This is a storybook destination for a romantic getaway, or even a gay wedding, now that the state has legalized same-sex marriage. The island is, indeed, far less populated than Oahu home to Honolulu. It opened in the early s and has become a prototype for similar developments elsewhere in the state.
Maui consists of two mountain ranges, massive Haleakala, a dormant shield volcano, in the east, and the West Maui Mountains — actually the remains of an older, extinct volcano — to the west, connected by an isthmus which forms the low-lying central plain. It was also a major center of the whaling industry during the 19th century. Now, Lahaina is known most as a tourist destination, her famed Front Street a busy thoroughfare of shops and restaurants, terminating in the Banyan Tree Square at the south end, site of an enormous banyan tree as well as the reconstructed ruins of Lahaina Fort.
Can anyone help give the rundown of "gay Maui? I was looking at the Maui Sunseeker, but the reviews are mostly negative, and those that are glowing have been posted by people with one contribution. It seems the hotel may be a semi-nude hotel and slightly drab and in need of a good cleaning.
However, the views were magnificent and blissfully distracting as we flew low and closely hugged the coast, leaving behind the Big Island with its turquoise waters and rugged black volcanic landscapes. As we neared the island of Maui the lush, emerald green, mountainous terrain appeared rimmed with small tourist towns clinging to its radiant coastline. Safely on land again, we organised our rental car, a necessity on this island. This is possibly the best location for gay men to stay, due to its proximity to Little Beach the gay beachavailability of ample accommodation options, streets of shopping and restaurants and, of course, gay friendly Ambrosia Bar.
Thanks in large part to the 81 beautiful beaches, stunningly picturesque views, endless romantic activities and top notch accommodations, its not surprising that so many couples choose to say 'I Do' on the Valley Isle. In addition, Maui's Pride Festival is held the first weekend of every October, and is a fun and friendly event to "encourage, celebrate, and educate all people of the positive diversity of the LGBTQ community. While not quite as glamorous or spacious as many mainland bars or nightclubs, rest assured that it's one of the very few places on Maui that get livelier after 10pm.
Gay Hawaii Maui, your LGTB travel online Maui guidebook to gourmet Maui restaurants from budget to deluxe, stunning romantic secret beaches, gay friendly Maui hotels and accommodations, bargain shopping, great travel prices and awesome sightseeing. With azure waters, colorful snorkeling at the rocky points, some excellent bodysurfing waves, fine naked bodies, and plenty of like-minded company, you may never want to leave. Weekends are crowded, but often during the week nobody is here.
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Warm-weather romantic vacations often include lots of sedentary activity save for sex : sleeping late, languid days at the beach or pool, and lots of drawn-out, darkly lit meals. For our third anniversary, my partner and I tried to combine what was, ostensibly, a romantic vacation on Maui with a very ambitious itinerary. The goal was both bonding and adventure, with bickering and stress kept to a minimum.
Besides a nude beach that attracts a sexually diverse crowd, gay-friendly options on Maui were long limited to a sole hotel. Then, in September, the Maui Sunseeker was sold and rebranded as an adults-only resort that no longer specifically caters to LGBT guests. Long a destination for gay and bi men, the Sunseeker was a flirty, though not necessarily a cruisy, destination.