One of the best ways for newlyweds to celebrate their married life is to head on a romantic honeymoon. This should be a safe, relaxing and memorable experience. So here are 5 cities that welcome same-sex couples with open arms.
- Papeete – French Polynesia
Whether you want to unwind after a civil wedding ceremony UK or need some down time after an epic wedding party, Papeete is the place to be. Located on the island of Tahiti, Papeete is the capital city of French Polynesia and is the perfect base for a spot of island hopping – think Bora Bora or Moorea renowned for crystal clear waters and golden beaches. As for Papeete itself, you can explore the bustling port, sample the mouth-watering cuisine or soak up the atmosphere of Marche de Papeete.
Same-sex marriage is fully legal across French Polynesia, making it the perfect honeymoon location for gay couples.
- Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Gay couples have been allowed to marry in The Netherlands since 2001, with Amsterdam welcoming same-sex couples from across the globe. Embracing the mantra, ‘love is love’ Amsterdam is a diverse, multicultural city fully adapted to LGBTQ culture. Indeed, Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main LGBTQ street in Amsterdam, offers a wide range of gay bars and clubs, all proudly flying the rainbow flag. So, if you’re looking to party the night away in a comfortable setting, this is the place for you.
Amsterdam is also home to a wealth of cultural attractions including the Van Gogh Museum, canal tours, The Anne Frank House and more. There’s also the Artis Amsterdam Zoo, as well as a host of beautiful parks. So, no matter what kind of honeymoon you want, Amsterdam has it all.
- Sydney Australia
Fancy heading far and wide? Then Sydney Australia is sure to be a memorable, exciting and all-round eye-opening trip. From gorgeous beaches to clifftop walks, there’s beauty in abundance with top attractions including the Sydney Opera House (of course). Have your picture taken in front of this iconic landmark and celebrate your life as newlyweds in style. The food is incredible here too with Chinatown being the ultimate place for foodies.
Saying Sydney is same-sex friendly is actually an understatement. Since the 1970s, Sydney has hosted the massive Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras complete with rhinestone, feathers, coloured flags, high heels, rainbow wigs and more.
- Madrid – Spain
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005 with same-sex couples enjoying many rights across the county. Head to the Spanish capital of Madrid for a honeymoon to remember. Chueca, named after its main square Plaza de Chueca, is known as Madrid’s gay neighbourhood and from there you can enjoy many places of interest including the Museum of Romanticism, the Santa Barbara Church of the Monasteries and a wide range of sensational tapas bars and eateries.
- Berlin – Germany
Berlin, the capital of Germany, has an active LGBTQ community and plenty of gay districts, with the biggest of them, Schöneberg, also being the first in the world. This bustling, multicultural city is the perfect place to explore on honeymoon with places not to miss including the impressive Brandenburg Gate, TV Tower, Reichstag where the Parliament sits, Berlin Cathedral and more.
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