At the beginning of 2017, many of us committed to a New Year's Resolution that would make this year better than the last. While most of us are trying to lose weight and save money, many others have resolved to spend more time with friends and famlly, and to travel more often. At GayTravel.com, we may not have the perfect workout plan or budget in mind for you, but we would like to help you stick with your resolution to travel. WIth that in mind, we have created this list to help you decide where to spend your vacation days this year:
1. Nevis, Leeward Islands
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a country consisting of two islands in the Lesser Antilles, far away from the hustle and bustle of cities and large-ship cruise ports. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the mountainous backdrop of Nevis Peak, it’s a truly authentic Caribbean paradise with golden beaches and lush rainforests. Follow GayTravel.com’s own Luxury Travel Guru, Carlos Melia as he chronicles his adventures this week on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Gay Travel Hotel Recommendation: Four Seasons Resort
2. Venice, Italy
Venice, the grand city of canals and romantic waterways. This city resides on the water in Italy and stretches across several small islands in the northeastern quadrant of the country. Compared to many other Italian cities it is considered to be much more subdued in terms of noise and chaos, but even with that said, Venice is a city bustling with activity. Here is a place where the gay traveler should truly feel at home and is a must-visit destination for 2017
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Considered one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations, Bangkok is Thailand’s spiritual, political, and cultural center, and is home to more than 11 million people. For international visitors, it is a place to step outside reality and simply let go. Both a jumping off point for the region’s beaches and a deserving destination all its own, Bangkok offers some of the best restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife in Asia and arguably, the world.
Gay Travel Hotel Recommendations: Chatrium Residence Sathon, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18
4. San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico and the oldest city to fly the American Flag. The island of Puerto Rico has long been a popular destination for east coast and midwestern visitors. As more and more people from out west have taken Caribbean cruises, they have discovered the unique charm, beauty, and excitement of this Island Commonwealth and its warm and friendly people.
Gay Travel Hotel Recommendations: Casa Condado Hotel, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, CasaBlanca Hotel
5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is our first Gay Travel Approved℠ city in Mexico. Considered by many to be the San Francisco of Mexico, gay tourists from all over the world travel each year to beautiful Puerto Vallarta, an easily accessible, accepting, and a very affordable gay beach destination. Unlike some cities in Mexico focused exclusively on modern day luxury with a distinctly resort feel, Puerto Vallarta offers a little something for everyone.
Gay Travel Hotel Recommendations: Hotel San Marino, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa, Costa Sur Resort and Spa