Honolulu Pride™ 2018 Travel Partners

Mahalo to our Travel Partners for creating special offers during 2018 Honolulu Pride™. Please support them whenever you need travel, lodging, entertainment or other services here in Hawaii. To learn how your company can benefit from becoming a 2019 Honolulu Pride™ Sponsor or Travel Partner, email Jim Miller.

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving airline, offers non-stop service to Hawaii from the U.S. mainland and international destinations. The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is delighted to have Hawaiian Airlines as our Premier Airline Sponsor and Leader of the Parade for 2018 Honolulu Pride™. Click here to learn more about Hawaiian Airlines and to book your flight.Alaska Airlines is the Official Airline of 2018 Honolulu Pride™. At Alaska, we are longtime supporters of the LGBT community and remain committed to a more equitable society. To show our continued support we are encouraging the LGBT community to travel to Pride events and gay-friendly destinations all over the country, including Honolulu Pride™. Make sure to check out our flight deals for low fares to your favorite cities and take a look at our group rates when planning special events, from birthdays to weddings.

Sheraton Waikiki On the best stretch of legendary Waikiki beach sits the towering Sheraton Waikiki – a true medium of endless energy and electric excitement.  Trendy, sophisticated, and completely refreshed, this Waikiki Beach resort ushers in a new level of comfort, style and panache to the Waikiki scene, promising an inspired vacation for one and all.

The resort is known for its breathtaking ocean-front views offered from 80% of our 1,636 newly transformed guest rooms and suites, a first-of-its-kind newly opened “Superpool” and award winning dining venues.

AquaAstonLOGOAqua-Aston Hospitality invites you to celebrate your individuality all year long with the “Out and Proud” LGBT exclusive offer. Receive a discount off your next stay at a choice of great hotels throughout Waikiki and you’ll also kick off your island-stay, and your hula, in style with a complimentary welcome beverage at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, a legendary LGBT bar just steps to Waikiki Beach. From full-service resorts and stylish hotels to condominium resorts and comfortable budget accommodations, our Waikiki hotels are designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget.  Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Oahu’s Waikiki shoreline is a vibrant destination bursting with the iconic beauty for which the “Aloha State” is known, from pristine beaches and breathtaking views of Diamond Head, to world-class nightlife, restaurants, shopping and cultural activities, all within easy walking distance to one another.

Call our Honolulu-based destination specialists toll-free at 855.945.4092 to book your “Out and Proud” offer. www.aqua-aston.com

Castle Resorts & Hotels. Since 1993, Castle Resorts & Hotels has specialized in innovative hotel and resort management, managing properties throughout the Hawaiian Islands, including Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii Island, as well as Auckland, New Zealand. Accommodations range from full-service hotels to resort condominiums that combine value, convenience, and authentic experiences.

For 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Castle Resorts & Hotels is offering this special promotion:
Offer: 15% Off Best Available Rates
Booking Dates: Now until October 20, 2018
Stay Dates: Now until June 30, 2019
Promo Code: prideweek
Properties Included in Promotion:
Big Island of Hawaii – Halii Kai at Waikoloa Resort, Kona Bali Kai
Kauai – The ISO
Molokai – Molokai Shores
Maui – Paki Maui
Oahu – Waikiki Grand Hotel

Click here to learn more and to book your reservations.


Lyft. Whether you’re riding to work, taking your #1 for a night on the town, or anything in between, count on Lyft for a ride in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with local drivers in just a few taps. Request, ride, then simply pay in the app. During 2018  Honolulu Pride™ weekend use promo code HNLPRIDE18 for 20% off two rides per passenger.

Enterprise CarShare / Rent-A-Car / Truck Rental. Today, our massive network means Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider. We offer car and truck rentals, as well as car sharing and car sales. Enjoy fast and easy rental bookings from Enterprise at one of our 7200 branches in cities, airports and neighborhoods near you.
Bank of Hawaii  was founded in 1897, and is the largest independent financial institution in Hawaii. Bank of Hawaii stands as an advocate for a welcoming and inclusive community in which everyone is encouraged to be true to who they are. We are proud to be a Sponsor of 2018  Honolulu Pride™.

GoHawaii.com. Relaxing sun-swept sands, awe-inspiring sunsets, and balmy moonlit breezes mingle with dramatic terrain, heart-pumping surf, and spontaneous friendly energy. You’re on your way to the Aloha state. Brought to you by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visit gohawaii.com to get ideas for your stay. With points of interest and things of interest to families, foodies, culture & history aficionados, adventurers, and more, there is a wealth of information to help you plan your visit to the islands. 

leiculture.com Lei are the traditional Hawaiian symbol of love, friendship, appreciation, and aloha. For generations, the people of Hawai‘i have used lei to express these emotions, strengthen relationships, and give thanks.

Lei is an annual travel publication that welcomes, entertains, and gives thanks to LGBT travelers before, during, and after their journeys to Hawaii. Visit at leiculture.com for a monthly calendar of events, profiles of LGBT business owners, our modern cultural icons, and more.

Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, also widely known worldwide as Hula’s is a legend among the LGBTQ audience everywhere, but also is known among others as the epitome of “Aloha” for ALL! Hula’s has been serving Hawaii and our international guests for over 42 years.

Hula’s is most popularly known for its original location in the Kuhio District in Waikiki under the Big Banyan Tree. In 1998, Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand relocated to its current location at the Waikiki Grand Hotel, offering even more spectacular views of Diamond Head and the gorgeous Waikiki Beach sunsets.

It is our mission to constantly strive to provide superb Entertainment to our guests. Uniquely situated in Waikiki and depending on the time of day (Beach Bar, Lounge or Nightclub) our guests enjoy Hawaii’s best LIVE and Recorded Talent, served with sumptuous Beverages and Food while enjoying the Entertaining and Attentive Hula’s team.

Hula’s is more than a unique Entertaining Gathering Place, it’s a state of mind (Aloha).

• Open Daily Full Bar 10am – 2am
• Hula’s Bar Bites Open 11am Daily

Gay Island Guide is Hawaii’s Premiere LGBTQ+ Guide for Locals and Visitors! Locally owned and operated, Gay Island Guide is the most up to date online resource in Hawaii connecting both locals and visitors to the best LGBTQ+ businesses from airlines to hotels and transportation to nightclubs! Check out our Event Calendar for the best gay or gay friendly events around Hawaii or perhaps our Happy Hour Page with where to find the Cheapest Drinks while you’re here.

Looking for the best things to to in Hawaii? We’ve got you covered! Check out the best things to do, see and visit, or even find Hawaii’s best LGBTQ+ or gay friendly restaurants. Gay Island Guide is proud to have the largest LGBTQ+ following in Hawaii! Come get social and interact with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube!

Plan your Honolulu Pride ™ trip or your gay Hawaii vacation now at www.GayIslandGuide.com! Be sure to save us as a favorite, so while you’re in Hawaii you can use our convenient maps!


LAVAlavaLOGOBig Island Lava Lava Beach Club. Directly on the beach at Waikoloa Beach Resort, enjoy lunch, dinner and cocktails with your toes in the sand. Hip fun vibe with hand crafted cocktails, live music  and delicious food. Four luxurious beachfront cottages for your perfect outer island getaway. Gay owned and operated. http://lavalavabeachclub.com/bigisland

Kauai Lava Lava Beach Club. Located at the Kauai Shores Hotel in Kapa’a, Kauai, Lava Lava Beach Club offers the island’s only Toes in the Sand dining experience. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on the beach. Enjoy our chef’s fresh fish entrees, pizzas and the best fish tacos around. Combine live music daily with the best Mai Tai in Hawaii and you have the perfect Hawaii experience. Just like our Big Island location, both locals and visitors will love the fun hip vibe, incredible views and the best libations and food on Kauai. Call us at 808-241-LAVA (5282). http://lavalavabeachclub.com/kauai/

Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center is an advanced veterinary diagnostic and treatment center, offering the most comprehensive and progressive patient care available in the state of Hawaii. 

We are open and fully staffed for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Doctors and nurses are always on site to monitor patients, and your pets are never left alone.

Compassionate care and thorough, friendly client communication are the cornerstones of our practice. Our goal is to offer an exceptional level of patient care as well as exceptional client service. 

Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center, an Ethos Veterinary Health Hospital, is a proud supporter of the 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Parade + Festival.

David McEwan, M.D. Charitable Fund. Dr. David McEwan began his practice of Family Medicine in Hawaii in 1977. In the spirit of Saint Damien, he has a long standing commitment to “Creating Change” in Hawaii Nei. 

He has been a co-founder, advisor and board member of numerous organizations working to improve the health, civil rights and cultural vitality of Hawaii’s LGBTQ people and the larger community, including Life Foundation, Community Consortium of AIDS Physicians of Hawaii, Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, Aikane Investments, Hawaii Public Television, and Equality Hawaii.

David is also the co-founder of the Hawaii LGBT Archives at the University of Hawaii Manoa Hamilton Library: The AIDS & Same- Gender Marriage Papers of David McEwan M.D. & Thomas Ramsey PHd. In 1991 David was awarded the ACLU Allan Saunders Award for Civil Liberties. He has been listed in the Best Doctors of Hawaii in Honolulu Magazine numerous times over the past 38 years. 

Dr. McEwan retired in 2015 and continues to inspire and lead in LGBTQ philanthropy with his David McEwan, M.D. Charitable Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation. He is especially passionate about creating shelter and services for Hawaii’s LGBTQ homeless youth.

As you enjoy this year’s Honolulu Pride™ festivities—whether as a visitor or resident—we encourage you to dig deeper into Hawaii’s unique culture of diversity, openness and aloha. And consider supporting one or more non-profits who are making a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s LGBTQ people. To learn more, contact Dr. David McEwan at dbme1@me.com.