There are many resorts, cruises, and vacation spots that are open to the gay community. Being part of the 40-and-over crowd does not limit you on the vacations available but perhaps you might want to visit somewhere you have never been before. You could visit South Africa for a safari, stay at a clothing optional resort or sample the Caribbean on a gays-only cruise.
Cape Town located in South Africa offers a variety of attractions for the mature gay traveler. Outdoor activities include pristine beaches, wine tasting, and tours of exotic wildlife. South Africa has become a socially progressive and cosmopolitan country providing employment non-discrimination laws, marriage equality and adoption laws to the gay and lesbian community. While on vacation, enjoy the nightlife at clubs such as Beaulah Bar and Crew which has a gay and lesbian clientele.
The Desert Paradise Resort located in Palm Springs, California, is a clothing optional gay resort. The Desert Paradise offers all guests central air and heat, refrigerator, microwave, large bathrooms built for two with tile showers, a television, and tile floors. Resort amenities include mountain views, saltwater heated pool, outdoor shower, steam room, dry sauna, Jacuzzi, sundeck lounge, and free wireless Internet throughout the resort. The property boasts fountains and fish and ponds.
South Carribean Cruise
Atlantis Events offers and coordinates gay vacation packages and a variety of cruises. The Southern Caribbean cruise includes stops in Aruba, Curacao, St. Lucia and St. Martin and St. Maarten. The cruise departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and charters a major cruise line such as Royal Caribbean and customizes the cruise ship to accommodate the gay lifestyle.