As it is, planning a honeymoon is already a massive decision, with so many factors to consider to ensure the the couple (or throuple; or more, if this is the case) have the perfect newlywed escape. But for LGBT couples, there are often additional factors to consider.
“While it shouldn’t have to be the case, it remains an issue that LGBT equality and rights are not always respected in every country around the world, which can dramatically rule out certain destinations as a honeymoon choice for many couples,” stated The Latin America Travel Company.
With this in mind, the firm compiled its LGBT Honeymoon Ranking to create an “exhaustive, inclusive list of all the best places for LGBT couples to honeymoon and enjoy the perfect, romantic break everyone hopes their honeymoon will be.”
For the list, the firm analyzed both LGBT equality, plus overall honeymoon appeal across every destination around the world, using a variety of studies, reports and surveys. Firstly, the list was limited to those countries where homosexuality is not criminalized. These countries were then analyzed using various factors including marriage equality, LGBT travel recognition, honeymoon popularity and romantic setting, to assess the best honeymoon destination for LGBT couples.
Topping the list: Canada, with New Zealand in second place and Australia in third.
Other countries making the list are: Argentina, ranking in the top 20, largely as a result of the same-sex marriage bill that legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, making it the first country in Latin America to de-criminalize it; Ecuador (23rd), Costa Rica (26th), Chile (27th), and Brazil (30th).
Surprisingly (or not surprisingly?), no Asian countries made the list.