Where to Find the Best Gay Resorts in the World
6 Destinations with the Best Gay Resorts
Gay resorts are magical, liberating places where LGBT travelers can relax, be themselves, and easily make new friends. They tend to be in warm-weather destinations where everyone can enjoy the outdoors, relax by the pool, and show off their swimsuits in the sun.
Below are six destinations where you’ll find some of the best gay resorts in the world. For each destination, I’ll mention a few of the most popular resorts for gay travelers, as well as provide links to some of wolfyy’s more extensive lists of gay resorts.
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is the most popular gay resort destination in the world. In this Californian desert town, it seems like there’s one around every corner!
They come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what type of traveler you are, there’s a gay resort in Palm Springs that will match your preferences.
You’ll find relaxing, ultra-luxury gay resorts, affordable resorts known for cruising, and every combination in between, including nearly a dozen clothing optional gay resorts.
The Best Palm Springs Gay Resorts
Triangle Inn Gay Men’s Resort is a local favorite for its cozy atmosphere, superior hospitality, and overall affordability. The resort is clothing optional and offers a range of suite layouts.
CCBC Resort is the most popular local gay resort for cruising. Staying here is affordable and always a fun time. They also host sexy parties and events quite frequently.
Twin Palms Resort is Palm Springs’ newest gay resort, recently opening in late 2022. This property is super modern, has gorgeous views, and the rooms have enormous bathroom suites!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Gay resorts in Puerto Vallarta range from inexpensive budget accommodations popular with groups of partiers to luxurious and serene hideaways where you can experience the region’s lush tropical beauty.
The Best Puerto Vallarta Gay Resorts
Almar Resort is Puerto Vallarta’s best gay resort. It’s a luxurious property connected to the iconic Mantamar Beach Club, well-known for its beachfront glass-walled pool and being directly in front of the gay beach. On the roof of Almar Resort, The Top Bar is a gorgeous and popular hangout for gay travelers in Puerto Vallarta.
Amaria Villas may be a lesser-known gay resort in Puerto Vallarta, but they’re quickly becoming one of the best as they continue to impress guests and receive stellar reviews. They offer more of an intimate, secluded getaway option for gay travelers.
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
The largest gay resort destination in Europe is Maspalomas, popular as a convenient tropical getaway during the winter months. Maspalomas is the hub of gay life in Gran Canaria, the largest of the Canary Islands.
With picture-perfect weather all year, it makes sense why a ton of gay resorts exist here. Maspalomas has something for every type of gay traveler.
You can book a local gay resort to attend one of the town’s two pride festivals, explore the iconic dunes, enjoy local gay bars, or just relax poolside with plenty of other gay tourists nearby.
The Best Maspalomas Gay Resorts
Hotel Ritual Maspalomas is the crowd-favorite local adults-only gay resort. The property is clean, modern, colorful, and perfectly located near the Yumbo gay nightlife center.
AxelBeach Maspalomas is another classic adults-only gay resort in Maspalomas, particularly popular with couples.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gay travelers are particularly fond of Fort Lauderdale’s clothing optional gay resorts, many of which are guesthouse-style accommodations.
They’re scattered in different parts of the city, so you can choose accommodations near the beach, in the gay area, or somewhere in between.
I’ve been to Fort Lauderdale a bunch of times and always keep wanting to go back. With a ton of gay nightlife and even more gay resorts, there’s always a new experience waiting.
The Best Fort Lauderdale Gay Resorts
One of the best gay resorts in the world, Pineapple Point is the pinnacle of luxury. Every single detail is thought out, making the entire experience feel effortless.
With a lap pool, massage studios, gym, lounge, and lush gardens all around, you’ll never want to leave!
Key West, Florida
Key West is another hugely popular destination in the United States for gay resorts. A historical gay enclave, LGBT travelers have been vacationing here for decades!
The gay scene in Key West is especially social. Everyone convenes at the local gay bars on Duval Street and attends parties at the rowdiest of the Key West gay resorts.
The Best Key West Gay Resorts
Island House Gay Resort is among the most well-known gay resorts in the world. It’s the place to be in Key West, especially if you love pool parties. Island House is clothing optional and offers spacious apartment-style suites.
The iconic Equator Resort has been around for over 25 years! With two pools, two jacuzzi tubs, and happy hours open to non-guests, they’re one of the best gay resorts for singles in Key West.
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Torremolinos is one of Europe’s lesser-known gay destinations that most travelers don’t know about, and it has some epic gay resorts.
A summertime gay resort town in the South of Spain, Torremolinos is the only destination on this list that isn’t a year-round gay resort destination. But when the weather is warm, I can’t recommend it enough!
The Best Torremolinos Gay Resorts
Hotel Ritual Torremolinos is the hub of daytime gay life in Torremolinos. It’s one of my favorite gay resorts in the world. Everyone is so friendly, including the staff and the local DJs that host pool parties at the resort.
Hotel Sireno is the sister gay resort property to Hotel Ritual, ideal for budget travelers. It may not be beachfront, but it’s just as nice.
For more gay accommodations, check out the hetero-friendly Axel Hotels chain. They have some of the best gay resorts in Spain.