Now that the pandemic is — thankfully and finally — starting to abate, what type of luxury gay travel destinations should you have at the top of your list? After a long year-plus where we’ve all spent so, so, so much time inside in our little quarantined worlds, it’s natural to want to get out and see some of the real world around us now that we’re inching towards safe global travel again. Just imagine how great that will be able to feel — to get out of that old routine and away from those familiar walls and surroundings and breathe in the fresh air of someplace exotic and new. What could be more refreshing to the soul after a period that’s tested our spirits and tried our patience? 

For those of us that seek out the luxury gay travel experience, there’s no better time to start planning an invigorating, refreshing trip out of your house or apartment to some wonderful destinations. After day after day after day stuck inside, it’s time to take full advantage of every travel opportunity you can get! 

So what are the must-see spots for your post-pandemic luxury gay travel trips? Here’s a list of our favorite luxury gay travel destinations — places where you can immerse yourself in a new culture, relax and recharge, and revel in the fact that you’re somewhere (anywhere!) else. 

Destination #1: Tahiti and French Polynesia

Our final recommendation for an unforgettable luxury gay travel destination? The paradise-on-earth waters and islands of Tahiti and French Polynesia. Trek your way through a rejuvenating island excursion, from the historic sights of Tahiti (of Captain Cook and Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and the secluded beauty of Bora Bora to the laid-back pace of Huahine and the crystal-clear waters of Taha’a. After a year-plus of quarantine, this little slice of paradise is exactly what a traveler’s soul needs. 

Must-see spot: The island of Moorea features some of the more spectacular sights in the world, with jagged green volcanic peaks and a stunning blue lagoon surrounded by white sands surrounded by a lush, verdant natural backdrop. Another extraordinary spot on Moorea? The bustling downtown market is called “Le Marche,” full of local treasures, delicious fruits, and plenty of surprises.

There is limited availability on Source Dreams of Tahiti Cruise, September 16-23, 2021 aboard the Wind Spirit

Destination #2: The Antarctic

For a genuinely thrilling — and unique — luxury gay travel expedition in the post-pandemic world, a journey to Antarctica might be just what you need. A continent filled with magnificent natural beauty and some of the world’s most captivating wildlife, traveling to Antarctica in true style offers an unbeatable experience like no other in the world. Glaciers, penguins, whales, icebergs, and more — there’s enough wonder on this trek to the edge of the world to last a lifetime and more. 

Must-see spot: The famous Drake Passage, connecting South America to the Antarctic Peninsula. On this bold voyage, you’ll be able to witness the northernmost point of the “White Continent” and the South Shetland Islands, along with the petrel and albatross birds that dot the crystal-clear sky. Along with that, you could glimpse humpback whales, hourglass dolphins, and other marvels of nature through the Passage’s icy waters. 

You may like: The “Antarctic Solar Eclipse Cruise,” scheduled for November 28-December 10, 2021. Includes an opportunity to see a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse, set for December 4, 2021, against the majestic splendor of the Antarctic (the only place on earth where travelers can see it). 

Destination #3: Morocco

Explore the “gateway to Africa” in truly memorable style with a journey to this prime luxury gay travel destination. A country of remarkable beauty and history, Morocco offers a dazzling array of unforgettable experiences — from overnight trips into the Sahara desert to shopping and dining on the streets of Casablanca and Tangier and exciting explorations of ancient cities and landmarks. Here’s looking at you, world travelers. 

Must-see spot: The astonishing Hassan II Grand Mosque in Casablanca. One of only two mosques open for visiting in all of Morocco, this mosque is the largest in the world (housing as many as 25,000 worshippers) and its sprawling minaret is the tallest religious structure in the world. 

You may like: The “Splendors of Morocco” journey.  Source will be announcing another journey to Morocco taking place in May of 2022. 

You may like: The “Full Moon Tahiti Cruise,” scheduled for September 16-23, 2021. Features stops to Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Huahine aboard one of the best vessels for luxury gay travel — the “Wind Spirit” sailing yacht.