The gay community has seen an increase in the number of exclusively gay tour operators that have started to appear in and around Europe. One of the up and coming countries to offer an exclusive gay experience is, maybe surprisingly, Turkey.
Over the last few years Turkey has seen an increasing acceptance towards the gay community and this has helped gay holiday makers feel a trust and affinity with the country. It is not surprising, therefore, that exclusively gay resorts have appeared in the region, especially in Bodrum.
The reason that we mentioned that Turkey was perhaps, a surprising candidate for gay holidays is due to the fact that the country is Muslim by religion. However, the difference is that Turkey seems to have an acceptance towards the gay community and is very forward thinking when it comes to allowing the gay community to enjoy a relaxing vacation in their country.
An exclusive gay resort can often mean that all your amenities and entertainment are catered for on site, and you may not need to leave the resort if you don't want to! Of course, this doesn't stop you from venturing out and enjoying the local delicacies and experiencing a new country.
Some gay travel companies will also put on organized excursions allowing you to see the local area. If you plan on venturing outside of your resort an excursion is a good way of finding your bearings and finding out what the local area has to offer to your gay holiday experience.
Turkey has a growing number of gay restaurants and bars, which means that gay people or couples can feel entirely comfortable in the Turkish surroundings and giving them the freedom to relax and enjoy their holiday.
Many gay holiday tour operators will allow you to customize your holiday experience. Once you have booked your accommodation you can set out to find the best deal in terms of flights and airport transfers. This gives you full flexibility on being able to find the airport closest to you. You can also opt for local car hire rather than organized airport transfers, so you could have your car for the duration of your stay in Turkey.