Kanaka Kai – Gay Vacation Rental Condo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Author: , May 25th, 2019

Kanaka Kai - Gay Vacation Rental Condo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Kanaka Kai is located on one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. World renowned for its stretches of white sandy beach and deep aqua water, Keawakapu beach faces due west delivering full sun throughout the year, all day, and the most spectacular West facing sunsets found anywhere in the South Pacific.The Hawaiian “Heiau” which is a stone circle in the ocean in front of our condo was originally reserved for the “Alli’i” or the sacred gathering place for Hawaiian royalty because the under-water lay-lines were considered so powerful. The grounds were thought to restore visionary and ruling energy.

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Maui Ocean Breezes – Haiku, Maui, Hawaii

Author: , July 10th, 2017

Maui Ocean Breezes

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Maui Ocean Breezes offers fully equipped, private cottages and studio with fabulous veiws in tropical gardens with a pool, free high speed internet.

We’re close to beaches, waterfalls, shopping etc and on the road to Hana, and just 15 miles from the Kahului airport

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Maui Sunseeker, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Author: , September 27th, 2015

Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Step off the plane and the first thing you notice is the warm tropical breeze, full of the scent of plumeria, jasmine and tuberose, wrapping you in a wonderful feeling you’ve really arrived in paradise. And that’s just the first few moments of your escape from the normal. It gets better.

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Featured Gay Friendly Tour Operator: Davey’s Dive Buddies, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Author: , September 21st, 2015

Davey's Dive Buddies

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Scuba diving with Davey is the underwater adventure to make your magical Maui experience complete! All the best stuff is underwater!! And you don’t have to dive deep to find it. First time divers and long-time divers alike will all make memories to last a lifetime swimming up to 38 feet deep beneath the surface with sea turtles, octopuses, butterfly fish and our beautiful humuhumunukunukuapua’a! (you could just say ‘reef triggerfish’ but who’d want to?)

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Win a Trip to Maui Pride With the Maui Sunseeker and Virgin America

Author: , June 13th, 2015

Maui Sunseeker sweepstakes

Imagine jetting off on one of Virgin America’s new flights to Maui to bask in the warm Hawaiian sun on a white sugar beach, just steps away from your well-appointed Maui Sunseeker Penthouse Suite. Now imagine doing this FREE!

Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, Virgin America and KOFY TV present our “Maui FlyAway with Pride” Sweepstakes!

One lucky sweepstakes winner will receive TWO ROUNDTRIP TICKETS from San Francisco to Maui on Virgin America plus a FIVE NIGHT STAY in one of Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort’s luxurious Penthouse suites. Entries may be submitted online at www.mauiflyaway.com between June 1 and June 30, 2015. Entries may also be submitted at the KOFY TV booth at Civic Center Plaza during the SF Pride Festival on June 28. The winner will be randomly drawn on July 4th, 2015.

MAUI SUNSEEKER has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars through guest reviews.

VIRGIN AMERICA brings mood lighting, fleetwide WiFi, and on-demand food and entertainment to the skies with its new San Francisco to Maui service beginning December 3, 2015 and San Francisco to Honolulu beginning November 2, 2015.

Come enjoy paradise with our warmest Aloha!

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Win Five Nights at Hawaii’s Maui Sunseeker

Author: , September 1st, 2014

Maui SunseekerIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at Maui’s Maui Sunseeker:

Step off the plane and the first thing you notice is the warm tropical breeze, full of the scent of plumeria, jasmine and tuberose, wrapping you in a wonderful feeling you’ve really arrived in paradise. And that’s just the first few moments of your escape from the normal. It gets better.

True native Hawaiian people are very sincere about the Aloha spirit, welcoming all to experience our beautiful paradise while just being themselves. Hawaii is the 7th US State to legalize civil union/gay marriage. Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort firmly believes no one should ever suffer discrimination anywhere, as all are welcome here (indeed we are also hetero friendly). Our rainbow flag flies proudly and prominently in front of our property as testimony to this fundamental belief. We were featured recently on KITV News – watch the clip here.

We promise to make your vacation so memorable, you’ll count the days until you can return to us. An amazing 40% of our guests do so every year. You are welcome to just come and relax on our clothing optional roof deck or next to our new saline pool, but you didn’t fly 2,600 miles over the Pacific for something you can find along any shore.
You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our Maui page here.

Win Five Nights at Hawaii’s Maui Sunseeker

Author: , August 21st, 2014

Maui SunseekerIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at Maui’s Maui Sunseeker:

Step off the plane and the first thing you notice is the warm tropical breeze, full of the scent of plumeria, jasmine and tuberose, wrapping you in a wonderful feeling you’ve really arrived in paradise. And that’s just the first few moments of your escape from the normal. It gets better.

True native Hawaiian people are very sincere about the Aloha spirit, welcoming all to experience our beautiful paradise while just being themselves. Hawaii is the 7th US State to legalize civil union/gay marriage. Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort firmly believes no one should ever suffer discrimination anywhere, as all are welcome here (indeed we are also hetero friendly). Our rainbow flag flies proudly and prominently in front of our property as testimony to this fundamental belief. We were featured recently on KITV News – watch the clip here.

We promise to make your vacation so memorable, you’ll count the days until you can return to us. An amazing 40% of our guests do so every year. You are welcome to just come and relax on our clothing optional roof deck or next to our new saline pool, but you didn’t fly 2,600 miles over the Pacific for something you can find along any shore.
You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our Maui page here.

Maui Pride to Feature Frenchie Davis

Author: , July 4th, 2014

Maui Pride - Frenchie Davis

Maui Pride is coming up in October and has an amazing array of events this year. Including a Film Festival, which will premier a short film called Princesa and a full feature film Fagbug Nation!

This year Maui Pride, along with their sponsors (Including the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort) is pleased to present Grammy nominee Frenchie Davis!

Frenchie DavisFrenchie Davis made us all SO PROUD on “American Idol’ and NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and even prouder as she came out in the media! Then she wowed us on Broadway (RENT & Dream Girls) and was nominated for a Grammy award. Holy Hannah, she’s amazing!

Don’t miss an up close and personal opportunity to meet Ms. Davis on Saturday, October 4, 2014 after a fun filled day at the Maui Pride Festival!

This October 4th, you can groove to her hits like “Loves Got a Hold On Me” and “Like a Prayer” right here at the Maui Pride Weekend dinner show!! For the VIP ticket holders, there will be a special meet and greet cocktail reception with Frenchie after her Maui Pride concert.

But hurry and book your room now at the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort by CLICKING HERE, we are the official hotel sponsor of the Maui Pride weekend, while rooms are available!

Then buy your VIP tickets for the entire Maui Pride weekend by CLICKING HERE for only $125, which includes entry to all events and dinner show with Frenchie Davis!

Check out this AMAZING Video of Frenchie by
CLICKING HERE

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Why So Many Same-Sex Couples Say “I Do” on Maui

Author: , April 9th, 2014

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MauiDid you know that Hawaii was the first state in the USA to attempt to pass same-sex marriage laws all the way back in 1993? While it took 20 years to evolve into full marriage equality in the state, it is no coincidence that Hawaii led the country in defining commitments of love to one another regardless of sexual orientation.

Indeed, Hawaiians are one of the most peaceful and loving people in the entire world and hold no judgments on anyone. That is what makes marriages so special on Maui, the presence of spirituality and living in harmony with each other and with the universe is just so powerful here. The Hawaiian culture intertwines the beliefs with the physical sharing during these ceremonies, making them the most unique and memorable experiences.

maui3For example, I recently attended a most amazing wedding for three same-sex couples simultaneously performed on Maui’s ‘Secret Beach’. The kahuna (Hawaiian Priest), had each couple perform the act of physically exchanging ‘aloha’ with each other. In front of all those fortunate enough to be present on that beautiful tropical morning, each couple placed their foreheads together with locked eyes and just exchanged breath with each other for a minute.

While it was very symbolic of the couple showing they are now one in being together, it’s also a very powerful exchange of love and trust for each other that the couple will carry with them forever. Combined with our tradition of the ‘first kiss’, it provides another bond that seals the relationship forever.

MauiAnother very important belief is that the land and the water sustain our lives together and must play a prominent role in the marriage ceremony. Because of the consistently beautiful weather, most weddings on Maui are performed outdoors on a beach or in a beautiful garden with very comfortable attire. In the weddings referenced above, the brides and the grooms stood together barefoot in the sand with a circle of tropical flower petals around them, again demonstrating the union of two beautiful people that are connected with the land and its beauty. Hawaiians also believe that leis have very special life-giving powers, so the placing of the fragrant leis on each other is just as important as placing the ring on the finger in showing the union of two.

As the Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean as well as the tropical rains that fall on the mountains, life together is sustained by the many blessings water brings us. Similar to the holy water that is used in Christian services, the Hawaiian kahu or kahuna uses it to bless the couples and their rings when the water sharing ritual occurs in weddings.

maui-sunseekerUnderstanding the Hawaiian cultures and beliefs is key to performing amazingly beautiful wedding ceremonies. As the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort and their wedding coordinators cater primarily to same-sex couples, the unique requirements and requests of each couple are melded into the Hawaiian practices and beliefs.

As Maui is a top destination for opposite-sex weddings, with last year’s upgrade to full equality, Maui is already proving to be a favorite for same-sex weddings as well.

To see a video that shows how wonderful same-sex weddings are on Maui, please visit www.mauisunseeker.com/weddings

A Romantic Adventure on Maui

Author: , March 4th, 2014

MauiHoly Crap! I’ve got John Boehner’s hands!” My partner, Bob, and I had been so busy leading up to this trip to Maui and neighboring islands that we got a little giddy rushing around at the end. The night before our departure, we decided at the spur of the moment to go get (our first ever) spray tans just before the shop closed. Others with more tan expertise will tell you about putting lots of blocker on your hands before stepping into the booth–I wish they’d told me.

The next morning, on the way to the airport, my hands were a shocking shade of pumpkin orange, much like representative Boehner. The irrepressible laughter that came from this goof set the tone for our entire trip–this was to be an excursion of reaching out and exploring a new destination as well as turning in and connecting in renewed ways–the perfect blend of romance and adventure.

Close your eyes and think of the word paradise. What do you see? I’m willing to bet it looks a lot like Maui. The bar for idyllic vacations is set pretty high when you are visiting the Hawai’ian Islands. They provide for so many of us, the iconic imagery of a getaway in paradise. Such great expectations might easily lead to disappointment, but Maui pulls a fast one and exceeds our expectations.

Authored By Andrew Mersman – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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