After I Do: Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations
BY Advocate.com Editors
September 17 2008 11:00 PM ET
Now that same-sex
marriage is on offer in Massachusetts and California,
as well as north of the border, and civil unions in Vermont,
New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey available,
it’s time to start planning what to do once the
I Do’s are done. Read on for the top homo
honeymoon hotspots in North America.
Tolerant, easygoing, and deliciously sunny,
Hawaii wins our vote for top honeymoon spot. Splash in
the surf, walk hand in hand around a volcano, or
explore a rainforest and then come back to the 40-acre Grand
Wailea (3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, Maui;
808-875-1234; $375+). It’s a lovers’ and a
water lover's paradise, with a 2,000 foot-long pool,
nine free-form pools, rapids, jungle pools, slides,
waterfalls, and more. The 50,000 square-foot Spa Grande has
40 treatment rooms, many with ocean views.
Alternatively, join the happy, holidaying hordes in
Honolulu and check in to the hip, boutique Wyland Waikiki (400 Royal Hawaiian
Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu; 877-995-2638; $129+).
Sculptures of frolicking otters, whales, and turtles
adorn the grounds of this luxurious hotel. It’s the
first Robert Wyland-themed hotel and features the famed
marine artist’s works throughout the
hotel’s public spaces and 400 guestrooms.
Provincetown is a perfect spot for a gay or
lesbian honeymoon. Women and men flock to this haven
of acceptance to enjoy its sandy charms and quaint
inns and restaurants. Wholesome P-town calls out to couples,
with long bike paths, art galleries, historic
buildings, and some of the best gay guesthouses in the
world. Our first favorite address is Crowne Pointe (82 Bradford St;
508-487-6707 or 877-276-9631; $109+), a gleaming
Victorian with 40 luxury rooms, suites, and
apartments. The other top choice is women-owned Fairbanks Inn (90 Bradford St;
800-324-7265; $120+), an exceptional, lovingly
restored and maintained 200-year-old Captain's house. You
can bank on falling in love with its romantic and
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