By Jodi Mailander Farrell

When it comes to romance and luxury, the Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale -- the only gay property on the Travel Channel’s coveted list this year for “Best All-Inclusive Resorts” -- ranks up there with high-end resorts in Mexico, Antigua and Australia.

One of the first gay resorts in Fort Lauderdale, the Grand Resort and Spa, at 539 N. Birch Rd., won high marks for spacious rooms, its oversized heated lap pool and award-winning spa.

Just two blocks from gay-friendly beaches, the resort also offers the full-service spa, hair salon, fitness center and a courtyard for nude sunbathing.

Five different all-inclusive packages range from two-night visits to five-night getaways.

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