Top Maui Group Activities for Your Wedding Party
#1 Attend a Luau
This is absolutely perfect activity for large wedding groups that want to spend time together while letting loose! Delicious food, an 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 regularly attend 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. For a more intimate luau on the west side, check out The Sunset Luau at Kapalua Bay.
#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 afterward! 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. Call (808) 495-8875 for group bookings.
#5 The Maui Cookie Lady
Head Upcountry to Makawao Town to spend a sweet afternoon savoring The Maui Cookie Lady’s wonderful cookie creations. The Maui Cookie Lady’s handmade gigantic cookies are infused with locally sourced ingredients, from lychee and pineapple to mac nuts and lavender— and of course, lots of love and aloha! The shop is also full of other treats and fun souvenirs, whether you want to pick something up for a friend back home or sneak an extra gift into your wedding present.
#6 Get a Tarot Reading at Ace of Cups
Are there any burning questions you’d like to ask the universe before you get hitched? Make a stop at Ace of Cups in Haiku: Maui’s premier tarot shop. The shelves in this enchanted storefront are stocked with tarot and oracle decks from around the world. But the back rooms are reserved for reading sessions with Maui’s top tarot, oracle, astrological, and akashic readers – and even hosts respected local mediums occasionally. You can check the reading schedule at @ace.of.cups.maui on Instagram or call the shop at (808) 500-4476.
#7 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 NOVA. Small groups are welcome to climb aboard the 42-foot Catalina MKII for a private sailing celebration. Choose from a sailing cruise, custom snorkel tour, whale watching, or even a full-day sunrise-to-sunset expedition. Call Captain Anna at (808) 874-1110.
#8 Whale Watching
If you’re visiting from December to April, definitely put a Maui whale watch on your group’s itinerary. We find for big weddings, it’s best to choose a large double-decker catamaran, give your guests the info, and let them book if they want to join. If you want a guaranteed small group, book a private on a smaller boat like Redline Rafting.
#9 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. Most Maui sunset cruises offer live music entertainment, cocktails, and a buffet dinner on a double-decker boat. For those visiting in the winter months, this also doubles as an excellent whale watching opportunity!
#10 Haleakala Bike and Zipline
Take advantage of a downhill ride with Haleakala bike tours, the ultimate way to knock out your Haleakala Volcano bucket list. Departing between 2 to 3 am 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 and through the lush forests of Upcountry Maui.
#11 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.
#12 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).
#13 Watch Glassblowing in Makawao
Take your bridal party and family to go shopping in Makawao Town and don’t miss watching talented glassblowers create stunning art at Hot Island Glass. Chris Richards started creating glass art almost 30 years ago and has continued to hone his craft with everything from large bowls to earrings. A trip to Makawao isn’t complete without seeing his art.
#14 Honolua Ridgeline Hike
HeleWai Eco-Tours’ Honolua Ridgeline Hike: A Conservation Experience leads groups of no more than four people through a reserve that’s peaceful and striking. Awesome vistas abound while naturalists provide in-depth info on the area’s environmental and historical importance. Learn about the region’s endemic flora and fauna, see parts of the island that aren’t open to the public, and come away inspired to do your part to preserve Maui’s ecosystem. It’s the perfect way to embrace nature before or after the big day. Due to the small groups, these hikes book up quickly so call (808) 205-6032 ASAP!
#15 Marlow and Mahalo Aleworks
Pizza and beer are a surefire antidote to the stress and hecticness that weddings can bring. Head Upcountry to Kulamalu Town Center, where you’ll find a quality pairing- tasty pizza from Restaurant Marlow and locally brewed beers at Mahalo Aleworks. Located side by side, Marlow and Mahalo Aleworks work in symbiosis. Several Mahalo Aleworks beers grace the menu at Marlow, and Marlow’s pizzas are available to order while having a drink at the brewery. Marlow’s chic yet casual environment is perfect for a laid-back dinner with your wedding party, while Mahalo Alework’s spacious taproom is excellent for larger groups.
#16 Maui Alpaca Farm Tour
It’s said that animals can heal— or at the very least take our minds off the stress of our day-to-day lives or upcoming wedding. At Maui Alpaca, the good vibes are tangible, thanks to a sweet posse of sensitive alpacas. Maui Alpaca hosts intimate farm tours and introduces guests to the resident alpacas and Angora bunnies. Animal lovers will adore snuggling with the fuzzy bunnies, while Instagram connoisseurs will find themselves snapping selfies with Sassie, one of the farm’s limelight-loving alpacas. Private picnics are also offered here, serving as an ultra-unique wedding party gathering. Reservations are required! Call Janet at (808) 500-2577.
#17 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!
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, or choose the popular west side option at Kapalua Ziplines. For kids, Maui Zipline offers a tamer experience with great views and a convenient location, though any of the above are worth the journey.
#19 Snorkel Lanai
What if I told you you could visit a bonus island on your Maui getaway without the hassle of flying? Lanai— a sparsely-visited gem nine miles off the West Maui coast— is just a short boat ride away. This island is known for its secluded reefs, isolated beaches, and striking sea cliffs. The best and easiest way to enjoy Lanai is aboard a snorkel tour with Maui Adventure Cruises. These small-group tours zip across the Auau Channel in Maui Adventure Cruises’ 50-foot Ocean Explorer Raft for a day of snorkeling and searching for spinner dolphins. Hoping for something even more intimate and exciting? Gather your wedding party for a private charter and visit some of Lanai’s off-the-beaten-track beaches. Call (808) 661-5550.
#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.
#21 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!
#22 Hiking Haleakala
Doing a full hike down into the crater is no joke. But when you hike with Humble Tours, you’re taken along the summit of Haleakala for a few amazing hikes with great views (and they’re doable.) In 7 hours, you’re taken on two hikes equal to 5 miles total, and you get to enjoy a picnic lunch at Hosmer’s Grove. They also offer a short Haleakala walking tour.