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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Wild Side Tours – Gay Friendly Oahu Tour Operator

Author: , May 11th, 2019

Wild Side Specialty Tours

We specialize is smaller personalized eco tours – Whale watching, dolphin encounters, above and in the water, turtle reef snorkel – Mother nature willing!

Perfect for honeymooners, discriminating nature-lovers, or any special occasion seeking a sense of place… Only 6 or 10 guests tops per journey! We welcome both experienced and first-time snorkelers, with extra personal attention w/ no restrictions of a being lost in a large group.

Our experienced crew of naturalists and biologists will teach you about the Hawaiian wildlife, culture and history along the beautiful West coast of Oahu. Constantly in search of the “Perfect Day” of swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and/or whale watching, they stop at nothing to ensure unparalleled service and quality.

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Mermaid Manor – Kailua-Kona Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Author: , July 19th, 2018

Mermaid Manor - Kailua-Kona Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

The top floor boasts two oceanfront spacious master suites with private on-suites, large closets, and private decks perched above the ocean. The “mermaid room” features a spectacular outdoor shower and bath encased in a stained glass privacy screen. Newly decorated with “beach chic” furniture and accessories, the master suites are elegant and inviting. Each has a California king bed with luxury bedding. Both are air-conditioned and have large flat screen televisions.

The main floor offers an expansive kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. A comfortable eating bar seats six and louvered windows insure a constant cross breeze. A spacious open area living room offers comfortable seating with tasteful Hawaiian furniture, local original artwork, and a flat screen television.

The sofa doubles as a queen sleeper sofa to comfortably accommodate two extra guests. An additional powder room and fully equipped laundry room complete the main floor inside.

An uninterrupted wall of windows insures that all rooms are bright and provide stunning ocean views. A large deck with outdoor dining for six and comfortable recliners are perched above the breaking waves.

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Oahu’s Scenic Route – 2TravelDads

Author: , February 27th, 2018

Oahu's Scenic Route

As you know, we get to serve as Chief Travel Guides for Alamo Rent A Car and share our ideas for exploring the Scenic Route. We recently completed a grand tour of the Island of Oahu and came up with the four key ways to experience this incredible island. Here are a few hints about what makes Oahu with kids so much fun, and particularly what makes the Scenic Route around Oahu so unforgettable…

Oahu’s Kid Friendly Beaches

An island full of beach is sure to have lots of great spots to relax, right? Well, yes and no. We’ve made our recommendations for some of Oahu’s kids friendly beaches and what to plan for. Our kids LOVED the beaches of Oahu!

Snorkeling the Scenic Route Around Oahu

Just because there’s a beach doesn’t mean that the snorkeling is going to be amazing. What makes Oahu so great for snorkeling in certain spots are the ancient lava rocks and coral reefs that make for calm, clear waters. Care to know where along the Scenic Route you’ll find some of these great spots?

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LGBT Families: Exploring Kauai With Kids – 2 Travel Dads

Author: , January 31st, 2018

Kauai - 2 Travel Dads

After having gotten to explore Oahu with kids and share highlights and tips from the busiest of the Hawaiian Islands, 2TravelDads is excited to share more ideas for Hawaii! Exploring Kauai with kids is another great way to experience the islands, but at a different pace. And if you’re doing a Hawaiian holiday with smaller kids, this is perfect for you!

Exploring Kauai with kidsEach of the Hawaiian Islands is very different, and exploring Kauai with kids is a relaxed adventure. From waterfalls to natural wonders, the Garden Island is mellow and gorgeous. Perfect for a Hawaiian family vacation. 2traveldads.com
by Andy LaBadie

We were so excited to venture back to Hawaii for the chance to visit our third island, Kauai. After five days at Disney’s Aulani for a work conference and tons of family fun, we hopped a short flight from Oahu to Lihue (on Kauai) for five more days in paradise.

Nicknamed the “Garden Island” because of its lush landscape, plentiful waterfalls, and beautiful mountainous terrain, from the moment we landed, Kauai did not disappoint. While not on the beach, our hotel was very close to the water and had great views at sunset from the wall of the cliffs across the street. We even spotted several whale spouts on our last night there!

Great Beaches on Kauai with Kids

Though our hotel had several amazing pools, our kids love the beach so we were lucky to find the aptly named “Baby Beach” a short ten minute walk from the hotel. For doing Kauai with kids, the South shore beaches are great for families because many of them are protected by reefs and do not get the high surf that the north shore has this time of year (winter). The beach was fairly empty whenever we visited and the water was calm, which was great for our little water babies.

By Andy LaBadie – Full Story at 2 Travel Dads

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Hawaii’s Hidden Hideaway – Kailua Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Author: , September 23rd, 2017

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway - Kailua Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Recipient of the Most Romantic Hideaway Award, two years in a row. One of the best-kept secrets in Hawaii is this beautiful B&B.

30-minutes from Waikiki, Honolulu, airport and the Pearl Harbor Historic district. 2 blocks from the world famous Lanikai beach. Five minutes from Kailua with great restaurants, antique shops, and rentals for kayaks, windsurfing and bikes.

Private units include one suite, and two deluxe studios, all with garden views, and all can interconnect, with your choice of king, queen or twin sleeping arrangements. The suite has

  • a large garden lanai area with a private outdoor Jacuzzi spa
  • a queen bed plus a single sleep sofa.

Each hideaway unit has

  • its own private entrance
  • bathroom
  • dining area
  • lanai deck
  • kitchenette
  • fiber optic cable television
  • a library of activities on the island
  • restaurant menus
  • books on Hawaiiana

We also have beach chairs, mats and toys (snorkel gear, boogie boards and other beach items.) Water sports, not your thrill, we have 7 golf courses within 20 minutes from the B&B. Tennis courts close by and wonderful hikes right by the B&B.

We offer FREE WiFi and FREE off street parking and there are NO Resort Fees. We also have laundry facilities for your use. One of the best features to our location is that you can watch the sunrise on the beach, or even better, the full moon rising over the ocean. We are a legal licensed permitted establishment.

Please accept our invitation to come stay at the Hideaway. Thank you for considering us.

Warmest Aloha

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Hawaii’s Hidden Hideaway B&B – Kailua Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 15th, 2017

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway B&B - Kailua Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

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

Recipient of the Most Romantic Hideaway Award, two years in a row. One of the best-kept secrets in Hawaii is this beautiful B&B.

30-minutes from Waikiki, Honolulu, airport and the Pearl Harbor Historic district. 2 blocks from the world famous Lanikai beach. Five minutes from Kailua with great restaurants, antique shops, and rentals for kayaks, windsurfing and bikes.

Private units include one suite, and two deluxe studios, all with garden views, and all can interconnect, with your choice of king, queen or twin sleeping arrangements. The suite has

  • a large garden lanai area with a private outdoor Jacuzzi spa
  • a queen bed plus a single sleep sofa.

Each hideaway unit has

  • its own private entrance
  • bathroom
  • dining area
  • lanai deck
  • kitchenette
  • fiber optic cable television
  • a library of activities on the island
  • restaurant menus
  • books on Hawaiiana

We also have beach chairs, mats and toys (snorkel gear, boogie boards and other beach items.) Water sports, not your thrill, we have 7 golf courses within 20 minutes from the B&B. Tennis courts close by and wonderful hikes right by the B&B.

We offer FREE WiFi and FREE off street parking and there are NO Resort Fees. We also have laundry facilities for your use. One of the best features to our location is that you can watch the sunrise on the beach, or even better, the full moon rising over the ocean. We are a legal licensed permitted establishment.

Please accept our invitation to come stay at the Hideaway. Thank you for considering us.

Warmest Aloha

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Gay Honolulu – Passport Magazine

Author: , August 7th, 2017

gay Honolulu

On this side of O’ahu, where giant resorts and the city of Honolulu serve as a playground to hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, we tend to forget to connect to the natural beauty and spirit of the island.

I’m hand in hand with strangers, forming a circle under the Hawaiian morning sun. I’m with two college-aged girls and a woman. Singing in a melodic verse that’s distinctly Hawaiian, slinging words of thanks to the heavens, while grounding their feet to connect to the volcanic soil. Each inflection seems to mimic the lapping of Pacific waves, and their cries of thanks echo the sound of birds tweeting their own music toward the ancient mountains that once blessed this land with fertile, irrigated soil.

“This is our community,” a woman at Ma’o Organic Farm (86-210 Puhawai Road, Tel: 808-696-5569. www.maoorganicfarms.org) tells me. “We work hard to protect our ohana (family),” she says sitting under a summer-camp structure made from an old chicken hut. It seems ironic, though, that she speaks so personally and passionately about the locals, after all, she comes from the Mainland (as Hawaiians call the Lower 48). She is, however, deeply connected to the people here, having married a Hawaiian and becoming part of the community of Wai‘anae on O‘ahu.

It seems easy to see why she’s taken such a motherly and active role in the community as we sit with the two girls. They both work here on the organic farm, receiving an education, pay, and credit for their time. Here, they learn about ancient farming traditions that sustained Hawaiians for centuries. They also learn how the connection between the people and the land was severed, both physically and culturally when the army stopped these sacred mountains’ waters from freely flowing, destroying the farming here. Yet many people are not aware of what happened because of modern-day conveniences and imports coming from the Mainland and Asia.

By Joseph Pedro – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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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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Volcano Men’s Retreat – Gay Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 20th, 2016

Volcano Men's Retreat

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

Volcano Men’s Retreat is unique among the offerings on the Hawaiian Islands. Our property is nestled among eight acres of our private Ohia forest. This peaceful and intimate retreat is a Polynesian inspired design, but with all the amenities you have come to expect in a high end resort. Enjoy the tranquility of our property and the privacy afforded by having your own personal bungalow. Mingle with other quests in our common lounge and dining areas or in our 6-man spa, or choose to remain secluded on your own private porch while enjoying the sights and sounds of our tropical island.

Our 4 identical octagonal bungalows feature 16-foot high exposed bamboo ceilings and beams, a king-sized pillow-top bed with crisp 1800 thread-count Egyptian linens, flat-screen TV and fireplace, a mini-frig, robes and slippers, a modern private bathroom with walk-in shower, and a wrap-around lanai with private seating and dining areas.

Unlike other inns, retreats, and B&Bs in the area, we do not require a minimum stay of any kind. Everything is inclusive with your private bungalow, including complimentary wifi, beach chairs and umbrellas, morning coffee service on your private lanai, and the most amazing fresh and hot breakfast. There are NO HIDDEN FEES, such as resort fees, parking fees, cleaning fees, towel fees, internet/wifi fees, or destination fees. If you need to check-in early or check-out late, no problem and NO EXTRA FEES.

Volcano Men’s Retreat was built by your hosts, Robert and Scott. Planning and construction took over 2 years with the retreat being completed in October 2016. The mission of the retreat was to build a place that we could never find in our travels to the Islands over many years. We wanted to create a beautiful clothing-optional bed & breakfast for men. We wanted the structures to be beautiful and high quality and the property to be peaceful and secluded. So after two years working with the best materials and craftsmen on the island, Volcano Men’s Retreat was born. Robert and Scott pooled their many years of experience in management and engineering to provide for our guests what we ourselves could never find. Our dream and hope is: Build it and they will come.

Volcano Men’s Retreat is located in the “Goldilocks Zone” or the perfect temperature. The retreat is located at an elevation of 1,500 ft above sea level, up the side of Kilauea Volcano. Year-long day or night our temperatures stay between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You will never be too hot or too cold. The retreat is located in an Ohia rain-forest, which means you will be surrounded by the most beautiful trees, foliage, and birds. It is a rare natural environment, which guests find very soothing and relaxing. The retreat’s location is perfect. Use us as a base camp for exploration of this unique island. Experience all the beauty the island has to offer, and then return to your quiet oasis for a cocktail and soak in the spa.

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