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1. Posted by Valerio57 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi,

what do you think abt special gay touristic places (e.g. Gran Canaria, Sitges?)

I would be curious to go but, at the same time, I fear to get fed up in short time.

I like to meet other gays during my travels but I am very puzzled about this kind of holiday

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Now I am just a fag hag and don't really know, but I think the best of both worlds is to pick a destination that is gay friendly yet gives you plenty to see and do without the gay scene. Berlin and Cologne are such places and I also heard that certain cities at "The English Riviera" are gay friendly (Brighton, Torqay). I really enjoyed Brighton and Amsterdam and Berlin is my favourite European capital. There are plenty of things to do in these places - and I am sure you could meet other gays there if you wanted to.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 11, 2008, at 5:45 PM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Valerio57

I would be curious to go but, at the same time, I fear to get fed up in short time.

Depends if you're gay or not

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

It really depends what you want to do while you're on holiday. I suppose if you're looking for a bit of action then yeah, pick a place or places with a gay scene. Otherwise just go whereever you feel like!

As a note of interest, do Sandals resorts still bar gay couples??

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Sandals Resorts reversed it's "no gay couples allowed" policy in October, 2004. Upon their arrival, Shannon Daniels and her partner, Stephanie Mayes, were not allowed to stay at Sandals Ocho Rios in 2003 even though they had a reservation. Sandals contacted Beaches Grand Sport (their family-oriented branch of Sandals) and the couple were supposedly to be given the honeymoon suite (which is what they had reserved at Sandals). But, upon arriving at Beaches, the requested honeymoon suite was now unavailable to them. The San Souci Resort accepted the transfer of the reservation (plus $700) to accommodate the couple. Once home, Daniels and May retained legal counsel who in turn threatened legal action against Sandals. Sandals reversed their policy one day before they were to be on BBC4 radio to "discuss" their stand on the issue.

Something to keep in mind - Jamaica has a law on the books where sex between men is illegal. Such a law does not exist in reference to women. Sandals used this law as a way to explain their "no gay couples" policy prior to the reversal. The law still exists but the resorts no longer ban gay couples in any of their 12 properties spread around the Caribbean.

Sandals resort rescinds ban on gay couples
Sandals Resorts Ends Single-Sex Policy

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It does depending on the type of holiday you are interested in. We have friends who actually prefer the gay resorts over others because they feel more comfortable there. Though many of the Caribbean islands are known for their anti-gay sentiment, gay resorts do exist and flourish. I can't speak about gay resorts in other parts of the world but the Caribbean ones offer everything a "straight" resort does for activities. They just tend to have a larger number of men than women as guests.

6. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Although I am not gay I spent 2 weeks in Sitges a few years ago. I didn't realise it was a gay resort until I had erected my tent and went for a stroll (nudge-nudge ). It is not exclusively gay so you can get away from the gay beaches and bars etc whenever you want. I had a great time there and would recommend it.

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting bwiiian

I didn't realise it was a gay resort until I had erected my tent .....

Did you erect your own tent or did you have assistance obtaining your erection?

8. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting bwiiian

I didn't realise it was a gay resort until I had erected my tent .....

Did you erect your own tent or did you have assistance obtaining your erection?

Unfortunately I was on my own so my erection was all my own work!! Very pleased with it I was too.

9. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

if youre a guy, amsterdam is an EXCELLENT place to be gay. there aer so many gay bars full of guys that youll be spoilt for choice! for women its not so easy. i had 2 gay couchsurfers and we went on a hunt for gay bars for women and it was dismal... there was 1 and it was pretty empty. the male ones were heaving. theres at least 10 that we walked past! on the other side, if u wanna get away from the gay scene or just, not be in it for a bit you can also feel like youre just in another city in amsterdam.. theres a g&l info point by the westerkerk and homo monument.