World's Best LGBT Friendly All-Inlcusive Resorts - by Velas Vallarta, Flickr

The best vacations are those where we can leave all our worries behind, even if it’s for a few days. That’s where all-inclusive resorts come in, inviting us to dine, drink, lounge, swim, and enjoy sans any hassles. While lots of resorts welcome diverse travelers, there are some that really roll out the red carpet for LGBTQ+ travelers – finally! The world’s best LGBT-friendly, all-inclusive resorts lie in some of the most fabulous destinations ever. Moreover, they are home to an out-and-proud LGBTQ+/friendly staff, and most are even part of a gay-friendly brand, like Hyatt’s inclusive collection. Not only that, but they range from being some of the most welcoming gay-friendly islands to being home to some of the best gay beaches in the world. What could be better?

Since you’ve already scheduled your flights and the rest of your holiday down to the T, let someone else do all the legwork for you and stay at an all-inclusive resort that will cater to your every whim. Here are some of the best all-inclusive resorts for gay singles, couples, groups, and everyone else who is part of this bright fabric.

Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort, Aruba


Divi Aruba All-Inclusive Resort sits on the namesake Divi Beach in the heart of the capital, Oranjestad. The small country of Aruba prides itself on its welcoming attitude toward gay travelers, and this Divi outpost embraces this feeling wholeheartedly. The best bit? Staying at the Divi also gives guests complete access to the amenities at their sister resort, the Tamarijn Aruba, right down the street.

So, what does the all-inclusive package entail? Evidently, everything! When it comes to food, all snacks and meals at all the 10 grills and restaurants are included. What’s more, the package also includes unlimited beverages at the seven bars, ranging from champagne by the glass, wine, liquors, and frozen drinks to mixed drinks, beers, and daily specials. You can enjoy poolside drink services at four freshwater pools on the property. Now, let’s talk about what’s included for the more adventurous ones. The all-inclusive package includes access to an oceanfront fitness center, the pickleball court, a rock-climbing wall on the beach, and e-mountain bikes. Did we mention the weekly water aerobics, Zumba, and yoga classes? Yep.

That’s not all. Even daily activities and nightly entertainment are part of the package. And if you want to relax and have your tots looked after well, the Sea Turtles Club for kids aged 4-12 years is also part of your stay. If you thought the package was limited to the property, think again. You get shuttled for free between both resorts and many other resort areas. Are you interested in exploring local iconic spots? Group tours are part of the package, too!

Staying here is a delight because most accommodations boast amazing ocean views. The package also includes complimentary Wi-Fi. That’s why it’s one of Aruba’s best hotels.

Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort - by Expedia
Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort – by Expedia

Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Set beachfront on Banderas Bay, the all-inclusive AAA Four-Diamond Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is one of the best hotels in Puerto Vallarta. This adults-only haven allows you to escape into luxury right on the beautiful white sands of Las Glorias Beach on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It’s part of the Secrets Resorts & Spas experience, which elevates and redefines the all-inclusive experience. So, when staying at a Secrets property, the motto is “Unlimited Luxury,” which means everything will be included in your stay – wristband-free. 

So, guests staying at this Vallarta Bay property have limitless access to gourmet food across no less than 13 restaurants. Not just that, but the package also includes unlimited drinks, including soft drinks, natural fruit juices, and international top-shelf spirits, across seven bars. The best bit? No reservations are required to access the benefits of this unlimited F&B package. Additionally, guests get to enjoy attentive service not just at the pool but also by the beach wait. Back at the hotel, free Wi-Fi, everyday housekeeping, daily refreshed minibars, and 24-hour concierge and room services are awaiting them. Last but not least, live nightly entertainment, themed parties, and endless daytime activities make staying here very memorable. 

Overall, staying at Secrets is like experiencing an extra measure of all-adult relaxation and romance, where one’s only job is to focus on themselves and their partner.

Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - by Booking
Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – by Booking

Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa


It’s rare to see all-inclusive boutique hotels, but Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa from Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection is a class apart. This lush, luxurious, and tropical oasis sits in the heart of the capital, Willemstad, and is the ultimate intimate all-inclusive getaway. It’s extremely gay-friendly and even has IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) accreditation. With its exclusive “Endless Privileges” all-inclusive package, the focus here is on guests’ well-being so they don’t have to think of anything.

So, what’s part of Zoetry’s Endless Privileges? Everything, it seems. Firstly, it includes extensive F&B privileges, which also cover unlimited local and international cuisine at its three restaurants, including the Zoëtry Mare Beach Club. It also covers limitless handcrafted and top-shelf domestic and international specialty beverages and fine wines at its four lounges and bars. The service even extends even to the resort’s impressive wine cellar! This is apart from 24-hour private in-suite dining, of course. Did we mention that guests also get complete access to Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa, & Casino, which is a quick golf cart ride off? Yep.

Not just this, but the privileges also include highly personalized service, including refreshed minibars, turndown, and housekeeping services, access to a 24-hour concierge, pool and beach service, and no check-in/check-out times. If that wasn’t enough, guests are also welcomed with a beach bag, fresh fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine every day, and Blue Curaçao liquor. Oh, and don’t forget a complimentary 20-minute spa treatment (once per guest per stay) and afternoon teatime every day.

Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa - by Booking
Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa – by Booking

Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa, Ibiza, Spain


The Mediterranean island of Ibiza off Spain‘s eastern coast is notoriously gay-friendly and is home to a whole bunch of gay bars, lounges, and clubs. It’s also bursting to the seams with posh, upscale, and wonderful hotels. Of them all, the Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa is rather special, as it sits right on the white sands of Playa d’en Bossa, is super-swanky, is extremely gay-friendly, and is all-inclusive, to top it all.

The resort boasts the Infinite Indulgence all-inclusive package, which is truly an indulgence to the power of infinity. Firstly, it includes free meals at all seven restaurants, which serve Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, and international cuisines. It also includes top-shelf spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages at its seven bars, including a 24-hour bar. What tops it all is the live music and theater performances that accompany them. Coming to the activities bit, the all-inclusive package is a dream for active peeps, too. They include fitness classes (water aerobics, dance, meditation, pilates, yoga), sports facilities (beach/pool volleyball, water polo, football, and more), and even inland activities (lawn bowling, darts, pub quizzes, archery, etc.).

That’s not all. The package also includes multiple kids’ clubs for children of all ages, and that too with bilingual staff (English and Spanish). So, while you enjoy poolside and beachside service as part of the package, the kids are taken care of. The soft-sand beach on the edge of a tranquil salt lake, nature reserve, and spacious rooms with balconies and views are the cherry on top.

Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa, Ibiza, Spain - by Booking
Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa, Ibiza, Spain – by Booking

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive, Adults Only


The Riviera Maya is a magical place filled with white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and phenomenal resorts that are the epitome of luxury. And Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya sits at the top of that list. Tucked on the secluded Playa Secreto beach, a five-star, all-inclusive, IGLTA-approved luxury resort in the style of an elegant Mexican hacienda surrounded by verdant gardens. 

“Don’t worry about anything” is the motto at this Valentin resort, and the all-inclusive service actually lives up to it. For one, it includes unlimited dining at all of its eight restaurants, no matter the meal or the time. The best bit, though? There are no reservations required either! Not only that, but there are unlimited drinks at the 11 bars, as well as coffee at the cafe, and even food at the food carts – think churros, crepes, and more! Secondly, the package includes fabulous beachside and poolside service at all three swimming pools, two of which even have pool bars. In fact, the main ocean-facing pool is one of the largest in Riviera Maya. Not only that but even the daily activities (beach yoga, live music by the pool) and nightly entertainment (in-house DJ spinning tunes, live bands, evening under the stars) are included in the package.

When it comes to the accommodations, all-inclusive also means that 24-hour room service and premium Wi-Fi are included. While the resort is gay-friendly and welcomes everybody, notwithstanding their sexual orientation, they do have porn channels on TVs in the rooms specifically for the LGBTQ set. If that isn’t open-mindedness, we don’t know what is!

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive, Adults Only - by Booking
Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive, Adults Only – by Booking

Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa


Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa is the first Dreams Resort in Greece, which is just one of the things that makes it so special. Sprawled over a massive 78 acres of unspoiled seascape in the beautiful town of Gouvia, this Dreams outpost is the zenith of beachside luxury.

So, how does this Dreams resort play out the all-inclusive experience? Top-notch, that’s how! Its all-inclusive experience, aptly named “Unlimited Luxury,” ensures that literally everything is included with your stay. This includes unlimited gourmet food at all of its five restaurants as well as unlimited drinks (top-shelf spirits, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages) at all of its eight bars, lounges, and cafes. Not only that, but the package also encompasses an endless roster of day and nighttime activities – think everyday sports, excursions, bike rentals, a video game lounge, and a 24/7 gym. Moreover, it even includes beach and poolside services at both pools and the white sand beach, along with access to a variety of water sports.

Back at the hotel, you can access complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Did we mention live music, themed nights, and everyday entertainment? Yes!

Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa, Greece - by Booking
Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa, Greece – by Booking

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort All-Inclusive


Gay travelers who love immersing themselves in local culture and staying eco-friendly will love the Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort All-Inclusive. It’s one of the few all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen, and guests can enjoy nature and ancient Mayan history.

That doesn’t mean that Sandos’ all-inclusive package is any less amazing. Firstly, it encompasses a fantastic food and beverage program, giving guests unlimited gourmet food and top-shelf drinks and beverages. What’s more, guests can avail themselves of the advantage at any of the nine restaurants or the seven bars, and this includes 24-hour in-room dining. What’s more, it also includes a plethora of activities like diving lessons at the pool, non-motorized sports, 30 minutes of snorkeling equipment, and even access to the fitness center and the tennis court. At the end of the day, the package also includes nightly entertainment and shows as well.

Are you traveling with your kids? The package also includes their access to the kids’ clubs, as well as your access to concierge services and complimentary Wi-Fi. The best bit? The resort is affiliated with IGLTA. Not just that, but there’s a very international and melting pot vibe at the resort, where no one cares about the other’s afflictions, orientations, or preferences.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico - by Booking
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico – by Booking

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta happens to be one of Puerto Vallarta’s top gay-friendly hotels. As a Gold Global Partner of the IGLTA, we’re not surprised, and the cherry on top is its location on the exclusive and private Las Estacas beach, surrounded by majestic cliffs. Staying in all-inclusive luxury doesn’t get any better than this. 

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - by Booking
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – by Booking

Since this is an all-inclusive resort, one can pretty much eat as much as they want, whenever they want, and from wherever they want – any of the resort’s 11 restaurants and bars or room service. You don’t need reservations anywhere; everything is first come, first served! That said, you don’t need to wait anywhere, given that there are eight restaurants, three outdoor bars, and a sports bar. In fact, of the three outdoor bars, two of them are swim-up pool bars. What’s more, the package also icnludes netertaiment and activities, such as daily fitness classes, live music, everyday activities, non-motorized watersports, and even access t the KidZ Club. Besides the four infinity pools, where you’re treated to poolside and beachside service, there’s also a fitness center. The only amenity not included are the decadent treatments at the spa, but that’s the scene everywhere,

If you are impressed by the amenities, wait until you see the rooms and suites, all of which feature some or the other ocean views! Moreover, there are even options for swim-up suites for those who want to spend a little more. The best bit is that the all-inclusive package includes 24-hour room service and minibars with snacks, soft drinks, beer, and water every day.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, All Inclusive, Adults Only


The sustainable, chic adults-only, all-inclusive, and all-suite Sonesta Ocean Point Resort wears many crowns. It is a member of the IGLTA and, hence, one of St. Maarten’s top gay-friendly hotels and one of St. Maarten’s best hotels overall. Designed in contemporary Caribbean style, this is without a doubt the most luxurious all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean island.

As an all-inclusive resort, very few things aren’t included in the Sonesta experience. For one, you get a cold towel and welcome drink at check-in. As with most all-inclusive resorts on this list, the package includes all meals, snacks, unlimited spirits, wine, beer, and soft and fruit drinks at all three restaurants and five bars. Not only that, but guests also have access to the array of restaurants and bars at the next-door sister resort of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa. The inclusive package also gives guests access to 24-hour room service, poolside service, concierge services, and access to the fitness center. There’s free Wi-Fi in the rooms and common areas and a huge roster of scheduled daytime activities and sessions on land and in the water. Plus, the minibars in the rooms are refreshed every day, too.

Did we mention that they have the “Signature Series,” where performing and culinary arts come together? It’s a series of special events where you can dig into delicious Caribbean cuisine and enjoy vibrant live entertainment. How cool is that!

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, St Maarten - by Booking
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, St Maarten – by Booking

El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya


Sitting right on the beach north of Playa del Carmen is the sprawling and luxurious El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya. Stretched out on a private and secluded stretch of pristine beachfront, this uber-romantic hotel has everything from luxurious swim-up suites to – you guessed it – a superb all-inclusive program.

Welcome to the “More Inclusive” program at El Dorado, courtesy of Lomas Hospitality, which is a unique experience that redefines Riviera Maya hospitality. So, what does it include? Firstly, it covers round-trip transfers from Cancun International Airport to El Dorado and back and shuttles to their exclusive parks in the region. Secondly, it includes an exciting three-hour catamaran ride, snorkeling tour, bites, and alcoholic beverages. It even includes access to the exclusive Maroma Beach Club, its sunbeds, food services, non-motorized water activities, and even recreational activities for kids. It also includes access to Aqua Nick waterpark and the eco-tourism ranch with a cenote swimming experience.

If that wasn’t enough, there are a bunch of things included at the hotel, too. Besides in-room comforts, there’s also a welcome glass of sparkling wine, free Wi-Fi, service at all six swimming pools, personal concierge services, and all meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic/alcoholic beverages at the restaurants/bars. Finally, it also includes a day and night activity program with Spanish/dancing/cooking lessons, ping-pong/rifle shooting/archery classes, live music, and shows, access to the spa, sauna, fitness center, and tennis courts, non-motorized water sports, scuba clinics in the pool, and guided bicycle tours. Oof!

El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya, Mexico - by Booking
El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya, Mexico – by Booking

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Adults Only


There are many reasons why the inimitable Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Adults Only, is at the top of our list. First, it’s one of the Dominican Republic’s top gay-friendly hotels and is a member of the IGLTA. Secondly, it’s adults-only luxury on a white-sand beach, so getting away from it all doesn’t get better than this. And thanks to its year-round party calendar, it’s even hailed as one of the best hotels for spring break in the Dominican Republic – the grown-up, laidback, adult kind. What could be better? The fact it’s part of Hyatt’s inclusive collection and is home to the “Unlimited Luxury” all-inclusive program.

With “Unlimited Luxury,” guests can truly have it all—and all the time. For one, the program includes gourmet meals, snacks, top-shelf spirits, cocktails, juices, and soft drinks at all of the resort’s 10 chic restaurants and 8 bars! It also includes 24-hour room service, but there’s more. The resort takes its entertainment offerings very seriously, so it puts on rock shows, “Breathless” fashion shows, champagne celebrations, and American festivals with great pomp and splendor – and all part of the package. When it comes to activities, are poolside service, non-motorized watersports, and socializing sports like beach volleyball all included? The best bit? It also includes a bunch of fun fitness activities, such as paddle/beach yoga, beach Zumba, and access to the state-of-the-art fitness center.

This vibrant beachfront getaway offers endless and unparalleled pampering for living the best life in the best possible manner.

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic - by Booking
Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic – by Booking

Are Dreams Resorts gay-friendly?

Yes, all Dreams resorts are gay-friendly, but its “Breathless” outpost in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is unabashedly adult-only and gay-friendly.

Is the Caribbean LGBT friendly?

Largely, LGBTQ rights differ across the various Caribbean countries. That being said, Aruba is very gay-friendly, as are Curacao and St. Maarten, which have some of the best LGBTQ/LGBT-friendly all-inclusive resorts.

Is it worth paying all-inclusive?

Overall, yes, all-inclusive packages could be more economical when you add up entertainment, drinks, meals, and staying costs. That said, you need to evaluate the inclusions and also keep in mind that they usually require a larger upfront payment.

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