Gay Friendly Seychelles – The Gay UK

Author: , April 20th, 2019

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When you think of dream beach getaways and idyllic honeymoon destinations there are a few locations that spring to mind. You might consider the Caribbean, plan to bounce over to Bermuda, or maybe even the Maldives. Unfortunately, the sad truth is all those countries still class being gay as a criminal act. So there’s one clear winner when it comes to the best place to go for a gay beach vacation, the Seychelles aka the GAYchelles!

In May 2016, the Seychelles Parliament voted to amend Section 151 of their Penal Code that named sodomy a felony that was punishable with up to 14 years in prison. While the news wasn’t especially well-received by religious leaders, it was a landmark decision that gives gay travel enthusiasts added confidence in visiting the stunning 115-island country off the East African coast, making it one of the few African countries to decriminalize the gays.

With male-male intercourse now legal (lesbian sex was always fine apparently), the gay friendly Seychelles have even legalised same-sex marriage, and gay residents are able to legally adopt children as a couple. That being said, the predominantly Catholic country is still fairly conservative, operating a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to all visitors, but with any hostility directed more towards locals than tourists.

By Nick Baker – Full Story at The Gay UK

 

5 Of The Best Places To Stay For Eco-Friendly Vacations – Nomadic Boys

Author: , April 14th, 2016

Nomadic Boys - Laos

Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness.

The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly. Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world with a bit of help from our friends at the Travel Ticker team.

#1 LAOS

Tourism in Laos has really taken off in the past decade with tourists heading in their numbers to places like Vang Vieng and the UNESCO protected Luang Prabang. There’s more to the country of course, with a lot of undiscovered beauty, particularly in the more remote South.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Side By Side Holidays – Gay Tour Operator in the Seychelles

Author: , January 11th, 2016

Side by Side

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great LGBT friendly tour operators.

We specialise in luxury, tailor-made tours and holiday packages for individual gay and straight travellers and small groups. Our main destination are Seychelles Island, South Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Reunion. Our travel partners excel at handcrafting and coordinating complex international luxury itineraries. Their expertise and connections cover all logistics, transportation, accommodation, guides, and insider access to unique experiences – as well as 24X7 supports throughout your trip and after. We are based in the Seychelles, and we have travel managers dedicated to our customers in England, France, Italy and the United States.

See the Side by Side Holidays Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Seychelles