Summer is the most popular time to travel, but let’s face it, not every destination is peachy keen during the hottest months of the year. Some places, like New York City or Houston, might have you drowning in a pool of your own sweat before you can even say “gay and away.” The Caribbean, on the other hand, is a different story, with summer temperatures in the 70s and 80s, but its not without its pros and cons. If you’re thinking of booking it down to the Caribbean islands before summer’s up, you might want to ask yourself the following questions:

Do You Enjoy Saving Money?

If you answered yes, the Caribbean might be the perfect summer destination for you! Summer is actually the off-season here, meaning airfare and hotels are often significantly cheaper during these months. Gay travelers interested in spending as much money as possible might want to look elsewhere for a summer vacay, like Mars.

Do You Like Romance?

LGBT travelers looking for a romantic getaway need search no more! The Caribbean is chock full of romantic scenery and beach resorts with wedding planners included, so you and your special loved one can spoil each other like mad. If the thought of romance makes you want to dive into the eye of a hurricane, you might still enjoy the Caribbean, but for a different reason.

Are You Interested in Being Pampered?

If the thought of an all-inclusive vacay with crab legs, lobster, prime rib and premium liquor makes your mouth water, waste no more time. The resorts in the Caribbean simply can’t be beat, though some places are more gay-friendly than others, so choose your destination wisely. The British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are all fantastic gay travel getaways for those interested in the finer things in life. Prefer to cook your own food while patching up holes in a leaky air mattress? This destination might not be right for you.

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