The Jamaican Islands along with the capital Kingston and touristic city of Negril & Montego Bay are considered a safe destination for LGBT tourists but in the same time Jamaica ins one of the least friendliest destination in Caribbean Islands for the gay travelers. But on the islands we can find some gay friendly hotels Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Curacao is easily the most gay friendly of any Caribbean island, and it is happily apparent the moment you set foot on the island. Curacao has its very own Pride Festival in the latter half of September every year.
Best tours in Caraibe
- Club Mobay: Sangster Airport VIP Lounge, Concierge Service, and Fast-Track Entry
- Montego Bay to Dunn’s River Falls Half-Day Trip
- ATV Off-Road Adventure Tour in Sandy Bay from Montego Bay or Negril
- Jamaica Horseback Ride & Swim: Trail Ride & Swim Horseback in the Caribbean Sea
- Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn’s River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
1. Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only 5* – Gay Caribbean Resorts
Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Montego Bay.
Featuring a private beach area, the 5-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The resort provides an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, karaoke and a 24-hour front desk.
At the resort, every room is equipped with a wardrobe. At Sandals Montego Bay – Couples Only every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Video Review of Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only offers 5-star accommodation with a hammam, sauna and hot tub.
You can play billiards, table tennis and darts at the resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing.
Why You Should Book Sandals Montego Bay
My boyfriend and I visited this resort with family on a vacation. The facility is nice, but the staff was amazing. They made the trip so much better and were always kind, friendly, and helpful.
Candice and Trish kept things lively with enjoyable activities and events that were fun, balanced, and didn’t interrupt the relaxed nature of the visit. They were very kind and made us feel right at home.
Tameka was superb with drink service on the beach and at the pool; she was very friendly and helpful.
Kemar at the Oleander provided excellent service, was very upbeat, and made our meal outstanding. You may have noticed a theme: excellent service.
The outstanding staff made it so easy to sit back, relax, have a wonderful time and not worry about a thing.
Being a gay couple, there were times of discomfort on the island, but the resort staff never presented an issue and each of the staff mentioned above, especially Candice and Trish, made us feel relaxed and welcome.
The activities are also great fun and as a novice diver I recommend the scuba trip. We saw so much wildlife and even some huge rays, which the staff mentioned was uncommon.
I visited Sandals Montego Bay last week (July 2013) with my partner for her birthday. It was better than I expected– with incredible private beachfront, great food, and many activities to partake in.
We took advantage of free diving (if you’re certified it’s a breeze), sailing, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball. The grounds are impeccably maintained with excellent vegetation. Rooms are romantic and nice.
Overall this is a lively, well-designed and maintained resort. My partner and I were treated with respect, although gay and lesbian couples are likely rare in the resort and on the island.
There are great deals during summer months and for returning customers. We were able to check out late and the staff accommodated us until our requested time- not necessarily the type of service expected from a large resort and was much appreciated.
First off our room was wonderful, we were in 118 which is OSS in the Almond building.
Rooms are beautiful, updated, and quiet which we liked. The swim up pool was warm regardless of day/night/sun/rain and we spent a lot of time enjoying it! And the view…ridiculous!
The resort itself is stunning with a beautiful long stretch of beach and warm blue ocean. One of our favourite places to relax was the Latitudes Bar in a hammock over the water, day and night, so serene and pretty.
Now the food…THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! Every single meal we ate was so yummy, our favourites being Oleander, Stewfish (with the best server Oshin, she’s amazing), Soy and of course Jerk Shack.
Every single thing we ate we enjoyed, from the ocean view breakfasts at Cucina or Bayside, to listening to the waves while dining at Tokyo Jo’s.
The beach is beautiful and spacious, the service in every restaurant and area we visited was excellent, our butlers Rolando & Toni-Ann were amazing, our room was perfect and well kept up although next time I think we’ll opt for a swim out that gets some sun vs the one we had which was cold because the Almond building pool doesn’t see any sun but this wasn’t a deal breaker for us.
Loved being so close to the airport, the noise didn’t bother us at all. We didn’t meet a single worker who didn’t give a friendly hello as they walked by.
The return guest dinner was great. The spa was nice but pricey and I find they like to really push for upgrades and I ended up having to return a bottle of cream that I was told was included but when I got back to the room I found a separate total for it on the bill.
Again, not a deal breaker. The pool party with Adam on Thursday was a blast. We loved being able to go over to Royal Caribbean and visit the private island.
The Thai food was fantastic. Butch’s is an absolute must. Overall we are really happy with our trip and actually booked on site to go back in 2021. We feel like this particular Sandals really stands up for the Sandals name and everything they tell you they offer.
Why You Should NOT Book Sandals Montego Bay
We were so disappointed in our honeymoon! This place is marketed as a romantic and relaxing getaway but we didn’t experience that at all!
We did a split stay and they would not help us make dinner reservations for the 2nd half of our stay so we were unable to go to the restaurants we wanted to, only for the restaurants to be only 10% full when we walked by! Several times we ordered drinks and they were watered down or didn’t have any alcohol mixed in them.
We told several staff members that we were not having a good experience and they didn’t respond or anything and just said “ok” and walked away.
There was much more but ultimately it is really unfortunate this was how we spent our honeymoon
How much does a room costs at Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive?
Prices start 1400 $/night for Caribbean Deluxe. The Oceanfront Swim-up Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub is 4000$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
These magnificent swim up suites are newly built and reside in the garden level of the Almonds building.
Stunning oceanfront views are featured from the swim-up river pool as well as the private patio equipped with a bistro set and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two.
Elegant interior details include custom crafted furnishings, a king-sized bed, a large HD smart TV, cut out ceiling with recessed lighting, and a spacious open floor plan with aquatic accents. The spa style bathroom is outfitted with a dual-faucet, long vessel sink with a back-lit mirror and features a walk in overhead rain shower.
Guests staying in these vibrant suites will also enjoy the attentive service of a personal butler and 24-hour room service. This category also includes round-trip Private BMW Luxury Airport Transfers from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) & Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).
Where to book online – Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only – Gay Caribbean Resorts – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort – Adult Only 4* – Gay Caribbean Resorts
Set on the white sands of Eagle Beach, this adults-only (18+) boutique resort features an ocean-front restaurant with spectacular views and healthy dining options. Free breakfast and free WiFi are provided.
The rooms and suites at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba offer style and comfort, with cable TV, air dehumidifiers, a microwave and a fridge.
The SandBar has a happy hour every evening, twice a week there is a free Movie Night on the beach, and Carte Blanche restaurant boasts gourmet-style cuisine at a chef’s table.
Romantic dining on the beach in a private palapa can be reserved. An air-conditioned fitness center has a beautiful view of the courtyard garden and nearby beach.
Video Review of Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort
This adults-only, romance and wellness resort, located on Aruba’s spacious and beautiful Eagle Beach, is award-winning and owner-operated.
The 4-star and 4-diamond resort receives high satisfaction ratings and recognition that includes #1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean 2017, Top 3 Beach Destinations in the World, Conde Nast Gold List, and Green Globe High Achievement Award. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is eco-friendly and offers a tranquil boutique experience with friendly service.
Why You Should Book Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort
The intimate atmosphere is exclusive and relaxing to couples seeking tranquility and romantic experiences. No groups and no all-inclusive packages available. Two top restaurants available on property and romantic beach dining. Breakfast is free daily.
This area is considered the low rise‘ area because there are no huge high rise hotels and so it’s considerably less crowded and things feel more open without a large hotel towering over you.
There is no casino inside B&T but there is a casino that is only a 5min walk away and a small shopping plaza.
Also, the best coffee on the island can be found at Santos which is across from the shopping plaza.
Hotel food is usually ok, but I can honestly the quality of the B&T food was amazing and we ordered certain items over and over again during our stay because they were so good.
Unlike other hotels B&T does not add an automatic 15% service charge on your bill and instead leave it to you to tip however you like. I really appreciated that and was happy to tip more for the great service.
Eagle Beach is phenomenal. Unlike Palm Beach where everyone is very packed in close, the beach at Bucuti is huge and the umbrella/lounger area is incredibly spaced out so you do not feel like people are sitting on top of you.
Also, the loungers are padded and very comfortable and not the cheap patio furniture you get at some of the Palm Beach hotels.
Each lounger has a red flag system attached so you can get beach service. The hotel wifi works great on the beach.
Bucuti’s location at the end of the Eagle beach is excellent. At first, I thought the beach would be too wide, but it was great – the ambiance and the view were fantastic.
Now I feel that Palm Beach, where the high-rises are, is even a bit too narrow – we must just be spoiled by Bucuti’s beach.
The water at Palm beach is quieter, but the waves at Eagle beach make the beach look more natural. As expected in Aruba, the water is clear, no rocks, no seaweed, just paradise.
The resort is built and is operated with a focus on just one thing – exceeding expectations of each guest.
They had several higher-end rooms unbooked at the time of our stay, and they have upgraded us, and whomever they could, just because they wanted us to have the best stay.
Of course, next time I don’t expect the same treatment (This resort is always booked up in regular times), but I appreciated it now. The Deluxe room is already really nice!
Next time, I’ll ask for a room on the ground floor – you can come out from your patio as the door locks automatically. This is convenient and gives easy access to the beach!
Everything during our stay at Bucuti was fantastic. We have met people there that go back year after year, and I am not surprised. The staff is excellent!
Thank you, guys, for all the great attention and kindness.
The rooms are really nicely set up, and the bed… well, high-quality Tempurpedic, was the most comfortable of any hotel I stayed at, and I am really picky when it comes to mattresses!
The A/C worked really well, and there is no mildew smell whatsoever – they made a genius decision to install air purifiers in every room, and it keeps the air fresh.
The resort is quite romantic. There were many young (20’s & 30’s) couples at Bucuti, and I was a bit surprised – the ages of the guest were diverse, which created a pleasant atmosphere.
We witness at least three proposals. Twice a week, they have outdoor movie nights – those were lovely and became highly anticipated by us. Such a great idea!
Honestly, there is not a single negative thing I can say about the resort. We cannot wait to go back, and we will now only stay at Bucuti. If you are considering staying here, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it.
The beach experience is heavenly. Warm clear water. The service is outstanding. No rushing for chairs in the morning. Every detail is looked after. There is a culture of continuous improvement.
It is high quality but not stuffy. Everyone is relaxed, cheerful, and makes you feel welcome. We are a gay couple and feel totally comfortable.
It is low key and perfect for an adult holiday.
Rooms are well designed. Bucuti is close to anything you want to do and the concierge can arrange anything.
We loved our massage on the beach and happy hours (afternoon and late night) at the beach bar catching up with friends.
RESORT – Relaxing! It had the intimate and boutique feel to me but with everything that one could possibly need.
To name a few: there are 2 restaurants, a fun outdoor bar (I loved the parrot!), a well equipped fitness facility, spa and swimming pool. The food at Elements was top notch and we took advantage of a few happy hours.
For those looking for a bit more action, a casino and small outdoor shopping mall were just a stroll away (fyi for gamblers – the craps table does not open until 7pm).
Also for more variety, the restaurants at Manchebo were just a minute walk away. But Bucuti is where it’s at and where we wanted to always be!
We loved it so much here that we stayed an additional night – we got VERY lucky because the hotel was at 100% occupancy, I felt like i won a prize.
ROOM – We were in a lower category room (Superior? facing the courtyard) on the ground floor for 5 nights and it had everything that we needed.
The bed was so comfortable – I have never slept so good. It was so quiet – we never heard our neighbors next door or above! The room also came equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker and a large TV w/cable.
We did have to switch rooms for that last night (again, hotel was 100% full) and I couldn’t believe how easy they made it. It took no effort on our part, it was almost like it didn’t happen. And we were SO happy about it as at that point, we could not imagine staying anywhere else.
GUESTS – The clientele at the resort is what I expected – mostly (but not all!) 35 years and older couples. I’m guessing mostly straight but I think there were at least 2 gay couples.
At the beach, it appeared that most guests kept to themselves whereas at the Sand Bar, it was a bit more livelier. I absolutely loved this balance and the guests that I encountered were friendly and appeared appreciative of how awesome this place and staff were.
I never encountered or observed an obnoxious guest here which was so refreshing (since it has happened many times at other resorts). You can tell that most are repeat guests and for good reason!
Why You Should Book NOT Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort
Awful. Not romantic. Not a 4 star resort. I’d give it 0 stars if I could. The breakfast experience is horrific- birds will swarm you and poop on your food and on your chair and self while you are eating.
No bottled water and no dish soap to clean the reusable bottles the hotel provides and expects you to fill with tap water. We went to another hotel in Aruba for the remainder of our honeymoon and are much happier here
How much does a room costs at Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort ?
Prices start 650 $/night for Standard Double Room, King bed. The Tara Suite – Oceanfront with King Bed is 850$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This double room has a balcony or patio, microwave, mini fridge and minibar. Bed configurations to be confirmed upon check in depending on availability. It can either have one king-size bed or 2 XL Twin beds. Max occupancy: 2 guests.
Where to book online – Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort – Adult Only – Gay Caribbean Resorts – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive 3* – Caribbean Gay Resorts
Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas is an all-inclusive property that welcomes guests 14 and older, located right on Cable Beach and features an outdoor swimming pool, banquet facilities and free parking.
The rooms at the property include natural light and come equipped with a private bathroom with marble countertops and a shower.
Guests enjoy a variety of different dishes as the on-site buffet restaurant for breakfast lunch and supper, a beach grill for lunch and specialty restaurants open at night. This Resort has been awarded the Silver Level Green Globe certificate.
Video Review of Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive
This charming seaside all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas is situated on almost 1000-ft of the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the island’s best beach.
Why You Should Book Bucuti & Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Taxes Fees and surcharges included in one upfront price – NO HIDDEN CHARGES. NO RESORT FEES! Wi-Fi in bedrooms and lobby included – virtually everything you can eat, drink & do included one simple, upfront price – with no tipping allowed.
Tennis, snorkeling, rock climbing, flying trapeze! Three restaurants plus a beach grill. Four bars. Nightclub and piano bar. All included!
The place is clean, and well-maintained (although showing some age,) and they have really upped their game with the food of late (every restaurant was top-notch this visit!).
Overall, the value is tremendous for being all-inclusive. This year we never left the resort; we ate every meal there and drank all we dared! Little sniggle: much of the day there is only one bar open and the line gets long.
What can I say the staff were spectacular. They over exceed all my expectations.
The food was great, entertainment always, drinks and everyone was knowledgeable.
They made you feel like home, the staff remembered your name,face, ur favorite drink and food. It was so relaxing, I loved every minute of it. And can not wait to go back.
Me and my friend already began planning our trip back. Also it is a very very gay friendly resort which is a extra plus.
Resort: It is a nice resort, located in a good location. It has all the amenities.
Restaurants: Buffet – Decent food, but nothing special. Setup is a little off as they offer 1 or 2 lines causing long wait times depending on when you eat.
A La Cartes: Very good but there are no reservation. trick is to eat at 8pm.
Bars: One bar during day. Usually long lines. Servers try very hard to furnish guests ASAP. Would be nice if they dedicated 1 bartender to pour beer only.
Or provide a self serve Draft tap. same goes for non-alcoholic drinks. would take some pressure off bar.
Night Bars: There are two and they do provide enough service
Beach: We did not have a great week of weather so the review on beach is limited. we had a cold front come through and we were red flagged all week.
Entertainment: Daily and nightly had lots of variety. Very same throughout most resorts.
Workers really try hard to motivate and get the guests involved. lots of fun had by all.
Rooms: Our room was very nice and clean. Great ocean view and pool view. Beds were comfy and cleaning staff was very good.
Front desk: Very friendly and helpful
Tipping: Even though you did not have to tip, many did. The workers really try hard to please the guest so sometimes a tip is a nice gesture.
Overall, a nice active resort with many return customers. Everyone really enjoys the staff. They really make the place.
We upgraded to a Beach Front Patio Room. Without the experience of this room, I likely would’ve rated the hotel a 3 star rather than 4. We enjoyed spending time on our patio greatly.
This room type also comes with a mini fridge stocked daily with bottles of water and juice. This room is also supposed to come with beach butler service but we found this intermittent at best.
Gino did a good job on his shifts, but Joshua flat told us he’d get to us if he could as he was going to be pretty busy serving the cabanas on the other side. Bed was comfortable.
Room was spacious and clean. As others have mentioned things are a little worn, but nothing was out of order or troublesome.
More than enough good food to eat here. We enjoyed the fish and chips and conch fritters at the beach grill. But don’t get in a rut.
The pizza and nachos from the inside lunch buffet need to be in your rotation too. The breakfast buffets were excellent. Delicious bacon and made to order omelets.
We enjoyed Garden of Eden and Martinos restaurants. Especially Martinos, mostly for its wonderful salad bar.
The one bar open at a time is a mild inconvenience. At very most we had to wait 10 minutes for a drink. And most times I would say we waited under 3 minutes.
We enjoyed the Bahama Mama and specialty purple drink. We mostly drank beer. They did run out of limes on several occasions. Familiar hard alcohol available included Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan. Without a doubt take a reusable cup for your drinks.
As others have said, plenty of pool chairs. We did not experience any issues with getting pool towels. We were not issued a pool towel card and simply went up and asked for towels whenever we needed them.
Pool was a little chilly but by no means unbearable. Lots of people floating, playing volleyball all week long. Your body adjusts to the water temperature within minutes. I do recommend you bring along a raft of some sort.
There is an impressive list of entertainment posted daily. However, we found that not all posted activities were carried out. We stuck around some days specifically for certain activities that were never announced or held.
Also, unlike all resorts we’ve ever stayed at, Breezes did not award prizes for the winners of the activities.
Overall, the daytime entertainment was a let down. We did enjoy the piano bar in the evening.
The lobby entertainment was simply too loud to enjoy. We only made it to the disco one night and they were having a lip sync battle so we didn’t get to dance.
There was a posted “white party” one night and a pajama party another night. This would have been nice to know in advance for packing purposes.
This is within walking distance to the Baha Mar. Though pricey, it’s worth a look. We recommend dinner there at Fi’lia. We also walked to behind the Melia to the Daiquiri Shack.
Highly recommend. They blend your choice of three fresh fruits with local rum. We walked to the bus stop and for $1.25 each we were downtown near the cruise ship ports.
From there we walked to a local craft brewery, the straw market (don’t recommend), John Watling’s Distillery (great drinks in a beautiful plantation style environment), Graycliff Hotel and Chocolate Factory, and Queens Staircase.
Why You Should Book NOT Bucuti & Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive
I have never left a negative review before but really don’t want people to waste their money.
Dirty everywhere apart from reception.
Mattress filthy, mould growing on the bedroom furniture.
We knew the hotel was dated and in need of renovation but dirty is not acceptable.
Covid was their excuse for everything.
No housekeeping due to covid! Apart from the hotel floors nothing else was cleaned.
Drinks were served in a 6oz plastic cup and watered down.
We were offered a bar butler service for 50 usd a day.
Rubbish everywhere including on the beach. There was a dirty nappy that was there for all 4 days of our visit. The sunbeds were dirty and stained.
Loud music from lunchtime until 1 am so not possible to relax.
Staff clearly enjoying the food and drink thoug
How much does a room costs at Breezes Resort & Spa ?
Prices start 224 $/night for Classic Room. The Room, Oceanfront is 432$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
Where to book online – Breezes Resort & Spa – Caribbean Gay Resorts – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Junkanoo and Junkanoo Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only 3* – Caribbean Gay Resorts
The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only & Gay Friendly Hotels Barbados has a private beach area and outdoor swimming pool to enjoy Saint James landscapes. The complex also features a spa centre for massages and body treatments.
The rooms at Club Barbados- All Inclusive Adults Only offer flat-screen satellite TV and are air conditioned. The private bathroom with shower has free toiletries.
Video Review of The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only
The resort offers free WiFi in public areas, and private parking is available on site. There is also a gift shop and a bureau de change.
The oceanfront restaurant serves International-style dishes, or typical Caribbean food. The Bajan Rum Bar is located on the beach. All meals and selected beverages are included in the rate.
Why You Should Book The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only
The reception area is basically an outdoor area with a roof. I enjoyed the breeze that comes through it when I checked in.
To me that is 4-star service, so I was impressed already within my first few seconds on the resort. I got a welcome drink straight away.
This lobby has free wifi, and as well as the staff and guests checking in or out, you will also see people working on their laptops and others waiting to be picked up for their tours. It’s a lively space during the day.
ROOM: Ocean Loft
I had been dreaming of the view from the Ocean Loft Room as per photos on Tripadvisor for months.
And I was not disappointed when the Bell Boy showed me around the room, including how to programme the safe.
The room was very bright with a view to die for. My room was 410 which is in the block further away from the pool and restaurant area.
It was quiet in terms of noise from other guests. Having said that, please remember that you cannot switch off the sound coming from the sea.
The waves will crash against the stone wall and if you are anything like me, you will need earplugs to sleep uninterrupted. I know some people do not have issues with this type of noise.
The sea can be noisy so think about it before booking for the view only!
My room was well kept and clean. It had a little fridge which became handy as it means you can keep some water chilled for when you come back from a day out.
The bath would need to be changed or deeply cleaned as it looked a bit unkempt, but I think this is just because it’s a bit old. The hot water takes a while to come through so don’t stand under it.
Run it first, wait a fair bit until you have the desired temperature. Then step in!
I loved the buffet style breakfasts and lunch meals as it gave me the opportunity to try some Bajan dishes. When the evening meal was not a buffet I missed the Bajan option.
I have tried Enid’s menu once during my week at The Club but I still preferred the cooking in the Sunset Restaurant.
At breakfast, bacon was served daily but the other items were changing every day: scrambled eggs, Bajan Bakes, Sausages etc.
There was also a fruit bar and yoghurt, along with cereals, and a few pastries and banana bread. Heather or Denise make pancakes, French toasts or omelette and other eggs by the order.
Lunch usually had fish cooked by Heather in front of you at the grill/hot plate, as well as another station for pitta bread or other sandwiches.
The buffet itself contained rice and peas, macaroni pie and steamed vegetables as well as other items. There is also a selection of cakes every day.
In the afternoon, cakes, cupcakes and sandwiches etc are made available in the Sunset Lounge for a very casual afternoon snack.
Saturday is barbeque night where you will get served fish, red meat and chicken cooked on the barbeque just outside the restaurant and all your side dishes will be inside as per the usual set up.
Yes, you have to book a table for the evening, but then that means it’s not the full resort turning up at the same time.
BEACH vs NO BEACH CONTROVERSY:
NO! there is no natural beach. There is a man-made sandy area just above sea level. It is cleaned every day and sun loungers are lined up early in the morning, ready for the early risers.
I cannot comment on the fact that people were reserving loungers as I did not use them. I preferred seating at the beach bar tables. However, as this is low season, the hotel was not full when I stayed and it looked like there were always free loungers available all day long.
Whether it is on your favourite spot is another story. Some people stayed by the seafront, others by the pool or on the lawn.
Daily walks at 8.15 am for about 1 hour on the Sandy Lane Golf Course or on the beachfront towards Holetown. I absolutely loved walking around the area guided by Geraldine.
She is very funny and friendly and it was a pleasure to walk every morning with her and some of the guests. Hotel Orientation daily at 9.45am: try and go to this on your first or second day so you get all the info about the resort and the area.
Aqua Aerobics manly daily at 11am in the main pool. Loud music is put on and it’s a lot of fun. Yoga once a week or so at 7.30 am which is done on the seafront. What a fantastic way or waking up to the beautiful surroundings.
There are games organised in the afternoon, including dominoes, giant jenga, bingo, table tennis as well as Corn Toss and Coconut Bowling, which I had never heard about!
Book the bamboo massage!! Yes, it’s pricey (get the price list before arriving at the hotel so you can book in advance) but it’s totally worth it. There are also loads of other treatments.
It’s very relaxing there. If you want to use the sauna and steam room, let them know 15 minutes in advance as they don’t keep them on all day.
I like that procedure as it means they don’t waste energy for no reason. It’s hot enough outside and I guess they aren’t enough requests to use these rooms to keep them running all day. The staff is very calm and gentle. A real delight!
Demographics were a bit older crowd the first two days and immediately thereafter broadened to include younger couples as well.
Nice, nice, people. Surprisingly didn’t run into any obnoxious guests, the kind who occasionally can spoil moments of a vacation. (BTW, we are a gay male couple, late 50’s, and felt completely comfortable with the guests and staff.
We saw and met a few other gay guests as well. Treated incredibly well.)
Would I recommend this resort? 100% yes. Would I go back? I will for sure!
Why You Should NOT Book The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only
Rooms were tired. Extremely surly staff. Drinks were mean with tiny wine glasses. I do not drink alcohol, however, soft drinks options were extremely limited and they would not give the small bottle, so had to keep getting topped up, as the measures were so mean.
Food was mediocre.
Will not be back.
How much does a room costs at The Club Barbados ?
Prices start 495 $/night for Garden Room. The One-Bedroom Ocean Front Suite is 550$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This suite features a large separate bedroom, and a separate living room. It also has a patio or balcony with lounger chairs and view of ocean. There is a refrigerator in the room. A Desk with stool,tiled floor, a ceiling fan and marble-lined shower/tub combination with vanity outside bathroom are included.
There is a hair dryer, LCD cable TV with premium channels, and phone with voicemail. An iron/ironing board and air conditioning are available.
Where to book online – The Club Barbados – All Inclusive Adults Only – Caribbean Gay Resorts – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Barbados Crop Over Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Palm Heights 5* – Gay Resorts Caribbean
Palm Heights has a restaurant, free bikes, a fitness centre and bar in George Town. The accommodation offers a private beach area and water sports facilities, as well as a garden and a terrace.
The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.
Video Review of Palm Heights
At the hotel the rooms have air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.
All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine.
Palm Heights offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Why You Should Book Palm Heights
A revel of the glory days of Caribbean understated glamour, Palm Heights is a generational reboot celebrating regional culture, cuisine, wellness, thinking and design.
Nestled on Seven Mile Beach, one of the Caribbean’s most coveted stretches of white sand, at Palm Heights, guests can enjoy restaurants, stylish design, and breathtaking ocean views from every suite.
If you are looking for a refined, yet relaxed boutique hotel Palm Heights is a great choice . The attention to detail and service were fantastic.
The hotel property is large enough to offer all of the luxuries you expect yet small enough for you to receive personal attention.
Mykel was a great host and Nikki took great care to ensure we had a wonderful candle lit dinner on the beach.
We have been to many beaches around the world and this one is at the top of the list.
Palm Heights is perfectly situated on the most pristine part of Seven Mile Beach.
Unlike the mega hotels, Palm Heights offers their guests plenty of space on the beach as well as personal Yeti coolers and attendants to ensure you have all you need.
If you get tired of the beach (unlikely), the hotel grounds and pools are peaceful retreats.
Every aspect of our trip was above our expectation. We were greeted at reception with a cocktail choice.
Our room was recently redecorated. Their gym is fully equipped and new.
The attendants at the beach brought refreshing towels, fresh fruit, or a complimentary frozen drink.
The beach set up is complete with yeti cooler which is stocked with purified water on ice.
The beach is not crowded, had complimentary water sport amenities, along with food and beverage service from Tillies which is a wonderful restaurant.
We ate most of our meals at Tilly’s. The menu is unique, and the food quality is fresh with in house made sauces, cheeses, and desserts.
No industry food. Palm Heights is the place to stay if you are interested in a boutique hotel on the water rather than a huge, overcrowded hotel.
This is a boutique hotel on the best stretch of 7 mile beach. The rooms are all suites, recently renovated and very spacious. The pool area and the tropical gardens are extremely well done. The beach area is lovely, and not crowded.
Walk down to the Ritz and the Westin, where there are a dozen plus rows of beach chairs crowded together like sardines.
The restaurant Tillie’s is excellent…great food and located directly on the beach with beautiful tropical plantings.
Breakfast in particular is so relaxing there with their tropical fruit salad and freshly-baked croissants.
But best of all at Palm Heights was the staff. Every single staff member we encountered was polite, professional and genuinely friendly.
The hotel is beautiful, modern, and clean. From the moment we were greeted getting out of the taxi and escorted into the front desk we were treated with so much personal attention.
We loved all of the front desk staff. They greeted us by name and asked us about our day, where we were going, and if we needed anything every time the saw us.
They brought us anything we needed no matter what time it was. The rooms were large and beautifully decorated.
We loved the comfortable bed and the nice tv in our bedroom with Netflix and Apple TV.
Our room was immaculate and the cleaning staff did a great job cleaning up our room daily, and they did a nightly turn down service.
They even brought homemade sugar scrubs to our room with a handwritten note so we could use it after being out in the sun all day.
The beach at Palm Heights is gorgeous! The water is crystal clear blue and the white powder sand is so soft.
There were cabanas set up every morning for all of the guests and a server brought you towels, water, and anything you wanted to eat or drink.
They even pack a cooler and bring it to you with refreshments and ice in it.
The beach servers were incredibly nice and did a great job. Both pools were very quiet and large. The pool area was expansive and beautiful. It felt like we were the only ones there.
The hot tub is nice too.Tillies is the restaurant and bar on the property.
Why You Should NOT Book Palm Heights
I had a trip planned, staying at Palm Heights in February 2022. I had to cancel our reservation in November 2021 because all flights to Grand Cayman were canceled. This cancellation was well within their policy (within 72 hours) in order to receive our deposit refund. They claimed they refunded the deposit and blamed it on our credit card company, who checked and there was no refund.
The only way I’m able to get our money back is through the Chase dispute system, luckily I can do that but not everyone has a credit card with a fantastic dispute system.
How much does a room costs at Palm Heights ?
Prices start 750 $/night for Junior Suite with Sea View. The Superior Suite with Sea View
is 1720$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This studio features private kitchen and a bathroom with unique steam shower.It has WiFi, air conditioning and flat-screen TV with streaming player device. The use of beach bicycles, hot tub, masks/snorkels and beach chairs are included.
Where to book online – Palm Heights – Gay Resorts Caribbean – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during KAABOO Cayman which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
6. Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only 3* – Lgbt Friendly Resorts Caribbean
Floris Suite Hotel-Spa & Beach Club is for guests 18 years and older and has a refreshing blend of comfort and contemporary design.The hotel is very nice, the staff is super friendly, the rooms are big and fully furnished.
Video Review of Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only
You get complimentary drinks at the pool bar for the happy hours and also free drinks at the Friday (gay) party.
Why You Should Book Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only
The breakfast is good and reasonably priced and, during the week, the place is quite and relaxing. Friday and Sunday evening is very noisy, it is not possible to sleep before 11:30 pm
10/10 recommend staying here and hope to visit again soon.
Everybody my husband and I talked to was fabulous and welcoming.
We had no bad or negative interactions with any of the staff or other guests. There were other gay couples there as well, which was great as well.
I liked how this place felt like an exclusive private resort while having plenty of space for guests, it didn’t have the crowded feeling you get at some resorts where you can’t go anywhere without hundreds of people around you.
Our room was very spacious (probably bigger than my actual apartment), always well cleaned, the food was great, the daily happy hours and karaoke nights were always a blast.
Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about this place and feel so fortunate that we found such a wonderful environment to bring family and friends to celebrate with us here.
After all our guests left, we stayed for a few additional days and it was the perfect escape for us.
We loved lounging by the pool or going out exploring and coming back in time to socialize at happy hour over cocktails and appetizers.
The hotel itself is quite nice. It’s not a 5 Star Resort, but it’s clean, has a wonderful open air lobby, a terrific pool and spa, and a fun outdoor bar.
There’s plenty of free, on site parking, the rooms are all suites and are quite large. It’s literally across the street from the Moomba Beach and Pirate’s Cove.
Moomba became one of my favorite beaches on the island, quiet, lovely, just right.
I liked that Floris is outside of the main touristy area, as I wanted a quiet beach vacation.
I didn’t have to deal with the hassle of downtown, but could easily get there in 5 minutes when I needed to go. It’s also the only truly gay friendly resort in the Caribbean, which means a LOT.
When I come back to Curacao, I definitely want to stay at the Floris again.
Hotel personnel are very friendly, they provide free transportation to PIscadera beach and they give you the free passes to the beach next to the hotel if you want to hang out there too or assist to the several theme nights they have.
Rooms are very clean and comfortable, keep in mind that since it is a tropical area, you need repellent against mosquitoes or insects.
It is also a gay friendly hotel, they have travel agency next to the front desk that can arrange tours for you during your stay.
I would highly recommend the Hotel Floris if you like an Adult only place and if you are ok with some gay clientele preferring to staying also at this Hotel. It was fun, but it was also quiet and relaxing.
Why You Should NOT Book Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only
Not far from the beach. Just a short walk. This room was massive but filthy! I found a huge fingernail in my bed and asked them to change my covers while I was out. When I came back. My bed had been made but the nail was still there.
I asked again and waited nearly an hour before going to reception for a 3rd time to get them to change my bed covers! There were also mosquitoes in the room as it was ground floor.
How much does a room costs at Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club ?
Prices start 195 $/night for Double Room, King bed.
Where to book online – Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Lgbt Friendly Resorts Caribbean – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Curacao Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
7. Tortuga Bay 5* – Lgbt Friendly Resorts Caribbean
Featuring a private beach area in Punta Cana, a swimming pool and rooms with hot tub, this luxury & gay friendly hotels Punta Cana is exclusive resort is located 800 m from the beach and just 5 km from Punta Cana International Airport.
Video Review of Tortuga Bay
The Tortuga Bay features the Bamboo restaurant with decoration from an international designer and serves a fusion of Caribbean and Asian cuisine. The American breakfast is free.
Set on a private beach within Punta Cana Ecological Reserve, this Oscar de la Renta-designed luxury resort is 2 km from La Cana Golf Club and 7 km from Punta Cana International Airport.
Why You Should Book Tortuga Bay Resort
Chic, island-style suites feature flat-screen TVs and whirlpool tubs, as well as kitchenettes, sitting areas and balconies. All offer sea or golf course views. The 2- to 4-bedroom villas add separate lounges; some have direct beach access. Room service is available 24/7.
Continental breakfast and an airport shuttle are free. Other amenities include 6 refined restaurants, a bar and a spa, plus an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a gym and a private beach.
Why You Should NOT Book Tortuga Bay Resort
After a first stay in tortuga bay 2 years ago, we praised it as one of the best hotels in the world.
However, our 15 days stay in August has progressively turned as a nightmare:
– problem with the room air condition: it was freezing or too hot but never good; the kids were always frozen when they woke up
– problem with the internet connection: the wifi worked only intermittently; we’ve lost time and money because of this
– the sea and the beach were full of algs; it was not possible to go and swim; it stinks like hell and the cleaning was made with the customers behind at 10am rather than 6 or 7 am
– bugs in the kitchen area of the room
– troussants of flies everywhere in the hotel (restaurant, beach, pool…)
– no kids club nor baby club, and need to pay a nanny per kid if you have two (10 dollars per hour each)
– no freshly squeezed orange juice for the breakfast (1st time we’ve seen this in a leading hotel)
– and many more inconveniences
How much does a room costs at Tortuga Bay ?
Prices start 750 $/night for Ocean View Junior Suite. The Beach Front Junior Suite
is 820$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This suite features free Wi-Fi, hot tub, fan, flat-screen TV and a balcony. The bathroom is private and has shower, bath, bathrobes and slippers. The kitchen has a coffee maker and microwave. It has a seating area.
Where to book online – Tortuga Bay – Dominican Republic Lgbt Friendly Resorts Caribbean – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Meet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
8. Hotel Manapany 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts in Caribbean
Hotel Manapany has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Gustavia. With a private beach area, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.
The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests.
At the hotel, all rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a coffee machine.
Hotel Manapany offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Set on the tranquil Anses des Cayes bay, toes in the sand, the Manapany hotel is just 5 minutes away from Gustaf III airport and Gustavia town.
Video Review of Hotel Manapany
Offering 43 beautifully-appointed rooms & suites facing the ocean, the Manapany features: 2 resort – style swimming pools including one reserved for adults, a restaurant on the beach, a bar facing the ocean, a spa by the ocean and many other services.
Why You Should Book Hotel Manapany
The whole staff at the Manapany was exceptionally attentive and extremely nice.
The front desk, the restaurant staff, the beach bed attendants – everyone was terrific. We loved the 8am yoga, 9am breakfast and 10am beach routine to start off our day.
The rooms were spacious, clean and had a great beach/bungalow vibe – our was up on the hill and had a great view of the ocean. Having the option to lounge at the beach or the pool was a great luxury.
The complimentary eco friendly water bottles and the beach bag – will ensure we will never forget our experience here!
Beautiful Hotel. Clean. Stylish; where the rooms are more or less individual houses.
Fantastic beds. Nice pool; the beach is nice in as far as the sandy part is concerned: the sea itself is less suitable for swimming -as it is kind of ‘reefy.
Manapany offers a wonderful eco friendly escape with lovely rooms, fabulous cuisine and a peaceful natural environment.
The breakfast is well done with both fresh bacon, eggs and potatoes along with many fresh baked specialties, yogurts and fruits to please both the American and European guests.
The pools (rare on SB) are located waterfront and have ample lounges and shade. The beach is beautiful and yes somewhat rocky but SB is a small rocky island and if you want long extensive white sand beaches this is not the destination.
The property and beach are beautiful, the food (breakfast every morning and dinner one night in the restaurant) is fresh and delicious, and our room was tastefully designed and comfortable.
Our massages were excellent, the gym was clean with new equipment, and and the concierge printed us an English newspaper every morning.
Although St Barts is known for being posh, it’s actually quite chill. Manapany nails this relaxed luxury vibe perfectly.
Other hotels we visited were either full of themselves, trying too hard to create a party vibe, or aiming to be a lunch/dinner destination.
Manapany on the other hand is approachable yet chic. The staff are super nice and helpful with constant smiles.
There’s no rude posing here (cough Cheval Blanc cough). If you’re looking for a party, this is not your place. If you’re looking to chill out but maintain a luxury eco feel, you’ll be right at home.
The beach has a great outlook with no other hotels and few properties…so it feels remote and private. Rooms are clean with firm mattresses and great views.
Landscaping feels tropical with great variety of vegetation that adds to the private feel. Spa area was equally nice with great yoga/pilates instructors. We never ate there besides breakfast which was good.
Above all, the service was tops.
Manapany’s intentional positioning as a ‘casual luxury’ destination with an ecological conscience on an island known for its showiness and excess is notable and appreciated.
The entire property’s setting and design are perfect for the site location in the Anse des Cayes quartier of the island.
We found that their attention to even the littlest of details made for an enjoyable, comfortable, laid back but luxury experience.
The compound is stunning, with an abundance of plants, trees and flowers, and my favourite… turtles who come and great you every day around 4 PM..
Our rooms were truly well appointed, all with natural elements and materials, private deck overlooking the bay and sand beach. We literally walked from our room onto the sand.
We loved the breakfast which is served outside, sitting with a view on the ocean, with our feet in the sand. One just couldn’t be stressed…
it has a small but good gym, reception staff was very friendly, breakfast staff was amazing, and the very best part for us, was the spa.
Beautiful structure and exceptional service and massage.
Why You Should NOT Book Hotel Manapany
The hotel is severely undermanaged, understaffed & unkempt (especially for a hotel charging over 2k Euro per night in our case that is). Just a few examples:
* 1,5 (!) waiters at breakfast responsible for serving 12 (!) tables and restocking the buffet
* Despite notifying the front desk no change the next day (with hotel management obviously deciding not to help out)
* One morning no bread at buffet for 20m (if this reads like Fawlty Towers, unfortunately because it is)
* An ant colony all over the honey pot and the maple syrup – every day with no action taken by management
* “We are an Eco-resort, we can’t do anything against the ants” – well, if that is the policy you might consider using small closed glasses for honey etc. (versus an open pot)
* Overall the hygiene level of the hotel is rather disturbing (Open yoghurt in 30 degrees celsius with high humidity and ants anybody!? No cloth to cut baguette!? Or a sticky puddle on the floor next to the buffet and nobody caring for it!?)
* No turndown 2/ 4 nights (despite calling the front-desk)
* Deck chairs at pool with torn & dirty covers – and management changing nothing after being notified
* No hot water in upstairs shower
How much does a room costs at Hotel Manapany ?
Prices start 1236 $/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Suite with Sea View is 2560$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
Where to book online – Hotel Manapany – Gay Friendly Resorts in Caribbean – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during St Barts Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
9. Resort Carayou Hotel and Spa 3*– Gay Friendly Resorts in Caribbean
Carayou Hotel and Spa features a restaurant, 2 pools, a bar and shared lounge in Les Trois-Îlets. Featuring a garden, the 3-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.
The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.
At the resort, rooms have a wardrobe. At Carayou Hotel and Spa every room includes a desk and a flat-screen TV.
The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Video Review of Resort Carayou Hotel and Spa
Carayou Hotel and Spa offers a children’s playground. You can play table tennis and darts at the resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling and canoeing.Situated in a tropical garden at Pointe du Bout (Trois Ilets) in Martinique, the Carayou Hotel & Spa *** with 207 sea or garden view rommes, will captivate you with its Caribbean charm.
Why You Should Book Resort Carayou Hotel and Spa
Each day the resident chef offers mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine to tantalize your taste-buds, in the Cafe Creole restaurant.
Enjoy total relaxation with a pass to the Josephine Spa area (which includes a hamam, Jacuzzi, and beauty treatment rooms), the swimming pool located at the centre of the hotel complex, or the full-equipped private beach
The hotel is perfectly located at the end of the Pointe du Bout, private, with its own little beach under swaying palm trees, far from the ubiquitous vehicle traffic found on Martinique.
Our request for a top floor room with water view was honored, and the reception desk personnel were gracious, personable, friendly and helpful, as were all the hotel employees we encountered during our stay — those in the dining room, those in charge of cleaning the rooms,those in charge of the daily planned activities, etc.
The room was a good size, with a good closet and good air conditioning, immaculate (and kept that way daily), and, like all their rooms, with a balcony.
The hotel is at the end of the peninsula of Pointe du Bout and is in a relatively quiet area.
And yet, within easy walking distance of the hotel is a marina which offers ferry rides to the city, a number of wonderful small restaurants and bistros and a shopping area which was very convenient and provided quite a lot of variety.
We loved it there and were sorry when our four-day visit ended.
Our room was located right on the little bay leading to the harbor so we had a wonderful view of the sea, and there were beautiful sandy beaches right nearby.
The hotel itself has a lovely pool and also a sandy beach with plenty of chairs for lounging and shaded areas–much appreciated!
All of the staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful in every way, and there was always someone available who could speak English very well in case of any problems or concerns. (We had none!!)
Additionally, we loved the buffet breakfasts and the beautiful dining area, meticulously attended to by the servers. It was a great way to begin each morning!
Why You Should NOT Book Resort Carayou Hotel and Spa
Booked Hotel (two rooms) for my wife and I and our friends, seven months prior to arriving. When we got there ,the manager said it was over booked and only one room available.
They gave us a one room with sleeping cot in the living room area for our friends.We had one bathroom with a shared shower.
Meanwhile people were checking out and the manager refused to give us the additional room that we paid for but instead moved us to a different hotel away from the beach area that we all had liked.I would not book this hotel.
How much does a room costs at Carayou Hotel and Spa ?
Prices start 215 $/night for Double Room.
Where to book online – Carayou Hotel and Spa – Gay Friendly Resorts in Caribbean – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Martinique Carnival and Martinique Gay Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
10. Coqui del Mar – Adults Only 4* – Gay Caribbean Resorts
Coqui del Mar – Adults Only offers studios and fully furnished apartments with free Wi-Fi, free parking and a shared hot tub. It is only 400 m from San Juan’s beautiful Caribbean coastline.
The studios at this guest house come with bright décor, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. The apartments come with a fully equipped, modern kitchen, in addition to a dining and seating area.
Video Review of Coqui del Mar – Adults Only
Guests at Coqui del Mar – Adults Only will find several restaurants within 500 m of the property, including many serving international cuisine. The area also offers lounges and bars.
Old San Juan City Centre, which offers nightlife, museums and excellent shopping, is just a 10-minute drive from the property, while guests can reach Berwind Country Club within a 30-minute drive.
Why You Should Book Coqui del Mar Gay Hotel Adults Only
If you want to experience Puerto Rico like a local while still having all the conveniences of home, this is your place. We offer the privacy and space of private apartment style accommodations with hotel-like conveniences. We offer not one, but 2 pools.
Or walk 1 minute to the beach. We also offer a jacuzzi, barbecue and lots of cozy outdoor lounging areas. Free bicycles. Free beach chairs.
Free daily Puerto Rican coffee (both hot and iced). Free on-street parking. In room safes. ROKU TV. Fast wi-fi.
Backup generator in case of power outages (important to verify with your other hotel options). We are a 420-friendly property (smoking areas outside) and can assist you obtaining your medical certificate ahead of your stay. One of our pools is clothing optional (tan as you like).
We are also pet-friendly. We do have a friendly dog on site. We offer exclusive on-site classes (extra fee but discounted for our guests), including How to Cook Traditional Puerto Rican Cuisine and How to make the Best Mojito. We are a perfect selection for groups such as weddings, friends, bachelor/bachelorette groups, work trips, university trips, or other occasions where you want community areas but also need your own private space.
We are gay owned and open to all guests. If you are looking for personal service and a unique, eco-friendly and a clean guest house then check us out.
The one and only LGBTQ+ / gay owned resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Don’t let chain hotels marketing ploys make you think they service a large gay clientele.
This resort has everything you need: two pools, a hot tub, full kitchen amenities, nice bathroom and showers, the option to smoke marijuana outside if you’re into that, and the option to also fix up those tan lines you may have by laying out – clothing optional.
I will definitely be back as this resort is clean, convenient, close to the beach and did I mention the two pools?
Lastly, despite the pandemic, the owners have gone above and beyond to keep everything safe, sanitized and secure.
If you’re LGBTQ, this is the place to go (and even if you’re not – you’ll still love it!
Just left after a week-long stay at Coqui Del Mar with my partner.
It was just as I imagined it would be based on the website, reviews, and a friend’s recommendation. We were looking for a queer/gay owned and friendly, social place to stay, and CdM fit the bill.
The owners, Rob and Vianney, were the perfect hosts — there if you needed something but not intrusive, offering helpful recommendations and good conversation.
The delicious, strong coffee every morning was greatly appreciated, and the communal fridge is a nice touch (check here before shopping — and take the communal shopping bags with you to reduce waste and a 10 cent charge at the store).
Also appreciated were the beach chairs, coolers of various sizes, beach towels, the hot tub, the bikes (which we didn’t use), the mango tree, the gas grill, and all the little sitting areas throughout the property.
I’m also a sucker for an outdoor shower, and theirs became my regular showering choice. We took advantage of the clothing optional area and were happy this was a feature of the property.
After googling “gay owned” or “gay friendly” lodging, I found a lot of sparse information and very little to go by. This location stood out as the best option, as it was the only gay owned property, the online pictures looked cozy, and the room prices were extremely reasonable. I called and spoke with one of the owners, Rob, and he was able to get me into the El Taino studio, which as only one more room was available.
I would highly recommend this property. It’s located right near the beach at Ocean Park with the best little Pina Colada and sandwiches stand (the guy even stores his pineapples upside down to maximize their sweetness for his stellar pina coladas).
From the property, it’s only a $5-10 Uber ride to get to nearby places or Old San Juan, and the cars are only a few minutes away.
Don’t bother with renting a car…you avoid parking issues, dealing with bad drivers, or driving after drinking. There are also cute and free bikes to use anytime.
In fact, the property has everything you need: coolers umbrellas, boogie boards, kitchenettes, and a community fridge full of leftovers from guests.
The property is also eco friendly. Cisterns on the roof trap water and solar panels heat the water, so there is plenty of hot water.
The guesthouse is gay– and veteran-owned. The whole place is operated and staffed by really amazing people who made our stay even better.
They mixed us drinks and are 420 friendly. It is also important to us to stay in a place that is trans and queer friendly. Everything was safe, inviting, and educated.
The art is also beautiful and hand painted all around the common areas.
Location of the guesthouse is just one street over from the best beaches in San Juan.
And also close to lots of different types of restaurants, malls, and attractions. That includes MAPR, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico which we visited and I highly recommend too!
Some locations of interest are easily within walking distance (like a mile or less). Or a short Uber ride.
Why You Should NOT Book Coqui del Mar Gay Hotel Adults Only
Coqui del mar is a nice property conveniently located to everything and Rob is a fantastic host. I think the are really trying their hardest. They have a great chef Alexi and a beautiful house pup Coquito. This was our experience… I will say for the same price you can get newly painted and remodeled rooms, and a more consistent level of service…
Most concerning to the group I was with, was staff was not diligent about wearing masks, did not ask us to show proof of vaccination, and do not enforce the masks in communal areas, so if you are concerned about covid, you might want to keep those things in mind.
15 people waiting for a brunch that is only served 1 hour in a room that is 12×12 doesn’t make for the safest environment.
How much does a room costs at Coqui del Mar – Adults Only?
Prices start 221 $/night for Queen Studio. The One-Bedroom Apartment is 223$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.
This studio features private kitchen and a bathroom with unique steam shower.It has WiFi, air conditioning and flat-screen TV with streaming player device. The use of beach bicycles, hot tub, masks/snorkels and beach chairs are included.
Where to book online – Coqui del Mar – Adults Only San Juan – Gay Caribbean Resorts – you can find the best hotels deals in Caribbean during Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián which which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Caribbean Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.