Absolute Travel Picks Top LGBT "I Do" Destinations
Absolute Travel has been circling the globe for years to find the most welcoming destinations and properties for gay travelers. Their top country picks - Argentina and South Africa - have already recognized same-sex marriage and have all the fittings for an idyllic honeymoon. Bali, Thailand, and Brazil are also brilliant honeymoon destinations.
Absolute Travel’s Top Picks:
Brazil: The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a perfect match for honeymooners with its warm staff, sexy rooftop pool,. pulsing nightlife and perfect location on Ipanema beach near chic shopping and buzzing cafes. Zank Boutique Hotel in Salvador is another standout, a colonial-style mansion oozing with spectacularly-designed rooms, seaside views and a luxurious spa
South Africa: South Africa is packed with fabulous properties that make couples look at each other in giddy disbelief. The Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge falls in that category. Run by charming couple, Shaun and Rodney, honeymooners will feel right at home (a Ralph Lauren-esque safari home at that) while taking in the wildlife hanging out nearby their private plunge pool.
Add a few days at the fabulous La Residence in the winelands and Cape Town’s chic Kensington Place and you’re guaranteed a trip of a lifetime.
Thailand: Your honeymoon begins in Bangkok at the all-suite Lebua at State Tower. Share a private moment on your spacious balcony taking in the stunning views of the city before riding the elevator up to the Sky Bar at Sirocco, one of the world’s highest and chicest open air bars.
Next, head to the beach and leave the world behind at the Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga Resort and Spa. This new luxury boutique combines sophisticated style with a fantastic beach location and sprawling sea views. Their private Pool Villas are our top pick for honeymooners-no worries about getting tan lines here!
From the minute you say "I do" to your return home, Absolute Travel works to ensure your journey is packed with special moments to cherish for a lifetime together.
Every Absolute Travel journey is curated and researched based on the personality and interests of the traveler. No two trips are alike and their ideas of romantic bliss are as different as, well, we are.
Whether your ideal getaway involves unwinding with a glass of Malbec and cozy fire for two in Argentina; embarking on a heart-pounding safari while staying in the most fabulous properties imaginable in South Africa; or simply relaxing on a hammock while taking in the Balinese sunset, Absolute Travel wants to help build your version of the ideal once-in-a-lifetime journey for two, ensuring your experience is seamless, authentic, and exceeds your expectations.
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