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 Accommodations: Hale Kua Guests, Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii

Author: , September 24th, 2015

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

We invite you to be our guests on the south side of the lush tropical “Garden Island” of Kauai. We’re just minutes from the beaches of Poipu, yet located on the cool hillside of Lawai Valley. Our convenient location is a short drive to Waimea Canyon, Lihue Airport and the east and north shores of Kauai. Imagine all the amenities of home with the comfort and convenience of your own private tropical setting.

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

Author: , September 21st, 2015

Davey's Dive Buddies

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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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Gay Travel Contest – Win 5 Nights on the Big Island – Sweepstakes Ends on 10/1

Author: , September 25th, 2010

Bali Cottage - Purple Roofs Gay Travel SweepstakesPurple Roofs offers five nights at beautiful Bali Cottage in Kehena Beach, Big Island, Hawaii:

Unwind at this Oceanfront Romantic 2 story Private Balinese Guest House, surrounded in the natural ambiance of Kehena Beach Estates. This Jewel of the Big Island of Hawaii is tucked alongside the South East Puna coastline. Break away from the hustle and bustle of your routine and lose yourself in the serenity of our Island and all it has to offer & enjoy blissful ocean breezes and relaxation beyond compare!

This romantic getaway offers spectacular 170 degree ocean front view of our Hawaiian coastline, and is the closest place to stay you will find to our famous Kehena Clothing Optional Black Sand Beach. Less than a 1 min. walk is a cliffside trail that leads directly to a breathtaking black-sand beach hideaway, home to spinner dolphins, humpback whales during the winter season, and countless sea turtles. Kehena Beach is only 200 ft. away!

Sit outside on the lanai and enjoy your favorite beverage, while passing cruise ships pass by in the moonlit coastline right before you.

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Win 5 Nights in Hawaii From Purple Roofs

Author: , July 23rd, 2010

Bali CottageBali Cottage at Kehena Beach
Kehena Beach, Big island, Hawaii

Unwind at this Oceanfront Romantic 2 story Private Balinese Guest House, surrounded in the natural ambiance of Kehena Beach Estates.

This Jewel of the Big Island of Hawaii is tucked alongside the South East Puna coastline.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of your routine and lose yourself in the serenity of our Island and all it has to offer & enjoy blissful ocean breezes and relaxation beyond compare!!

This romantic getaway offers spectacular 170 degree ocean front view of our Hawaiian coastline, and is the closest place to stay you will find to our famous Kehena Clothing Optional Black Sand Beach.

Enter to win here

HI: Impact of Possible Gay Boycott

Author: , July 9th, 2010

In an article about the potential boycott on Hawaii due to Governor Linda Lingle’s veto of the civil union bill, Jo-Ann Adams, chairwoman of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Caucus of the Hawaii state Democratic Party, said a boycott would mostly hurt the hotel industry and its workers. For someone who is from here, the simplistic nature of her statement is startling.

First of all, tourists arrive to the islands by air and sea, so a downturn in tourists arriving is going to affect the airline industry and the cruise industry. Second, tourists generally eat when they’re on vacation – that’s going to affect the restaurant industry and the grocery stores as well. Third, tourists like to visit places when they are here, which will affect the transportation industry. Fourth, tourists often buy souvenirs when they are here, and that will affect the stores that sell them and the companies that manufacture them.

From this generalized pool of industries, the vastness of who that will affect is immense – it’s like dominos tumbling down upon each other. There are less tourists arriving, so the airlines and cruise companies cut back on flights and trips, and some flight attendants, cargo handlers, and cruise workers get laid off. So do some reservationists and some people at a travel agency.

Full Story from E Turbo News

Honolulu a Very Gay Friendly Destination

Author: , March 28th, 2010

Racially mixed and socially tolerant, mellow Hawaii has always been a soft spot for gays and lesbians. Honolulu, also affectionately called “Homolulu,” may have a smaller and more low-key gay scene compared to other U.S. cities its size, but what it lacks in heft it makes up for in friendliness.

Compared to other more closeted Asia/Pacific destinations, it’s pretty openly gay. Although Hawaii has taken a somewhat politically conservative bent in recent years, it’s still a live-and-let-live “hang loose”‘ kind of place. Honolulu acted as ground zero for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States, when in 1990 three gay and lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses at Honolulu City Hall – years before liberal Vermont or Massachusetts got in on the act. Gay marriage ultimately did not pass in the Aloha State, but the islands still appear regularly at the top of the list of favorite gay destinations worldwide.

Hawaii’s ancient history is rife with kings who proudly kept gay lovers and cross-dressing “mahu”‘ who can still be frequently spotted in the islands today. In fact, drag queens are so accepted in local society that the glitzy Universal Show Queen pageant every September has been held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

Full Story from the Miami Herald

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Hawaii Declining as Gay Travel Destination

Author: , January 25th, 2010

As Hawaii prepares to again deal with the legal rights of same-sex couples, its desirability among gays and lesbians as a travel destination is on the decline. That’s the analysis by researchers of a new marketing study of gay and lesbian tourism trends.

The 14th annual report by Community Marketing Inc. of San Francisco, released Dec. 28, barely mentions Hawaii and makes no mention of Honolulu or Maui. Yet, competing destinations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco are cited repeatedly. Even smaller cities like Seattle, Boston and Denver are proving to be a draw.

“Hawaii has been slipping for a decade,” said David Paisley, senior program manager for Community Marketing. “Last year it was ranked 17th as a leisure destination, but this year you are 18th, tied with New Orleans and Atlanta.”

Full Story from Pacific Business News