Oct 30, 11, 2:01 pm
I'm looking for a gay beach getaway for a long w/e over New Year's that's not too far away. I need to de stress but have no time to get away until then. I know it's not the best time to go anywhere. Was thinking about the DR. Starting out in DC. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. GRF
Oct 31, 11, 2:24 pm
It's not a "gay" beachfront resort, but it's a fabulous beachfront resort in Punta Cana that I stayed at about a month ago.
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
It's an all-inclusive resort (all food, alcohol, non-motorized activities, mini bar, etc.) is included with your stay. They have an adults-only pool, and the beach is right there if you opt for sand. They have like 9 to 11 different restaurants (Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Spanish, all-day buffet, etc.), sports bar, casino, cigar bar, spa, and Jacuzzi's on most hotel room decks.
I stayed in the "Club Premium" suites, so there were two large complimentary bottles of rum and a bottle of champage waiting for me upon arrival. And, the "Club Premium" lounge in the lobby had food and champagne, plus hard-wire computer access, until 10pm.
Although it wasn't a gay resort, there were some hot gay boys there - mainly from Spain and Latin America. And, the straight people were really cool and gay-friendly (I even got "very friendly" with a newlywed couple from Colombia - yikes!). The Russians can be a little snooty towards gay tourists, but I didn't find them bothersome.
Nov 6, 11, 2:42 pm
If you stay at an all-inclusive, make sure you still get out to mingle with the locals. They are very gay-friendly in general and most men seem to be bisexual on some level. There is a club in Bavaro called Mangu that gets a decent gay crowd at least on weekends--mostly on the upstairs level where the music is more "electronica".