New York State’s recent ruling gives same-sex couples the opportunity to tie the knot. Couples will never have a better excuse to live out their dream getaway. That’s where we come in: Absolute Travel’s signature mix of inspiring and personalized journeys will captivate same-sex honeymooners, while also ensuring they are comfortable and welcomed, no matter where our happy couples’ travels take them.
Just like our honeymooners, no two trips are alike
Every Absolute Travel journey is curated and researched based on the personality and interests of our travelers. No two trips are alike and our ideas of romantic bliss are as different as, well, we are. Whether your ideal getaway involves unwinding with a glass of Malbec and cozy fire for two in Argentina; embarking on a heart-pounding safari while staying in the most fabulous properties imaginable in South Africa; or simply relaxing on a hammock while taking in the Balinese sunset, Absolute Travel wants to help build your version of the ideal once-in-a-lifetime journey for two, ensuring your experience is seamless, authentic, and exceeds your expectations.
We are passionate, experienced and opinionated about travel
Our recommendations are honest and straightforward and the people with whom we connect you across the globe are our friends, not strangers from a guide book. We will provide you with private access and special experiences to color your journey and handpick the properties across the globe where you don’t have to think twice about relaxing and just being yourself.
“Where will we be especially welcomed?”
Although Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington DC welcome same-sex marriages, unfortunately this is not the reality everywhere. Luckily, Absolute Travel has been circling the globe for years to find the most welcoming destinations and properties for gay travelers. Our top country picks: Argentina and South Africa have already recognized same-sex marriage and have all the fittings for an idyllic honeymoon. Bali, Thailand, and Brazil are also brilliant honeymoon destinations.
Our property picks
Brazil: The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a perfect match for honeymooners with its warm staff, sexy rooftop pool, pulsing nightlife and perfect location on Ipanema beach near chic shopping and buzzing cafes. Zank Boutique Hotel in Salvador is another standout, a colonial-style mansion oozing with spectacularly-designed rooms, seaside views and a luxurious spa.
South Africa: South Africa is packed with fabulous properties that make couples look at each other in giddy disbelief. The Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge falls in that category. Run by charming couple, Shaun and Rodney, honeymooners will feel right at home (a Ralph Lauren-esque safari home at that) while taking in the wildlife hanging out nearby their private plunge pool. Add a few days at the fabulous La Residence in the winelands and Cape Town’s chic Kensington Place and you’re guaranteed a trip of a lifetime.
Thailand: Your honeymoon begins in Bangkok at the all-suite Lebua at State Tower. Share a private moment on your spacious balcony taking in the stunning views of the city before riding the elevator up to the Sky Bar at Sirocco, one of the world’s highest and chicest open air bars. Next, head to the beach and leave the world behind at the Aleenta Phuket – Phang Nga Resort and Spa. This new luxury boutique combines sophisticated style with a fantastic beach location and sprawling sea views. Their private Pool Villas are our top pick for honeymooners—no worries about getting tan lines here!
Traveling forms an unmatchable bond
From the minute you say “I do” to your return home, Absolute Travel will be working hard to ensure your journey is packed with special moments to cherish for a lifetime together. We are the first to tell you that traveling connects people like nothing else, and we’re certain our deluxe honeymoons will provide you with stories to enrich your lives for years to come.
Just let us know what your dream honeymoon entails; we will handle the rest.