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Maui LGBTQ Visitor Guide
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 the LGBTQ community. Thanks in large part to the 81 beautiful beaches, stunningly picturesque views, endless romantic activities, and top-notch accommodations, it’s not surprising that so many couples choose to say ‘I Do’ on the Valley Isle.
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Things To Do On Maui
Group Dinner & Hiking
Prior to COVID, Aloha Maui Pride would host 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.
The Maui LGBTQ & Friends Hiking Group, held every second Saturday of the month, invites ohana and visitors to join a group hike through one of Maui’s most stunning trails. Visit the Maui LGBTQ Hiking Group on Facebook (closed group, so ask to be invited!)
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.”
If you’re looking for nightlife on Maui, we recommend the cozy VIBE Bar Maui. 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 10 pm.
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 LGBTQ Groups
Maui Gay Social Group – Where a lot of community info gets posted.
Gay Men Living in Hawaii – For the boys.
Support LGBTQ 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
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.
For more information, please visit the Aloha Maui Pride calendar for an updated list of upcoming events and gatherings.
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