Top 10 Things To Do on Maui for Couples

Alexandra MitchellLast updated: May 28, 2014

For over 17 years, Conde Nast has rated the magical island of Maui as the “Best Island in the World.” This is no coincidence, it’s the truth! When on vacation in Maui, it is impossible not to notice all of the beautiful aspects of the Hawaiian Islands, packaged up in the perfection of Maui. As a couple, you’ll see that there are a plethora of activities to do together. Without having previous experience traveling to Maui, how will you know what the best activities on Maui for couples are? Fear not, and eliminate the travel stress of seeking out the unknown. The goal of this article is to make it easy for you! We’ve provided our research and best activity suggestions all in one easy list. We assure you that our “Top 10 Activities on Maui For Couples,” has the most recent information, and is the best guide for choosing the perfect romantic adventure for your vacation or honeymoon.

When on on island, you’ll find adventure, exploration, activities, restaurants, nightlife, and an elite selection of services and events bustling with pure enjoyment. Create memories, fun adventures, and bond together as a couple with only your love between you…

 BEST ROMANTIC ACTIVITIES ON MAUI

#1 HALEAKALA SUNRISE

 

Haleakala Sunrise

The best activity for couples in Maui is a romantic sunrise trip 10,000 feet above sea level at Mt. Haleakala’s summit. This adventure takes a bit of preplanning, but well worth it, for it will set the pace for a couples vacation of a lifetime. Whether you’re planning to pop the question, renew your love, or simply bond over the endless beauty of Maui, sunrise at Haleakala is a must do activity in Maui.

Local Tip #1 BE PREPARED

Get a goods night sleep, and allow yourself ample time to get ready for your sunrise adventure in Maui. Depending on what part of the island you are coming from, it can take up to two hours to drive up to Mt. Haleakala’s sunrise peak. During the winter months, a Maui sunrise can be as late as 6:55 am, and during the summer months as early as 5:38 am.

We suggest that you fill up your gas tank, and arrive at the Haleakala Visitors Center at 9,740 feet at least a half hour before sunrise. In this way, you can insure the best vantage point, and the precious experience to watch the watercolor scenes of daybreak before the sun fills the horizon. Don’t forget your camera, grab some breakfast and a couple of strong Hawaiian coffee’s, and hit the road. This escapade is well worth it!

Local Tip #2 THINK ABOUT COMFORT

When journeying to a tropical sunrise, most visitors don’t think about weather as a possible obstacle. Typically in Hawaii, the temperature drops approximately 3 degrees per thousand feet. For Mt. Haleakala’s summit, expect the temperature to be 30 degrees colder than sea-level. Make sure to bring warm clothing; shoes, pants, jackets and a cozy blanket for an early morning snuggle. Witness the beautiful island of Maui awaken to a breathtaking sunset at Mt. Haleakala. Be inspired by tropical scenes bursting with color, and the innate passion of the Hawaiian Islands.

For more information on how to plan a romantic sunrise at Mt. Haleakala, visit www.nps.gov.

#2 ROAD TO HANA

 

Road to Hana

One of the most popular activities in Maui, is taking a day trip driving the historic road to Hana. Everyone loves a good road-trip, and for the couples that love to challenge themselves to a fun adventure, this is a must do activity on Maui. Travel over 59 historic bridges, and follow the winding road to the historic Hana village. Make sure to dedicate a whole day to this venture, or even plan on a romantic overnight camping trip at the Seven Sacred Pools in Kipahulu. On the road to Hana, you will have the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a slower Hawaii, and some of the more hidden gems of Old Maui. Jaws will drop, as you see overwhelmingly gorgeous scenes of the Pacific Ocean decorating the East Maui coastline. En route to Hana, live your Hawaiian dream of swimming under a waterfall, take a jungle hike through a bamboo forest, have a relaxing day visiting the Kahanu National Tropical Botanical Gardens, or spectate over native Hawaiian flora and fauna at the Garden of Eden. Once you reach Hana, spend a day at Wainapanapa State Park’s black sand beach, soak up the glorious Maui sunshine at Hana Bay, and book a soothing couples massage at the Travaasa Spa Hana.

 

Local Tip #1

For those with a weak stomach, the best thing to do is be prepared with some Drammamine or homeopathic Ginger Pills. Our suggestion, have the weaker stomach behind the wheel. Focusing on the road will for sure help you, and may even alleviate this issue all together.

Have fun, and enjoy East Maui at its best!



For more information about how you can plan a couples adventure on the historic Road to Hana, visit www.roadtohana.com

 

#3 FEAST AT LELE LUAU

 

Feast at Lele

Lavish in the passion and aloha of Hawaiian history at the Feast at Lele Luau in Lahaina. This attraction is one of the top activities in Maui for couples, and a spirited evening that will be treasured for a lifetime. In the ancient Hawaiian language, ‘Lele’ translates to Lahaina, the historic location of the original seat of the Hawaiian monarchy. With your presence, honor authentic performances of storytelling, chanting, traditional dance, and the rhythmic sounds of Polynesian culture. Travel from Maui to New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa and beyond through tales of love, bravery, custom and folklore. Join Executive Chef James McDonald as he presents guests his true culinary delight, a “Celebration of Polynesian Cuisine.” Savor delicious offerings made from local ingredients, and traditional Polynesian staples; Imu Roasted Kalua Pig, Pohole Ferns and Heart of Palm Salad, Fresh Island Fish with Mango Sauce, Sea Bean Duck Salad with Poha Berry Dressing, and Kuku Patties with mussels, salmon, and scallops.

For more information on how to reserve your spot for a night of fire and passion at the Feast at Lele, visit www.feastatlele.com

 

#4 PRIDE OF MAUI SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

 

Maui Sunset Cruises

Charm and allure your loved one with a sentimental, fairy-tale like Sunset Dinner and Cocktail Cruise with Pride of Maui. Renew, celebrate and cherish what being in love is really all about. Together you will gaze upon a rapturous Maui horizon from the best vantage point ever, on deck of the notorious Pride of Maui vessel. Inhale the calm breezes of the Pacific Ocean, melt into each others presence, and stare deeply into the eyes of your loved one.

Smile at each other with a premium cocktail in hand from the open bar, enjoy delectable island style pupus, take pleasure in Live music and entertainment, and create permanent memories as the sun sets into a devoted evening.

For more information on how to reserve space for two a Pride of Maui Sunset Cocktail Cruise, visit Sunset Cruises on Maui.

 

#5 MAUI HELICOPTER TOUR

 

Maui Helicopter Tour

Treat your loved one to a Maui adventure of a lifetime. Have you ever dreamed of flying high in the clouds? Does the thought of exploring the island of Maui from a birds eye view appeal to you? Take the ultimate challenge, bond with your loved one, and journey to the sky’s limit on a Maui Helicopter Tour. Offering a variety of specials and packages, Air Maui and Blue Hawaiian have successfully created the best helicopter tours in Maui.

Embark on an amazing sightseeing adventure with a couples tour of the West Maui Mountains, West Maui and Molokai, Hana and Haleakala, a Complete Island Tour, Maui Spectacular, Maui- Big Island, or a private charter tour for two.

For more information on how to book an adventure in the clouds with your loved one, visit www.airmaui.com or www.bluehawaiian.com.

 

#6 ROMANTIC PHOTOSHOOT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NATALIE BROWN

 

Natalie Brown Photography


Natalie Brown PhotographyEnjoy an intimate day in the company of your loved one, make permanent memories to share with your family and friends, and allow yourself the ultimate Hawaiian souvenir with a private beach photo shoot with Maui photographer, Natalie Brown. This is one of the top activities on Maui for couples who want to capture their vacation to treasure for a lifetime.

A romantic photo shoot with Natalie Brown alone is a perfect excuse for a special couples vacation in Hawaii, Honeymoon in Maui, a romantic anniversary trip, or a gorgeous Maui wedding. Allow Natalie’s education, skills, experience and vision introduce you and your loved one to your own personal portfolio as a couple, solidifying an engaging and solid foundation for your love.

For more information on how Natalie Brown can inspire your love through her artistic eye, visit www.nataliebrownphotography.com.

 

#7 HORSEBACK TOURS ON MAUI

 

Horseback Riding in Maui

One of the top activities in Hawaii is a horseback riding tour on Maui. With many options to choose from on island, you should first decide what kind of tour you are looking for. With an abundance of locations, and types of horseback ride tours on Maui to choose from, you should ask yourself some questions: Do you and your love want a privately guided tour on the hillside looking over the Pacific Ocean? Or,  would you feel more comfortable in a larger group with more instruction and views of South Maui and the outer island of Kaho’olawe?

 

From beginner to novice, a Maui horseback riding adventure is the perfect activity to enjoy island style country living to its best.

For more information and for a list of locations, options, specials and packages, visit www.mauistables.com (Kipahulu) or www.ponyexpresstours.com (Haleakala Crater).

 

#8 PIIHOLO ZIPLINE

 

piiholo zipline

The Piiholo Ranch Zipline course is undoubtedly one of the top activities to do in the North Shore of Maui. Experience adventure in safety, thrill and sweet adrenaline, and cruise above the historic Upcountry region of Maui. Gaze upon breathtaking landscapes, paniolos, livestock, flower farms, scenes of upcountry living, and the diverse topographic areas of Maui leading all the way to the Pacific Ocean coastline. With seasonal specials and packages, Piiholo Zipline offers a 4-Line Zip Tour, a 5-Line Zip Tour, 3, 6 and a 9-Line Canopy Tour, and a curious 6-sided Tango Tower, with a 42-foot tall climbing tower, and 7 different challenges.

 

This is a great day time adventure for a couple up for a challenge, and excited for a journey they will never forget!

For more information on a venturesome Maui Zipline Tour, visit www.piiholozipline.com.

 

#9 SPAS ON MAUI

 

Maui Spas

 

What could be better than a relaxing spa day on Maui with melodic sounds of calm rolling waves, and palm trees lightly blowing in the wind in the background?

Together, you will unwind, soothe travel tension, and reinvigorate your senses with fresh island ingredients, aromatherapy, and tropical healing elements. Spoil yourself to a couples massage package on Maui that will help you decompress, heal and renew your body, mind and spirit.

On Maui, there are a plethora of healing practitioners, massage options, and spa services to choose from. For more information, locations and spa packages on Maui, visit:

Travaasa Spa Hana http://www.travaasa.com/hana

Spa Grande Wailea www.grandwailea.com/spa-grande

Mandara Spa Wailea www.mandaraspa.com

Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea www.fourseasons.com/maui/spa/

Spa at Black Rock www.blackrockspa.com

Maui Mobile Massage www.mauioutcallmassage.com

 

#10 SIGHTSEEING IN MAUI

 

Sightseeing on Maui

With your love, create exciting day trips where you can go sightseeing in Maui. Venture to the North Shore of Maui and enjoy exploring the historic sugar cane town of Paia, where you’ll find a sweet handful of island-bohemia culture. Check out world renowned Ho’okipa Beach Park, and watch water sports professionals surf, windsurf, and kiteboard on Maui. Journey to the South side of Maui, and visit La Perouse Bay and the ancient Kings Trail. Adventure to the West Side, and be inspired by miles of tropical beaches and West Maui activities for couples. Take coastal drives during the winter months, and see awe-inspiring sights of Humback Whales breaching in the ocean during their annual migration to the Hawaiian Islands. Create your own dream vacation on Maui by maximizing on all Maui has to offer!

If you want to see Maui as it has never be seen before, check out Hike Maui for a variety of fun and exciting day trips. With a Hike Maui guide, couples can bond and explore East Maui Waterfalls and Rainforests, 4-mile hikes through the Haleakala Crater, or the ultra-valuable combination packages with kayaking, snorkeling and waterfall hikes included. For a more exclusive experience, inquire about Hike Maui’s Custom Tours, where you and your loved one can explore Maui more intimately, with your secret adventure desires created just for you. For more information about Hike Maui and their expert adventure guides, check out www.hikemaui.com.

Thank you for reading the Top 10 Things To Do On Maui For Couples! What are your favorite activities to do on Maui?

Written By  Alexandra Mitchell

Alexandra is a marketing professional with a passion for writing about travel to the Hawaiian Islands, vacation rentals, and luxury real estate. She exposes readers to glimpses of 'Old Hawaii,' new destinations to explore, local events, and all the best things to do on Maui.