Top Activities for your Maui Wedding Party
#1 Attend a Luau
This is the absolute perfect activity for large wedding groups that want to spend time together while letting loose! Delicious food, impressive show, tropical drinks, authentic music, and a sunset over the ocean to boot! These are all reasons why most consider Maui luaus to be a must-do when visiting and why so many locals attend regularly too. There are many great luaus, but for a wedding party, we recommend The Grand Wailea Luau if staying on the south side (Wailea/Kihei/Makena) or The Sheraton Luau if staying on the west side (Lahaina/Ka’anapali/Napili/Kahana/Kapalua). There’s also a brand-new luau catering to the visitor looking for the best of the best, The Feast at Mokapu Luau costs a little more and runs only twice a week, but it’s worth every penny.
#2 Group or Couple’s Massage
One of the most important activities during your wedding week, and one that people often forget to make time for, is relaxing! Book a group or couple’s massage with Maui’s Best Massage, who bring their services directly to your doorstep. Lay back and let a professional masseuse ease all of your worries in the comfort of your hotel room or outdoor lanai, all with the fresh island air and fragrance of tropical paradise to enhance your experience. 808.426-7418
#3 Maui Zipline
For an excellent family-friendly activity, we recommend the centrally-located Maui Zipline. A 5-line zipline course at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, this thrilling activity is perfect for all members of the family, from small children (ages 5 and up) to adventurous grandparents! The views of central Maui and Tropical Plantation grounds are predictably gorgeous, and guides are very knowledgeable, safety-conscious and helpful throughout the entire process. Bonus: You can enjoy the meal of your life at The Mill House restaurant afterwards! 808.663.2464
#4 Sunrise at Haleakala Crater
With so many picture-perfect views on one island, it’s difficult to know where to begin to see the best of them. One view you absolutely can’t miss, however, is a stunning sunrise atop the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala Volcano. Meaning ‘House of the Sun,’ groomsmen and bridal parties seeking an exquisite early morning experience won’t be disappointed with a guided Haleakala Sunrise Tour from Valley Isle Excursions. Call 808.661.8687 for group bookings.
#5 Maui Food, Drink & Farm Tours
For a fun-fueled activity that every wedding party can get behind, Maui Craft Tours offers a unique guided van tour of Maui’s highest quality companies, including a visit to Maui’s Upcountry distilleries, Maui’s only winery, the highly rated Maui Brewing Co., coffee roasters of Maui Tropical Plantation, and food crafters at Surfing Goat Dairy Company, The Mill House Restaurant and more. Taste test the best of Hawaiian-inspired craft cuisine and cocktails, and learn some trivia along the way with the help of knowledgeable and friendly local guides. Choose from one of their four tour options or create your own customized tour. Call 808.633.1801 for bookings.
#6 Island Art Party
Located conveniently in North Kihei, Island Art Party offers nightly group painting classes in their cozy art studio. Tickets include painting instruction, supplies and a canvas, and makes the perfect night out for a group of ladies (or gents) looking to tap into their artistic side. Snacks are available for purchase, as are cocktails from their full bar! Spend the evening painting one of many tropically-inspired subjects, and have a blast with members of your family, friends, and wedding party. 808.419.6020
#7 Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour
One of the most exciting ways to experience the ocean is by joining a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour with Hawaiian Paddle Sports. With enough seats for 6 to 12 guests, you’ll wake up early to enjoy calm waters, amazing views of Maui’s shoreline and marine life, and depending on the season, snorkeling at one of Maui’s most popular spots or whale watching! 808.442.6436
#8 Go Sailing
Quick- can you name something better than cruising through warm Hawaiian waters aboard a beautiful sailboat with six of your closest friends and family members? While it may sound like something out of a dream, this scene is a reality aboard Shadowfax. Small groups are welcome to climb aboard the 44-foot, zero-emission sloop for a private sailing celebration. Choose from a sailing cruise, custom snorkel tour, whale watch, or even an overnight expedition to a neighboring island. Call or text Captain Lydia at (808) 359-8182
Ziplining in Hawaii takes a popular thrill attraction to a whole new level. Zip through forest land and valleys on the slopes of Haleakala Volcano with Piiholo Zipline, or choose the popular Zip & Dip option at Skyline’s Ka’anapali. For kids, Maui Zipline offers a tamer experience with great views and a convenient location, though any of the above are worth the journey.
#10 Sunset Cocktail Cruise
A cocktail cruise in paradise is the best way to experience a stunning Maui sunset. Grab your bridesmaids or groomsmen (or both!) and book a cruise on Trilogy’s sunset cruise or Kai Kanani’s beautiful catamaran. Pride of Maui also offers live music entertainment, cocktails and a buffet dinner on a double decker boat. For those visiting in winter months, this also doubles as an excellent whale watching opportunity!
#11 Maui Dinner Cruise
A little different from a pupu/drinks sunset cruise, it’s worth checking out a full dinner cruise. For travelers and groups looking to combine two island-inspired activities on their next trip to Maui, we highly recommend the dinner cruise from Hawaii Ocean Project. Located in west Maui, your evening begins with a scenic sunset cruise around Maui’s pristine coastline. Guests are invited aboard the 120’ Maui Princess for an evening of fine dining, cocktails, live music, dancing and sunset views from either of the yacht’s two spacious deck areas. Call 808.667.6165 for bookings.
#12 Be a Mermaid
Many of us have dreamed of swimming like a mermaid as a child. When we’re snorkeling or swimming in the ocean, some of us have the same dream in the back of their mind. Well, now you can be a mermaid with lessons from Hawaii Mermaid Adventures. A certified instructor and lifeguard take you through each step to give you confidence with your new tail. Photos are taken while you learn and swim, so you’ll have something to share with your landlubber friends. Call (808) 495-8919 and book your lesson.
#13 Haleakala Bike and Zipline
Combining three thrilling experiences into one, Skyline Hawaii now offers the ultimate way to knock out your Haleakala Volcano bucket list. Departing between 2 to 3am directly from your accommodation, you’ll be transported to the summit of Haleakala in time to watch a glorious sunrise, learning interesting information about the local history and culture from your guide along the way. After sunrise, you’ll bike down the slopes to a 5-line zipline, swinging bridge and pendulum line tour through the lush forests of Upcountry Maui. Call 1.808.745.1323 for more information and direct bookings.
#14 Rappel down Waterfalls in East Maui
An exciting activity for travelers 12 and over, rappelling down waterfalls in a remote botanical garden along the Road to Hana is not only completely safe, but one of the top ways to experience the natural beauty of Maui’s most lush rainforest. After meeting at the Rappel Maui headquarters in central Maui and enjoying a guided drive along the Hana Highway, guests will have a chance to practice and perfect their rappelling skills on a series of cascading waterfalls and a dry jungle wall. Take a dip in a natural swimming hole, and enjoy a newfound perspective of paradise during one of Maui’s most thrilling tour activities. Catered lunch included. 808.445.6407
#15 Glassblowing Classes
Inspired by the sea, sun and sky of Hawaii, Lahaina’s Moana Glass is an excellent place to marvel at the work of owner and Master Glassblower, Ryan Staub. In addition, your wedding party can also opt to participate in a private glassblowing class, where each member of your group will receive one-on-one, personalized instruction to create their own glass-blown creation, ranging from ocean-inspired pieces like a starfish to more functional items like a glass bowl. Safety glasses and bottled water are provided, so all you have to do is come prepared to create your masterpiece by wearing closed toe shoes and cotton clothing. An excellent alternative for those seeking a creative and fun group experience, the best part is returning home with self-made Maui souvenirs to commemorate your experience. Call 808.763.6338 for more information or to book your Maui glassblowing lesson.
#16 Ultimate Air Trampoline Park
A newcomer to the offering of family-friendly activities on Maui, Ultimate Air Maui is located conveniently in Wailuku Town and open for guests of all ages. If, like most of us, you haven’t spent an afternoon wildly jumping to your heart’s content since you were a kid, this is your chance to test your vertical abilities as an adult. Keiki love the trampolines, basketball hoops and foam pit, and the 25,000 square foot indoor park area ensures there is plenty of room to play. Call (808) 214-JUMP to reserve your spot.
#17 Mystery Maui Escape Room
For a highly entertaining group activity that requires teamwork, communication and willingness to have a little fun by participating in an out-of-the-box local activity, head to Wailuku Town to partake in a thrilling and hilarious escape room challenge with the friendly folks at Mystery Maui. The perfect activity for a wedding party challenge, you’ll work together to solve a mystery in less than 60 minutes to escape the room, all with a set of themed clues and a little help, if necessary, from your game marshal. Call (808) 249-2062 to reserve your Mystery Maui escape room(s).
#18 Maui Flim Festival
Continue the wedding festivities at the Maui Film Festival, one of Maui’s most distinguished annual events. Over the course of five days, the Maui Film Festival features everything a good wedding party should – quality entertainment, delectable culinary art displays, and VIP guests. Enjoy five days of film screenings and premieres, award ceremonies, screenwriter panels, culinary soirees, and more. Celebrate your big day and the art of film alongside some of your favorite actors and the Maui community! The 2020 Maui Film Festival runs June 17-21, and tickets are still available!
#19 Road to Hana
The Road to Hana is one of the best road trips in the world. With over 600 curves, 58 one-lane bridges and countless waterfalls, hiking trails, remote beaches and jungle attractions, a tour of Maui’s lush rainforest is an absolute must for nature lovers. Rent multiple cars and hit the road with members of your wedding party, or book a tour with Valley Isle Excursions, who take care of all the driving for you. And remember – it’s all about the journey, not the destination!
#20 Maui Ocean Center
A perfect daytime activity for grandpa, the kids and everyone in between, Maui Ocean Center will undoubtedly keep every member of your group entertained and happy. Walk the grounds of Maui’s award-winning aquarium and learn more about the unique marine life surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, including exhibits featuring Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, and six species of sharks, all collected from local waters.