Post # 1
We are going to Maui for our honeymoon. We are going in September for 8 days and 7 nights and need some help with stuff to do while we are there. Neither of us have ever been so we have no idea what to expect.
We are staying at the Marriot Maui Ocean Club in Lahaina and will be renting a car so we will be mobile.
I know that I want to do a luau and some kind of outdoor adventure kind of thing but that’s it.
Anyone who’s been there, HELP!!
Post # 3
Go watch the sunrise at Haleakala Crater. You have to get up at 3am to make it there for sunrise (It’s a long drive) but it’s beautiful. If you do go, bring hotel blankets and jackets. It’s FREEZING up there. There is the pineapple winery that is fun and also a lavender farm that has these really amazing views. You can snorkel the Molokini Crater which we didn’t do but I heard was amazing. We did a helicopter tour of the island instead and it was AMAZING! We went with Blue Hawaiian. They’re great. Maui is beautiful, have so much fun!
Post # 4
I went on a family vacation to Maui back in the day, and we all took a surf lesson together at Goofy Foot Surf School. So fun!
Post # 5
I went there last year. Haleakala was cool even if you don’t make it to sunrise and you can bike down it of you’re so inclined. We did the Hana highway, and there wasnt much of a destaination but if you want a little road trip alone time ot was good and pretty. We snorkels with pacific whale foundation and did a parasail which was super fun. We did the luau down behindSafeway but he name escapes me at the moment. It was actually really well done so if you want details pm and I’ll go dig up the brochure I saved. The show was actually interesting and it was open bar 🙂
Post # 6
Good question – Hawaii looks like a possible destination for us and trying to find features of each island is where we’re at now.
Are you going right after your wedding REP?
Post # 7
@Snow00774: We are leaving on September 8 so that we can both go back to work for a few weeks and clean up the mess that piled up while we were out for the wedding! We will be able to enjoy ourselves more knowing that work isn’t too piled up back at home. Neither one of us works a job where someone can step in for us while we are out so it makes it really stressful to take time off.
And, it gives us something else to look forward to after we are done with the wedding madness! 🙂
Post # 8
@REP92110: I was asking because we are in the same boat – we have two trips planned after the wedding – a honeymoon somewhere in the sun with activities AND lounging, I need a rest, and a trip home to Ireland to see my family. They will happen in november and over Christmas, just not sure which one will be when.
I want the honeymoon one soooo bad, and yes, it will give me the will to stick to my current eating plan too!!
How did you settle on Maui if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 9
@Snow00774: My only requirement for a honeymoon destination was somewhere with a beach totally unlike the ones here in San Diego and somewhere I could sit on the beach with a drink and spend most of the day relaxing. The FI’s list of requirements included those and a location we wouldn’t have to have passports for or would be a very long flight (he’s a little bit of a baby about that kind of thing). Since neither one of us had been to Hawaii we decided on Maui because it had the best mix of relaxation and stuff to do.
Post # 10
We are spending two weeks in maui for our honeymoon! So excited by all the great tips and idea!
Post # 11
Go snorkeling at Black Rock. Make sure you swim all the way out around the corner! It is beautiful!
And get the book Maui Revealed. Seriously the best travel book ever!
Post # 12
I just got back from two weeks in Maui (where he proposed!) There are tons of things to do. If you want to be active you can go on a snorkel boat trip (I highly recommend Blue Water Rafting if you don’t mind some fun bumps) I have found that I enjoy the smaller boat trips which mean less people. You can rent bikes and bike around the island. There are tons of beautiful hiking trails (you can even google around for guided hiking trips.) The road to Haha is also fun with lots of beautiful secenery. I also recommend going up to Haleakala and biking down. FI proposed during sunrise on our trip here.
You should also reserve time to hang out by the pool/on the beach and just relax/go shopping (keep an eye out for local stuff make sure it’s not made in China…) Whatever you choose to do you will have a blast, there is something for everyone on Maui.
Post # 13
Definitely take a boat ride to the crater and snorkel anywhere you can–it’s all gorgeous! Drive the road to Hana and stop by the black sand beach and the 7 sacred pools. We drove all the way around, instead of turning around at Hana, and there is an awesome winery at the end with pineapple wine! Yum!
Eat at Cilantro if you are staying on the west side of the Island. They make tacos and burritos with really fresh ingredients–delicious and cheap! Also stop by Pizza Paradiso–delicious pizza from the same chef as Cilantro. If you want a nice, quiet dinner by the ocean, eat at Mala. It has a lot of organic and natural-type foods, and even though I don’t normally have to eat organic, it was totally worth it!