Staying in Maui Island’s Gay-Friendly Hotels
Maui Island’s gay-friendly hotels provide upscale accommodation in some of the island’s picture-perfect locations. Stay in the tranquil gay-friendly Hana at the end of the iconic Road to Hana drive, or enjoy the golf courses and beaches in the luxury resort town of Wailea.
Enjoy tropical-themed guestrooms with plenty of modern comforts, from premium bedding to tea- and coffee-making facilities. And make the most of ocean views by watching the sunset from your own furnished lanai.
Most gay-friendly hotels on Maui have a packed programme of sporting activities and live entertainment, including bike tours and traditional Hawaiian shows. Or you could clock up laps in the pools or unwind with a beauty treatment at the onsite spa.
LGBTQ+ in Maui
Maui has a substantial gay community and the island has welcomed the LGBTQ+ world for many years, legalizing same-sex marriage in 2013, ahead of many other US states. There is a steadily growing Pride organization with Maui Pride celebrated on the first weekend of every October.
The rest of the year, LGBT and Friends Hiking group get together regularly to explore Maui together and build the LGBTQ+ community. Join one of the group’s walks or swims to learn more about LGBTQ+ life on Maui.
One of Maui’s more exciting weekly parties is on Little Beach in Makena Beach State Park, famous as Maui’s gay and nudist beach, but on Sundays it comes alive with fire dancing and drum circles in a sunset celebration. Everyone is welcome and the mini carnival will take you into the heart of Maui culture.
Whale Watching on Maui Island
Maui Island’s whale watching season runs through the winter, though it’s still possible to spot the creatures all year around. Find a spot on Kihei Beach to be in with a good chance of spotting some humpbacks. Just a 17-minute drive up the coast from Kihei, Maalaea Harbor is one of the best places to go for whale watching excursions out to sea.
Maui Island and its gay-friendly hotels welcome the LGBTQ+ community with open arms and promise you an unforgettable experience.