Table of Contents
- Your Maui Honeymoon: 10 Unforgettable Activities for Couples
- Is Maui a Good Honeymoon Destination?
- 1. A farm tour and gourmet lunch on the slopes of Haleakala
- 2. Wine tasting in Maui’s upcountry
- 3. Watching sunset and stargaze atop Haleakala
- 4. A beachside meal at Mama’s Fish House
- 5. A highly rated sunset cruise
- 6. Four course dinner at an adults-only resort
- 7. A couples massage in a traditional hale
- 8. Take a trip to Lanai
- 9. Stroll Front Street
- 10. Sip Champagne at the Montage Kapalua
- Planning Your Maui Vacation?
- Don’t Miss the 5 Best Snorkeling Spots on Kauai (with maps, directions, and tips)
- Which Hawaiian Island Has the Best Beaches? (plus where to find them)
- Dinner on the Beach in Maui: Private Dining and Beachfront Restaurants
Your Maui Honeymoon: 10 Unforgettable Activities for Couples
You’re planning your honeymoon to Maui so you’re in for a treat. While beach going and relaxing are probably at the top of your to-do list, there are some amazing experiences you can have that will help make this a trip you won’t soon forget.
Is Maui a Good Honeymoon Destination?
Maui is a fantastic honeymoon destination. Here you’ll find a mix of luxury and adventure. You can pamper yourself at a 5-star resort, wine taste, snorkel with turtles, hike a volcano crater, and enjoy a beachfront gourmet dinner. Pretty much anything you are looking for as part of a perfect honeymoon, you’ll find on Maui.
Related read: We break down why Maui is the best Hawaiian Island for a honeymoon and give you a sample itinerary plus estimated costs.
What can you plan to do on your Maui honeymoon? We have 10 ideas that will take you on unforgettable activities for this special trip.
1. A farm tour and gourmet lunch on the slopes of Haleakala
When we first booked this tour, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Walking through a garden, picking vegetables, and a gourmet lunch? It sounded interesting, but not necessarily magical.
But after experiencing the O’o Farm Tour this is at the top of my list for an excellent activity for a couple on a romantic vacation. You start your day upcountry on the slope of Haleakala, where the temperatures are a bit cooler. Your guide walks you through the 8.5 acre farm, identifying the different produce that is grown for Lahaina restaurant Pacific’o (an excellent spot for couples to dine). You’re then led to a seating area for lunch with stunning views down the green fields and mountain.
Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your multiple course, leisurely meal. And sit back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your companion.
2. Wine tasting in Maui’s upcountry
Wine tasting on Maui? Yes, it’s real. To be honest, you’re probably not going to come here for wine that rivals what you’ll find in Napa. But what you will get is a wonderful atmosphere, pineapple wine (really), and a beautiful, meandering drive upcountry. The views are great and a tasting here is a fun experience that you’ll be reminiscing about for years.
We include a day in upcountry (with a stop at Maui wine) as part of our Maui itinerary.
3. Watching sunset and stargaze atop Haleakala
You’ve probably heard about Haleakala sunrise and that it is awe inspiring. That is true. But on a honeymoon (or really any vacation) there’s a chance you don’t want to wake up at 3 am to drive up a mountain and watch the sunrise.
Luckily, Haleakala sunset and stargazing can be just as spectacular as sunrise, without the early morning wake up. Bundle up and head up the volcano to view the crater, take a short hike, and then watch the sun go down. Bonus points: bring a blanket and stay for stargazing.
Related read: Is Haleakala better at sunrise or sunset?
4. A beachside meal at Mama’s Fish House
This is the most famous restaurant on the island, if not in the entire state. And while it is expensive, it is the place to celebrate a special occasion and in my opinion, it certainly lives up to the hype. Located on the north shore of the island, they serve fresh fish options and delicious drinks all while looking out onto a secluded cove.
We love catching lunch at Mama’s or an early dinner so we can enjoy the view before the sun goes down. The beach is a perfect place to admire the ocean, take some pictures, and just marvel at where you are.
5. A highly rated sunset cruise
While watching the Maui sunset from land is spectacular, there’s nothing like setting sail on the open seas with a cocktail in hand and watching the sun go down. Celebrating a special event, like a honeymoon, on a sunset cruise is such a memorable experience.
Many tour operators offer drinks, appetizers, and desert as you sail away. Others also have live music onboard.
6. Four course dinner at an adults-only resort
Hawaii is incredibly family friendly. And while that is amazing if you’re traveling with kids, on a romantic vacation you might just want some time to get away for a quiet evening. This is when Hotel Wailea becomes the perfect spot.
The only true adults-only hotel in Hawaii, Hotel Wailea offers a serene environment that is perfect for an evening retreat. To be clear, the restaurant itself isn’t adults-only, but you’ll find it much quieter and more adult focused than any other on the island.
There are a few options you can choose from while enjoying Hotel Wailea. The most luxurious is a 7 course private chef dinner in their Treehouse, overlooking the ocean. Or, you can dine in the restaurant overlooking the ocean under the string lights and watch the sunset. On an island that is full of beautiful scenes, this restaurant (and their food) really shines. The lobby bar, The Birdcage, is also well worth a visit.
Related read: The seven best honeymoon hotels and resorts on Maui
7. A couples massage in a traditional hale
A couples massage might be a tad cliche on a honeymoon, but it’s popular for good reason: it really is a luxurious treat. And a honeymoon is a perfect time to indulge in this.
There are a number of different options for getting a massage on Maui, but one that you might consider is finding a spa that offers treatments in a hale, a traditional Hawaiian thatched house. These offer an open-air setting, often with an excellent ocean view. Spas with hales include:
8. Take a trip to Lanai
Because Maui is such a beautiful island, it can get crowded. According to data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, in June 2021 Maui welcomed 260,618 visitors. If you want to get away a little and enjoy some quiet snorkeling, a less crowded beach, or you’re just looking for an adventure, a trip to Lanai is a perfect honeymoon activity.
Not only does Lanai offer excellent snorkeling, here you’ll find fewer crowds. You can head over on your own for a day trip and spend the day on Hulopoe Beach. Or, you can pack your bags and stay for a night or two. The island offers three hotels, Hotel Lanai, Sensei, a Four Seasons Resort, and the Four Seasons at Manele Bay.
Related read: Is Lanai worth a day trip? (Spoiler: yes. And we include a video of a sample day trip to Lanai).
9. Stroll Front Street
Take a stroll down historic Front Street in Lahaina. What used to once be a whaling village is now a charming downtown, located right on the waterfront. Dusk is an excellent time to take a hand in hand stroll: the heat of the day is fading and you can watch the sun as it sets over the island of Lanai.
On Front Street you’ll find no shortage of places to stop in. Art galleries, restaurants, bars, and ice cream shops. Stop in for a drink at one place, grab a Dole Whip at another, and browse for artwork. You’ll be able to hear live music as you float from venue to venue. It’s truly a good time.
10. Sip Champagne at the Montage Kapalua
If you’re coming to Maui in 2022 or later, sipping champagne at the Champagne Hale in Kapalua isn’t to be missed. This pop-up bar is located in the Cliff House overlooking Namalu Bay. Here you’ll get stunning views of Lanai and Molokai at sunset. It’s open in the late afternoon through early evening as the perfect spot to pop in for a romantic drink before heading to dinner at nearby restaurants Cane and Canoe or Merriman’s.
Planning Your Maui Vacation?
We have your trip planning covered with our itineraries. These done for you days will take you around to the best spots on excursion days, so you can make the most of your valuable vacation time. We include beaches, restaurants, hiking spots, and more to make sure you have wonderful days out.
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I'm the co-founder, with my husband Jordan, of The Hawaii Vacation Guide. We live on Maui with our toddler Henry and our sweet but quirky dog Hattie. I am a planner! I love to plan island-hopping adventures, days out on Maui, and everything in-between. I spend a lot of my time on our SUP and my favorite time of year in Hawai'i is whale season!
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