Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Vacations

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Your gay Honolulu vacation

Oahu is traditionally called “The Gathering Place,” and for good reason. Over 75% of the state’s population resides here. For vacationers, the island’s city of Honolulu can be more of an urban vacation than they’d expect of Hawaii, but what a glorious city it is. With one foot in Asia and the other in North America, Honolulu is the most foreign place you’ll visit without having to use a passport. Hawaii’s Asian, Pacific, European and American influences blend effortlessly in Honolulu, which feels languid and animated at the same time.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Honolulu hotels

From $322

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 265 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

4th Night Free + Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2

The Banyan Courtyard is a popular place to relax under the trees while sipping umbrella drinks and enjoying live music, along with occasional hula dancing.Book a room in the Tower Wing for balcony views. GeneralMoana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa, Oahu, HI LocationThe First Lady of Waikiki' was constructed at the... More

From $377

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
4.4 / 5 154 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

The Royal Hawaiian - A Luxury Collection Resort is filled with the history, romance and casual sophistication of Hawaiian culture, blended with the charm of Spanish-Moorish architecture. Opened in 1927, the perfectly pink luxury hotel is known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. Premium tower rooms feature spacious work... More

From $175

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

3 stars
3.6 / 5 369 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

4th Night Free + Daily Breakfast for 2

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is a moderately-priced hotel with 1,142 rooms and suites across three individual buildings. Rooms in the Ainahau Tower and the Kaiulani Wing have balconies, while rooms in the Princess Tower have ocean views. Guests have the choice of dining in their rooms or in one of the on-site... More

From $902

Suites by Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Honolulu, Hawaii

$600 Resort Credit with 4 Night Minimum Stay

In 1901, the "First Lady of Waikiki" made her debut in high society as the first true resort to rise on what quickly became the world's most famous beach. With this rich heritage and stately decor, Moana Surfrider has now transformed into a Westin Resort. This classic Waikiki landmark has maintained its... More

From $699

Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

$100 Resort Credit

Nestled along the shore of the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, the Mailani Beach Tower treats guests like royalty with a private check-in, dedicated concierge services, thoughtfully-curated amenities and experiences, and access to the exclusive Mailani Lounge. Every room and suite is ocean front, and... More

From $254

Sheraton Waikiki

4 stars
4.0 / 5 311 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

The towering, gleaming Sheraton Waikiki Suites lets you savor so much of what makes Oahu special. It's a centrally-located resort where guests snorkel, encounter dolphins, and admire sunsets with Mai Tais in hand. Pamper yourself with spa treatments and poolside massages. This resort is not only perfect for... More

Suites by Sheraton Waikiki

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Honolulu, Hawaii

Rediscover the Sheraton Waikiki Resort. From the completely redesigned lobby to our newly opened Leahi Lounge located on the 30th floor you will be amazed by the thoughtful planning of every detail of the nearly $200 million transformation. The Sheraton Waikiki is centrally located on the best stretch of world famous... More

From $112

Aqua Palms Waikiki

3 stars
3.9 / 5 313 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Minutes from the Beach and Ala Moana Center

Wednesday evening is manager's reception night in the Aqua Palms lobby. Stop by to try the hotel's signature cocktails and listen to the soothing sounds of classic Hawaiian music.If you don't plan to rent a car, take advantage of the nearby bus line and shuttle to explore Oahu's rural towns and less-crowded... More

From $135

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

3 stars
3.8 / 5 82 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Book Now and Save 35%

Set few steps from pristine white sand beaches and world-class shopping, Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is trendy yet perfect for the family. Patrons at this cozy retreat can hike up to Diamond Head Crater, take surfing lessons from the Waikiki Beach Boys or learn the history of the island of Oahu at... More

From $168

Park Shore Waikiki

3 stars
3.7 / 5 269 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Book Now and Save 30%

Treating guests to magical views of the Diamond Head volcanic cone, Park Shore Waikiki is set on the Waikiki coastline in Honolulu. The resort offers affordable rooms, a state-of-the-art conference area, and 226 accommodations to suit each guest. Every room comes with Wi-Fi access (call to confirm), a mini-fridge, and a... More

From $180

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 1083 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Everything about Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is fun and full of life - from the modern-Hawaiian beach theme in the lobby (surfboards and all) to the naturally inspired decor of our guest rooms. Simply put, this is one of Waikiki's most popular hotels. We're directly across the most scenic section of Waikiki Beach, so you... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Honolulu hotels

From $322

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 265 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

4th Night Free + Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2

The Banyan Courtyard is a popular place to relax under the trees while sipping umbrella drinks and enjoying live music, along with occasional hula dancing.Book a room in the Tower Wing for balcony views. GeneralMoana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa, Oahu, HI LocationThe First Lady of Waikiki' was constructed at the... More

From $203

Hotel Renew

3 stars
4.3 / 5 68 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hotel Renew is Honolulu's first true designer boutique hotel. This intimate, eco-friendly gem half a block from the beach was designed by internationally-acclaimed San Francisco designer, Jiun Ho. Find a mod-Asiatic atmosphere that makes a sophisticated, minimalist statement. The artful lobby features a side nook serving... More

From $377

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
4.4 / 5 154 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

The Royal Hawaiian - A Luxury Collection Resort is filled with the history, romance and casual sophistication of Hawaiian culture, blended with the charm of Spanish-Moorish architecture. Opened in 1927, the perfectly pink luxury hotel is known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. Premium tower rooms feature spacious work... More

From $204

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.1 / 5 608 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Rate Includes Breakfast

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located a short distance from Hawaii's renowned Waikiki Beach, provides comfortable, spacious and modern rooms – many with ocean views – amid a striking landscape that includes native flowers and plants. The resort's two swimming pools offer friendly bar service.... More

From $254

Sheraton Waikiki

4 stars
4.0 / 5 311 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

The towering, gleaming Sheraton Waikiki Suites lets you savor so much of what makes Oahu special. It's a centrally-located resort where guests snorkel, encounter dolphins, and admire sunsets with Mai Tais in hand. Pamper yourself with spa treatments and poolside massages. This resort is not only perfect for... More

From $361

The Modern Honolulu

5 stars
4.4 / 5 54 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Non Refundable Savings

As its name suggests, The Modern Honolulu hotel takes on a contemporary and cosmopolitan theme. While the exterior may look like your ordinary beach hotel, the interior is designed with chic, modern decor. The sleek and stylish guest rooms feature marble bathrooms, comfortable Italian linens and even an iPod or iPad that... More

From $100

Aqua Waikiki Wave

3 stars
3.6 / 5 296 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Book Now and Save 50%

The vibrant Aqua Waikiki Wave is a surprising find tucked into the middle of Waikiki. Offering  hip room decor and complimentary amenities like free Wi-Fi access, Aqua Waikiki is the perfect stop for any vacation. Step outdoors and find endless opportunity for exploration and fun, including International Market... More

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Flights

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Honolulu Tue, Oct 27 - Tue, Nov 10 $529
San Francisco Honolulu Tue, Oct 27 - Mon, Nov 2 $478
Seattle Honolulu Sun, Oct 18 - Tue, Oct 27 $418
Portland Honolulu Wed, Sep 23 - Wed, Sep 30 $398
Chicago Honolulu Tue, Oct 27 - Wed, Oct 28 $582
Salt Lake City Honolulu Thu, Sep 10 - Thu, Sep 17 $486
Denver Honolulu Sun, Sep 27 - Sun, Oct 11 $488
Minneapolis Honolulu Mon, Oct 26 - Mon, Nov 2 $585
Atlanta Honolulu Sun, Sep 13 - Wed, Sep 30 $644
New York Honolulu Mon, Sep 7 - Tue, Sep 22 $638
San Diego Honolulu Sun, Oct 18 - Mon, Oct 19 $432
Newark Honolulu Sun, Oct 18 - Mon, Oct 26 $591
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Starwood

From $322

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 265 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

4th Night Free + Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2

The Banyan Courtyard is a popular place to relax under the trees while sipping umbrella drinks and enjoying live music, along with occasional hula dancing.Book a room in the Tower Wing for balcony views. GeneralMoana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa, Oahu, HI LocationThe First Lady of Waikiki' was constructed at the... More

From $377

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
4.4 / 5 154 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

The Royal Hawaiian - A Luxury Collection Resort is filled with the history, romance and casual sophistication of Hawaiian culture, blended with the charm of Spanish-Moorish architecture. Opened in 1927, the perfectly pink luxury hotel is known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. Premium tower rooms feature spacious work... More

From $175

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

3 stars
3.6 / 5 369 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

4th Night Free + Daily Breakfast for 2

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is a moderately-priced hotel with 1,142 rooms and suites across three individual buildings. Rooms in the Ainahau Tower and the Kaiulani Wing have balconies, while rooms in the Princess Tower have ocean views. Guests have the choice of dining in their rooms or in one of the on-site... More

From $902

Suites by Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Honolulu, Hawaii

$600 Resort Credit with 4 Night Minimum Stay

In 1901, the "First Lady of Waikiki" made her debut in high society as the first true resort to rise on what quickly became the world's most famous beach. With this rich heritage and stately decor, Moana Surfrider has now transformed into a Westin Resort. This classic Waikiki landmark has maintained its... More

From $699

Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

$100 Resort Credit

Nestled along the shore of the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, the Mailani Beach Tower treats guests like royalty with a private check-in, dedicated concierge services, thoughtfully-curated amenities and experiences, and access to the exclusive Mailani Lounge. Every room and suite is ocean front, and... More

From $254

Sheraton Waikiki

4 stars
4.0 / 5 311 reviews

Honolulu, Hawaii

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

The towering, gleaming Sheraton Waikiki Suites lets you savor so much of what makes Oahu special. It's a centrally-located resort where guests snorkel, encounter dolphins, and admire sunsets with Mai Tais in hand. Pamper yourself with spa treatments and poolside massages. This resort is not only perfect for... More

Suites by Sheraton Waikiki

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Honolulu, Hawaii

Rediscover the Sheraton Waikiki Resort. From the completely redesigned lobby to our newly opened Leahi Lounge located on the 30th floor you will be amazed by the thoughtful planning of every detail of the nearly $200 million transformation. The Sheraton Waikiki is centrally located on the best stretch of world famous... More

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  • Picturesque Oahu

    Waikiki, one of the most famous beaches in the world snakes along the coastline before ending dramatically at the iconic Diamond Head volcano. There’s the historic downtown area which includes a thriving Chinatown.

    American Royalty

    The castle-like Iolani Palace is the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, where Hawaii’s last two monarchs lived in the 1800s. You can also tour the stunning Diamond Head estate of tobacco heiress Doris Duke, filled with one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic art, which she personally collected.

    LGBT Waikiki

    For the gay traveler, Honolulu’s LGBT scene may seem a bit small compared to other U.S. cities its size, but it makes up for it in friendliness and openness. Honolulu has nearly all the gay nightlife in the whole state, so get your fix here if you’re heading to the other islands.

    A culture of openness

    The most famous gay bar in the Pacific, Hula’s, gazes over lush Kapiolani Park, which borders the easternmost (and gayest) section of Waikiki appropriately called Queen’s Surf. Transvestites are an accepted part of the Polynesian culture.

    Eventful Oahu

    There’s a popular cross-dressing beauty contest, The Universal Show Queen, which happens in Waikiki in September. There are also frequent LGBT sporting events -- this being a city that loves its outdoors. In May, there’s the well-attended Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, and in June a pride celebration lights up the streets of Waikiki, ending with music and dancing in Kapiolani Park.

    Natural beauty

    And don’t forget the rest of the island of Oahu, a nature lover’s paradise. There’s the verdant eastern coast, the North Shore with its world-famous monster waves, and the seldom-visited western coast, with its laid-back and local vibe. Oahu has some of the best beaches in Hawaii, on every one of its shores.

  • Take the bus
    There’s little place in Waikiki to park a rental. If you want to explore the island, The Bus (locally called “da bus”) circumnavigates Oahu for just $2.50.

    Get used to Hawaiian time
    Restaurant service, drivers, even people’s speech patterns are unhurried in Honolulu. If you act like you’re in a rush, it will not bode well with the locals.

    Pack light
    Honolulu rarely gets chilly, and the dress code is always casual, so leave most suits, long-sleeve shirts, socks, even long pants at home.

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