Are these resorts Gay Friendly?
Are these resorts Gay Friendly?
Have you read anything about Jamaica? I'll save you the time. Jamaica is very anti-gay. Yes, there have been same-sex couples at Couples, but no one encourages it. Best to choose another island.
The resorts are...Jamaica is not. Just keep all PDA only at the resorts and you will be fine.
Homosexual activity is illegal in Jamaica.... keep that in mind when choosing a vacation site.
In 14 trips we tend to see at least a few gay couples each trip. They seem to be enjoying themselves. I can't find the thread, but I recall Randymon once commenting that Couples were for all couples in love. Care should be taken off the resort however, as in most places, the level of acceptance varies.
As far as I know absolutely, there were a few same sex couples at CN when I was there last Aug
Resorts are very definitely gay friendly! Why wouldn't they be?
Single sex relationships are, however, frowned upon in Jamaica so there may be some disquieting looks when (and if) you are out and about. Just be sensible out there. Over the top PDA's are also unacceptable at Couples resorts but this is not a way of limiting your closeness to your SO, just respect for others.
Have a great time!
The resorts are friendly to everybody, and we've spoken with a few gay couples, both male & female, at CN that felt just at home as anyone else. On our last trip, there was a wedding party there, and the photographer guys, who were gay and also childhood friends of the bride, were there with everyone else, and nobody treated them any differently.
That being said, Jamaica is really weird about this. There are actually laws against male homosexuals, but not against females. PDA by a male couple, off-resort & in-public of course, can carry a pretty hefty fine & possible arrest. This law does not apply to females though.
Regardless of what else you hear on this thread, trust me when I say you will be fine. Just be aware of the laws for the short time you are off-resort, and once you get on-resort, you will have the time of your life.
resort is, island isn't
I suggest Puerto Vallarta.
Like others have said, the resort IS for all couples in love. We too have met more than a few gay couples who were having a blast, as they should. Again, like others said, be cautious of PDA off the resort. Come and enjoy yourselves!
We have been going to CSA since 1996 and our gay friends have come with us on and off throughout the years. They have always enjoyed themselves, been treated with respect and developed many good friendships with other Couples and the Jamaican people. PDA is respectful as it should be with any couple. As with many places in the world, you will always find those that stare or whisper something but we should all be use to that whether gay or not. AND as for leaving the resort, be aware of your actions and surroundings no matter who you are. Common sense and good judgment are an everyday part of life whether at home or on vacation.
my wife and I (lesbian couple) have been to csa twice and are returning to our second home in October. we can't wait. we were also concerned before our first trip to Jamaica because we had heard it wasn't gay friendly. we had no problems at all. I will say that we only left the resort a couple of times. we aren't huge on PDAs so no worries.
73 days till our first trip to Couples! We chose CTI and can not wait spend our honeymoon in paradise enjoying all that Couples has to offer. 5/20-5/28/15
I would personally (as a straight person) not visit a resort unfriendly to my gay friends. Couples welcomes lovers of all sorts. I do come to Jamaica and visit couples because I feel they are part of what will become the change the island will eventually undergo, like the rest of the world, in accepting gay couples and individuals as God's children like the rest of us. Thank you, Couples, for setting an example in this regard and we hope sincerely that it will catch on sooner rather than later.
I have seen gay couples every trip I make to Jamaica, and no one was ever bothered. I am happy that all couples in love are welcome.
The only advice I have is to pairs coming to Couples, whether gay or straight...inappropriate displays of affection can make others very uncomfortable, and being from a generation that has had to work to overcome some discomfort with the new realities (my problem, not the problem of gay couples) that I couldn't care less about what type of couple joins us at the pool...it's all about behaviour, not sexual orientation.
Respect works both ways...if it is given it is usually returned.