Located in the heart of breathtaking Po’ipu Beach, this resort invites you to experience Kauai’s unspoiled white sand, brilliant sunshine and glori…
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Mastery designed and richly furnished, this resort offers unique residences built alongside the fabled Ka’anapali Beach.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort located on Kaua`i’s north shore commands one of the Pacific’s most indelible vistas.
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!
Hawaii’s dining options offer a wide range of dining experiences and mouth-watering island cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii is a popular destination for people of all ages, and the nightlife scene has something for everyone.
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.
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 shouldn’t miss out on visiting Pearl Harbor or the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum to learn about the history of Hawaii, Polynesian navigation and more.
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 submersing yourself in local Hawaiian culture.
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.
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!
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
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The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort
The Westin Kaanpali Ocean Resort Villas
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
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