We found paradise, relaxation, stunning island beauty and friendly Melanesian people when we visited Vanuatu and the Isle of Pines on a recent cruise around the Pacific. Although we discovered no gay factor in the islands during our short stay, we did find a few fabulous things to do.
Rotorua is the 'hot spot' to stop in New Zealand's North Island and has long been renowned for its mud pools, steaming geysers, natural hot mineral springs and the fascinating Māori culture. Unfortunately, as far as we are aware, the town has no 'hot' gay night life. However, the daytime tourist activities 'sizzle' and have a real wow factor.
On a recent visit to Cairns we caught up with Jay Horne, publisher and editor of FNQ Magazine while he was working in his other role as owner of Paradiso Cafe, located at the Centre Of Contemporary Arts Cairns (just look for the giant jelly babies) in Abbott Street. We were amazed at his passion and energy in helping to promote both gay travel, gay events and the gay community in what he refers to as the 'tropical pink paradise' of Far North Queensland.
If an all over tan is what you want, somewhere you can relax under tall pine trees in a private tranquil garden by a sparkling saltwater pool, then you will love Undarius Hotel. Just over twelve months old, gay owned and managed, set in a semi-rural, beachside landscape, this is a perfect place for a complete chill out.
Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is great for a chill-out gay holiday. Alexandria Bay is a beautiful gay beach in Noosa National Park. Noosa has great restaurants, wonderful out door activities and Noosa Cove Holiday Apartments is great for a gay stay.
First time travellers to Buenos Aires should have a starting point for a really successful vacation. Here are a few suggestions to kickstart your 'BA gay stay'.