(Closed) Activities for a honeymoon in Maui

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t have anything to add yet but I’d like to follow your thread and get some ideas for myself πŸ™‚

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

My fiance and I were just there in November – he actually proposed while we were on the Big Island πŸ™‚ There are so, so many things to do on Maui.  We stayed at the Sheraton Black Rock at Kaanapali beach and absolutely loved it.  There’s really good snorkeling right around the black rock and turtles that hang out around the water.  What I would recommend you must do is the sunrise Haleakala tour and bike ride down.  It was a very early morning (car picked us up around 1 or 2am I think?), but the view watching the sunrise is aboslutely amazing (you are above the clouds).  Afterwards, you can choose to do a bike tour (we did self led and think we made the right choice) and you bike down about 33miles to the base of the summit.  It’s mostly all downhill so very little peddling (I hadn’t ridden a bike in years and loved it!).  The views and just being able to enjoy the beauty and quiet of the island was great.  there’s also a fantastic breakfast place along your bike ride down that had the most incredible views (the back wall as all windows and you were perched on the edge of a cliff almost so you can see the island down below you).  Sorry, but I don’t remember the name.  I’m sure if you describe it though, someone should be able to help.

We also did the drive to Hana, but decided to keep driving all the way around instead of turning back.  It was really beautiful and I recommend doing it because of the sights you see along the way, but I would recommend going in about 2 hours, and then turning around to go back.  We spent ALL DAY, probably 8 hours driving around and by the end we just wanted to get back, we didn’t care about the sights anymore. 

We did the Old Lahaina Luau – which they say is the most authentic.  It was nice – but I didn’t enjoy almost any of the food.

The remaining time we drove around to visit the other beaches around the island like Wailea, and did some snorkeling. Also, if you plan on doing any snorkeling, go to Walmart and buy yourself a set for $25 I think? That’s about the same price they charge you to rent their equipment for the day. 

Hope this is helpful!

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve been to Maui wayyy too many times for a 23 year-old, so I have DEFINITELY got suggestions. Maui is my favorite place on earth.

You have to go to Mama’s Fish House. It’s by far the best food on Maui (also the priciest, you can easily spend $400 for two people there). It’s on the road to Hana, but closer to the airport from what I recall.

Try surfing! I went to Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina when I was a kid and they were always super nice. I’m super uncoordinated and they were very patient with me. Their guarantee is that you’ll be able to stand up to surf one wave by the end of the day, and I did! πŸ™‚

Try the bar at the Grand Wailea, called Humahumanukanukapu’aa (I believe that’s the spelling…). It’s open air and hanging over a lagoon, and they make great blended drinks. Just walk around the Grand Wailea, it’s an amazing hotel. I stayed there when I was 12 and loved it.

My favorite beach is the Big Beach but there are also some beautiful beaches in Hana.

I second the recommendations for driving to Hana and for going to Haleakala (though maybe not at sunrise–it’s SO cold, also those bike tours are so dangerous). You should try kayaking in the ocean, too. For snorkeling, you can go almost anywhere. The elua beach outside the elua condos on the Wailea walking path has great snorkling–that’s where I bumped into a sea turtle (literally) while I was snorkeling fifty feet from the beach!

I also did a diving class at the elua beach. My ears wouldn’t pressurize, so I couldn’t dive (major bummer) but I got to be underwater for a moment, anyway. It was fun, even though I didn’t get to finish out the class. I’d recommend it!

Try to find the Jaws taco truck. They make bangin fish tacos. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Oh, and Longhi’s! They’re at the Wailea Mall…which is super luxe and outdoors. The breakfast is awesome–no visit is complete without their breakfast. They used to have an ocean view but then some idiot decided to put up a parking structure, so now it’s not as scenic as it was. Oh well.

Second the Old Lahaina Luau too. We did that one and they had open bar (I was 17 so I just drank tons of virgin daquiris) which was awesome.

You’re going to love it regardless of what you do. It’s MAGICAL. πŸ˜€

Post # 7
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I LOVE Maui and have been several times.

I recommend:

Snorkeling excursion to Molokini and Turtle Bay

Horseback ride into the crater at Haleakala

Surfing lessons

Go to a luau

Spend a day in Lahaina wandering around

Kayaking off the beach (you can snorkel from the kayaks too)

Drive the road to Hana some gorgeous views and short beach hikes

Post # 8
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The helicopter rides are expensive….but totally worth it.  I did the bike trek down the volcano which is a great way to see it.  But brrrr, is it cold up there at 3am.  We also retned a convertible and did the Road to Hana.  We also did a luau.  You’ll have fun – don’t overthink it.  It is paradise after all.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Honeymoon in Maui?!!  That is awesome!! πŸ™‚  I lived in Maui for a year (way back when I was 21..seems so long ago)  I loved it so much.  My daughter’s father and family all still live there. She went on her first solo trip last summer.

So here are my recomendations:

Road to Hana (the best part is the drive, there is really nothing in Hana but if you stop along the way and hike in to different places you will see so much beauty)*Bring bug spray!

I would recomend getting a book on the places you can hike into along the road to Hana, you will miss a lot of gerat places if you don’t know where to stop. 

Waianapanapa black sand beach (at the end of your journey on the Road to Hana.  It is soo beautiful, it’s not a swimming beach (Man O Wars) but it so beautiful there.

Honolua Bay-it’s a snorkel place.  It can be a bit murky there but the small hike to get in there is ridiculously beautiful.  The forest makes you feel like you’re in another world.

Lahaina is a great shopping town and lots of great places to eat on the water there.

Kihei is a “touristy” town but the beaches there are great,  not crowded at all.
Big Beach/Little Beach (Big beach is one of the more crowded beaches in Maui but it’s real pretty and if you take a little hike over the rocks to the right there is a nude beach..lol)

Haleakala–I’m not a huge fan.  It’s cold up there!  But you have to do at least once.

Lava Flow-You have to have one (or many) of these. I can’t find them at home, no one knows how to make a good one.  It’s a pina colada with strawberry puree around the glass.  So good!!

Have a blast!!!!!!



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