Top 8 LGBT honeymoons

11 Aug 2020, by Siobhan

Congratulations on getting engaged, we’re super excited for you! Your honeymoon is one of the most special holidays of your life and you deserve to be fabulously fussed over. When you book a Huben Honeymoon, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you’ll be celebrating in style, with a genuinely warm welcome, all-star treatment and a huge double bed waiting for you both to sink into.

We’re the LGBTQ+ honeymoon experts, so we know the best LGBTQ+ friendly hotels in the most welcoming countries and can add the extra touches that will make all the difference. From a Scottish castle fit for a queen to island hopping in French Polynesia, these are the best LGBTQ+ honeymoons around the globe. Let’s start planning!

Huben Honeymoon #1: A-list hideaway in St Barths

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Hotel Le Toiny, St Barths

Tiny St Barths is leading the way in Caribbean gay-friendly honeymoons. This liberal and laid-back island is known for its swanky shops, yacht-dotted harbour and white-sand beaches, which you can happily explore hand-in-hand. Our favourite spot to stay is the pampering all-pool-villa retreat of Hotel Le Toiny. This British-owned boutique hotel is perched on a hillside with jaw-dropping sea views and has top-notch service – a breakfast feast is brought to your secluded villa each morning, perfect for lazy days after all that wedding planning.

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Huben Honeymoon #2: Scottish castle fit for a queen

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Fonab Castle Hotel, Scotland

We’ve found a fairy-tale castle and created a magical flight-free honeymoon. Nestled by a lake in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands, Fonab Castle Hotel has a sleek spa and a modern brasserie with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also private pod dining for the ultimate dinner-for-two. 42 sumptuous rooms are housed in the castle and a contemporary lodge – bag yourself the Penthouse for a seven-foot bed and a turret to frame the views. We’ve put together an itinerary that we think you’ll love (including a Land Rover safari with private ranger, lunch at a traditional mountain bothy, and whisky and chocolate tastings) but if you’d like us to adapt it and create a tailor-made trip just for you, then get in touch.

Book Discover the Scottish Highlands

Huben Honeymoon #3: Romantic beach retreat in Thailand

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Rayavadee, Thailand

Let us whisk you away on an LGBTQ+ honeymoon to Thailand, where you can have dinner in a candle-lit grotto, go snorkelling in emerald waters and relax surrounded by towering limestone peaks, coconut groves and dazzling beaches. The romantic resort of Rayavadee is our pick of LGBTQ+ honeymoon hotels on Thailand’s breath-taking Phranang Peninsula. It’s a world away from buzzing Khao San Road and has traditional Thai pavilions dotted throughout its sprawling gardens plus one of the most beautiful beachfront pools we’ve seen.

Book Rayavadee

Huben Honeymoon #4: Champagne château in France

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Château Les Crayères, France

Nothing screams ‘celebrate’ better than Champagne. So how about staying at an actual French château in the Champagne region? France is our firm favourite for an LGBTQ+ minimoon. On this hand-crafted itinerary, you’ll get to taste over 15 varieties of Champagne and sleep in a château that was built as a palace for royalty. Château Les Crayères in Reims dates back to 1904 and is everything that you want it to be, with 17 acres of manicured lawns to swan around, decadent décor of sweeping staircases and silverware, and a double-Michelin-starred restaurant where the wine list features more than 600 Champagnes.

Book Luxury Champagne Tour

Huben Honeymoon #5: Road trippin’ in the USA

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New England, USA

If a fly-and-flop holiday just isn’t your vibe then we’ve got the honeymoon for you. This tailor-made USA self-drive is extra special – Hugh and Ben chose it for their own honeymoon! It’s packed with American adventures: highlights include the shows and shops of New York City, outdoor activities in the Catskill Mountains, getting wet at thundering Niagara Falls and exploring beautiful Boston with its rich history. This is our recommended route but it’s totally flexible, so get in touch and we can create the perfect USA honeymoon for you.

Book USA New England Driving Adventure

Huben Honeymoon #6: Vine-carpeted valley in Portugal

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Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley is a dreamy 19th-Century manor house with sweeping views of one of the oldest wine regions in the world. As a Six Senses hotel (the group’s first one in Europe), there’s a big focus on relaxation – think wellness, nature… and of course, wine. The standout feature is the spa, where facilities include an indoor pool and yoga pavilion and rejuvenating treatments range from organic scrubs to smart tech that helps with sleep.

Book Six Senses Duoro Valley

Huben Honeymoon #7: Wine and wildlife in South Africa

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

We have the ultimate three-in-one LGBTQ+ honeymoon for you. This South Africa self-drive begins in Africa’s most beautiful city of Cape Town, with its dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Soak up the attractions of this iconic waterfront city – visiting the waddling penguins on Boulders Beach is a must – before drinking in the stunning views and delicious vino in historic Stellenbosch. Then it’s time to take a walk on the wild side, with a stay at a luxury tented lodge on a wildlife reserve.

Book South Africa City, Wine and Wilderness

Huben Honeymoon #8: Double the fun in French Polynesia

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InterContinental Bora Bora, French Polynesia

French Polynesia or the Maldives? It’s something that we get asked a lot. Both have desert-island-fantasy islands, ultra-luxe resorts and villas perched over glistening waters. While the resort islands in the Maldives are super welcoming to LGBT honeymooners, LGBT rights in the capital and on local islands are far behind. So our nod goes to travelling the extra hours to reach French Polynesia – and because you’re travelling all that way, you might as well island hop between Tahiti and Bora Bora for the ultimate luxury beach honeymoon.

Book Bora Bora & Tahiti

Are you ready to book the most special holiday of your life? Then get in touch and let’s start planning! We love nothing more than chatting about LGBTQ+ holidays and will take care of the small details so that you can have a fabulous honeymoon.

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Hugh & Ben x

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