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With the December 2013 passing of the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act, Maui is now not only a top honeymoon destination, but a top wedding destination for same sex couples. Thanks in large part to the 81 beautiful beaches, stunningly picturesque views, endless romantic activities and top notch accommodations, its not surprising that so many couples choose to say 'I Do' on the Valley Isle.

 

Things to do in Maui

Gay Activities

Group Dinner & Hiking

gHeld every third Tuesday of the month, Maui Pride hosts a Rainbow Dine-Out Group Dinner in different restaurants around Maui as an opportunity for LGBT ohana and visitors to meet and enjoy a meal together. 

They also host a monthly Maui LGBT & Friends Hiking Group, held every second Saturday of the month, which invites ohana and visitors to join a group hike through one of Maui's most stunning trails. Visit the Maui LGBT Hiking Group on Facebook (closed group, so ask to be invited by Maui Sunseeker!)

Maui Pride Festival

In addition, Maui's Pride Festival is held the first weekend of every October, and is a fun and friendly event to "encourage, celebrate, and educate all people of the positive diversity of the LGBTQ community."

Nightlife

If you're looking for nightlife on Maui, we recommend the cozy Ambrosia Martini Lounge in Kihei, voted 'Best Place to Dance on Maui' in 2013 and 2014. While not quite as glamorous or spacious as many mainland bars or nightclubs, rest assured that it's one of the very few places on Maui that get livelier after 10pm. 

Beaches

For travelers in search of sand, sun and salt water, Little Beach is a clothing-optional beach located in Makena, approximately a 20 minute drive from Kihei. Each Sunday, Little Beach becomes the site of a weekly beach party, often featuring fire dancers, drum circles and plenty of people watching. 

And of course,  Mai Poina 'Oe La'u Beach is one of the more empty and beautiful beaches for sunbathing and taking a long walk.

 

Some Maui LGBT Groups


Support LGBT Maui Business Owners!

  • Cafe La Plage - Gay owned an operated bistro at Dolphin Plaza in Kihei by a very fun french couple. Open breakfast and Lunch. Amazing coffee and awesome panini sandwiches

  • The Girls Island Properties - Coldwell Baker Island Properties. Ran by a lesbian couple Caron Barrett and Deborah Vial. Oh, and Deborah ROCKS!

  • LightSea Images - Llevellyn Lightsey (we know, cool name) is a great photographer that shoots weddings, portraits among other artistic subjects on Maui. He's also the husband of the general manager at Maui Sunseeker.

  • Betty's Beach Cafe - Gay owned and operated in Lahaina, directly behind Feast at Lele.


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    For more information, please visit the Maui Pride calendar for an updated list of upcoming events and gatherings.

     

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