Our Story

Pink Coconuts
We are in the business of queer joy.

Who are we?

Pink Coconuts is an LGBTQ travel startup building a new travel experience for the queer traveller.

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.
We believe in slow travel. That it takes just a bit of time to explore a place and connect with people so we are focused on stays that are 1, 2 and 3 months at a time. We provide beautiful serviced homes & experiences to our guests who are often entrepreneurs, techies, creatives, activists, artists and the WFH crew. We’ve rebuilt the travel experience from the ground up centering the queer traveller and organically bringing together work and play. A beautiful day is not a rare occasion in our Summer Residences. 

Our hubs are in New York, California, Barbados and Kenya. 

Our Founders

Thogori 'T' Karago
Co-founder, CTO (she/her)
T is the co-founder and CTO of Pink Coconuts. She is an ex-silicon valley senior software engineer and product manager at LinkedIn. As a Kenyan-born Valedictorian of Carnegie Mellon, T is passionate about seeing more women in STEM and a fierce advocate for balanced living especially within the tech space.

Donnya 'Zi' Piggott
Co-founder, CEO (he/they/she)
Donnya (Zi) is the co-founder and CEO of Pink Coconuts. Zi is a Barbados-born LGBTQ Advocate and former Executive Director, travel entrepreneur and UX/UI designer. Zi is eager to use innovative travel to create queer joy across borders. Zi is also a celebrated public speaker that has spoken at forums like TEDx, Heineken's National Conference, UK Black Pride, Human Rights Campaign and The Economist in New York.