5 Hot, Off-the-Beaten-Path 2013 Honeymoon Spots for Gay Couples

Photo courtesy of Google

2013 is all about adventure and re-inventing wedding trends, and this especially rings true for same-sex honeymoon spots. We’re urging gay and lesbian newlyweds to explore unique, gorgeous locations for their honeymoon destinations and the list we’ve compiled will definitely impress!

There are numerous locations on this planet for gay couples to discover and enjoy, and every single one of them is no less than stunning. Since gays and lesbians are bonafide travelers, it’s handy to have travel websites like Gaytravel.com that offer the hot spots that fully accommodate same-sex couples. With resources in hand, instead of taking a cruise to the Caribbean or making a week-long trip to Paris, head to one of these unique gay-friendly locales for an even more unforgettable honeymoon.

Photo of Kaikoura courtesy of Google

1. New Zealand

New Zealand has countless uncharted territories and the ones tourists and locals frequent have some breathtaking views of hills, mountains, and vivid green pastures. If you want to stay by the waters of the Pacific, go whale-watching in Kaikoura or take a horse ride on Ninety Mile Beach.

Photo of Alfama District courtesy of Conde Nast

2. Portugal

Portugal is inundated with culture, and if you’re both history buffs, you’ll both revel in the centuries of history that Portugal is steeped in. If you’re looking for more modernity, Lisbon will beckon and you’ll be surrounded by a wonderful mix of old world and contemporary life. Take a day to simply wander around the antiquated Alfama district and get lost in each other and the mystique of Portugal. If you’re already becoming enchanted with Portugal, consider a gay destination wedding to the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage.

Photo of Bucuti and Tara Beach Suites & Spa courtesy of Equally Wed

3. Aruba

If you’ve always pictured blue waters and powder-fine sand for your honeymoon with your new wife or husband, take a trip to Aruba and discover their luscious landscape. Bucuti and Tara Beach Suites & Spa, which hosted their first same-sex wedding in 2010, is not only gay-friendly, but if you’re both eco-lovers, you’ll delight in the array of green policies the resort has.

Photo of The Blue Lagoon courtesy of Google

4. Iceland

Iceland is certainly unique and for the ultimate adventurers. If the climate doesn’t scare you, travel in the dead of winter and experience Iceland in its icy regalia. You’ll appreciate the constant snow, the beautiful ice-capped mountain peaks in the distance, and if you’re lucky enough, the Northern Lights. Warm yourselves up and snuggle in Reykjavik’s geothermal spa, The Blue Lagoon.

Photo of the Mala Mala Game Reserve courtesy of Google

5. South Africa

If the cold is causing an aversion and you’re both looking for the same type of adventure and a safari sounds incredibly appealing, head to South Africa and get face-to-face with African wildlife at the Mala Mala Game Reserve or Sir Richard Branson’s amazing Ulusaba.

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