My boyfriend and I will be travelling to St. Martin in April and we're very excited about the trip! We've travelled both in gay-friendly and not-so-gay friendly locations before together, so we understand discretion is important when traveling abroad and we've never been the PDA couple to begin with--it's gross regardless of sexual orientation.
An attack on two gay tourists this month on St. Martin has caused some concern among gay rights groups and a potential public relations problem for the island. But it hasn't stopped gay travelers from vacationing there.
Worrying about an atmosphere of anti-gay attitudes can cast a shadow over a getaway when all you want is some fun under the sun. For example, the islands of Martinique, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Gorda to pick three all differ when it comes to their languages, legal systems, and cultural influences—as well as their attitudes toward homosexuality. Ed Salvato, the editor-in-chief of the gay travel magazine Man About Worldhas never been deterred from visiting the region.
By Robert Curley. With its fun-in-the-sun destinations, carefree attitude, and myriad couples-oriented resorts, the Caribbean seems an ideal vacation spot for gay and lesbian couples. But not all Caribbean islands are created equal: some notably the French, Dutch, and U.
Is it true St Maarten is lesbian friendly? My wife and I have been there 3 times and never had any kind of problem. Locals like nearly everywhere are more interested in your money than your orientation.
My wife and I were married in the US almost 2 years ago and never went on a honeymoon. We were interested in the Carribbean -- and we both wanted to explore somewhere new and where the other had never been. We've heard that Jamaica is not gay friendly by any means.
If you consider yourself a Caribbean vet, chances are you've already been to St. Don't let the bifurcated island's party-minded, straights-gone-wild reputation fool you, nor the violent gay bashing of six years ago which seems to have been an isolated incident. With gays repping heavily at some sublime beaches, drag-themed restaurants, and celeb-studded hotels, you'll wonder why you skipped out in the first place. Flaunt your best assets at Cupecoy Beach Closed in by dramatic cliffs, this designated gay -- yet "straight"-friendly -- beach is secluded on the Dutch side of the island and is, shockerclothing optional not to be confused with Club Orient's fully nudist beach community that plays towards ma and pa, though gays are welcome there, too.
A vibrant blend of French sophistication and Caribbean paradise, St. Maarten is a tropical paradise not to be missed. Saint Maarten is a vibrant blend of Caribbean paradise and French sophistication, a sun-drenched tropical isle where the sky is forever blue and pleasure is a way of life… There are a number of wonderful sites to visit and islands to explore in and around St.
It is also the smallest island in the world that's divided into two countries, one-half French and the other half Dutch. The island is a major party destination for the mainstream crowd, who pack into the beachside bars and drink day and night, but the island also has great ecotourism activities, including some of The Caribbean's best snorkeling and diving. Here are some high points about the island: Diversity: It is home to different nationalities, creating an open-minded spirit. Food: With such diversity, and the French influence, the village of Grand Case is known as the gastronomy capital of the Caribbean.