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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Discover the wonders of the Garden Isle at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Set in the heart of Poipu, their remarkable hotel is balanced between …

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Gay Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands offer an array of unique experiences and sights to behold, making Hawaii a prized travel destination for people around the world. Also known as the Aloha State, Hawaii will charm you with its beautiful landscapes, friendly locals and delicious cuisine. Hawaii is also the perfect paradise for beach bums or outdoor adventurers.

Hawaii Gay Scene

Hawaii’s tourism industry fuels the local economy, so locals are accustomed to all types of visitors. Even among local crowds, however, people tend to be open-minded and relaxed in Hawaii, so LGBTQ travelers are unlikely to face problems. Same sex marriage was legalized in Hawaii in 2013 and Hawaii has become increasingly attractive as a destination for gay travelers. The perfect place to tie the knot and honeymoon!

Gay-Friendly Dining

Hawaii’s dining options offer a wide range of dining experiences and mouth-watering island cuisine.

Rum Fire Waikiki

This Honolulu restaurant prizes its menu inspired by the Pacific Rim of Fire using fresh local ingredients and tons of flavor. Rum Fire features an a la carte menu of street foods from around the world, delectable Hawaiian cocktails, and a warm and cozy setting.

Betty’s Beach Café

Located in Lahaina, Maui, this is the place to go for a casual meal in a quintessentially Hawaiian setting. Right on the beach, this casual café has weekly lobster nights, a killer happy hour and brunch with $2 glasses of champagne.

Shrimp Station

Boasting the best coconut shrimp in Hawaii, the Shrimp Station has two locations on Kauai. This roadside eatery keeps their prices affordable and their food top quality, earning them their reputation as the go-to shrimp restaurant in Kauai.

Gay-Friendly Nightlife

Hawaii is a popular destination for people of all ages, and the nightlife scene has something for everyone.

Diamond Head Lūʻau - Hawaiʻi's Only Farm to Table Lūʻau
Sunday | Monday | Thursday | Friday    
All are welcome to the Diamond Head Lūʻau where they focus on interactive, cultural activities like hula lessons, lei making, weaving, ukulele lessons, tattoo, and more! Conveniently located at the historic Waikiki Aquarium, Diamond Head Lūʻau is just a short walk from most major destinations and hotels on the Waikiki strip. As an added bonus, every ticket includes exclusive access to the aquarium during lūʻau hours!

Ka Moana Lūʻau - An Oceanfront Experience on Oʻahu's Windward Coast
Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Friday
Join the 'ohana (family)  at Oahu's only east-side lū'au as you will be taken on a voyage through Polynesia for an unforgettable evening of traditional music, dance, and cuisine. Located at iconic Sea Life Park Hawaii, our lū'au features not only an award-winning production and show but the chance to experience first hand some of the most beloved traditions of the islands through interactive cultural activities including lei making, hula lessons, coconut-headband weaving, ukulele lessons and more!


Honolulu’s hottest gay bar has friendly staff, classic cocktails, local craft beer and music. This is a mostly-male bar and can be a great way to meet local gays in Hawaii.

Chiko’s Tavern

This LGBTQ-friendly bar in Honolulu has a casual atmosphere with simple bar bites and a decent karaoke selection. Perfect for a casual drink or place to relax.

Ambrosia Martini Lounge

This calm, gay-friendly lounge in Maui transforms into a small dance club at night, featuring various local DJs. Sip an absinthe cocktail while dancing the night away with locals and other gay travelers.

Gay-Friendly Activities & Destinations

Traveling in Hawaii should leave you with no shortage of activities to take part in, but for some, relaxation is the name of the game. Hawaii’s six main islands offer travelers a little slice of paradise no matter where in Hawaii they choose to go.


Oahu, and specifically Hawaii’s capital city Honolulu is a thriving center of gay culture in the state. Sunbathe at one of the local Waikiki beaches, embark on a rainforest hike outside of the city or head to the ocean for some water sports. History buffs don’t miss out on visiting Pearl Harbor! Looking to take a tour? Check out ALOHA HAWAII TOURS and experience some of the most popular attractions on Oahu. Want to tour on two wheels? WAIKIKI SEGWAY will give you the ultimate in town touring experience!

This island formed by volcanoes offers a quieter respite than some of the more heavily touristed Hawaiian destinations. Molokai is best for travelers interested in immersing themselves in nature and staying off the beaten path.


Kauai has no lack of stunning natural scenery and outdoor adventures. The small population makes for a lazy island lifestyle and the perfect place to unwind.


This hot destination has hosted gay weddings, honeymoons and vacations for years and is famous for its romantic atmosphere. Enjoy the surf and turf on Maui’s beautiful beaches and famous national parks while submerging yourself in local Hawaiian culture. Join ALOHA HAWAII TOURS and take the ultimate road trip along Maui’s East Coast on their Road to Hana Tour! 


Lanai is an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers, whether you’re searching for a luxury resort to relax and practice your golfing skills, or a laid-back island atmosphere full of natural beauty.

Big Island

Also known as simply Hawaii, travelers visiting this destination can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, from sailing to horseback riding to scuba diving.

Local Tips, Tricks & News

Hawaii’s major airport is in Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. Travelers coming from the U.S. mainland can get direct flights to Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, but you may find that it’s cheaper to fly to Honolulu first.

The weather in Hawaii is great all year round, so no matter when you choose to visit, it will surely be remarkable! Warm rains aren’t unusual during the summer, so pack something light in case of a downpour. Traveling during the off-season can be significantly cheaper, so check rates for a few different times before you book.

There is so much to do in Hawaii that travelers are advised to relax and not try to do everything. Plan an outdoor activity to enjoy the scenery and stop by at a popular local venue, but don’t forget to make time to relax on one of the many gorgeous white beaches!

Featured Activities - Aloha Hawaii Tours - Enjoy the best tours on Oahu and Maui!

Featured Accommodation - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

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