Planning a romantic trip or honeymoon and don’t know where to begin? With its beautiful weather, plentiful beaches and opportunities for both relaxation and adventure, Maui may be just the place for you and your honey. Here are some tips on how to have a stress-free trip:
Planning Your Trip
- Although it may be tempting to visit as many islands as possible, if your trip is a week or less, it’s best to stick to one. Interisland travel takes up valuable time that could be spent lying at the pool or sailing with dolphins.
- If you want to see more than your hotel grounds, be sure to rent a car. Stay in any of the major resort towns (Wailea, Kaanapali, Kapalua) and many points of interest will be within an hour’s drive.
- The biggest planning tip for honeymooners is ... don’t plan! After the stress of planning of a wedding, the last thing you want to worry about is yet another itinerary. Just show up, wake up, and visit your concierge to book any excursions and activities during your stay.
While You’re There
- Marine life is everywhere in Maui. Rent snorkel gear at Kaanapali or Wailea Beach and swim hand in hand above hundreds of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for sea turtles and humuhumunukunukuapua’a (also known as humuhumu), the state fish of Hawaii.
- Couples with an adventurous side shouldn’t skip the famous Road to Hana. This narrow, steep and winding road offers some of Maui’s most spectacular views, with many scenic pit stops along the way. Don’t miss Twin Falls (just after mile marker 2), where you can hike and swim under two secluded waterfalls.
- No trip to Hawaii is complete without attending a luau. The Old Lahaina Luau is one of the best, but those at the resorts can be just as good and often cater to honeymooners, with a slow dance reserved for all the newlyweds.