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The world is entering a bright new age of LGBT acceptance, and as you take your lover’s hand, Honeymoons.com is here to help you ride the wave. With so many more factors to worry about than straight couples, the task of planning a perfect LGBT wedding or honeymoon can be a daunting one. With new freedoms and rights come renewed dreams, and we’re here to help you realize them. That doesn’t just mean listing hotels and destinations where gay weddings and honeymoons are allowed, but finding those areas that go the extra mile to fully embrace couples in all of their gay glory.
We wanted to do it right, but we needed help…that’s why we’ve partnered with the best. We hooked up with the global LGBT travel experts at WorldRainbowHotels.com to give our visitors hotels that are fully vetted by and for the gay community. These hotels have been certified by their gay travel specialists for gay-welcoming locations and extraordinary levels of acceptance, inclusion, service, knowledge of the gay community, and even their hiring practices. They make planning the perfect gay honeymoon or destination wedding easier than ever, because they screen each property individually and pick only the best. Plus, with their integrated booking engine, gay couples can start planning their lives together right away. From sweet simplicity to lavish luxury, whether you’re looking for chic boutique, wild wilderness or soulful cities, they’ve found the good, weeded out the bad and picked their top favs.
Love is sacred, no matter what form it takes. Here is our 2013 Hot List of some of the world’s finest hotels that recognize that reality, courtsey of WorldRainbowHotels.com!
Boutique: Casadelmar – Porto, France
French elegance on two beautiful hectares by the sea…this is coastal France at its best. Have dinner and wine overlooking the water, dotted with islands and a French village tucked into the hillside across the cool blue bay. Casadelmar was designed for luxury, leisure and honeymoon pleasure both inside and out.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/europe/france/porto/casadelmar
Luxury: ME Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Chic, modern and stylish…with its warm colors, cool vibes and luxurious accommondations, the ME Barcelona is the perfect place for LGBT couples to bask in honeymoon comfort. It’s located in the city center so it’s close to all the action, and gay couples will love the dramatic rooms and trendy aesthetic.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/europe/spain/barcelona/me-barcelona
Spa: Levni Hotel & Spa – Istanbul, Turkey
Located in the center of Istanbul, Levni Hotel and Spa is a boutique retreat that’s more than just beautiful and stylish. Executive suites feature jacuzzis right in the room, and the world-class spa is the perfect place for gay couples to be pampered after long days of sightseeing, dining and romancing in this incredible cultural city. Buffet breakfasts in the hotel’s winter garden seal the deal, providing a delectable start to each honeymoon day.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/middle-east/turkey/istanbul/levni-hotel-and-spa—special-category
Island: Alila Villas Uluwatu – Bali, Indonesia
The views from this resort’s private rooms and villas take the picture-perfect island of Bali and actually manage to take it up a notch. The winner of several architectural awards, Alila Villas Uluwatu places couples into modern, open rooms on a limestone plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean. Bamboo ceilings, lava rock roofs, private pools and cabanas…your private honeymoon villa will cradle you in luxury and surround you with the unbridled beauty and unmatched charm of Bali.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/asia/indonesia/bali/alila-villas-uluwatu
Beach: La Samanna – St. Martin, Caribbean
Lush gardens perfect for an open-air massage, Caribbean views and a chic French design are just a few of the things couples can expect from La Samanna in St. Martin. Play in the waves or laugh with the locals, dine over fine wine or relax in hammocks on the beach. Caribbean relaxation is St. Martin’s specialty, and treating couples like royalty is what La Samanna is all about.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/caribbean/netherlands-antilles/st.-martin-cedex/la-samanna
City: Shangri La Hotel – Tokyo, Japan
The huge, immaculate rooms are great, but the views of Tokyo Bay and the city’s business district are positively electrifying. Relax with drinks at the Lobby Lounge or just sip a cup of afternoon tea as you look out over the bay or the bustling modern cityscape.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/asia/japan/tokyo/shangri-la-hotel%2c-tokyo
Resort Hotels: Bushmans Kloof Reserve – Western Cape, South Africa
Rocky hills, open plains, natural gardens and flowing waterfalls are just part of the picture at this escape in the South African countryside. Peace reigns here, and the spa pampers couples to make them feel as fresh as a new day’s sky. Dine on organic local meals cooked fresh, explore the mountains and hillsides or just relax together and take it all in…it’s all the bush with none of the bite at Bushmans Kloof Reserve.
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/africa/south-africa/western-cape/bushmans-kloof-wilderness-reserve
Design Hotels: Hotel Principe Di Savoia – Milan, Italy
This enormous 19th-century style beauty is “the pearl of Italian hotels,” giving couples a true taste of Italy in a luxurious hotel where couples can be whisked back to the gilded age without sacrificing modern comforts and values. The Presidential Suite has housed celebrities and royals, and the refurbished suites combine the best of contemporary and classical. Better yet, the prime location has Milan’s best right outside your front door. Dine, dance, and clink glasses…the Hotel Principe Di Savoia isn’t just a historic hotel, it’s a romance blockbuster filmed with a camera with no moving parts but honeymoon hearts!
World Rainbow Hotels Link: http://www.worldrainbowhotels.com/europe/italy/milan/hotel-principe-di-savoia
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