Top 10 Gay Friendly Wellness Honeymoon Destinations

Top 10 Gay Friendly Wellness Honeymoon Destinations


With same-sex marriage recently legalized in the UK, and with simultaneous victories around the world, gay couples everywhere are tying the knot, and with more weddings, come more healthy honeymoons.

From Thailand’s beaches to the Caribbean coastline, and Utah’s Red Mountains to Vietnam’s tropical jungles, our hand-selected gay friendly holidays from around the globe welcome gay newlywed couples into a friendly and accepting environment. So, begin the rest of your lives together by making your honeymoon an unforgettable experience as you escape to paradise on one of our gay friendly wellness honeymoons. From sports to beach wellness and fitness activities to adventure, by including a focus on health and wellness on your honeymoon, start your happily-ever-after feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Here, we highlight our top 10 gay friendly wellness honeymoon destinations to help you decide on what will be one of the most memorable holidays of your life.

New Zealand: Aro Ha Wellness Retreat

view at aro ha

A beautiful view at Aro Ha

For newlyweds who can’t get enough of the great outdoors, there is no better destination than New Zealand for an adventure and wellness honeymoon. Surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks, glittering lakes and acres of forest on beautiful sub-alpine terrine, this luxury activity honeymoon will leave you feeling a whole world away from everyday life. Connect with the environment and each other as you embark on stunning hikes to world heritage sites, practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and support each other at functional strength training in incredible eco-friendly studios. Surrounded by breath-taking scenery, this couples healthy honeymoon retreat will leave you feeling refreshed, revived and at one with nature.

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Costa Rica: Florblanca

Surfing at Florblanca

Tropical waters, combined with a warm climate make Costa Rica one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. Located on the magnificent sands of the Nicoya Peninsula. For couples who enjoy keeping active, spend the morning mountain biking or surfing, making this the ideal destination for one of our honeymoon activity holidays. Spend your afternoons relaxing at the spa, with healing hot stone massages and aromatherapy, before raising the romance as you dine by candlelight.

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Bali: Como Shambhala Estate

Rock Climbing at Como Shambhala

Kick-start married life with health and wellness, whilst you indulge your adventurous sides and improve your fitness, an amazing destination for one of our fitness honeymoons. Reconnect with nature as you and your loved one take advantage of the beautiful and natural landscapes on daily morning walks in the rice fields and mountain hikes before sampling some of the other heart-pumping fitness activities on offer, from rock climbing to horseback riding to Tai Chi. Ideal for a couples’ healthy holiday, after a day of fun-filled fitness, unwind together and enjoy a warm stone massage in the luxurious spa on a healthy honeymoon of a lifetime.

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Crete: Porto Elounda Golf and Spa

Pool with a view at Porto Elounda

A popular gay friendly destination for newlywed couples; spend your healthy honeymoon on the beautiful Greek island of Crete and discover its stunning Elounda coastline at this luxury wellness retreat, Porto Elounda, the perfect destination for a beach spa holiday. Ideal for newlyweds looking to relax and de-stress on a secluded beach with stunning views of the glistening Gulf, the beachside spa offers a couple’s suite with signature treatments for you and your loved one to enjoy. Take day trips to nearby villages and discover the delicious cuisine on offer at any of its 5 star restaurants, as you embrace local Crete culture on a healthy honeymoon to remember.

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Italy: Lefay Resort and Spa

A Couple Practicing Yoga Outside at Adler Thermae

Luxury Spa Massage at Lefay Resort and Spa

Escape to romantic Italy and begin married life on a healthy honeymoon in the beautiful Lake Garda. An ideal wellness minimoon destination for a de-stress holiday, newlyweds looking for the perfect healthy honeymoon destination to refresh and unwind can happily wave goodbye to all the wedding-planning stress. Explore the stunning scenery of Lake Garda and taste local wines together, before relaxing side-by-side with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Explore the lush green hills with peaceful hikes, healthy bike rides or make the most of complimentary fitness classes, such as TRX, to return home from your healthy honeymoon fighting fit.

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Vietnam: Fusion Maia

Fusion Maia's Spa Swimming Pool

Fusion Maia's Spa Swimming Pool

Escape on one of our ultimate luxury wellness honeymoons and allow yourselves to be pampered in the all-inclusive splendour of Fusion Maia in Vietnam. Indulge with a minimum of two spa treatments each day and spend your healthy honeymoon at one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. Discover your surroundings with complimentary shuttle busses to bustling Hoi An, Tai Chi classes on marble mountain and diving and snorkelling excursions to local Cu Lao Cham Island. Get active with a variety of water sports and open your mind with daily wellness talks for a healthy honeymoon that will enter you into married life with a rebalance of mind, body and soul.

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Portugal: Palacio Estoril Golf and Spa

golf in portugal

A round of golf at Palacio Golf and Spa

If you are looking for a golf  with added magic for your honeymoon, this enchanting historical retreat on the Estoril coastline of Portugal is for you. Located just 30 minutes from Lisbon. Whether you are looking to polish your golfing skills on one of three spectacular championship courses, or perfect your swing with private or group tennis lessons, this peaceful break is the perfect luxury healthy honeymoon. Unwind after a day of activity with outstanding holistic treatments at the spa to make it an unforgettable wellness honeymoon.

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Thailand: Kamalaya

Enjoy a stretch session at Kamalaya

For newlyweds looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Kamalaya in Thailand is the perfect gay friendly healthy honeymoon destination. Located on a secluded island of Koh Samui, newlyweds can combine fitness with wellness at this luxury wellness retreat; whether making the most of group fitness classes, including yoga, stretch class and Tai Chi, or enhancing your well-being with a choice of luxury spa treatments on your honeymoon. Take a tour of the island for a taste of local culture, or shape up whilst exploring your idyllic surroundings with rock climbing and mountain biking, for an activity holiday that reconnects you and your loved one with nature.

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Sri Lanka: Santani Resort 

Amazing scenery at Santani


Nestled towards the south of Sri Lanka, amongst dense greenery and mountains, is the Santani resort. With lush greenery surrounding the predominantly glass complex, the sanctuary blurs the distinction between indoors and outdoors, encouraging you to be at one with nature as you rest, relax and meditate. This destination is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in a natural setting, as the building follows a minimalistic style throughout to encourage calmnessThe intimate nature and personalised service at this luxury resort makes it a truly sensuous honeymoon getaway. Find yourselves enveloped in the sights and sounds of wildlife, venture outdoors on a romantic hike or excursion trip for a taste of an unforgettable adventure and wellness honeymoon. With a range of spa facilities, massages and wraps available, this healthy honeymoon will leave you feeling romantically re-energised.

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Ibiza: The Body Camp

Fitness at 38 degrees

Fitness training with stunning views of the coastline at The Body Camp

Discover a different side to the party island as you and your newlywed escape on a fitness honeymoon holiday. Located in the quieter north of the island, enjoy the tranquillity of this healthy honeymoon as you keep active in paradise. With daily fitness activities including mountain biking and hiking, you and your loved one can enjoy views of a coastline sparkling with azure waters and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The idyllic setting makes this an ideal yoga and Pilates honeymoon. Relax in luxury at the end of the day with a romantic  spa massage or take a trip to the nearby gastronomic capital of the island, Santa Eulària.

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Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect gay friendly healthy honeymoon.

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