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how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

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1. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

I've been there four times and have seen several gay and lesbian couples and a few gay/lesbian groups (one particularly hilarious and fun crowd who called themselves the Rainbow Coalition!). No-one (staff or other guests) seems to pay them any special (negative) attention whatsoever - they're just guests having a lovely time. Of course, the majority of the clientele at the VIM are hetero couples but, unless you go to a resort specifically marketing itself to gays/lesbians, I suspect you'll find that anywhere.

As for booze in the room, the only stuff they supply is beer BUT you can either order an (overpriced) bottle from the resort, bring a bottle in from outside (either go shopping in Playa del Carmen or bring a bottle in your checked luggage). Or you can do what I do - on the way back from the beach or pool, stop off at a bar and get a full glass of your tipple-du-jour without any mix or ice. Take that back to your room and you can mix your own highballs using ice from the machine and mix from your fridge. If you have any leftover booze that you don't want housekeeping to discard, make sure you pour it into an empty water bottle and either put it in the fridge or in the closet.

Edited: 28 March 2014, 20:30
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3. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

The most LGBT friendly in the area is Oasis Sens.

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4. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

Not assuming that you would be interested in this service but they do have a gay porn channel on TV. Point is, a non-gay friendly resort would probably only offer straight porn.

It is a great resort (one of my favorites) and I think you will feel very comfortable.

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5. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

Have never been to a gay unfriendly resort in RM. Have seen maybe a handful of gays at GBP and Palladium but then the Gaydar doesn't always work as well when mixed with alcohol so we could be missing some. As far as staff, no one has ever given us a weird stare for having booked a King bed and checking in as 2 males and we have had some fun conversations with bartenders as the days progress. As Tiana mentions, Oasis Sens advertises as LGBT friendly and having spoken to several guest there the percentage ranges from 20-40% LGBT at that resort. So you will be welcome and comfortable at all resorts

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6. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

I know this is little off topic, but stay clear from the Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana - mostly Russians and i say them "bugging" i will call it a gay couple from the states 2 years ago.

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7. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

I suspect the OP is only too aware that there is no guarantee they won't encounter close minded, intolerant people, no matter how gay friendly the general area may be.

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9. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

For other suggesitons you may try to find a website that caters more to the gay community, especially travel ones as they are more likely to have personal experience.

There are a couple of resorts that cater to a "wilder/freer lifestyle" but Gay or straight that type of place may not be for you. Desire is one that comes to mind.

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10. Re: how gay friendly is the valentin imperial maya?

Desires is hetero couples only.

Edited: 30 March 2014, 19:28
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