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Gather Your Grrrls and Visit These Resorts for Lesbian Travelers

Gather your grrrls, your bois, your high femmes and queer women for a trip like no other at some of the best resorts for lesbian travelers.

Planning to attend a Pride festival or looking for a queer-friendly getaway? Inclusivity is now the name of the game, and #lezbehonest: a trip ain’t a trip if you’re not feeling welcome. Luckily for the whole LGBTQ+ family, more resorts and hotels are flying rainbow-colored flags, creating experiences that are not only inclusive but are a good mix of relaxing and thrilling.

But while there are more and more places catered specifically for gay (male) travelers, there hasn’t been a lot of travel information available for lesbians and queer women. Finding a resort that is actually lesbian-friendly requires a little more digging, so we took the guesswork out of your hands and compiled a list for you and your sweetie, or for the whole squad.

It Goes Down in Provincetown

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Think of Brass Key Guesthouse as a home away from home — a sanctuary right in the heart of Provincetown. The guesthouse is gay-owned and operated, having been in the business for over five decades. From luxurious amenities surrounding a courtyard pool with an oversized in-ground spa, lesbian travelers will find their stay both invigorating and relaxing. Their signature “Brass Key Experience” includes complimentary wine and cheese every afternoon, followed by a stop at the Shipwreck Lounge for their “Single Women’s Mixer” with the most delectable cocktails.

P-town delivers with a lineup of fun activities. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, try whale-watching at the MacMillan Pier or go paddle-boarding or kayaking in the area. Head out to the Herring Cove beach where there’s a women-only section, complete with food stands, showers, and nearby parking. If you’re in the mood for a show, check out Paramount Room for special women’s events like “Girl Splash Idol.” FInish the night off with some dancing at the Pied Bar, the longest running women-owned club in the area.

Brass Key

Provincetown, 0.2 miles to Pilgrim Monument
8.8 Excellent (209 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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A Mexican Gay Mecca

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Gay beaches, gay bars, gay nightclubs, gay restaurants — what more could you ask for? Welcome to Casa Cupula, a boutique resort nestled in the lush Amapas neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta. Celebrating their 15th year anniversary this season, Casa Cupula glistens in the Zona Romantica as a world-renowned destination with the sweetest suites, an infinity pool, a gym and a complete spa. This year, they announced the debut of their Frida Kahlo suite, an homage to the (lesbian, queer?) Mexican painter and one of the heroes of the international LGBTQ+ community.

Ask ¿Dónde están las mujeres? (Where are the women?) and you’ll find them all over the area underneath the Vallarta heat, with its thriving lesbian scene. Go on an eco-adventure with Los Veranos Canopy Tours, a lesbian-owned tour company and zip through the Sierra Madre mountains. Go on a lesbian day cruise with Diana DeCoste, who’s been running the enterprise Diana Tours which quickly sells out. Head down to Olas Atlas Street right after, reminiscent of a Paris back street and wander past cafe, shops or hit up one of the clubs.

Casa Cupula

Top rated
Puerto Vallarta, 1.2 miles to Las Caletas
8.8 Excellent (235 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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The Ultimate Lesbian Treat-Yo-Self Resort

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While Puerto Vallarta is known as the Mexican LGBTQ+ haven, Casa Velas takes it on a whole new level. The exclusive all-inclusive adults-only resort has the grandest offerings for its guests with lush tropical gardens, koi swimming ponds and an onsite 18-hole golf course. Suites are equipped with immersion pools and jacuzzis, making one’s stay at Casa Velas a treat like no other. Lesbian travelers can partake in different classes and experiences offered each day, from cooking classes to tequila tastings. In addition to pools and fitness centers, the resort also offers unique services like a “designer handbag” menu, unlimited use of hydrotherapy facilities, and even jewelry rental.

If you’re looking to immerse within the local culture, close by is the Los Arcos Amphitheater, a beautiful open-air theater where you can hold hands with your lover freely, enjoy festive performances, and have a taste of street food from local vendors. For the beach lovers, head down to the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone Beach to soak up the sun, and also if you want some parasailing or whale-watching action. For those looking for a more romantic treat, you can go horseback riding with local vaqueros (cowboys) and enjoy the gorgeous hillside and valleys of Puerto Vallarta with your partner.

Casa Velas Luxury Boutique for Adults Only - All Inclusive

Top rated
Puerto Vallarta, 3.7 miles to Las Caletas
9.1 Excellent (686 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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A Slice of Oasis in Belize

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Nestled in the tropical jungle of western Belize and only steps away from ancient Mayan relics is Ka’ana, the country’s only “Small Luxury Hotel of the World”. The resort offers adventure by day and luxury by night, focusing on bespoke experiences and personalized services. Revel in the comfort of their chic and stylish suites and villas, all enhanced by Belizean textures and textiles. For travelers seeking serenity and relaxation, Ka’ana’s spa, yoga deck, and pool are prime options. And for those looking to explore Belize’s wild side, there are options for cave exploring, Mayan ruins touring, cave tubing and more.

Enjoy the country’s natural beauty and history, as adventures tailored to every kind of traveler are available. Check out Undersea Expeditions, a company specifically catering to LGBTQ+ travelers. For fitness devotees, head out to the Mayan ruins and explore Belize’s storied past or float and fly through the jungle with cave tubing and zip lining. For the true epicurean, Ka’ana can arrange a private picnic at the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. No matter what you choose, expect to experience a slice of Belizean bliss!.

Hotel Ka'ana Resort

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (241 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
Parking garage
Wellness center / Spa
Outdoor swimming pool
Restaurant
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Boss it up at Playa d’en Bossa in Ibiza

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Live it up on the Mediterranean coastline by staying at the Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa. The resort is notable for its all-inclusive experience complete with sports facilities, scrumptious dining and entertainment options, right on the Spanish party island. Featuring four freshwater swimming pools and a dedicated “chill out zone” by the beach, the Grand Palladium caters to gastronomic and leisurely whims of their guests 24/7. Before you can sing “I took a pill in Ibiza,” indulge yourself in the resort’s spa and be treated to a full revitalization of your body and senses.

Ride with the party island vibe with one of the many beach clubs in the area, all within a mile of the resort. For a true lesbian holiday on the island, check out Velvet Ibiza which hosts the biggest women’s festival in Europe. A host of international DJs will be on the main stage, as over 400 women flock to the island for days of lesbian merrymaking. Go all out and charter a boat for you and your crew, and head out to nearby Formentera while enjoying the sun and the water.

Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa

Top rated
Playa d'en Bossa, 0.3 miles to Playa d'en Bossa
8.6 Excellent (2626 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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Eat, Pray, Love in Bali, The Lesbian Edition

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About three miles outside of Ubud and nestled in the Tegallalang town famous for their rice paddies is Tejaprana Resort & Spa. The resort is an alluring haven of comfort and style, built and designed in the traditional Balinese artistry the island is known for. Each villa is equipped with an infinity pool and a terrace that looks out on jungle treetops, a scene right out of a postcard. Start your morning with a yoga class right in the resort’s Maitre Bale, or indulge in the afternoon tea service for a sample of Bali’s traditional cuisine. Tejaprana welcomes all guests, in accordance with Balinese Taksu or life quintessence, so lesbian travelers will find a home in the resort.

Take a complimentary shuttle to Ubud’s center, a teeming hub of the town where you can find shops, restaurants, and bars. Head out to the Sacred Monkey Forest and befriend some furry animals–just be prepared to have close encounters with one or two of the long-tailed monkeys. Head out to the Ubud Traditional Market for some local goods, but make sure you get a good bargain by arriving early in the morning before the tourist crowd hits at noon. Bali is also known for its Hindu temples all over the island and many are easily accessible via cabs or scooters. Take some time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jatiluwih, and bike through the villages and witness the daily life of locals.

Tejaprana Resort & Spa

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (267 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA