With its 30 miles of breathtaking beaches, cool ocean breezes, popular resorts, famous snorkeling spots, endless waterfalls, mystical rainbows, and gorgeous sunsets, it’s no secret that the Valley Isle, also known as the Magic Isle, is easy to fall in love with.
A few years ago, my husband and I spent two weeks on this amazing island for our Honeymoon and we are incredibly excited to be heading back for our annual Christmas trip. In order to share the Aloha (love), I’ve created a list of my favorite Top Five Romantic Moments for your next trip to Maui.
5. See the Sunrise at Haleakala
Don’t let the 3am wake up call scare you off. If you schedule this activity on one of your first days on the island, chances are you will wake up earlier than normal due to the time difference.
Imagine sitting 10,000 feet above sea-level looking over the clouds as the sky begins to turn the most beautiful shades of orange. For a tropical island it is extremely cold at this altitude, especially as you wait for the sun to rise. So make sure to grab a blanket and snuggle up next to your sweetie as you watch the sun rise above the crater. What an incredible way to start your romantic getaway.
4. Spa Day at the Grand Wailea
Yes it’s expensive, but it’s also incredibly luxurious. The grounds of this hotel are immaculate. If the price tag is enough to make you run the other way, consider booking a beachside massage at one of the many resorts around the island. Imagine surprising your sweetie with an afternoon beachside Lomi-Lomi massage. Listen to the breeze blow through the palms and hear the rhythmic pattern of the waves as you relax away the afternoon.
3. Whale Watching
If you’re lucky enough to visit between the months of December and April, I would highly recommend a Whale Watching tour. You are able to witness nature at her finest. It is an incredibly magical experience–beyond anything I could even describe here on this blog. Simply put, it is unforgettable.
2. Dinner Cruise
There is something about sailing that is so relaxing to me. Throw in delicious food, an open bar with premium drinks, and live music, and the night just went from great to amazing. Find your own quiet spot on the boat and snuggle up next to your sweetie as you take in Maui’s breathtaking coastline. After dinner, dance the night away to the live Hawaiian music before watching a gorgeous Maui sunset.
There are many sailing charters to choose from, so as always, do your research, check out Trip Advisor for reviews, and choose the one that works best for you and your partner.
1. View the sunset from Ka’anapali Beach
We’ve enjoyed a spectacular sunrise from 10,000 feet up, spent some time in complete relaxation at the luxurious spa, participated the magical experience of whale watching, sailed along Maui’s majestic coastline, so it’s only appropriate to end this top five with a gorgeous Maui sunset.
There’s something about sitting in the sand right next to your sweetie as the sun begins its decent into the ocean. You’ve had an amazing day in Paradise and now it’s time to sit in peace and reflect about the highlights of your day. Most of the major resort areas in Maui face west so be sure to spend at least a night or two watching this amazing spectacle. The best part about it, it’s completely free!
One of my favorite places on Maui to watch the sunset is Ka’anapali Beach. There is plenty of space for everyone and if sitting in the sand in your evening dress isn’t up your alley, cozy up next to each other while enjoying a tropical drink at one of the many beach side restaurants along this strip of famous sand.
Have you been to Maui? What else should I add to my list?