8 hot parties below the equator that will warm you up this winter

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As we wrap up the holiday season and look forward to the new year, some of us may enjoy these colder temperatures. What’s not to love? Warm drinks, extra vacation time, cozy sweaters. However, those of us that prefer the heat may be looking for a getaway. Lucky for you, it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere. From Brazil to Australia, we’ve made a list of hot travel-worthy parties in the warmer parts of the world.

Warning: This list will give you travel fever.


New Years Daywash 2022

Where: Sydney

When: December 31, 2021 – January 1, 2022

With NYE celebrations just around the corner, we had to include Daywash. Well known in the Sydney gay scene for incredible parties, this year Daywash will host three major celebrations at the end of the year. But their New Year’s Daywash party is the one people look forward to the most. This year, it will be at Kinselas, a three-story venue on Sydney’s gayest street.

7 day NYE festival @TurtleCove 2021

Where: Wangetti

When: December 27, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Turtle Cove is popularly known as Australia’s only adult-only, clothing-optional, LGBTQ+ resort. They have everything you need for a relaxing retreat, but this year they’re welcoming the new year with a bang. They have five days and nights of themed resort parties leading up to the new year. We know, it sounds like a lot, and totally exhausting. But, luckily, Turtle cove has thought of that too. They have two days of spa and recovery planned out so that you can begin the year with rest and relaxation.

Midsumma Festival

Where: Melbourne

When: January 23, 2022 – February 13, 2022


This isn’t just one event, rather a lineup of events spanning two weeks of queer delight. For those who aren’t in the know, Misdumma Festival is an LGBTQ+ celebration leading up to Melbourne Pride. There are dozens of events, including art galleries, parties, and a leather festival. Now’s a good time to start planning as some of these events sell out fast.

Discover more in the Land Down Under, check out our Sydney and Melbourne City Guides!

UP NEXT: Brazil


Edição Piratas

Where: Rio de Janeiro

When: December 29, 2021 – January 1, 2022


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After skipping 2020, Revolution Party is back and ready for some gay pool time fun. Currently, they have three celebrations scheduled around New Year’s Eve. All parties are 18+ and mostly men.

R:Evolution Beach Club (December 29, 2021) –  Located in Faro Beach Club, this is the first party lined up by Revolution. The Faro has a rooftop venue, a large pool, and access to a private beach.

R:Evolution Vintage (December 30, 2021) – The second party lined up will be in the Armazém da Utopia, a renovated storage house. The theme is vintage, so put on your skimpiest vintage outfit and get ready for a hot, hot party.

The Original Brazilian Pool Party: Season of Love (January 1, 2022) – Finally, there’s the crown jewel. Season of Love, which will be in the Hode Luã Resort. This NYE party is expected to be huge. So, come prepared for a sleepless night and plenty of dancing.


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There’s so much to see in Brazil. Our Rio de Janeiro City Guide will show you the hottest spots.

UP NEXT: Taiwan


Formosa NYE 2022: White Ball

Where: Taipei

When: February 31, 2021


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There are few things we love more than a white party– A White Ball is definitely on that list. For those asking, Formosa is gay Taipei’s favorite party organizer. They’re known for their parties and live entertainment. This year, they plan to end the New Year with an all-night, all-gay party. There’s going to be live performers, go-go dancers and acrobats, and of course fireworks.

This is only a taste of Taiwan’s party scene. For more, check out our Taipei City Guide.

UP NEXT: Thailand


Alpha New Years Eve Pool Party

Where: Samui Island

When: December 31, 2022

We know that some of you can’t decide whether you want to relax or party on vacation. Alpha, Thailand’s largest all-gay, clothing-optional resort, is our solution for that. During the day, the resort provides everything you need to relax. However, at night, steamy pool parties are where you want to be. This year, Alpha Resort is offering a 5-night special around the New Year. Of course, this includes access to their end-of-the-year pool party.

The bulk of Taiwan’s gay scene is in Bangkok, which has become Southeast Asia’s hotspot for LGBTQ+ parties and drag shows.

UP NEXT: French Polynesia

French Polynesia

All-Gay Cruise

Where: Tahiti

When: March 24, 2022 – March 30, 2022

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French Polynesia is the most gay-friendly country in the Pacific. This coming year, The Wind Spirit will set sail on an all-gay, mostly male cruise around these breathtaking islands. The cruise will set sail from the capital Papeete in Tahiti and visit six more islands in seven days, including Bora Bora. You can expect to experience paradise on Earth in the gayest way possible.

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