Post # 1
Hi all! My fiance and I are getting married September 29th of this year and are leaving two days later on our honeymoon to Maui for 10 days 🙂 We’re staying at the Hyatt Regency and will be renting a car.
We aren’t really the spontaneous type couple to just make plans and see where it gets us haha. So I’m wondering if anyone can give me any tips, advice, ideas for our stay?? He’s more the relax type and I’m more the adventurous type so if anyone has ideas for both or one or the other, I would greatly appreciate it!
Post # 3
road to Hana has a lot of good stops and is a gorgeous drive. the sunrise at Haleakela and bike ride down afterwards. the best snorkeling i found was at ahihi bay, its just a stop off the side of the road so theres no facilities or snorkel rental. 10 days is pretty long for one island though, if you can fit it in, and like adventure, id try to go to bigg island for a night or two, get a jeep and drive over some lava fields and hike the crater at volcanos national park. the Maui Revealed and other ‘revealed’ series is a great guidebook with a bunch of off the beaten path stuff to do.
Post # 4
We just got back from Maui a few weeks ago!! Actually we did Maui for 4 nights and Kauai for 4 nights. I don’t think that 10 days is too long to Maui for a honeymoon. Yes, you might see all the major things in a few days, but a honeymoon is for relaxing!! You should have a few days of doing nothing. The trip wasn’t our honeymoon, but I wish we had relaxed a little bit more instead of trying to see everything. I second the road to Hana. That was probably my favorite part of the trip. Buy a CD that you can play in the car that comes with a map and tells you where to stop and start the trek REALLY early- like 7 am or earlier to beat the tour buses (and DON’T take a tour bus! It’s seriously all old people and you don’t get to stop at some of the best places). I would buy the CD online because they are a lot more expensive when you get there. And if you do the road to Hana, make sure you go the other way on the way back if you have a decent car (jeep perferably). You technically aren’t supposed to go on that road with a rental car, but it was one of my favorite parts of the trip because you are in the middle of nowhere with all this amazing scenery around you and there are barely any other cars on the road. It is kind of a scary one lane dirt road around cliffs, so if you’re not confident drivers, be warned… And fill up your tank in Hana just to be sure.
We also did the Old Lahaina luau which was really fun. It’s supposed to be the best on the island. I’d recommend going early in the day and exploring the city- there are a lot of restaurants and shopping there. And a helicopter ride is a must! We did the east maui / molokai tour where they fly you right up to these crazy waterfalls (some that were in Jurassic park). It was amazing! But if you get motion sickness make sure to take something. I took only 1/2 a dramamine and was not feeling the greatest…
Post # 5
Definitely will be following this thread because that’s where we’re going too!
Post # 6
Sounds great ladies, Road to Hana is definitely on our list of things to do! We are doing a day trip to O’ahu too because I really want to see Pearl Harbour. We put it right in the middle of our 10 days to break it up. We definitely plan on doing alot of relaxing 🙂
Would love some more ideas, tips and advice!
Post # 7
Road to Hana was super fun, definitely do that. It’s definitely an all day experience though- we made the mistake of making dinner reservations for later that evening so we had to turn around at maybe 3/4 of the way.
Old Lahaina Luau was awesome! Great food and yummy drinks, and the show is really great.
You MUST go eat at the Plantation House Restaurant- it’s SO romantic. Try to go so that you can be there at sunset and get a table by the windows.
The Hali’imaile General store was also amazingly delicious. We didn’t go to Mama’s Fish House, but friends did and they said it was awesome.
We went to a magic show in Lahaina- I don’t know if it’s still there, but if it is- skip it. It was terrible.
If you’re looking to do spa treatments, the Westin has a wonderful spa, or I would actually go to the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel there- it’s been rated as one of the top spas in the world and so worth the money. After all, it’s your honeymoon- time to splurge!
Lahaina is adorable- if you walk the whole town, at the very far south end of the town is a shaved ice place that was my favorite place.
Can you tell I ate my way through Maui? 😉
There is a winery that was, meh.. I’m not a fan of fruit based wines though, so if you like that kind of stuff it’s worth a stop. The lavendar farm was the same, pretty but not a “must do”.
Post # 8
hahah were getting married 9/29 as well! and going to maui for 10 days… starting on 10/1! crazy.
but yeah, as some have mentioned- were doing road to hana, haleakela and bike tour down, old lahinia luau. then we’ll do some day excursions to various beaches, take surfing lessons and rent snorkel gear 🙂