In 1991, Atlantis Events held our first all-gay resort event with 300 guests at a Club Med Resort in Playa Blanca, Mexico. What started with the very simple idea of "a gay week on the beach with friends" has blossomed into a company producing all-gay cruise and resort vacations all over the world. Today, we are the largest company in the world dedicated to creating unique vacations for the gay and lesbian community.
Even now, hosting some 20,000 guests a year, Atlantis is dedicated to the same premise of creating a welcoming community that simply doesn't exist anywhere else: a place where you can relax, be yourself, and have fun in ways you never imagined.
Our staff comes from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. We have professional party planners, talent scouts, business executives, travel experts, and customer service specialists. We even have some straight people! What we all share is a passion for travel, and a commitment to ensuring our guests have their most memorable vacations ever.
We are a privately held company, independent in every way, and absolutely committed to providing the highest vacation standard to all our guests.
VACAYA completely reinvents the all-gay cruise and all-inclusive gay resort concepts by opening up the experience to lesbians, bisexuals, trans persons, queer men/women, those questioning their sexuality, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and polyamorous individuals, as well as gay men who’ve enjoyed the typical gay cruise experience. VACAYA is the only large-scale adults-only vacation company on earth built for the entire LGBTQIAPK community and their straight ally friends. VACAYA offers fun easy vacations with customized itineraries, personalized service, tailored entertainment, welcoming activities, friendly parties, and transformative moments. Shared experiences with like-minded LGBT+ adults and friends give us a new perspective on the world and remind us how lucky we are to be alive. VACAYA charters the entire ship or resort so we have the freedom to express our individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together. Our mission is to fulfill the vacation dreams of all adults who believe “love is love” while giving back to the community and immersing our guests in the cultures and places we visit around the world.
All-Inclusive Resorts – Staying at a VACAYA Oasis all-inclusive resort delivers a truly relaxing and exhilarating vacation because nearly everything is included for one incredible price. Our resorts offer scores of daytime activities, exclusive nightly entertainment, gourmet restaurants, exquisite turquoise waters, and sun-soaked beaches. But that’s only the beginning. These are places where we come together and feel part of a bigger family. With so much included, all that’s left to do is have fun and enjoy the value! Occasionally, we’ll offer something altogether different with VACAYA Oasis and we’ll be sure to list all that’s included/not included on the trip’s VALUE page.
LGBT+ Cruises – Life on the open water is about savoring the good times, finding beauty in the details, appreciating friends, and discovering new ones. Sailing the seven seas is about leaving the ordinary behind. It’s the moments we spend connecting, laughing, and living life to the fullest. Its possibilities are endless and exciting. Sensual. Life changing. These experiences connect us to each other. They open our minds and unify our rhythm. This is the spirit of VACAYA. open sea. open mind.
Travel In The Company Of Lesbians And LGBTQ+ Women
For nearly five decades, Olivia’s mission has been to provide safe and celebrating spaces for lesbians and LGBTQ+ women. And today, that mission continues. Olivia is THE leading travel company for lesbians and LGBTQ+ women having produced well over 300 trips for more than 350,000 women. From large cruises to resorts, intimate riverboats to adventure vacations, we always charter the entire ship or resort so that you can always feel free to be yourself. Exceptional entertainment, friendly personalized service from Team Olivia, bucket list destinations and friendships that last a lifetime are just some of the highlights you will find on an Olivia vacation. Experience the magic for yourself!
Beautiful Together – that is exactly how you will feel on an Olivia vacation. With Olivia, you are part of something much bigger. Something truly unique and extraordinary. Our vacations are all lesbian and LGBTQ+ women all the time. From the minute you step foot on your vacation, you’ll feel the joy of being with women from all walks of life – in all the beautiful shapes, sizes, ages, abilities and colors of the rainbow. Olivia always charters the entire ship, resort, riverboat or land tour so that you can be free to be authentically you while on vacation.
At Olivia, we’re doing something special. We’re all LGBTQ+ women, all the time! All Olivia trips—whether big cruises and resorts, intimate riverboat and luxury trips, or off-the-beaten-track adventure tours—are created specifically for our community. We charter entire ships, resorts, and excursions so you can feel completely free to be you.
Liv it Up! Our signature programs offer something for everyone. Gather with other women in uniform and share stories, connect with women of color at our Sisters at Sea and at Play gatherings, meet other Solo travelers at our incredibly popular Solos events, play cards or socialize with our OWLs (older, wiser, lesbians) or take part in our Gen-O programming for Olivians 40 and under. You just might need a vacation after your vacation.
With our roots deep in women’s music, we have a direct line to outstanding lesbian and LGBTQ+ artists and icons such as Cris Williamson, Indigo Girls, Karen Williams, Lily Tomlin, Gina Yashere, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Elvira Kurt, Roxanna Ward, Vickie Shaw, Lisa Koch, DJ Rockaway, and hundreds more.