Maui: Chasing Waterfalls…

Sunday means NFL on tv and bloody marys at the bar. Join us for some fun today with the men of Bacchus.

We love the Hawaiian islands.

Oahu is our home and the combination of culture and history of the city and the beautiful beaches, lush terrain and outstanding hikes outside the city make this our happy place. Our local customers and visitors enjoy trips to neighbor islands. Many enjoy the nature of Maui.

Through the years, gay men have flocked to south Maui, to the towns of Kihei, Wailea and Makena where the easy going lifestyle and the nearby gentle waves soothe the soul. Sadly, the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort in Kihei has recently been sold and the news is that the new business (renamed Kohea Kai) will no longer specifically cater to us. Without a designated "resort," gay travelers to Maui should rely on AirBnB and VRBO to find the best accommodations.

Hotel stays can be pricey, but the resorts, mostly in Wailea are quite glamorous. The Andaz, Wailea Beach Marriott, Grand Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani and Four Seasons line the shore. If you've got the budget, spring for a few nights in one of these luxurious spots.

Why do the gays flock to south Maui? No doubt, it's the proximity to Makena State Park and the secluded nude beach, Little Beach. And by secluded, we don't mean secret. Everyone knows about it, but it's not immediately accessible (or visible) from the road.

There's some frisky business going on in the woods behind Little Beach if that's your thing, but the beach itself is the most enjoyable part. Soft sand and a moderate shore break can make playing and frolicking in the surf a fun experience. Sundays, can be a crazy day at Little Beach as it draws all kinds of individuals and drum circles, drinking and (likely) drugs work the crowd into a frenzy as the sunset nears.

And there are plenty of other adventures to be had in Maui. The most popular is The Road to Hana. All the tour guides wisely advise you to leave early in the day to take the road to Hana. On the road there are numerous stops with short hikes to beautiful beaches and waterfalls.

It's rare that you'll find yourself alone at a waterfall, but the scenery is breathtaking.

If you have time/energy, you'll also enjoy waking up early to drive to the top of Haleakala to watch the sunrise.

Whatever your reason for visiting Maui, be sure to love its beauty. There isn't much nightlife in south Maui. In fact, you'll likely find yourself asleep by 10pm every night. Enjoy it.

Then come back to Oahu and tell us about your experience - whether it was being frisky in the woods at Little Beach or soothing yourself in the waterfalls on the Hana Highway.

We'll serve you up a delicious cocktail and you'll most likely meet others who have been there.