A Maui honeymoon is a great choice for couples hoping to spend their romantic trip on an Hawaii island. While couples can opt to stay at one of the luxe resorts and enjoy white sand beaches, icy drinks and plenty of pampering, Maui has so much more to offer. Spend your Maui honeymoon driving through the Road to Hana. The narrow, winding road is an all day adventure, with stops along the way at waterfalls, black and red sand beaches, and plenty of rain forested hikes. After a day filled with exploring and action, you can check yourself into the Travassa Hana for the night, to enjoy pampering at their spa, delicious dining, and the charms of smaller-than-small-town Hana.
Once you’ve made your way back to the more populated part of Maui, you’ll find plenty more to do, from fine-dining restaurants, invigorating luaus, and amazing scuba diving. Not to bested by its island counterparts, Maui has plenty of natural beauty on offer, from Haleakala State Park to the Molokini Crater.
A Maui honeymoon has a little bit of everything—and it’s up to you to fit it all in!
When to Go
Avoid taking your Maui honeymoon from December through March and June through August, when families take over the island for summer break and the holidays—plus, resort prices double in these month. The best time to visit is April or September, when temperatures are mild and festival season kicks in to gear. Low season, May, October, and November, see fewer crowds and a less crowded Road to Hana, but prices can jump around Thanksgiving.
Top Sights and Attractions
- Celebrate Hawaiian culture at the Feast of Lele: This luau is far from the touristy pig roast. Instead, enjoy a seated five-course meal on the beach, each course and performance tied to one of the cultural influence of Hawaii, from Polynesian fare to Samoan dance.
- Get waterfalls all to yourself on the Road to Hana: Skip the guidebook and download the Shaka Guide app to your phone. This GPS-enabled app was built by locals, and takes you to the lesser-known spots on the way to Hana.
- Take a sunset dinner cruise: Board one of Teralani’s sailboats for a cruise along the coastline of Maui, complete with a full bar and dinner buffet. If you find your way there in the winter months, your tour will include some whale spotting, too.
- Catch the sunrise atop Haleakala: The tallest point on Mauai, Haleakala rises 10,000 feet above sea level. Tours offer to take you to the summit for sunrise, then enjoy a bike ride through the park to the bottom. It's a must-do for any Maui honeymoon.
- Dive Molokini Crater: Considered one of the best dive sites in the world, spot more than 250 fish species swimming nearby this volcanic crater.
- Have a romantic dinner at Mama’s Fish House: Long considered one of the best restaurants on Maui, this oceanside dining includes fresh fish and primo cocktails. And it’s worth the high price tag!
- Take in the surf on the North Shore: Known for its epic waves, you can oftentimes catch surfing competitions along the North Shore while sunbathing
- Island hop to Lanai: A 45-minute ferry ride takes you from the shores of Maui to that of Lanai, where you can enjoy idyllic beaches and rolling green hills. Stop for dinner at Nobu Lanai before heading back to your hotel.
- Hike the Kapalua Coast Trail: This 1.75-mile trail runs along the crystalline cove of one of the top beaches in America.
- Kayak Makena: In this marine park, you can kayak out in the waters then snorkel with the local sea turtles and rich marine life.
- Ride along the cliffs: Makena Stables offers romantic horseback riding along the volcanic slopes surrounding La Perouse Bay
- Enjoy a private spa day: Relax with a couple’s massage under a private thatched hut overlooking the ocean at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea—such a romantic Maui honeymoon experience.
Article by Allyson Johnson