TOP 12 THINGS TO DO ON A MAUI HONEYMOON
There’s a good reason why Maui is lauded as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. The isle exudes romance- peppered with fairy-tale resorts, top-rated restaurants, idyllic beaches, and countless other earthly pleasures. To help you shed post-wedding stress and create unforgettable memories with your new spouse, we’ve uncovered the most romantic activities across the Valley Isle.
Read on to discover the top 12 things to do on a Maui honeymoon.
1. Indulge in a couples massage.
There’s hardly a better way to kick off a Maui honeymoon than with a relaxing couples massage. After a hectic wedding celebration and a long day of travel, head to one of Maui’s luxe spas to kickstart your romantic getaway. While the island is home to its fair share of luxury spas, few facilities outshine those at the Spa Montage Kapalua Bay. This well-appointed spa embodies tranquility in a lush, tropical setting, set over five acres. The Spa Montage offers several couples treatments, but the most indulgent and intimate is the Maui Romance Package. Following a soak in a coconut milk bath, couples receive a massage in one of the spa’s lovely outdoor treatment rooms. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to explore the island with your better half.
1 Bay Dr
Lahaina, HI 96761
Call (808) 665-8282 to book in advance.
2. Picnic with Alpacas
Your honeymoon is all about making memories with your new spouse, and nothing is quite as memorable as a trip to Maui Alpaca. Home to a crew of alpacas and angora bunnies, Maui Alpaca hosts ultra-unique picnics that animal-loving couples will adore. In addition to meeting the alpacas and feeding them snacks, guests are treated to a tasty, Instagram-worthy picnic on the Upcountry slopes and will learn all about the animals and their uses.
Maui Alpaca is located at:
505 Aulii Drive
Makawao, HI 96768
Reservations are required. Call (808) 500-2577 or book a tour or picnic online.
3. Watch the sunrise from Haleakala.
Haleakala boasts the most celebrated sunrise view in Hawaii, and a visit to the summit in the pre-dawn hours graces most Maui itineraries. However, there’s no doubt that the morning spectacle is best shared, and watching the sunrise over Haleakala’s eastern wall is a memory that you and your partner will cherish for a lifetime. Plus, the freezing temps all but require bundling up together.
Reservations are required to enter the summit district area of the park between 3 am and 7 am.
Slots can be booked here.
4. Wander the grounds at Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm.
Situated on a pristine parcel of Kula land, the sprawling Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm is an ultra-popular wedding venue. It’s easy to see why lovers are drawn to the area, with bi-coastal views, rolling hills, and acres of fragrant flora. A stroll through the grounds reveals thousands of lavender plants (55,000, to be exact), proteas, olive trees, hydrangeas, and scarlet ohia lehua blooms. Mosey over to the gift shop, where you’ll immediately be lulled into a lavender-induced state of relaxation. Grab some heavenly lavender-infused snacks (like a lavender scone or lavender brownie) and head out onto the patio, where you and your partner can bask in the stunning views before you.
Aliʻi Kula Lavender
1100 Waipoli Road
Kula, HI 96790
Open: Friday-Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. General admission is $3 per person.
Check out this review of Aliʻi Kula Lavender.
5. Take a leisurely sunset sail.
Few things say romance like a sunset on the water. However, add a catamaran, live music, champagne, and a fantastic dinner into the equation, and the experience is significantly elevated. Climb aboard Kai Kanani, one of Maui’s most reputable sailing catamarans. With a three-course meal, open bar, hospitable service, and a sunset champagne toast, the folks at Kai Kanani are veritable experts in providing guests with an unforgettable sunset experience.
Call Kai Kanani at (808) 879-7218 to reserve.
See our review of the Maui Valentine’s Cruise.
6. Stop by The Maui Cookie Lady in Makawao
They say your wedding day goes by in such a flash that you barely have time to enjoy your own cake. But if you’re heading to Maui for your honeymoon, don’t worry too much about your wedding cake— something much better awaits: The Maui Cookie Lady. The Maui Cookie Lady’s creative confections have garnered national attention in recent years. Now, her storybook shop has become one of Makawao’s biggest attractions. Stop by to share a sweet treat with your sweetheart, or pick up a few cookies to bring home to your friends and family. (Hot tip: these cookies are a fantastic way to say thank you to your valued wedding guests! Plus, you can order cookies online, and Maui Cookie Lady ships almost anywhere.)
7. Tour the island in a helicopter.
Only so much of Maui can be experienced from the ground level. There are countless waterfalls, rivers, and valleys utterly inaccessible by foot or car. However, that doesn’t mean these secluded locations are impossible to explore. Helicopter tours allow passengers to lay eyes on Maui’s most dramatic, isolated locales, like Honokohau Falls deep within the West Maui Mountains and the depths of the Ko’olau Forest Reserve in East Maui. However, Maui Helicopter Tours knows how to make the experience extra special, especially for couples celebrating recent nuptials. Many run spectacular excursion tours sharing the entire island with stops mid-flight to land in the verdant Upcountry hills. When you disembark the chopper to enjoy your private view, you’ll be offered a complimentary glass of champagne. We’ll toast to that!
8. Attend a luau.
Attending a luau is part of the quintessential Hawaiian experience. However, some luaus are more romantic than others, namely, the Feast at Mokapu. Hosted by the Andaz, the Feast at Mokapu is redefining the luau experience. Once characterized by subpar buffets, hundreds of guests, and stories from around Polynesia, the luau at the Feast of Mokapu is an intimate culinary experience with Hawaii-specific entertainment. With an open bar, a delightful three-course plated meal, and a stunning oceanfront location, the Feast at Mokapu is an ideal introduction to Hawaiian culture and makes for a fabulous honeymoon date.
The Feast at Mokapu is available Sunday, Tuesday, and select Thursday evenings.
Book online at the Feast at Mokapu.
9. Take a day trip to Lanai.
Buttery strips of golden sand, swaying palm tree groves, crystal blue waters set against rusty red sea cliffs, and a thriving dolphin population- a visit to Lana’i feels more like a dream than reality. However, a day trip to the Pineapple Isle is not only possible, but it’s also easy. While there is a ferry that runs from Lahaina to Lanai several times daily, the easiest way to experience the best of Lanai is with Trilogy. Trilogy has exclusive permission to dock at Manele Harbor and provides all the fixings for a full day of fun- food, drinks, games, snorkel gear, ice cream sundaes, you name it.
Visit Sail Trilogy to book.
For more excursions and information, please visit Maui Sailing.
10. Book a honeymoon surf lesson package.
Couples who surf together stay together. Take to the waves with your partner for a Maui honeymoon surf experience with Maui Surfer Girls. The package comes complete with all the gear for first-time surfers, a seasoned instructor to guide you through the process, and a personal photographer to capture the best moments of the day. What’s more, you’ll also be gifted a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider to celebrate learning a new skill as newlyweds.
Maui Surfer Girls‘ surf lessons take place at Ukumehame Beach Park.
Online booking only.
11. Enjoy dinner at Mama’s Fish House.
Mama’s is one of Maui’s most alluring restaurants- and for a good reason. In addition to the beachfront location and ultra-fresh fish caught by local fishermen, Mama’s epitomizes Hawaiian hospitality. The service is usually nothing short of stellar, and the staff goes the extra mile to celebrate alongside you. Let the hostess know that you’ll be dining on your honeymoon when you make your reservation, and you’ll find a congratulatory card on your table when you’re seated. It makes a fantastic keepsake.
Book well in advance! Call (808) 579-8488 for reservations.
See a full review of Mama’s Fish House.
12. Pay a visit to Maui Wine.
Raise a glass in celebration of new nuptials at Maui Wine- the Valley Isle’s one and only winery. This scenic winery sits on the historic Rose Ranch Estate amid undulating green pastureland in Ulupalakua- a quaint Upcountry outpost. Settle into Maui Wine’s serene outdoor tasting room and sample a range of wines made from Maui gold pineapple, raspberries, and estate-grown grapes. Be sure to grab a bottle of Lokelani, a sparkling rosé, to celebrate with later. After your tasting, pick up a complimentary map and explore the stunning historic grounds.
Maui Wine is located at:
14815 Piilani Hwy
Kula, HI 96790
Reservations are required for wine tasting. Call (808) 878-6058 or book online.
13. Lounge poolside in a couple’s cabana
After a long couple of days of exploring the island, a relaxing day off is necessary. To make the most of your rest day, kick up your feet in a deluxe cabana. Guests of the Four Seasons get run of the most idyllic cabanas on the island- primarily the bungalows at the resort’s adult’s only Serenity Pool. Overlooking the Pacific ocean and boasting views of the West Maui Mountains, these cabanas are reason enough to book a stay at the resort. Serenity Pool cabana guests are provided with robes, lavender-scented towels, a bottle of champagne, lunch for two, and full use of the pool, which features an underwater sound system and swim-up bar.
Serenity pool cabanas are reservable at the time of room reservation, for a fee.