The Best LGBT Adventure Holidays
- 04 July 2018 04 July 2018
If you’re looking for an LGBT holiday that doesn’t skimp on adventure and luxury, we have the best gay-friendly retreats to suit your fancy. Experience the world as your oyster and scope out the perfect wellness destinations where you can feel truly safe and welcome. So why not kickstart your summer holiday with some adventure? Whether it be hiking in Bali or going on a safari in South Africa, here are our top LGBT adventure holidays to guarantee a fun-filled summer of unforgettable experiences.
Did you know: In Asian cultures, the elephant symbolizes good luck, prosperity, and endurance
Known for its magnificent temples and breath-taking beaches, Thailand should be holding a top spot on your bucket list. This country caters to a rainbow of visitors every year making it a popular spot among LGBT travellers. The Thailand Discover Recover programme offers an excellent chance for an adventure holiday to discover Thailand’s exquisite scenery through an array of different excursions and tours. Why not visit the world renown Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok? Or head to a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) match to experience a lively and atmospheric evening with the locals. This stunning country offers a host of adventurous experiences which will leave you feeling refreshed and reenergised.
More information: View Thailand Discover Recover
New Zealand: Aro Ha Adventure
Sunset yoga at Aro Ha
Located in the tranquil setting of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Aro Ha will take your breath away. Aside from its enchanting natural beauty, New Zealand also boasts a wide acceptance of the LGBT community deeming it the perfect escape. Using the BREATH framework Aro Ha Adventure’s all-inclusive programmes are guaranteed to leave you with lifetime memories. Kick start your metabolism with some hiking in the alps, Pilates or TRX strength training. This award winning wellness sanctuary offers all this and more with a perfect balance of adventurous and relaxing activities along with an exquisite vegetarian menu which is certainly not to be missed.
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Beautifully painted fishing boats in Vietnam
Another go-to location for LGBT adventure-goers is Vietnam, a country of undisputed beauty. Take in the stunning wonders of Hanoi on a Vespa tour, or get away from the hustle and bustle of city life with an exhilarating 15km countryside cycling tour. The exquisite cuisine and culture of Vietnam is also not to be missed. Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture by paying a visit to the vibrant Cai Be Floating Market on the Mekong Delta in Saigon. Be sure to round off the trip by taking advantage of the world-class spa retreats and enjoy a healing massage as a perfect way to unwind after a long day of activities.
More information: View Vietnam Discover Recover
Zip-lining in the Costan Rican canopy!
Being the first country in Central America to recognise homosexual relationships, our final LGBT-friendly destination is Costa Rica. The Discover Recover programme is teeming with active excursions making Costa Rica the perfect opportunity for an adventurous holiday. Experience Costa Rica’s stunning bio-diversity through unique activities including white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River, a canopy zip line tour in the forest, or even by paying a visit to the Tarcoles River to spot some American crocodiles in their natural environment. End your adventures with a luxurious Costa Rican wellness retreat which will have you going home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
More information: View Costa Rica Discover Recover