Magical Maldives

There is a reason that everyone is talking about the Maldives. In addition to it being a kind of quasi-adult Disneyland, it is one of the few destinations that is currently welcoming guests from the United States. 

The Maldives is renowned as a popular romantic vacation destination for LGBTQ travelers, and while it’s technically illegal to be gay in the Maldives anti-LGBT laws are largely ignored at the resorts. While a lot of places try to post that they are paradise on Earth, the Maldives is probably the destination that gets the closest to that distinction. People are naturally drawn to the turquoise water, sunshine, sugar-sand beaches, and the gorgeous reefs.

I can tell you from personal experience that when I have traveled in the Maldives, and it doesn’t matter which resort I am visiting, without exception there are gay staff members, and there are fellow gay tourists visiting the island.  I just came back from the Maldives with my partner and we were treated very respectfully by the locals in the capital of Male as well as at the staff at the resort, 90% of the which are Maldivian.  So, traveling around the world as a gay person is a way to show the world that we exist and that we are just like them.

I understand that some people may not wish to visit the Maldives because they do not want to in any way provide financial support to a country that isn’t openly pro-LGBTQ. 

However, it’s also illegal to consume alcohol and yet every resort offers alcohol.  In fact, some have an all you can drink policy as part of your rate.  Anyway, keep in mind that the Maldives is made up of 1196 islands. And each resorts it takes up an island so they pretty much operate in a bubble and most are very welcoming. However, the key is to know which resorts are gay friendly.  Zoom Vacations books LGBTQ travelers to the Maldives on a regular basis and not only are we extremely welcomed at the properties that have a long-standing pro and embracing LGBTQ policies but we are offered the same amenities and benefits as our straight counterparts.  So, if you are on a honeymoon the same benefits apply.  Needless to say the Maldives is a paradise on Earth that should be visited by everyone.   However, if you prefer to vacation where being gay is actually legal then Thailand is another great spot.

At our preferred Maldives resorts, LGBTQ travelers can relax, unwind, be themselves, and have the vacation of their dreams.

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