As if a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean isn’t romantic enough, Maui is full of activities to share with the one you love. Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, Valentines Day or just life in general, we’ve compiled the top 10 most romantic things to do on Maui together.
Plan A Romantic Sunset Picnic
The best way to close out a perfect day of vacation activities, watching the sun set is one of the most simple yet romantic things to do on Maui. Whether you catch the last rays of the sun sinking into the sea from the beach, a grassy upcountry overlook or the top of the world’s largest dormant volcano, the warm glow of sunset provides a daily dose of romance.
Plan ahead by packing up the beach chairs and a blanket, order takeout from one of Maui’s many delicious food trucks and don’t forget the camera. If you want to make it extra special, call in the experts to provide a gorgeous custom sunset picnic. HINT: this would be an ideal time to ‘pop’ the question. There are experts for that as well, contact Engaged on Maui to plan the perfect proposal.
Learn Something New Together
Love is an adventure. Choose an activity that neither of you have tried before and can learn together. Maui is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. Book a guided tandem kayak tour to see the island from a different angle or learn to paddle a traditional outrigger canoe. Self-guided electric bicycle tours are a great way to explore south or west Maui, to beach hop, snorkel and create your own adventure together.
Couples Star Gazing On The Haleakala Volcanoe
Thanks to the isolated location of the Hawaiian island chain, the night sky is unobscured and as crystal clear as the turquoise sea. Celestial navigation is a method of ‘wayfinding’, a cultural practice rich in Hawaiian history.
At 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala National Park provides an ideal vantage point of the galaxies. Watch the sun set and snuggle up as a blanket of stars appears above. It is VERY cold up there, be sure to pack warm clothing and blankets for your romantic star gazing adventure.
Enjoy Live Music Together With A View
Maui is home to many famous and talented musicians. Local restaurants offer a venue for live music, some featuring nightly entertainment. One of the most romantic things to do on Maui has to be an evening of fine dining and live music. From slack key shows to bagpipes on the rooftop at sunset, look to local event listings for live music options and reserve your table in advance.
Lounge (Adult Only) Poolside
A romantic vacation day doesn’t need to include much activity. Sometimes lounging by the pool is ambitious enough. Feet up, refreshing beverage in hand and your favorite person by your side may just be your idea of true romance.
Sail Maui As A Couple
Live music, cocktails and delicious, island style meals can all be appreciated at sea onboard a sunset dinner cruise. Set sail from Ma’alaea in central Maui or Lahaina on the west side of the island for an evening of romantic whale watching and unparalleled island views.
Couples Horseback Riding in Maui
The most romantic things to do on Maui span from the ocean to the land and the air. To connect with nature and get away from it all, learn about ‘paniolo’ culture and reach stunning vistas on horseback. Explore hillsides in a saddle on a horseback riding tour from Lahaina or at the authentic Mendez family ranch.
Plan A Romantic Couples Photoshoot
Capture the memories of a romantic Maui vacation or a surprise engagement with a professional photoshoot. Beach, jungle, cliffside or hilltop, Maui’s photographers can be there to document your love.
See The Sights By Helicopter
View Maui from a new perspective. Zip over to the neighbor island of Molokai to visit the highest sea cliffs in the world or skip the twists and turns on the road to Hana with a helicopter tour. There is something extra special about soaring past cascading waterfalls and through otherwise unreachable valleys hand in hand with the one you love. This is the very best way to grasp the variety of landscapes in the least time, no road maps required.
Discover A Secluded Beach
Pack up your mask and snorkel and choose from one of Maui’s most beautiful beaches to post up in the sand for a day well spent on island time. The most romantic things to do on Maui will always include toes in the sand and a very necessary dose of vitamin sea.
Our best tip for planning a romantic vacation to Maui would be to plan in advance. Booking discount activities and creating an itinerary brimming with opportunity for romance is easy in paradise. Maui caters to visitors seeking unique and intimate experiences, so you can relax and soak in all the ALOHA the islands are famous for.