“The First Lady of Waikiki” is an elegant Victorian landmark on Waikiki Beach.
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The iconic “Pink Palace of the Pacific” is a haven of luxury and grandeur. Modern yet uniquely Hawaiian, this gay friendly resort offers unprecede…
Located on the legendary Waikiki Beach with views of the famous Diamond Head Crater, this towering, LGBT friendly, resort offers contemporary comfo…
Hawai’i is a special place. A beautiful, remote, and verdant chain of islands, it has, for more than two-and-a-half centuries, been a tiny melting pot for dozens of cultures — a destination for legends.
The Aloha State is enjoyed by the many in the LGBT community for its legendary beaches, fantastic hotels, bars, restaurants, and outdoor activities, but the string of islands sometimes gets overlooked in favor of other beach destinations more famous for their parties and festivals. Hawai’i too offers its share of social activities and events and also a warm, welcoming community with a style and allure all its own.
The islands have enjoyed an upswing in LGBT tourism since the December 2013 passing of the Hawai’i Marriage Equality Act. All estimates for the number of same-sex weddings were quickly surpassed, infusing the local community with newfound enthusiasm and passion.
More than ever before, gay travelers are experiencing what locals have known for a long time: Hawai’i is beautiful, friendly, and all-around amazing.
Nowhere in Hawai'i is that more evident than on Oahu and, more specifically, in Honolulu.
Between the Waikiki beaches, the Bishop Museum, the USS Memorial Arizona and rainforest hikes, you can find something for both the adventurous and laid-back gay traveler on Oahu. The best places to dine are downtown Honolulu, where you will find authentic Hawaiian foods and luaus. There are gay & lesbian bars in Honolulu where you can enjoy a drink and meet the locals.
In the recent years, Honolulu’s gay scene has transformed into a burgeoning and vibrant movement with a host of events taking place almost every night of the week. From pool parties in Waikiki to LGBT mixers in Chinatown, Honolulu’s gay scene is dynamic and lively and beckons to be widely recognized.
The Gay Scene in Oahu
With some of the best beaches, tropical climates, and fun in the sun, Oahu continues to heat up night with its gay scene. Many locals are a bit conservative, but Honolulu’s gay scene doesn’t let that stop anything.
Restaurants in Oahu
Honolulu is the quintessential definition of a melting pot. With virtually no extra room to expand, fast food restaurants are few and far between and good food, even if on the other side of the island, is only 1 hour drive in any given direction. With so many options and so much competition, bad restaurants get the oust and the good ones get recognition. Honolulu’s edible scene is a glorious and dynamic mix of tastes from all over the world. Here are some of our favorites... (pictured above: cuisine at Chef Chai)
Nightlife in Oahu
In the recent years Honolulu’s gay scene has transformed into a burgeoning and vibrant movement with a host of events taking place almost every night of the week. From pool parties in Waikiki to LGBT mixer’s in Chinatown, Honolulu’s gay scene is dynamic and lively and beckons to be widely recognized. plus a host of gay and gay friendly bars that court locals and tourists alike dot Waikiki and are great places to spot a friendly face and meet new people. (pictured above: Hula's Bar and Lei Stand)