With Pride season officially here, and the topic of safe travel for the LGBTQ community resurfacing, here are some resorts in Central America and the Caribbean that would be great for LGBTQ people to visit.
Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, Adults Only: a fantastic choice for those into a vibrant party atmosphere. With the motto "Party your Way," you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy themed parties at Level 18, a rooftop on the 18th floor with breathtaking 360° views of the Mexican Caribbean or Laguna Nichupté. The view isn’t all you’ll enjoy - they host a themed party during Pride weekend (last weekend of June), celebrating LGBTQ diversity with music, pool games, and DJ performances, along with special cocktails for the occasion.
The Westin Reserva Conchal, An All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa: If it’s adventures, you’re into, you’ve landed in the right place. An LGBTQ+ and eco-friendly resort located in the exotic tropical forest of the North Pacific Riviera in Costa Rica. There are thrilling excursions in the Guanacaste area and visits to nearby towns like Tamarindo, perfect for the inner surfer or water sports enthusiast in you.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort: a serene escape for anyone seeking relaxation and well-being. It’s also close to a well-known gay district, Puerto Vallarta. The upcoming addition of new rooms and a water park inspired by the Grutas de Tolantongo will provide even more excitement. The Tzicuri Spa, featuring 10 treatment cabins, draws inspiration from the Huichol culture and offers treatments based on their ancestral beliefs in the four elements.
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels: the quintessential place to take your partner for a romantic vacation. Located on the island of Barbados, this is where you’ll go for extravagance. With luxurious rooms made of coral stone and elegant decor, lagoon-style pools that surround the property, motorized and non-motorized water activities, personalized service, and complimentary yoga, pilates, organic garden tours and more. As Barbados is the birthplace of rum, check out the Rum Vault, which houses over 100 styles of rum from around the world, and offers rum tastings and paired dinners with different rum-based cocktails.