Best Activities For a Romantic Maui Vacation

FAQ:  What can I do to make this Hawaiian vacation special for my love?

Planning a romantic getaway with your significant other? Maui's gorgeous backdrop is the perfect setting for a memorable vacation for two. Here are some recommendations to capture the love and explore the beautiful island of Maui!

1. Arrange a Sunset Sail or Sunset Dinner Sail: There's something special about being out on the water, sailing and taking in the views with your love.  You'll have refreshments, hot and cold appetizers, good vibe music and the absolute best viewing area for a spectacular sunset. While there are an array of sunset sails to choose from, let us help you find the right one for your needs.  If you'd like to take it a step further, we can even arrange for a private sunset sail for two. Pro Tip:  Book 1-2 weeks in advance

2. Take Advantage of a Secluded Date for two:  With the help of our friends over at You Me Maui - we can arrange for a one of a kind set up for a spectacular date for two.  Catered specifically to you.  They will create a moment your love won't soon forget.  Whether you are hiking in to a secluded beach, or setting up on a cliff... it is sure to be a memorable moment!

3. See Maui & the island of Molokai by Helicopter: Sit next to your love and venture deep inside the valley of the West Maui Mountains, lush waterfalls, extensive tropical blue coastlines, beaches and the tallest sea cliffs, waterfalls, Hawaiian fish ponds and more. 

4. In Room Massage:  Nothing is more relaxing and pampering to a couple than a stress relieving Hawaiian lomi lomi or Swedish massage, especially when the massage therapists come to you! Enjoy bliss and pure relaxation while our professional massage therapists work side by side to rejuvenate and revive your senses leaving you in full vacation mode here in Maui. 

5. Hire a Private Guide to Take you on a Waterfall Adventure: One of the most raved about things we offer are private guides.  Want to explore the black sand or red sand beach? Swim in a secluded waterfall for two? Hike and swim to a secret cove?  Play in tide pools?  It will be a highlight of your vacation that you will not soon forget!

6. Surprise your Love with an Amenity or Romance Package Upon Arrival: Want to set the vibe at the vert start of your Hawaiian vacation? Consider having a floral arrangement, champagne or their favorite snacks and beverages in the room upon arrival.  We know that everyone is unique so we will make sure to shop for the items we know your love will be excited by! 

Money Saving Tips for Maui Visitors

Like any popular destination, it’s possible to spend your entire life savings if you splurge and spend at will — or by following these money saving tips on Maui, you can maybe even extend your trip for longer than you’d originally thought.

Traveling to Maui can be expensive — but there are also ways to visit Maui without having to break the bank.

Between the celebrity-laden luxury resorts and pricey oceanfront meals, there are also places where budget travelers can enjoy the island on the cheap. Like any popular destination, it’s possible to spend your entire life savings if you splurge and spend at will — or by following these money saving tips on Maui, you can maybe even extend your trip for longer than you’d originally thought.

Visit During The Shoulder Season

First off, understand that Maui is a seasonal destination — even though it’s always warm. During Maui’s busiest times of year, everyone from airlines to hotels and car rentals are cashing in on the season, and it can sometimes seem like snorkeling past an iceberg would be more plausible than a discount or deal. Traditionally, the busiest times to visit Maui are from June 15-August 31, December 15-January 10, and Feb. 15- March 15. All other times are shoulder seasons, with the months of May, October, and the first two weeks of December being the slowest times of the year. Not only are airfares cheaper in the offseason, but most condos and hotels will offer slow-season discounts.

Stay In Condos

When compared to luxury, oceanfront hotels, condos can be an affordable option — particular for big groups and families. Condos usually include a kitchen and the chance to cook your own meals, and while the rates can often be very enticing, always be sure to check the taxes and any additional fees.  Many of our guests will stop at Costco on their way in to shop bulk and save money.  The condo kitchens are typically well equipped and make it easy for eating in.  Its good to ask the person/company you are renting from for details on what the condo already has so you can save space for packing and money on items that are already provided.

Ride The Bus

When visiting Maui, if you plan on doing lots of activities like driving the Road to Hana, it’s probably best that you rent a car for at least part of your stay. If, on the other hand, you mostly plan to stay at the resort or aren’t in a rush to get anywhere, the Maui Bus offers an affordable way of moving around the island. At the time of writing, fares for the bus were $2/boarding, or you can also purchase a full-day pass for only $4/day. There are routes connecting Napili with Ka’anapali and then Lahaina and Kahului, and while it requires riding three different buses, you can even get from Kahului Airport to Wailea, Kihei, Kula, or Lahaina. That said, if you do plan on riding the bus, (which is comfortable as well as clean), there isn’t room for any luggage that won’t fit on your lap.

Find The Happy Hours and Food Trucks

Maui restaurants — particularly by the water — can often be expensive. Because the rents in Maui are so high, it’s important to remember that the menu price isn’t just for your meal, but also a sort of hourlong “rental” for a table with an ocean view. That said, while peak dinner hours can be expensive, many places have affordable happy hours on food as well as drinks. On the west side of the island, check out the Sea House at Napili Kai or Sansei for late night sushi, or Gannon’s “Red Bar” down in Wailea or the Five Palms in Kihei.There are excellent food trucks like Shark Pit Maui (Lahaina), The Salty Pig (Kahului) or visit Maui Brewing Co’s new brewery in Kihei to enjoy a varied selection of food trucks featured daily! For more info, contact us for a list of restaurants!

Plan Ahead & Bundle Activities

If you plan on cramming as many activities as possible into your finite time in paradise, we would be happy to speak with you in advance, prior to your arrival to help you to book one activity a month to stay within a budget or to bundle activities to save you money. You can save 10-20% when you book two or more activities with us, which overall will save you in the long run!  Please let us know if you are traveling with kiddos and their ages as we keep up with special pricing and can often tell you which activities have deals on free children. Its still recommended to plan your activities prior to your arrival to ensure you are getting the most out of your money as many luau’s, theatre shows, magic shows etc. book seats based on when the reservation was made.  Contact us today

Enjoy Free Entertainment

Nothing beats free – Go to the beach! Ka’anapali Beach has been voted the #1 beach in North America for a reason, go explore it! Get too much sun? Enjoy a free show – there are a number of places around the island where you can find free entertainment. There are free hula shows in the Lahaina Cannery Mall on select days of the week, and on the third Thursday of every month, a Hawaiian music series on the Baldwin House along famous Front Street in Lahaina. On Wednesday nights, the Shops at Wailea have free entertainment as part of their “Wailea on Wednesdays,” and every Friday night there is a free “town party” at various towns on the island.