As we roll into the month of August in South Florida, things really begin to get hot – and we’re not just speakng about the weather. There’s so much to do in Fort Lauderdale for tourists and natives alike, regardless of the season, age, or sexual orientation. With August being one of the hotter months, is the ultimate time to take advantage of some of the more unique activities Fort Lauerdale has to offer such as boat rentals/tubing, scuba diving, wave runner rentals, speed boat rides, para-sailing and more.

Within recent years, Fort Lauderdale itself has grown into what may seem to be no less than one giant gay resort. Fort Lauderdale’s gay scene, or as many call it Gay Fort Lauderdale, is flourishing with gay-friendly everything – from bars and nightclubs to shopping, fine dinning and resorts – many specifically tailored to the gay lifestyle. Even those which are not specifically “gay oriented” often boast themelves as “welcoming all lifestyles” as in Fort Lauderdale there seems to be no “norm”.

The neighboring city of Wilton Manors (the gayborhood) is about 2 miles from the beach and loaded with a concentration of LGBT focused businesses and venues. A quick trip through Wilton Manors on any given weekend may leave you with the impression that you’ve slipped into a gay-only fantasy world, often one which may cause you to cringe at the simple thought of leaving, and for good reason. Did you forget to pack swim trunks in your suitcase?? No probem, you can always stop at Gay Mart and pick up another pair. Got munchies after a long night of clubbing at RamRod or other gay bars along the strip? Stop at Humpy’s Pizza at 1:45a.m. for great Pizza & Panini. And the list goes on and on.

It’s quite shocking, not to mention very satisfying to discover a whole culture of LGBT couples and individuals, all gathered into one beautiful area…. Have you died and gone to heaven?? No, you’re just gay in Fort Lauderdale.

Having been informed of a few things that Gay Fort Lauderdale has to offer, let’s talk about where to stay. There’s an abundance of gay hotels and resorts in the Fort Lauderdale area, however none quite as appealing as The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa. Located just blocks from Wilton Manors on its own privately enclosed paradise rests The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa. Bordered on 2 sides by a quaint yet refreshing waterway padded with lush tropical landscape, The Cabanas is an award-winning clothing-optional resort and a definite favorite of those who are “in the know”.

Since opening in 2001, The Cabanas excellent scenery, prime location, generous amenities and superior customer service have yielded a loyal following of gay travelers from literally around the world. When you stay at The Cabanas, it’s more than just a hotel room to sleep in – It’s the experience of a lifetime. It’s an opportunnity to meet great people and enjoy great company. It’s the freedom to walk, swim or sun-bathe in the nude. It’s the chance to make lifelong friends with whom you can create memories that will never be forgotten. It’s the luxury of being who YOU want to be, because unlike the other gay resorts, The Cabanas is all about YOU.

Indulge in yourself, indulge in your relationship, indulge in the real gay lifestyle. The ultimate gay vacation begins at The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa of beautiful Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors. Don’t believe the hype??? View our (over 70 and counting) reviews on, one of the most trusted and respected traveler review sites in the world. The words of our loyal and satisfied visitors say it all.

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