5 Most Romantic Things to Do on Maui
Updated: Jul 19, 2021
It's no doubt that the Hawaiian island of Maui is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With all of the gorgeous scenery, thrilling adventure, and pinch-me moments, it's easy to disconnect from routine and reconnect with your love. If you're thinking about a romantic getaway, here are some activities that will take your honeymoon, anniversary trip, or couples getaway to the next level!
1. Take in a breathtaking sunrise on Haleakala
One of Maui's most memorable experiences is seeing the Haleakala sunrise from 10,000 feet above sea level. People often describe this experience as incredible, beautiful, and magnificent. You will see the most vibrant colors of orange, red, and yellow reveal land and sea below you.
This does take some planning. You will want to dress warmly (seriously, bring your winter coat!), make advanced reservations, and arrive early. I recommend scheduling this early in your trip before your body fully adjusts to the time zone. It will make getting up at 3 am much less painful!
If driving a winding and steep road that early in the morning doesn't appeal to you, book a stress-free guided tour. You will get picked up and dropped off at your resort and a local guide will entertain you on the journey to the summit with island history, facts, and great stories.
2. Swim under a waterfall
Take a plunge in the cool, fresh waters of a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by lush rainforest. Sounds romantic, doesn't it?! There are plenty of waterfalls you can swim under in Hawaii. Choosing the right one takes some planning, but it's sure to be a memorable and romantic experience! Just watch out for falling rocks from above… that would, um…ruin the romance.
3. Enjoy a beachside Luau
One of the most iconic experiences to be had in Hawaii is a luau- a Hawaiian feast featuring soulful Hawaiian music and cultural performances, traditional island cuisine, with a background sound of the ocean surf. Ladies, you can expect to get a beautiful flower for your hair (you'll wear it on the right side if you're single and on the left side if you're taken).
Grab a Mai Tai and a plate of delicious Hawaiian food, sit back, relax, and enjoy your entertainment.
4. Watch the sunset
A Maui sunset is the perfect romantic end to the day. Enjoy from the beach with the sound of gentle waves, or from a boat on a sunset cruise.
Experience Maui's crystal clear skies with a night of stargazing. You can take the journey to Haleakala State Park to learn about constellations while you snuggle up to your honey. If you don't want to tear yourself away from Maui's gorgeous beaches for the two-hour drive to Haleakala, you could do the rooftop astronomy program at the Hyatt in Kaanapali. They offer a special Romance Tour at 10 pm and includes sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries.
No matter what you do on Maui, everything has a feeling of romance to it. That's just the vibe of the island! From a leisurely walk on the beach to exploring upcountry Maui, it is a destination to fall in love with.
As a certified Maui specialist and a Hawaii destination expert through the Hawaii Tourism Authority, I know all the great places to suggest for your next vacation. I am also a Romance Travel Specialist and LOVE helping couples plan their dream honeymoon.
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