Gay Barbados

Gay Barbados

Barbados is a wonderful paradise island escape in the Caribbean

Is Barbados Gay-Friendly?

Barbados is a diverse and vibrant destination, but like many places, it has its own set of attitudes and laws regarding homosexuality. While it's not uncommon for gay travellers to visit, there have been concerns about how same-sex couples may be treated. In Barbados, homosexuality is legal. While some staff members at resorts may be indifferent or welcoming, it's essential to be mindful of public displays of affection. Many gay couples have visited Barbados without major issues, and some have had very positive experiences at various resorts. At TravelGay, we ensure listing and recommending safe and gay-friendly venues only. Enjoy your stay, and while it's important to be safe, you can also be yourself and have a memorable time.

Christ Church Hotels

Christ Church is generally known for its open and accepting attitude towards the LGBT community. While the social and legal environment can change over time, Barbados has been making strides towards more inclusive policies and attitudes. The country's efforts to become a republic and its progressive outlook offer promising prospects for LGBT rights.
South Beach Hotel by Ocean Hotels
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Rockley Main Road, Christ Church, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Miami Style. Easy Access.

The South Beach Hotel offers a 4-star experience inspired by the style of South Beach, Miami. This boutique hotel features apartment-style junior suites and suites with inclusive breakfast. It's located opposite Rockley Beach and near the Barbados boardwalk, with several dining experiences within walking distance.. 

The hotel is an excellent base for exploring the island, with easy access to public transport. It's transforming into The Rockley, promising even more exciting updates shortly.

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Sea Breeze Beach House by Ocean Hotels
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Maxwell Coast Rd, Christ Church, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Stunning Ocean Views. Adult-only Areas.

Sea Breeze Beach House is a 4.5-star boutique all-inclusive resort offering a chic beach house ambience. Ideal for families and couples, it features a dedicated family area with a pool and kids' club and an adults-only area for a more serene experience. The resort offers plush loungers, water misting, and beachside dining with options like skewers and flatbreads. Guests are encouraged to upgrade to Luxury Collection Junior Suites for stunning ocean views.

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O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels
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Dover Rd, Christ Church , Barbados

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Why this hotel? Cool and contemporary beach club style resort.

The O2 Beach Club & Spa is a five-star all-inclusive beach club inspired resort in Barbados, perfect for those looking to unwind in luxury. It boasts stunning rooms and suites, gourmet dining, and a serene spa with ocean facing treatment rooms and the islands only hammam spa suite, offering a complete luxury experience. 

The resort is located at the far end of St. Lawrence Gap, bordered by beautiful white sandy beaches and the clear blue Caribbean Sea. It offers various room choices, including Junior Suites, including some swim up and more spacious 1-2 bedroom Luxury Concierge suites, with adult-only options available. 

Dining at the O2 Beach Club is a culinary adventure with multiple restaurants and bars, including a rooftop tapas lounge and signature fine diningn restaurant, Oro to experience. There are also two swim up pool bars, and a rooftop tapas bar with DJ several afternoons a week.

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Seaclusion- Eastmond Villas Collection
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5947+44G, Derricks, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Ultra luxury Villa! Stunning, airy interiors and rooms with a view!

Seaclusion is an ultra luxury colonial style villa, part of the gay friendly and welcoming Eastmond Villas Collection on the platinum coast of island of Barbados.

With six exceptionally distinct bedroom suites, five of which provide breathtaking views of the sea by way of private terraces, this super luxury villa open to covered terraces and lounging areas ideal for spending quality time with family and friends. This super villa also includes an exercise and yoga studio, infinity edge pool and sun terrace, a piano room, a private gazebo, standalone rainfall showers, a private cocktail bar and a fully equipped kitchen amongst many more first class amenities.

On the Barbados’ exclusive platinum coast means that you’re minutes away from Holetown, offering guests a sophisticated wide array of restaurant options for fine dining, exquisite shopping choices and the finest of Barbadian experiences. Seaclusion is also two minutes away from the world renowned Cliff Restuarant, boasting 180 degree whitewater views and elite cuisine. Despite this, the full villa management team in conjunction with the extremely knowledgeable world class concierge team is available 24/7 to ensure guests have the grandest of vacations.

You can take a virtual tour of the Villa here.

And also view a video for Seaclusion here.

For more information and rates contact Eastmond Villas directly at for all enquiries and to book directly. 


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Terrace Bar
Wood Fired Pizza Oven
The SoCo Hotel
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Soco Hotel, Bridgetown, Christ Church, Barbados, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Pastries by the pool.

The SoCo Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Barbados capital of Bridgetown. The hotel is known for its unrivaled ocean views, exceptional service, and impeccable attention to detail. 

Guests can choose between two categories of accommodations: the SoCo Room and the SoCo Deluxe. These oceanfront rooms ensure that guests leave feeling refreshed, with comfortable beds, clean decor, and access to a private balcony to enjoy the view.

The SoCo restaurant, meanwhile, is out to tantalize the tastebuds. It offers a unique farm-to-table experience so guests can enjoy fresh local and regional dishes with a touch of international flair. 

Other facilities on the premises include various swimming pools, a private place for a beachside wedding, and a bar that serves handcrafted cocktails.

All these combined make The SoCo Hotel Barbados the perfect tropical escape.

Sugar Bay Barbados
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Sugar Bay Barbados, Garrison Historic Area, Bridgetown, Christ Church, Barbados, Barbados

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Why this hotel? So much dining and drinking options!

Sugar Bay Barbados is a 4-star, all-inclusive beach resort in the capital of Barbados. It is the brainchild of the Seale Family whose patriarch has a long history with the hospitality industry. Today, this family-owned Barbados beach resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

Guests who choose to stay at Sugar Bay have a choice between two accommodation collections: the Signature Collection, which can be the Signature rooms, Deluxe Signature rooms or Family Suites, and the Oceanfront Collection, which can be Oceanfront rooms, Deluxe Oceanfront rooms, Oceanfront Honeymoon suites, or Oceanfront Family suites.

Sugar Bay also offers a feast for the senses with its selection of dining options. From the Reef Restaurant with its Caribbean and international cuisine to Umi and its Asian-fusion menu. There's also a cafe, bar, and steakhouse within the premises.

With a spa and fitness centre, a private space on the beach for weddings, and excellent staff service, Suagr Bay Barbados is the place for the island getaway of your dreams.

Holetown Hotels

Barbados, as a whole, is a laid-back island nation and Holetown, a city on the country's west coast, is considered a safe place for LGBTQ+ tourists. While homosexual acts are still illegal and same-sex marriage isn't recognized in the country, visitors can find various gay-friendly hotels and establishments across Holetown.
Coral Reef Club
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Coral Reef Club Hotel, Porters, Holetown, Saint James, Barbados, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Well-appointed rooms with thoughtful touches.

The Coral Reef Club is a 5-star luxury hotel set amidst 12 acres of sprawling landscaped gardens in the historic Holetown. 

This award-winning, family-owned and run luxury resort is known for its island-style ambience, with accommodations in traditionally designed wooden balustrading, fretwork and shutters. Guests can choose between six types of rooms, from the cosy cottage/garden room to the airy villas with multiple beds and bathrooms.

The facilities in the hotel are also top-notch. Housed within a beautiful, colonial-inspired building, the grounds look like a tropical garden paradise, making the spa facilities, which include various treatment rooms, feel even more luxurious. There are also two tennis courts, a gym, two large swimming pools, and a salon and boutique for guests with styling needs.

Dinner and drinks are also an experience of their own at The Coral Reef Club. The restaurant overlooks the Caribbean sea and offers dishes combining classical cuisine with a Caribbean flair. The bar is an open-air space with comfortable furniture and stylish Caribbean vibe. Friendly barmen are ready to mix guests' cocktails of choice.

Mango Bay Hotel
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Mango Bay Hotel, Holetown, Holetown, Saint James, Barbados, Barbados

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Why this hotel? Welcoming staff and breathtaking ocean views.

Mango Bay Hotel is an all-inclusive, 4-star beachfront hotel located in the historic city of Holetown in Barbados. 

The hotel has numerous spacious, airy, contemporary-style rooms with a touch of Caribbean flair. Guests have a choice between six types of accommodation, from the Penthouse suite that offers panoramic ocean views to the standard rooms that place visitors adjacent the 1st and 2nd streets, conveniently closer to the city's lively nightlife. 

Amenities include king-sized beds, air conditioning, free WiFi, and more. There are also several facilities within the hotel grounds, including the Shanti Serenity Spa, a space for a wedding by the beach, and Julian's Restaurant, the hotel's premier dining facility.

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