I’ve stayed in numerous homosexual lodges all over the world, and fact be instructed, they’ve all been a bit sub-par. There’s a seemingly counter-intuitive understanding within the trade that as a result of a homosexual resort or resort merely must be homosexual to draw shoppers, it doesn’t want a lot else for the maintenance. For a very long time, homosexual resorts had been protected havens the place guests may very well be out, open, and cozy.
However in the present day, in loads of the world, these wants for security aren’t almost as essential anymore—and even related. Due to elevated sensitivity from hoteliers, and a dedicated effort by the tourism trade as a complete, a lot of the world is protected for homosexual and lesbian vacationers in the present day.
This summer season, the CHIC Punta Cana resort turned rainbow for per week. It’s not an always-gay resort, however for almost per week, the resort went all out. Internet hosting the primary ever Caribbean Satisfaction, CHIC Punta Cana invited drag stars and DJs to create a super-gay ambiance. Rainbow flags all through the property; from the second I stepped onto the resort, there have been LGBT flags and delight/love symbols in all places.
Whereas there have been loads of friends on the resort who had been there particularly due to the homosexual pageant, there have been loads of different heterosexual friends who simply occurred to be fortunate sufficient to go to the identical week. Throughout my lengthy weekend keep, I spoke to a couple heterosexual from the USA and so they had been loving it. Quite a lot of even competed within the swimsuit style contests and late-night events.
Teams of homosexual guys traveled from North America for the Caribbean Satisfaction pageant; there have been and (myself included) a handful of solo vacationers.
The entire week (at the least the weekend I used to be there), had a homosexual vibe all through. Cute boys in speedos had been in no quick provide and the music was pretty much as good because it was trashy. It’s simply what you need out of a homosexual resort weekend.
Test among the images beneath from my super-gay weekend at CHIC Punta Cana. My go to was hosted by the resort and you’ll read more about my weekend here.
Caribbean Pride 2017 was the primary of its type from resort administration firm, Blue Diamond Resorts. There have been different Satisfaction celebrations all through the Caribbean, however this was the primary occasion hosted by Blue Diamond and CHIC. Caribbean Satisfaction 2018 is already set for September 15—22. Toronto’s worldwide drag sensation, Miss Conception will carry out for the second 12 months in a row. DJ Johnny Dynell can also be on the books and boasts over three a long time of expertise spinning 1000’s of nights each in the US and abroad. Extra details about Caribbean Satisfaction might be discovered on their official website.
Caribbean Satisfaction Highlights
Miss Conception — Canadian drag famous person Miss Conception hosted an evening of drag on the seashore, plus the overwhelming majority of the daytime occasions together with a swimsuit competitors. She was equally hilarious and enjoyable. An everyday performer in Toronto, her presence at Caribbean Satisfaction actually made the occasion enjoyable for everybody—the few heterosexuals included!
Foam get together — Okay, I’m an enormous sucker for foam events it doesn’t matter what, however the one at Caribbean Satisfaction (on a Saturday afternoon) was over-the-top. Large beachballs, unicorn floats, a stay DJ, and free cocktails—what’s to not like?! This was the perfect of the delight events—nice ambiance!
The rooms — This was my first time at an all-inclusive resort, and my first go to to the Dominican Republic, so I wasn’t certain what to anticipate. CHIC Punta Cana has all of the facilities you’d anticipate of a luxurious resort however with out the stuffy perspective. My room, a part of the VIP suites, had a big, personal balcony and loads of area for me to make a multitude (and host a customer on at the least one event). A number of the extra luxurious rooms even had their very own personal swimming pools (subsequent time, please!).
The seashore — There’s a non-public seashore a part of the CHIC Punta Cana resort and it’s implausible! Smooth sand, coconut cabanas, shade the place you want it and—sure—limitless meals and drinks obtainable for friends! The water was implausible, heat and a mild slope into the ocean.
The meals — Okay, so the resort buffet is as you’d anticipate—a little bit little bit of every thing. The meals was good, perhaps not the very best meals you’d get, however it definitely hit all the correct spots. Contemporary fruit each morning, elaborate buffet dinners and hen wings all day, daily. There are 4 completely different eating places (together with as a part of the resort charge) on the property and my favourite was the steak restaurant (not an enormous shock, there!) with an excellent choice and among the greatest meals I had for the weekend.
The drinks — A endless provide of alcoholic drinks in a tropical resort: excellent. Apart from having bottles of rum, whisky, and vodka obtainable in my room, the poolside service and a swim-up pool bar had been particular highlights. In the course of the day, workers would often carry round speciality drinks for everybody by the pool, equivalent to coconuts (with rum) and rainbow-colored drinks. By the top of my journey I had a complete collection of images of me holding cocktails by the pool in nearly each shade possible.
Extra Caribbean Satisfaction Pictures
Beneath, a random assortment of safe-for-work images from my weekend!