Top 10 Romantic Activities on Maui
From colorful sunsets, white sandy beaches, to tropical rainforests and waterfalls, Maui is truly the most romantic destination on earth!
Whether you are celebrating a wedding, an anniversary or simply wanting to get away to reconnect, Maui is the ultimate backdrop to life’s most romantic memories.
Spa Day for Two at Spa Montage
Spa Montage offers the ultimate in spa luxury, and not surprisingly, has won many awards attesting to just that. Located at the Montage Hotel in Kapalua®, this world-class spa offers an impressive menu of spa therapies, beauty treatments, health and wellness packages, as well as a full circuit training center and fitness classes. The Spa Montage is the ultimate indulgence for couples looking for some quiet time together.
Enjoy the use of the spa`s locker rooms, the private all male/female waterfall pools and an infinity pool which serves as the perfect place for a healthy meal after a pampered day at the spa!
We recommend scheduling your treatments in the morning, so that you can enjoy the use of their facilities for the remainder of the day. Indulge in a romantic, sixty or ninety minute couples massage in their outdoor hale; or, simply spend the day a relaxing together by one of their tranquil pools. With so many options to choose from, you may well return more than once during your vacation.
Old Lahaina Luau
No trip to Maui is complete without a visit to the Old Lahaina Luau. Hands down, the best luau in all of Maui (and all of Hawaii for that matter) is the Old Lahaina Luau. The Old Lahaina Luau has received numerous awards, and is considered to be unrivaled by tourist and locals alike. The show`s fame and talent even put them in the Macy`s Day parade. This is the ultimate romantic activity on Maui.
This luau sells out very quickly! When you book your vacation, the next step should be to call and make a reservation for a night you will never forget.
The Old Lahaina Luau has it all! Situated on gorgeous, lush tropical grounds next to the water in Lahaina, guests will enjoy views Lanai, Molokai`, and, breathtaking sunsets.
Guests are greeting with fresh floral leis and island cocktails upon entering the luau. Before the entertainment begins, take a walk around the beautiful grounds; enjoy the Hawaii arts and crafts that are available for purchase. Be sure to stand near the imu as the Kalua Pig is dug up for the night`s main course!
The Old Lahaina Luau features an open bar, award winning food, and, the best traditional luau you will ever see! If there is just one activity you take in during your vacation, this should be it! There is even a very special touch during the luau just for couples. We won’t give it away. You’ll have to find out for yourself!
Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Trilogy offers two romantic sunset cruises, both departing from the beach of Ka`anapali. Each cruise includes hot and cold appetizers, open bar and non-alcoholic drinks, and on the "Aloha Friday Sunset Sail," guests are treated to live Hawaiian music.
Trilogy is one of the most trusted names in the industry and continues to hold its ranking as one of the top sailing companies on all Maui.
Their friendly staff and immaculate catamarans are sure to provide the best sailing adventure possible.
Photo Shoot with Island Girl Pin-Ups
If you are looking for the perfect Maui souvenir for your sweetheart, look no further than Island Girl Pin-Ups. Island Girl Pin-Ups specializes in “sassy” and elegant 1940s and 1950s pin up hair, makeup and pin up photography.
A session with the founder, Katherine Day, will prove to be one of your most favorite Maui memories! Katherine is the best in the business, and her work shows it. Katherine has an incredible background in the stylist world. She was a stylist to the Hollywood elite, and even spent time working as a stylist in the White House at the Jackie Kennedy salon. Her work has been featured in such outlets as Vogue, The Washingtonian Magazine and more.
Now, as Maui as her home, Katherine specializes in transforming the everyday woman into a classy pin-up goddess! A session with Katherine includes a full hair and makeup, costumes/props of your choice, and a professional photo shoot at one of several beautiful outdoor Hawaiian locations. Couple shoots are also available as well.
“This unique, stress free, memorable experience gives you a keepsake that you will cherish forever, depicting a time in your life to be remembered.”
Day Trip to the Island of Lanai
You may not know it, but taking a day trip to another Hawaiian island is easy to do and full of adventure!
Trilogy offers an incredible sailing trip to the island of Lanai straight from Lahaina. This trip is unlike any other in that Trilogy has private access to the Hulopo’e Marine Preserve on the island. Here you can swim, snorkel, hike, play volleyball or simply relax under the shade of a palm tree on the white sandy beaches. All beach equipment and snorkeling gear is included.
After a day of fun, Trilogy will treat you to a full plantation BBQ before you head back to Maui. On the sail home, enjoy some tropical cocktails and take in the gorgeous views of the islands.
Vineyard and Lavender Farm Tour
Nothing is as relaxing as spend the day sipping Maui’s local wines and walking through the gorgeous lavender fields of Upcountry Maui. Maui Wine and Ali’I Lavender Farm are conveniently located right next to each other, and is the perfect day trip for couples.
Maui Wine is located on the beautiful slopes of upcountry Kula, and features over twenty-three acres of grapes grown for their award winning wines.
The tasting room is located in a historic building that is over 150 years old. Once the mountain retreat for the last reigning royal couple of Hawaii - King Kalakua and Queen Kapiolani - this quaint cottage is now the heart of the Maui Vineyard. Complimentary wine tastings are available everyday from 10am to 5:30pm, and tours everyday at 10:30 and 1:30.
Do not leave the vineyard without a couple bottles of their Maui Blanc and Hula O Maui sparkling wine, both made with sweet Maui Gold pineapples.
Ali`i Lavender Farm is a "must do" when vacationing on Maui. We encourage all our guests to make the drive up to Kula and spend some quality time relaxing on the heavenly slopes of the lavender fields on Haleakala`s hillside.
The farm was conceived and created by Ali`i Chang, one of Maui`s most beloved residents. His love and passion for his farm are evident throughout. Though he passed in 2011, his legacy lives on in the lavender fields he so tenderly cared for.
Ali`i Lavender Farm features some of the most breathtaking views of Maui, and offers visitors a chance to explore the farm and taste their incredible lavender creations. Relax on their deck and enjoy a hot cup of lavender coffee, along with a lavender scone and lavender honey. There is nothing better!
Tours are available, or you are free to explore the farm on your own. Be sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up some lavender-inspired culinary delights, as well as lavender gifts for your home and body.
Horseback Riding Adventure
Whoever said horseback riding can’t be romantic has clearly never been on a horseback ride in beautiful Maui!
Ironwood Ranch is nestled within the West Maui Mountains, and offers riders a variety of different tours that will take you through lush forests and offer spectacular views! The ranch has beautiful and well trained horses. And the experienced guides are not only passionate about their animals, but they are passionate about providing guests with a memorable adventure. Their rides include the "West Maui journey,`" the "Sunset Ride," the "Hawaiian Excursion," the "Maile Pai Ride" and private rides.
Dine at Merriman`s or Mama`s Fish House
Two of the most romantic and breathtaking locations to eat dinner is at Merriman’s in Kapalua and at Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Both of these restaurant’s were named as two of the Top 10 Restruarnts in the US by TripAdvisor- they are that good!
Merriman’s is located at the point, on Kapalua Bay. Their award winning restaurant has a farm-to-table concept, with over 90% of what you see on your plate being locally sourced.
Sunday brunch is served from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and live music starts at 10 am. Merriman’s opens for dinner at 5 pm. You can also enjoy a hand crafted cocktail and “pupus” by the fire-pit on the point. There is no finer view on Maui! Look out over Kapalua Bay and enjoy what rarely fails to be a stunning sunset.
Do not forget to finish the night with their signature dessert, the Waialua Chocolate Purse!
Mama’s Fish House is one the best restaurants on Maui, if not the best.
This family owned restaurant has been in business since 1973, and features some of the freshest fish on the island. The reason they have the freshest fish is that they use their own fishermen, who are out daily. On the menu you will actually see the name of the fisherman who caught your fish.
Mama’s ambiance and décor is that which you would expect of old Hawaii or Polynesia. This open air restaurant sits on a secluded beach in Paia, looking out onto the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy such dishes as the Kauai Shrimp Won Ton with Macadamia nut dipping sauce, or, the Ahi and Mahimahi sautéed in Panang Curry and Coconut Milks. No matter the order, the presentation is a show stopper and it is always a meal to remember.
Sunrise or Sunset on Haleakala
The name Haleakala translated into Hawaiian means, "house of the rising sun." A trip to the summit of Haleakala National Park will give you a deep understanding of the power this sacred place evokes over those who visit.
At 10,023 feet in elevation, Haleakala towers over the island of Maui. During winter, it is not unusual for the summit to receive a blanket of snow! It is a tad discombobulating to be sure, to stand with wet and frozen feet on the snowy summit, while gazing down at the warm Pacific, palm trees and white sandy beaches lining its shores.
Those who dare to rise in the early am to begin their journey to the summit, will experience a sunrise like no other. It is captivating to be sure, to see the sun come up over Maui, as the crater`s colors, and the vistas below, change with the rising sun.
The only event which may rival a sunrise from the summit, is a sunset! Any annoyance with the long drive up disappears instantly, once you have arrived for the show. Bring dinner and some hot chocolate to be ready for that soon-to-appear galaxy of lights, that starry canopy just overhead. There is a reason why Haleakala is home to some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. The clarity of the night sky is one that is perfect for astronomers to explore the depths of our universe.
Be sure to take a jacket and warm clothes when visiting Haleakala. The temperature can drop, and quickly! Also, be sure your gas tank is filled before heading up to the summit.
Explore the Road to Hana
No visit to Maui is complete without a road trip to Hana. This lovely jaunt will take you along the coastline, and, it affords some of the most stunning views you will ever see in your lifetime. This winding, narrow road takes you around 620 curves and over fifty-nine beautiful bridges. Cascading waterfalls and a lush tropical rainforest will have you feeling like you are in another world. What could be more romantic?
When beginning your trip, know that the objective is not to just get to the town of Hana, it is about the experience of the whole drive!
You will find endless opportunities to explore. One of the most popular attractions are the quaint stands on the side of the road that employ the honor system to sell their goods. Here you can find some of the best banana bread in the world, plus fresh floral leis, tropical fruits and other varieties of goodies.
It may be best to obtain a guide book, considering the variety of opportunities on this trip. Black and red sand beaches, gorgeous hiking trails, historic sites and tropical waterfalls are just a small sample of some of the adventures waiting for you.
We recommend taking a break from your day and having lunch at the Travaasa Hotel. Here you will find a most tranquil space to enjoy a quiet lunch, just outside on the patio.
Before you begin your journey to Hana, be sure you have a full tank of gas, a change of clothes, a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, food, water, camera and medicine if you get car sick. This is a whole day adventure, so plan on making this your only activity for the day.
Most people turn around once they reach Hana. However, the road continues all the way around the island and offers a complete change in scenery. Car companies usually do not allow you to take their cars on this route, as it can be dangerous and in some places it is not paved. Use caution if you decide to go all the way around and know that cell phone service is nonexistent in some areas.