Waikiki Welcomes LGBT Tourism

Author: , March 29th, 2015

Waikiki

The epicenter of gay life here is near the intersection of Kalakaua and Kapahulu Streets–about a minute walk away from Waikiki Beach, in the second-story, open-air, scenic spot known as Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand.

Located inside the Waikiki Grand Hotel, Hula’s is a national treasure of the gay community, not just a local stop for mai tais, $6 pitchers of beer, live musical acts, a dance floor and a bevy of 20-something, physically-fit male bartenders and servers.

After all, how many gay bars anywhere have celebrated 40 years of existence, as Hula’s did this past July? Sidetrack, by comparison, will have its 33rd anniversary in 2015. And Hula’s marketing crew is already brainstorming ideas for its 41st celebration during the summer of 2015–something charming, catchy, creative and, no doubt, sexy and celebratory will be the theme of the festivities.

By Ross Forman – Full Story at the Windy City Times | Oahu Gay Travel Resources

Oahu Is More Than Honolulu

Author: , October 29th, 2013

Oahu BeachBeing on the West Coast, the Hawaiian Islands are a popular destination for many of my clients and each island has its own uniqueness. Maui seems to be the top pick over Oahu, based on what they’ve heard from others. Many base their experience or opinions based on Waikiki, however, which is only a small area on the beautiful island of Oahu.

I love Hawaii and think Oahu is one of the best islands to visit with a family as there’s so much to see and do. Just like the other islands, everything is spread out and budgeting for a car rental is a must or you’ll be stuck in one area, probably Waikiki and this will likely not leave you with the same love for the island as I have. If you rely on the bus system or a tour, you’re going to miss out on a lot of what the island has to offer.

Let me help you find the perfect place on Oahu to enjoy your Hawaiian Island vacation.

Authored By Kirsty Connolly – See the Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, Honolulu, Hawaii

Author: , September 30th, 2013

Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai - Honolulu, HawaiiPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beach Resort on Sparkling Coast of Hawaii: Standing at the gateway of world-famous Waikiki Beach and a magnificent streKuleanatch of white sand, the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai provides the perfect setting for your next Hawaiian getaway. This resort in Oahu provides easy access to Waikiki Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

See the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Oahu

Wild and Wonderful Waikiki

Author: , June 21st, 2012

Waiiki, HawaiiThe only state not located in North America, Hawaii is a bit like the one family member who escaped a small hometown and became famous. What other state’s name is uttered like a sigh of pleasure? Go ahead, try saying “New Jersey” and see if you get that same lilting lift you get when you say “Hawaii.”

Ever since its admission to the United States in 1959, Hawaii has been synonymous with paradise in the American imagination. With 750 miles of coastline, Hawaii is the only true island state, completely surrounded by water (unlike Rhode “Island,” for example).

If you grew up with television, you probably first saw Hawaii on “Hawaii Five-O” – or “The Brady Bunch.” Or maybe you saw the famous onscreen beach clinch in “From Here to Eternity.” Or else you heard Don Ho, the exemplar of breezy island kitsch, singing “Tiny Bubbles.” Elvis Presley loved Hawaii, the locale for his three Hawaiian movies and his massively popular television special, “Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii.” Bette Midler, who plays the ukulele and sang Hawaiian ditties, was born in Hawaii, as was Nicole Kidman – and of course, Barack Obama, who became the first Hawaiian-born President of the United States.

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