LGBT 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 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
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."
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.
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
Maui Gay Social Group - Where a lot of community info gets posted.
Gay Men Living in Hawaii - For the boys.
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.
For more information, please visit the Maui Pride calendar for an updated list of upcoming events and gatherings.
Please let us know if we can add more useful information to this page.
Enjoy relaxation, or the wildest Sunday party on Maui!
Find our favorite restaurants and watering holes on the island.
Don't miss out on all the fun in the ocean, on the mountain and in the air.
What is there to do at night on Maui? We'll let you know.
Arrive in style with a 4 or 12 hour Porsche Speedster rental!
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