7 Under-the-Radar Honeymoon Spots for Same-Sex Couples


By Megan Velez, GayDestinationWeddings.com 

The number of destinations that now welcome same-sex couples on their honeymoons has so increased in recent years that it can be difficult to narrow the choices down to your top two or three, let alone decide on THE one! There are several fabulous spots that often stay under the radar. Our list reveals the benefits of traveling to some of these very special honeymoon destinations.

Queenstown, New Zealand. Looking for the perfect luxury spa resort set in the adventure capital of the world? Queensland is happy to oblige providing opportunities for everything from parasailing to mountaineering, and even pure relaxation in luxury accommodations. 

Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Sip champagne on the private balcony of your suite, swim in an oceanfront infinity pool, or simply sit by the welcoming fire pit in your resort living room. Puerto Rico is the answer to your prayers for privacy, relaxation, and personal attention wrapped up in the beauty of a Caribbean island getaway.

Bora Bora. Nothing says intimate like your own over-water bungalow, or exclusive infinity pool, found at a resort accessible only by boat. A true private getaway awaits in Bora Bora.

Private Caribbean Island Villa Estate. A Barcelona-style villa with luxury accommodations, world-class cuisine, sweeping vistas, and a complete menu of outdoor recreation opportunities is the ideal escape for LGBT couples who love the good things in life. 

British Columbia. For an entirely different celebration, visit a European-inspired Chateau in British Columbia. Share a horse-drawn sleigh ride, fondue in front of a crackling fire, or try your hand at a wide variety of year-round outdoor sports including skiing, snowmobiling, mountaineering, horseback riding. You can always and simply enjoy the breathtaking views.

Ireland. The Emerald Isle inspires visions of wind-battered coastline, endless seas of green, and a return to the “Old Country” where the pace of life is just a little slower and sweeter. From family B&Bs to historic estates featuring Victorian walled gardens, the first country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage by a popular vote remains welcoming to couples of all kinds. 

Keep an open mind when planning your same-sex honeymoon. Decide how you truly want to celebrate and follow your heart to your perfect spot.


Megan Velez is the Vice President of Product at Destination Wedding Travel Group, the world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. Destination Wedding Travel Group, which encompasses GayDestinationWeddings.com, DestinationWeddings.com and LuxuriousDestinationWeddings.com, has worked with over 20,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings around the world. For more information, visit DestinationWeddings.com

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