paradox saidSitges Spain. It's on the beach, and it's one of the big gay tourist towns in Europe.Mykonos, Greece
is LOADS better than Sitges. I was underwhelmed by Sitges (been twice now but just can't get into it - BCN is wayyyy better). It might work for a weekend, but 2 weeks is too long.
Seriously, Mykonos is a magical place. Nice relaxing beach or pool days, and the evenings can be as hectic / alcohol-infused as you like. I went with 17 other guys, rented two homes / villas by the sea and it was incredible. If you're going for 2 weeks, you could switch to another island (eg. Santorini) and really explore. Mykonos is mega-gay, and super-friendly. Several gay beaches (Elia being my fave), several gay bars & clubs and a good mix of tourists to meet. Very romantic place too.
- Nice, France
: A little overrun by tourists but it's a cute little town and I really enjoyed the beach (this from an Aussie!). Plenty of day trips from Nice also, and Provence is also very beautiful and relaxing. Reasonably expensive though, and I'm not sure I'd go for 2 full weeks.
- United Kingdom
: UK is often overlooked but if you grab a car you can tour around some really interesting places. It's so compact too (relative to US/Oz). Manchester is fun for the gay scene but South-West England is picturesque, with a little bit of a scene in Bristol & Cardiff. Brighton (beach town south of London) was fun, but not somewhere to really park yourself for 2 weeks...
- Alicante, Spain
: Heard lots of great things about it, and it's on my to-do list. Not sure about 'gay-themed' interests though...
If you're after some hip hotels, use www.tablethotels.com for moderate to expensive places. So I'd recommend Mykonos as your first choice, and to get a villa. Alcohol there is expensive in bars, dirt cheap in the supermarkets, so a villa will help you stay in, cook, chill out, and do it all relatively inexpensively. Have fun!