Out Traveler Awards: Time to Vote

11.8.2013

By OUTTraveler Editors

It's a big world out there, with endless opportunities for adventure, love, learning, sex, and culture. We want to know what you think are the places worth a plane ride, and your dollars, in 2013.

Best Small Hotel or Resort
Aside from the chains, what are the smaller resorts that have you coming back for more?

The Grand Resort and Spa
This Fort Lauderdale property lives up to its name. The largest gay-owned and operated men's resort hotel on the beach in F.L. is first-class luxury all the way. It may be a gay resort but it's not about dirty, dark corners, instead it features spa treatments, tasteful rooms, a crystalline pool, and a friendly clientele.

Island House
This male only, clothing optional Key West resort boasts an attentive staff, ultra clean and tasteful facilities, and some pretty sexy amenities (health club complete with sauna and steam room, free drinks during Happy Hour, a 24 hour café, and complimentary “adult entertainment” channels in your room.) "Hot Naked Sundays" at the Island House is the hottest, all-male pool party in town.

Jules et Jim
Besides being the name of a '60s-era movie, Jules et Jim is a boutique hotel in Paris's gayborhood, the Marais. Ideally located near the Pompidou Centre and several Metro stations, this stylish hotel personifies Paris.

Lumeria
Located in Maui's verdant north coast, this resort is all about relaxation, rejuvenation, and peace. Originally built in 1909, this gorgeous resort has no TVs, but plenty of fresh local food, yoga classes, and quiet spots for meditation.

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