Pink Coconuts makes it safer, easier, more fun, and connected for LGBTQ people to travel the world. We operate as a full tech-enabled business with a team in different parts of the world mostly in the US and in Barbados. The goal is to help the queer community find destinations and like minded individuals who travel to them.
Pink Coconuts is an LGBTQ travel startup building a new travel experience for the queer traveler.
We believe that LGBTQ people should be able to travel everywhere and anywhere with comfort and ease. We believe that travel should be good for self, good for the community and good for the environment. Community is the foundation of everything we do, from our resident Pink Coconuts guests, to our local queer communities and supportive global partners.
LGBTQ people across the world face embarrassing and uncomfortable situations when they travel and move around, while many local communities struggle to fund their projects and their businesses. Pink Coconuts brings together travelers and communities to create the ultimate travel experience, that is safe, fun, and connecting and improves the lives of the local community.
Pink Coconuts began in 2017 and remains committed to creating a more inclusive world for LGBTQ people to live and travel. They are just one of the few options out there, and find LGTBQ businesses to shop at.
I grew up on the tiny island of Barbados and I have been working with LGBTQ communities across Barbados for many years. I founded an LGBTQ organization in Barbados that focused on ending discrimination and promoting equality. My work in the LGBTQ space began to grow since expanded to many parts of the world and my life’s work has been to create a more inclusive world for LGBTQ people to live and to play.
Three years ago, I recognized the power of business and its ability to shape our lives and change our world and our views of the world and I set out to use business as a tool for change.
2020 was a difficult year for everyone, and as a young travel start-up, it could’ve really ended us. We launched our first travel product in March of 2020, pretty much the worst time to ever launch a travel startup and within about a week our full year of plans was scrapped.
Today, despite the losses we are building back bigger and stronger. We’re building a travel company that has an emphasis on community travel that’s safe, fun, and connected. We’d love your help and your partnership to use business and tech as a force for good and to make travel safe and easy for LGBTQ people who deserve to see the world and local communities who deserve to thrive in it.