Honeymoons are our speciality at Rich Vein Travel, and LGBT honeymoons are no exception. We serve the LGBT community with pride and have done for many years. Getting married has got to be one of, if not the greatest moments of your life. But, a wedding without a honeymoon is like a birthday without cake. It’s one of the standouts of the whole experience.
Your honeymoon is supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime. However, we recognise that planning it alongside a wedding can be stressful. For same-sex couples, there are even more details to take into account throughout the process, that may not be a concern for heterosexual couples. Questions like – “which places are safe for LGBT couples?” , “how do I know that the hotel won’t ask awkward questions?” and “will we be treated differently?” are very common questions for LGBT couples who are planning a honeymoon. Whilst we may not be able to plan a fabulous wedding, we can definitely plan a luxury LGBT honeymoon. We carefully select the most welcoming LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations, so that you don’t have to. And we handpick each and every hotel to ensure that all of our same-sex honeymooners have a hassle-free experience abroad. So leave the logistics of your honeymoon to us. Trust us to create the honeymoon of your dreams.
At Rich Vein Travel, our one and only priority is making sure that your honeymoon is easy and hassle-free. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile throughout the planning and booking process. This starts the moment that you inquire about our luxury honeymoons. We have years of experience creating luxury tailor-made honeymoons all over the world. This makes us experts in what we do, meaning you can trust us and trust our recommendations. You will be able to depart on your honeymoon safe in the knowledge that you will arrive at the destination of your dreams. Our experienced travel experts can book you a stay in the world’s most spectacular places and we have contacts in the world’s most romantic hotels and resorts. We will work with you, and for you, to help you create the honeymoon of your dreams. A luxury LGBT honeymoon booked by Rich Vein Travel is unlike any other.
Contact us for a free consultation with one of our luxury gay travel experts. Tell us your interests, what you are looking for and where you have been previously. And we will create you a tailor-made honeymoon itinerary to suit your needs and wants. This itinerary can be tweaked, edited and refined until you’re 100% happy with our proposal. We don’t settle for anything less than perfection.
We understand that no two honeymoons are the same. That is why we only showcase a selection of our luxury honeymoon destinations online as an example of what we can create. But with over 100 honeymoon destinations to choose from, our well-travelled experts know everything there is to know about the world’s best honeymoon destinations. Where you choose to spend your first few days, or weeks as newlyweds is just as important as the journey, and the luxury accommodation you ultimately decide to choose.
Trying to find an idyllic castaway island in French Polynesia? Looking for a romantic mini-moon in Paris? Dreaming about a twin-centre honeymoon that takes in destinations like Dubai and Mauritius? Our knowledge of honeymoon places around the world is second to none, so leave the hard work to us. We’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for and show you places that you never knew existed. However, if you are to marry once, then there really isn’t a better time to demand the most exclusive, life-changing experiences on the planet. From around the world luxury cruises, to safari holidays, to luxury beachfront stays, our gay travel experts also specialise in the exceptional too.
Why Choose Rich Vein Travel For Your LGBT Honeymoon?
VIP Treatment and Upgrades
On a luxury honeymoon, there is no need to settle for anything less. Honeymoons are all about being pampered. Many of the hotels and resorts that we partner with provide extras to make your stay even more memorable. We have contacts around the world who will ensure that you receive the upgrades and VIP treatment you deserve as newlyweds. Only the very best will do. From champagne breakfasts and candlelit dinners on the beach to complimentary couples spa treatments, we have sourced some fantastic extras for our newly married couples.
It’s important to have first-hand knowledge about where to go, where to stay, and what to do whilst you’re away. So there’s no better way to do this, than by exploring a country yourself. Our luxury gay travel experts have travelled all over the world and planned countless honeymoons. So tell us what you’re looking for, where you would like to go, and we’ll ensure you get there safely and have a fantastic time when you do.
Understanding of Gay Travel Laws
There are still 71 countries around the world with anti-LGBT legislation. So it’s very important that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travellers are fully aware of the latest developments, and travel advice. As a luxury travel company, we are able to benefit from the knowledge and expertise provided by platforms such as Equaldex and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Using these resources means that anyone booking with us has access to the best and most up-to-date advice.
Our friendly team provide exceptional customer service, from start to finish. No request is too much, no question is “silly”, and no dream is too big. As specialists in luxury travel, we endeavour to make all of your honeymoon dreams come true.
Members of the Gay European Tourism Association
We are also members of the Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) which is a reflection of our commitment to supporting LGBT tourism in Europe, and beyond. As a member of this prestigious organisation, we always have and always will, welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual travellers looking for a luxury honeymoon or holiday.
Gay and Lesbian Honeymoon Destinations
A selection of our most popular LGBT honeymoon destinations are below, however, if you can’t see your dream destination online, please contact us directly. We only showcase a selection of our holidays to demonstrate what a Rich Vein Travel holiday could look like for you and your partner.
One of our favourite LGBT honeymoon destinations is French Polynesia. This untouched paradise, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is a firm favourite amongst celebrities and discerning luxury travellers. Enjoy peace, privacy and tranquillity as you indulge all of your senses. With its volcanic mountains, aquamarine lagoons, and white sand beaches French Polynesia is the perfect honeymoon destination. French Polynesia may seem incredibly inaccessible from the UK. So we recommend breaking up the journey. If you are travelling from the UK, we often recommend flying direct to Los Angeles for an overnight stay, followed by a flight to Papeete with a final short flight to Bora Bora. Once you arrive and take your first steps in the bright white sand, the journey will become a distant memory.
Our knowledgeable experts are able to make recommendations and tailor-make your dream bespoke luxury honeymoon to Thailand. With plenty of locations to explore, Thailand is ideal for same-sex honeymoons. Referred to as “the land of smiles”, Thailand is welcoming, peaceful, and beautiful. The capital city, Bangkok is only 12 hours away from London, and you can fly direct. The busy city of Bangkok is full of gay bars, gay-friendly hotels and saunas. But don’t just limit yourself to Bangkok. We highly recommend exploring Phang-nga and Phuket.
On a luxury honeymoon to Thailand, you may also choose to explore the surrounding islands too. Thailand has islands on all three sides, from the Andaman Sea on the west coast (home to Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta), to islands on both the east and west sides of the Gulf of Thailand, including Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao.
Elite five-star luxury resorts, beautiful beaches, emerald rice paddies, and verdant jungles. If you’re looking for a luxury beach holiday with more than just sun, sea and sand then look no further than the spiritual island of Bali. Boasting picturesque natural beauty and tranquil tropical ambience, Bali is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. If you choose to spend your time in Nusa Dua, famous for its white sand beach and luxury shops, then at least 1-day in Ubud is highly recommended. However, the island is small enough that you can move from place to place quite easily.
The Maldives is on the honeymoon bucket list for many couples. The inviting blue waters, luxurious overwater bungalows, and warm weather are a heady combination. If you’re hoping to go to the Maldives on your honeymoon it’s important to acknowledge that the Maldives is a Muslim country, and homosexual activity is illegal. If you’re looking to honeymoon in the Maldives several LGBT-friendly resorts exist, but please contact us to discuss which resorts we recommend.
Australia is famous for its gleaming cities, picture-perfect beaches and iconic landmarks. As Australia is very gay-friendly it’s also a great choice for a multi-centre honeymoon. The east coast is one of Australia’s best holiday destinations. Sydney, along the east coast, is Australia’s party capital for those looking for lively LGBT nightlife. For the perfect introduction to Australia, combine the holiday destinations of Sydney, with the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, and lastly, the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. However, if you have travelled to Australia’s east coast before, then why not consider Western Australia, Victoria, or Tasmania?
Lapped by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is home to endless beaches, year-round sunshine and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s a haven for wildlife and has the highest density of wild elephant in Asia and several of its national parks are home to leopard. No other country packs so much into such a small place, so for those who don’t like long journeys, Sri Lanka’s for you. What’s more, the smiling faces that welcome you here are genuine, Sri Lankans are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Santorini, a volcanic island that rose up from the earth has since become a sanctum of blue domes, vibrant bougainvillaea, and tranquillity. On the north coast of the island, the small village of Oia is perched on the cliffs surrounding the crater. Just before night falls and the village becomes awash with specks of light cascading down the cliff, the sky cradles this spectacular village in a cloak of oranges and pinks as the sun sets into the Aegean sea. With rows of immaculate white houses, intimate restaurants, and charming beaches Santorini has undoubtedly become one of Europe’s most romantic holiday destinations.
Perfect for a same-sex couple as Cape Town is known for being one of South Africa’s most LGBT-friendly cities. Don’t believe us? Read our LGBT guide to Cape Town! The city is a perfect mix of beautiful beaches, enchanting nature and bustling nightlife, Cape Town has something for everybody to enjoy. Set amongst the backdrop of Table Mountain, and the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city. Consistently voted one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations, ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views from the 1,085-metre summit, wander the cobbled streets of the Bo Kaap area, and explore the world-famous wine routes. If you’re a wine lover, your love affair with Cape Town may have begun many moons ago. Do Franschhoek and Stellenbosch ring any bells? South African wine has a history dating back to 1659. Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long dry summers, provide the perfect growing conditions for grapes.
We understand that for multiple reasons, a long time away celebrating your nuptials, may not be possible. In fact, you may not even want to, instead preferring a European break over a long haul holiday outside of Europe. This could be due to work commitments, personal preference, or a burning desire to discover one of Europe’s most romantic spots for the first time. Whatever your reason is for choosing a mini-moon, there’s no reason why you can’t have an equally fantastic experience.
Europe boasts some of the world’s finest hotels, architecture, and Michelin starred restaurants. Combined with Europe’s illustrious diverse history, and picture-perfect coastal cities, Europe has a stellar reputation for both holidays and honeymoons. From Paris, the city of love, to Santorini, which is less than 4 hours away from the UK, there is so much to see in Europe. So if 5* luxury hotels, attentive service, vibrant cities, and quaint villages sound perfect, a luxury European mini-moon could be for you.
Have you already travelled to Santorini? Keen to try somewhere new? Then consider Tel Aviv, just 5 hours away from the UK with direct flights from London and Manchester with EL AL Airlines, the national carrier of Israel. Tel Aviv is ideal for a minimoon beach break. Tel Aviv’s 13 beaches can be found along a stretch of the Mediterranean coast. Any of them are perfect for relaxing on as you spend a day by the sea basking in the sunshine. However, Tel Aviv has so much more to offer than beautiful beaches. Tel Aviv is renowned for being a foodie’s paradise full of trendy restaurants and hipster cafes, and the nightlife is lively and loud. Tel Aviv has long been a popular destination for LGBT holidays. Tel Aviv Pride is one of the biggest week-long LGBT parties in the world. To find out more about our luxury Mini-Moons, contact our luxury travel experts today.
LGBT Honeymoons with Children
A honeymoon that involves children can seem a bit daunting – crazy, even. But thankfully, the world is full of amazing destinations, hotels and tours that are perfect for a family honeymoon – and you can certainly still enjoy beautifully romantic moments with the kids in tow. Not only can we provide recommendations for child-friendly, family-oriented resorts, but we can also ensure that the destination is safe too. Safety is a top priority when travelling with children. And we know that some honeymoon destinations are safer than others. So if you are looking for a honeymoon that’s perfect for all the family, then our experts are best placed to make suitable recommendations.