With its white sandy beaches, relaxed nightlife, and Aloha spirit, Hawaii is a popular tropical escape. Hawaii is made up of a series of islands, with Oahu being the largest. Here you will find popular Honolulu, which is home to Waikiki Beach: the heart of Hawaii’s gay culture. This neighborhood offers Oahu’s two gay beaches and a lively, LGBTQ-hub known as the Kuhio District.
The best place to plan your Hawaiian gaycation is in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. It’s well-known for its gay community, relaxed nightlife, and luxurious accommodation options. While the popular Kuhio Avenue is still a good starting point, more popular bars and clubs can also be found along Seaside Avenue, Lewers Street, Koa Avenue, Kapahulu Avenue, and Kapiolani Boulevard.
With many of the Kuhio District’s venues situated within walking distance of the ocean, it is the neighborhood for gay beaches and nightlife. Start your day with jumbo pancakes or an eclectic, modern-American entree at M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar. Locals would claim that this is the best breakfast spot in town, so why not go and find out for yourself?
Walk or swim off breakfast at one of Oahu’s two gay beaches: Queen’s Surf Beach and Diamond Head Beach. Popularly known for being a bodyboarder’s paradise and an excellent snorkeling spot, Queen’s Surf Beach is located between the Kapahulu Groin and the Aquarium. This busy beach offers laid-back sunbathers a lot to explore, so be sure to drop towel here and soak up some vitamin D.
Diamond Head Beach Park is a Hawaiin landmark, which has stunning mountain views and good surf. It's nestled in a lava-rock crater, and stretches along two acres of cliffside beach access. Because the reef reaches up to the shoreline in many areas, this beach is not the best place for swimming, and only experienced surfers should attempt to catch the turbulent waves here. During windy weather, high tides and strong currents keep sunbathers more interested in the sunny picnic areas above the beach.
Always popular in the local gay Honolulu community, Bacchus Waikiki is known as Honolulu’s friendliest neighborhood gay bar. Bacchus hosts a variety of games and events such as trivia, bingo, and stage & screen nights. With daily drink specials, no cover charge, and the local Aloha spirit vibe, it’s a top priority for every gaycation to Honolulu
If you’re looking to book your trip during gay Hawaii’s pride celebration, the festivities usually happen during the month of October. The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation commemorates Pride Month with a vibrant parade and festival known as Honolulu Pride. It’s the largest pride event in Hawaii and includes live performances, famous guest speakers, and an after-party.
Ready to experience the Aloha spirit of gay Hawaii? The first place to start is lodging, and fortunately for you Honolulu has a diverse range of gay accommodation options. From luxurious hotels to chic bed-and-breakfasts, there’s something for every type of gay traveler.
Whether you’re a solo traveler looking to book a cheap room, a couple looking for a luxurious gay hotel in Honolulu, or a group of friends needing an entire home to share, misterb&b offers safe accommodation options in the right neighborhoods. The hosts are experienced and ready to give you tips about the local gay community. So what are you waiting for? Lock in your stay in Honolulu now, and soak up some Aloha spirit.