Maui is Hawaii’s second-largest island with plenty of gay friendly resorts to choose from. Maui’s breathtaking scenery and rural vibe contribute to its popularity as a romantic gay getaway. Couples have been vacationing and honeymooning here for decades. With same sex marriage legal, we can’t think of a more beautiful place to say I do with the one you love!
The island is a premier whale watching destination, with Humpback Whales wintering off the coast annually. There’s also Haleakala National Park on the island, if you’ve ever wanted to hike across a dormant volcano. The traditional Hawaiian activities of surfing, snorkeling, and diving are also readily accessible and often complimented by windsurfing, parasailing, or scuba diving for the more adventuresome gay travelers.
The Valley Isle may be renowned for its romantic atmosphere, and the weather definitely helps contribute to that reputation. Maui’s large size and rugged topography make the weather here a little bit more unpredictable than most places. Warm, sunny days are commonplace though, and it’s almost always 80ish degrees. While rainfall is less prominent during the summer months, it’s still expected daily, but it doesn’t typically last long. This is paradise after all!
It is not a surprise to us that the locals say that, “Maui no ka oi” – “Maui is the best!”
The Gay Scene in Maui
Maui may not have a central gay scene or hub but that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything for the gay traveler to do. Some say many in the LGBT community socialize near the local beaches, so hit the beach (why else would go to the islands anyways?) and you’ll find the perfect atmosphere that you are looking for.
Restaurants in Maui
Try Hawaiian BBQ or similar traditional style food at these gay-friendly restaurants.
Nightlife in Maui
Although there are no gay specific bars in Maui, there are several mixed gay and straight bars that are just as good.