Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Soak Up the Sun This Winter at Island House Key West

Island House Key West has been a long-time favorite destination for gay men all over the world. Featuring a large heated pool, indoor and outdoor jacuzzies, steam room, and 24 hour gym and café; this clothing optional resort provides everything you could want for a nice relaxing getaway. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with chic décor and the grounds themselves are kept immaculate. The café provides simple but delicious cuisine, and they supply a free four drink happy hour daily! You can’t go wrong with that!

Island House Key West pool and cafe

Despite all these amazing amenities what really keeps visitors coming back are the people. Island House fosters a judgement free and welcoming community. Their staff and clientele represent the diversity of the gay community encompassing all races, ages and body shapes. No one is left to feel unwelcomed there. It’s a safe space for queer men to strike up a conversation and just be themselves for a while. As you can imagine, it is a very sex positive atmosphere but if that’s not your thing, that’s ok too! There are plenty of guys just looking to hang out and socialize. It manages to be highly erotic but low pressure if that makes sense. All you need do is come on down with an open mind and a willingness to let down your guard a bit. 

Island House Key West

If you do find yourself wanting to get out, gay nightlife is a quick 5-minute car ride or 20-minute walk to Duval Street where you will find Bourbon Street Pub, Aqua Nightclub and the 801 Bourbon Bar. For shopping you can head over to The Graffiti Clothing Store, In TOUCH Novelties or check out the local gay owned art galleries. If you’re looking for dinner out on the town then the 915 Bistro, The Little Pearl and Azur come highly recommended. 

Key West Tourism Facebook Page

Wintertime is the perfect time to plan your Key West getaway at Island House Key West to soak up the sun and thaw yourself out; but it truly is a year-round tourist destination. Island House operates as ‘home base’ for Key West Pride celebrations in June in addition to being a hotspot for the Bone Island Bare-It All Weekends in July and December. I also have it on pretty good authority that Key West Bear Weekend will be returning there this November (keep an eye out here for announcements, as they become available!)

What are you waiting for?! Book your trip now! Head to www.islandhousekeywest.com

Vacationer Staff

Vacationer Magazine's writing staff works hard to bring you all the latest LGBTQ travel articles to help inspire and inform.

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