Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:34 PM
Does anyone know? I tried some internet searching that gave me mixed results. Just wondering!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:43 PM
And actually, if I knew that about Jamaica I probably would have picked somewhere else. geesh!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:48 PM
Steve has a family member who is in a same sex relationship and they are planning on staying at the Sandals Grande in O.R. and they hadn't mentioned it.
I'll find out if they have booked yet or not and let you know if I find anything out.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:59 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:07 PM
Jamaica is not terribly gay friendly. In tourist areas people should be fine as long as they are not overly amourous as that is frowned upon. There are a few resorts that have gay groups go to Jamaica regularly such as Hedonism. The violence is primarily directed at gay Jamaicans. For such a beautiful island it's a really horrible thing.
Acutually, many Caribbean islands are not gay friendly to varying degrees- I remember hearing about a cruise ship that was chartered by a gay group that was turned away in Grand Cayman a few years ago.
Hope that helps!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:30 PM
Good to know Sandals changed their policy. At the time I booked I was told no, they wouldn't allow same sex so that is a big reason I chose Couples.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:31 PM
I have a gay couple coming to my wedding. They are the ones that told me how unfriendly Jamaica is towards gays. They jumped at the chance to come to my wedding because they always wanted to go to Jamaica and they think it will be less noticeable to the locals if they are there as part of a large group (rather than just the 2 of them on vacation).
Posted 07 March 2008 - 01:02 AM
We asked our TA this question too...as we have gay uncles in our party. Sandals Cuba allows gay couples, though it is looked upon by locals as strange. But, Cuba is even considering allowed gay marriages...so they aren't that far behind. The Sandals told us that our gay uncles can come to the wedding.
Now if only I can get Sandals Cuba to let us know if we have rooms booked. Seems Cuba...does things at their OWN time.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 01:26 AM
Example: "One Love" By Bob Marley
Too bad everyone doesn't share the same feelings of unity.
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