Maui is considered one of the most romantic places in the world, and we can definitely vouch for that. Senses are heightened with the harmonious chemistry of tranquillity, fresh ocean air, lush mountains, majestic waterfalls, fragrant tropicals, pristine beaches and aloha. Maui is the most romantic island and Sugar Beach Events is the most romantic spot to say ‘I do’. And then, after your big wedding day, Maui is yours to discover and enjoy together as a couple. What a wonderful way to begin your marriage together. Here is our Honeymooner’s Guide to Maui, to help you plan a honeymoon in Maui you won’t ever forget.
Our wedding planners, along with planning your wedding day at Sugar Beach, can also help plan some romantic adventures, from strolling along some of Maui’s best beaches, to sipping cocktails at restaurants oozing with ambience. Let our wedding planners help you fulfill your dreams among the tropical backdrops and ocean views offered to honeymooners in Maui.
Your Maui Honeymoon
After the excitement of exchanging vows, newlyweds look forward to quality time together. Post-wedding activities are bonding, personal and extremely romantic. You, the celebrated couple, can enjoy each other as you form new memories. Maui offers so many adventures for you to explore and enjoy our beautiful island, while still having enough time to relax and just enjoy each other.
Maui is a beautiful playground for those celebrating love. There are miles of beautiful beaches of white, red and even black sand. Our island also has a lush rainforest full of waterfalls, pools, and incredible hiking trails. The rainforest boasts a multitude of floral and fauna that definitely makes a wonderful backdrop for your selfies. Then, there’s the summit of Haleakala. This dormant volcano stands over 10,000 feet above sea level, with breath-taking views. Nothing is more romantic than viewing a star-filled sky after an amazing sunset or sunrise over the crater.
Maui is surrounded by crystal blue ocean which offers so much in, on and beside the ocean. The underwater world is teeming with life, including dolphins, coral reef, turtles, fish and, if you are honeymooning during December to April, humpback whales.
Newly married couples can select from multiple vendors in Lahaina and Maalaea boat harbors. They specialize in seasonal whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, dinner cruises and sunset sailing. These popular activities are spectacular ocean experiences with unbelievable photo moments.
Top Maui Tours and Activities For Romantics
With so many different types of activities offered to you to enjoy Maui it may be a bit overwhelming to choose what to do and with whom. Here is a small sampling of some of our top suggestions for tours and activities to experience while celebrating your honeymoon in Maui:
Sailing out of Lahaina Harbor, the Maui Trilogy, a 64 foot catamaran provides a day long snorkeling tour to Lana’i. Its a scenic open water sailing to the tranquil Pineapple Isle, Hulopo’e Beach and Marine Preserve. It includes knowledgeable cultural narrators, continental breakfast, lunch at Hale O’ Manele Pavilion, snorkeling gear, personal flotation devices and safety conscious crew members.
Trilogy also offers its romantic Captain’s Sunset Dinner Cruise. Its an intimate dining experience on Trilogy’s luxury catamaran. The wait and bar staff are attentive to your comfort and table service. Panoramic ocean views and Maui shorelines are highlighted with cocktails, a fine three course meal and dessert. The experience is forever etched and culminated with a glass of champagne.
Enjoy spectacular, unobstructed panoramic ocean and mountain views with a state of the art helicopter tour. Pilots of Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours conduct flights over majestic West Maui Mountains, Haleakala, Hana, Kihei, Kapalua, Maui shorelines and nearby islands. Attention is given to uninhabited areas, hidden jungles, jagged mountains and magnificent waterfalls.
Reservations are required for private and small group excursions. Tours range from 30 minutes to one hour and vary in rates. All include two way pilot communication, video documentation, cultural narratives, exceptional safety records and highly qualified pilots.
Honeymooners find delight with amazement, as the pilot dips and turns the craft over incredible island gems.
Whatever your skills levels may be, the tour accommodates with attention given to safety and ability. Honeymooners can test their strength and endurance with a four hour day of combined hiking and kayaking to an 11 hour hiking tour.
A popular activity among newlyweds is kayaking and snorkeling adventures with Kelii’s Kayak Tours in the calmer waters of the island’s western rugged shoreline. The snorkeling locations offer coral reefs with abundant fish and sightings of the protected Hawaiian sea turtles. The kayak tours are safe, relaxing and spectacular. Guests have prime opportunities to obtain memorable marine life images.
Kelii’s Kayak Tours offers many different types of kayak tours, but nothing is more romantic than experiencing a colorful Maui sunset on a kayak. You paddle 1.5 miles to an ideal location to experience a majestic Maui sunset. The Maui Sunset Tour positions guests out onto the ocean’s surface to witness the slow moving sun sink below the ocean’s horizon. While gazing, guests enjoy snacks and beverages. For an hour and a half, they quietly absorb Maui’s shoreline of impressive silhouettes, glistening stars and beautiful lights.
Surfing is the iconic image of most Maui beaches. It’s a challenging sport that touches the desires of many newlyweds. Rivers to the Sea surfing lessons provides the realized opportunity to surf. They have multiple packages to accommodate group to individualized instruction. The most popular, among newly married couples is the Semi-Private Surf Instruction for Two.
Surf instructors, Tide and Kiva Rivers, focus on personal safety and success. Novice surfers learn in ideal conditions. The instructional package is designed to share an expert surf instructor, water safety guidelines and rules of the sea. Newlyweds are provided with a beginning level board, rash guards and protective surf booties.
SIGHT-SEEING IN MAUI
The West Maui Mountains hold an amazing natural wonder that invites newlyweds to an opportunity to leisurely stroll through a protected rainforest. Iao Needle Monument is a preserved state park, enjoyed by vacationers and local Hawaiians. It was registered in 1972, as one of the seven National Natural Landmarks In Hawaii.
Sacred to Hawaiian heritage, the park’s walkways provide scenic paths through the botanical gardens, spectacular look-outs and lush rainforest. You will be surrounded by cascading waterfalls, unusual tropicals, double rainbows and the inviting Iao Stream where you and your sweetheart and bathe. The park has multiple areas for intimate picnics and incredible photo moments.
It’s important to plan before venturing out on a beautiful stroll or leisurely hike. Bring water, snacks, durable athletic shoes, sunscreen, towel and lightweight rain gear. With an average annual rainfall of 386 inches, Iao Needle rains daily.
Andaz Hyatt, Maui has amazing licensed massage specialists and spa treatments for two. In a couples salon, honeymooners can jointly indulge in the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Pohaku hot rocks remedies, aromatherapy, seaweed wraps, herbal emollients and other exotic treatments.
Honeymooners are invited to share champagne and delectables with their spa treatments. The experiences are sensual, luxurious and spiritually mind freeing. The experience leaves both completely relaxed.
Reservations are required for the couples salon. Rates vary with special treatments and extras.
EXTRA SPECIAL HONEYMOON OPTIONS
Seeking an extravagant honeymoon experience? South Maui resorts offer opulent suites and venues for discriminating tastes. The exclusive resorts in Wailea, Maui have luxurious honeymoon options. The resorts at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons, Wailea Marriott and Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea have incredible discounts and special honeymoon packages. Upon the couple’s request, resort reservationists share rates, packages options and upgrades.
Interested with resorts on the western side of Maui? Beautiful Sheraton Maui, Hyatt Regency Ka’anapali, The Westin Maui and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua have lavish tastes and breathtaking ocean views. Resorts have occasional whale sightings, impeccable grounds, and magnificent beachfront locations. These resorts have special honeymoon options and discounted rates.
Every resort differs with its honeymoon packages. They vary with its amazing complimentary activities, rates, V.I.P. gifts, lu’au tickets, champagne, Hawaiian gift baskets, spa treatments, complimentary ocean activities, wine, romantic dinners, beach cabanas, scuba diving, luxury suites and much, much more.
These resorts also have very romantic beaches. Newlyweds are sun kissed at Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali, D.T. Fleming Beach, Kapalua and Whalers Beach, Kaanapali. Other must experience beaches are Kapalua Beach, Kapalua, Big Beach, Makena and Black Rock Beach, Kaanapali. These amazing places have beautiful sandy shorelines, incredible Pacific Ocean views, great people watching and ample space to sunbathe.
Newlyweds are lavished with kindness, splendor, sunshine and romance. It’s important to reserve and request for the special honeymoon options, rates and V.I.P. attention. Reservationists will happily mark their calendars and arrange for your special arrival.
ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS TO FILL YOUR APPETITES OF LOVE
North Maui Dining
On the north side of Maui lies exquisite Mama’s Fish House, a fine dining restaurant. It’s fashioned after an old plantation style dwelling, complete with vintage Polynesian decor. This persona adds to the tranquil ambiance and romance. The grounds are dotted with swaying palm trees, unique tropicals and breathtaking ocean views. It’s easily spotted by its iconic landmark… an old fishing boat.
Mama’s Fish house is world known for its Hawaiian seafood entrees and supporting its local vendors. It receives a daily catch of Ono, Ahi, Mahi mahi, Moi, Opakapaka, Onaga and Papio from local fishermen. Within 24 hours, Executive Chef Perry Bateman prepares the fish into savory dishes and appetizers. The daily menu varies with its fresh fish selection.
The salad greens and fresh vegetables are delivered by local Upcountry farmers. The produce is freshly picked, organic and non GMO. This ensures consistent quality and full flavor to the completed side dishes.
To compliment and complete your meal, there’s is a beautiful selection of HawaIian inspired desserts, a varied wine list and tropical cocktails.
Seating is limited. To ensure a table, reservations are required. While dining, enjoy the attentive service and savor the moment. Recommended is a romantic after dinner stroll on the sandy beachfront.
West Maui Dining
A trip to the western side of Maui is the beautiful Plantation House, Kapalua. It’s an open air restaurant with massive ocean and golf course views. Plantation House is popular with newlyweds and its ideal location for spectacular sunsets. It offers aromatic blending of Hawaiian and Mediterranean cuisines into an amazing dining experience.
Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez provides fine dinner entrees of fresh fish, shrimp, octopus and crab. Beautiful vegetarian fare and sides are from freshly picked locally grown produce. Meat lovers can indulge in savory beef tenderloin, range-free roasted chicken and kalua pig. Tables are adorned with elegant candlelight, wine filled glasses and beautifully polished cutlery. It creates an ideal stage for an impressive presentation of appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts.
To ensure a table with perfect sunset and panoramic views reservations are necessary. The ambiance is relaxed, picturesque and perfect for newlyweds to steal a kiss.
South Maui Dining
Seeking an extravagant honeymoon experience? South Maui resorts offer opulent restaurants for discriminating tastes. The row of exclusive resorts in Wailea, Maui have luxurious dining options. Four Seasons, Andaz Maui, Wailea Marriott and Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea have many choices within their properties. Spago, of The Four Seasons, attract many newlyweds seeking sophistication and elegance.
Spago is Master Chef Wolfgang Puck’s amazing AAA, Four Diamond restaurant. It’s an eye-catching design of beautiful stone, woods and fabrics. Spago’s lounge is arranged for intimacy and gazing at the expansive Pacific Ocean views. The ambiance is warm, relaxed and luxurious. The manicured wait staff are attentive to service, wine selections and your complete dining experience.
Newlyweds can enjoy Spago’s perfectly prepared Hawaiian and Californian entrées. Master Chef Puck’s classic menus combine succulent selections of local fresh fish and seafood. Meat lovers can enjoy his preparation of exquisite beef, range-free chicken and pork entrees. All appetizers, side dishes and desserts come from high quality ingredients and local produce.
From an extensive wine list, your fine dining experience can be complemented with sparkling champagne or wine. The amazing evening can end with a casual, hand holding, stroll along the sandy beachfront.
To ensure a romantic table, Spago requires its guests to reserve a table.
The magic of Maui leaves a lasting impression on new couples. Many honeymooners hold their activities as the culmination of their fulfilled dreams and as a way to remember Maui as their exciting wedding destination and the beginning of their new journey together.
We hope our listing of Honeymoon On Maui tips is helpful for you, but please don’t hesitate to ask our wedding planners for more ideas as you prepare for your special time here in Maui.