Spa offers a wide selection of treatments and therapies for your body and face, as well as spa rituals, spa packages and personal trainer services.