If you’ve always wanted to go on a gay overseas adventure, but are not so keen on huge crowds and packed dance floors, TropOut may be perfect for you.
If you’ve always wanted to go on a gay overseas adventure, but are not so keen on huge crowds and packed dance floors as on a gay cruise, TropOut may be perfect for you. Launched in 2016, TropOut manages “stylish, week-long gay travel experiences” with new adventures announced throughout the year. Luxury accommodation, tranquil open-air beach clubs, cultural excursions and private island beach parties with groups of fellow gay travellers combine to make truly memorable short trips away.
This gay tour operator has successfully held a “stylish gay beach festival” – the inaugural one taking place in Thailand in April 2016, and launched by DJ Robin Schulz on Bang Tao Beach.
TropOut’s next adventure is to Phuket in April 2022. But if you’re looking to extend your travels, check out Bali, Bangkok and beyond: Tips for travelling to Southeast Asia.
TropOut was created to provide totally unguarded travel experiences in amazing and luxurious locations for those seeking an international gay adventure, but who are not necessarily interested in “mega-cruises and circuit parties”.
If you are keen to jet off to TropOut, here’s a helpful tip if you’re HIV negative and on PrEP, or living with HIV and using treatment medication – always take all of your PrEP or HIV medication in your carry-on. That way, if your hold luggage is lost or put on the wrong flight, your regimen won’t be interrupted. More info on travelling with prescription medications can be found at the Smartraveller website. Check out Tickets, money, passport, PrEP! – Travel tips for the intrepid and protected and Travel insurance for the HIV positive jetsetter for more.
TropOut isn’t the only way to get your gay holiday beach fix, if you’re looking for a similar (but far cheaper) experience on Australian shores, head to Turtle Cove — an LGBTI adult holiday resort in Cairns.
If a beach holiday isn’t your thing though, there are other great gay adventures to be had: skiing the slopes of New Zealand at Gay Ski Week Queenstown or Victoria’s Mount Hotham with Frosty Fruits; or going off road at a gay men’s camping trip, like those organised by Camp It.