Sun, sea and Handcuffs.

Who doesn’t look forward to a holiday? Sun, sand, sights; nights out, fun times and maybe even a holiday romance. Some popular holiday destinations aren’t so welcoming to gay holidaymakers. Here are ten surprising destinations that you might want to steer clear of.

1) Morocco

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CREDIT: (C) seqoya Depositphotos

Thinking of browsing the markets of Marrakech, or draping yourself on a sun lounger by the pool pretending to be Patsy Stone from that episode of Ab Fab? This trendy destination for the uber fashionable and hippy crowd alike has anti-LGBT laws in place that could land you with a fine and up to three years behind bars.

2) Jamaica

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CREDIT: (C) lina0486 Depositphotos

What springs to mind when you think of Jamaica? Bob Marley? A laid back atmosphere? The truth is far more sinister. Not only could you be facing up to ten years in prison but Jamaica has a disturbing prevalence of hate crime, incidents include a teenage boy brutally murdered in the popular resort of Montego Bay for the seemingly innocuous crime of wearing drag at a street party.

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3) Barbados

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CREDIT: mbangemann-Depositphotos

Barbados conjures up images of the stereotypical Caribbean island, white sandy beaches lapped by warm, crystal clear water as coconut laden palms provide much needed shade from the scorching sunshine. Unfortunately this island paradise comes with up to life in prison for those convicted of the crime of “buggery.”

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