Hawaii

Above, towering green cliffs and lush tropical foliage dominate the scenic coast of Hawaii's "Big Island." You can find world-famous surfing beaches along the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island, and home to most of its gay life.

The Hawaiian Islands are a world apart in the central Pacific Ocean, startlingly remote. Honolulu is 2,398 miles southwest of San Francisco (the closest continental point), 3,818 miles southeast of Tokyo, and 5,067 miles north of Sydney.

70% of Hawaii's population lives in Oahu, where Honolulu is the capital city, the principal port, and the business, financial, educational and tourism center of the State. The majority of gay nightclubs and businesses are in the Waikiki area, Honolulu's urban beach resort famous for its stretch of reef-protected white sand beach and variety of hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife.

Hawaii's distinctive mix of cultures is the result of the coexistence and blending of people from all over the world who have settled here. There's no real ethnic or religious majority and a high degree of acceptance of gays and lesbians.

Hotels

  • Absolute Paradise B&B
  • Located in the heart of the Puna District, along the south-east coast. We are about 40-45 minutes from Hilo airport (30
    Big Island, HI
  • Website: www.absoluteparadise.tv
  • 808-965-1828 or 888-285-1540
  • Aston Waikiki Grand Hotel
  • 134 Kapahulu Avenue
    Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
  • Website: www.waikikigrand.com/
  • 808-923-1814 or 888-336-4368
  • Cabana At Waikiki
  • 2551 Cartwright Road
    Waikiki Beach, HI
  • Website: www.cabana-waikiki.com
  • 808-926-5555 or 877-902-2121

Bars

  • Hula's Bar & Lei Stand
  • 134 Kapahulu Ave. (2nd. Floor)
    Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
  • Website: hulas.com/
  • 808-923-0669
  • Mask Bar & Grill
  • 75-5660 Kopiko St.
    Kailua Kona, HI 96740
  • 808-329-8558
  • Max's Gym Waikiki
  • 444 Hobron Lane (4th Floor)
    Waikiki Beach, HI
  • 808-951-8232
  • P-10A
  • 444 Hobron Lane, Suite P-10A
    Honolulu, HI
  • 808-942-8536
  • Tapas Waikiki
  • 407 Seaside Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
  • Website: tapaswaikiki.com
  • 808-921-2288

Shops

  • 80% Straight Inc.
  • 134 Kapahulu Ave #B (Below Hula's)
    Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
  • Website: www.80percentstraight.com/
  • 808-923-9996 or 808-956-1411
  • Diamond Head Video
  • 747 Queen St.
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 808-597-9099
  • Diamond Head Video
  • 98-199 Kamehameha Hwy.
    Aiea, HI 96701
  • 808-487-9099
  • Diamond Head Video
  • 1745 Kalakaua Ave.
    Honolulu, HI 96826
  • 808-943-6066
  • Donald Munro, Realtor
  • 46-251 Ikiiki St.
    Kaneohe, HI 96744
  • Website: www.realmunro.com
  • 808-235-1124 or 800-235-1151
  • Douglas Simonson Fine Art Gallery
  • 1542 Young Street, Suite 340
    Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Website: www.douglassimonson.com
  • 808-737-6275
  • Island Heritage Realty
  • 1400 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-1
    Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Website: www.islandheritagerealty.com
  • 808-941-3202 or 800-373-3122
  • Newt at the Royal
  • 2259 Kalakaua Ave.
    Waikiki Beach, HI
  • Website: www.newtattheroyal.com/
  • 808-922-0062 or 800-508-HATS

Attractions

  • Iolani Palace
  • 364 South King Street (at Richards)
    Honolulu, HI
  • Website: www.iolanipalace.org/
  • 808-522-0822
  • Pearl Harbour Memorial
  • 1 Arizona Memorial Place
    Pearl Harbor, HI 96818
  • Website: www.nps.gov/usar/
  • 808-422-0561
  • Waimea Canyon
  • Koke'e Road Waimea
    Kauai, HI 96752
  • Website: www.kokee.org/
  • 808-274-3344