You ranked malta in first place in this european ranking of the best lgbt destinations. In fact, malta is not only the best gay friendly destination in europe, it is also one of the most gay friendly countries in the world. This beautiful island, bathed in the sunshine all year round, offers a large number of gay-friendly bars, hotels, restaurants and clubs. There are lots of gay-friendly places to choose from (picture getty) deciding on where to book your holiday of choice can be a stressful experience, especially for the lgbt community. If youre on the hunt for a brilliant lbgt destination in europe, relax - weve found ten of the best. A round-up of some of europes (and the worlds) best gay destinations for holidays and other adventures 8 best places for gay holidays the best in gay travel for 2016 these are the top gay-friendly places worth visiting this year, based on my own personal travel experiences. If youre looking at booking gay friendly holidays away from the bustle of the city, and prefer to pack your suitcases with nothing more than suntan lotion, bathing suits, paperbacks and sandals, then make sure to check out the best beach destinations. In 2015, reykjavik will host its 17th gay pride march (one of europes oldest queer parades), and the 11th bears on ice event. The uk is celebrated as one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to lgbt rights, and the number of events celebrating openness and diversity goes to show were a top destination for gay holidays. After topping the ilga-europe rainbow index for the past fours years, malta has been voted the most lgbt-friendly place in europe and is, therefore, a great place to enjoy a holiday. a gay-friendly destination, theres always a diverse crowd. A sheltered beach with a private dock, there are plenty amenities (including sun beds and a wait staff) for the perfect seaside getaway. This clothing optional beach is one of the most popular gay beaches in europe, located within a protected natural. Denmark may be the home of lego and at the forefront of new nordic cuisine, but importantly it made history in 1989 by becoming the first nation in the world to recognise registered same-sex partnerships. And at denmarks heart is the relaxed beauty of its compact cobblestoned capital, copenhagen.