About Maui Sunseeker
If there is one reason for Maui's enduring popularity it is it's diversity -- the island's uncanny ability to dazzle and soothe almost at the same time. The second largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Maui is 48 miles long and 26 miles across with a land area of 729 square miles. But into that space is packed long, sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, rolling green pasture lands, dryland forests, and spectacular rocky cliffs. Maui's average temperature is between 75 and 85 degrees. In one day you can huddle at the top of Haleakala Crater watching a sunrise in 40 degree weather, sit on the sand at Kihei enjoying the tradewinds at noon, and watch the sun set in the west in the cooler evenings.
The close proximity to Maui of the neighboring islands of Lana`i and Moloka`i, both a part of Maui County, gives the feeling of being sheltered by a large, relatively calm lake. There is a coziness about seeing another island off in the distance. One you can almost reach out and touch. On any given day, you can have Sunseeker Activities arrange an exciting bike ride down Haleakala right after sunrise or a thrilling helicopter tour of the island or a private tour to see lush, remote waterfalls with our gay Hawaiian guides.
Most resort destinations really have two gay communities and Maui is no different. The local community tends to socialize in their own 'family' in private homes, informal groups or an excursion to the beach, most likely being Little Beach in Makena. Little Beach, a 10 minute drive from the Sunseeeker, is Maui’s clothing optional beach with a gay/lesbian section. Although the local LGBT community is typically low-key, there are frequent social events and fundraisers that Sunseeker guests are welcome to attend, such as the Gay Whale Watch Tour. The other gay group on Maui is made up of vacationing singles or couples, many of whom return to the island every year. The scene on Maui isn't focused so much on high energy or heavy cruising but more on enjoying the incredible beauty found here.
Whichever group you identify with, you'll find lots of opportunities to have fun, participate in activities and mix with the locals. Information on current local gay activities can be found online at www.mauipride.org. There currently is no full-time gay bar, but all establishments are gay friendly, and a several have regular gay/lesbian nights. The LGBT population is second in size to that on Oahu. The biggest concentration of the LGBT community is in the Kihei area of South Maui, although we are everywhere on the island!
Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is the place on Maui where you can feel free to be yourself. Welcoming all, but catering primarily to the gay and lesbian traveler, we are the largest gay owned and operated hotel in Hawaii serving the gay and lesbian market. Located in Kihei, on Maui's beautiful south shore, Maui Sunseeker is the perfect place for gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, seasonal whale watching and magical Maui Sunsets.
Come enjoy the view from your lanai or from our rooftop tanning deck. Take a moonlit stroll or early morning walk along four mile long Mai Poina 'Oe La'u Beach, just steps from your door at Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort.