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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Must-Do Activities for Maui Honeymoons

Maui truly is a sultry paradise; it is the 'Honeymoon Isle' after all. With its picture-perfect beaches, gorgeous year-round climate, romantic luxury resorts, spectacular drives, rainforests, mountains, and lovely towns, Maui is the ideal getaway for those honeymooners seeking a hiatus from life. At nearly 730 square miles, Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian Island. The island is a honeymoon staple because it offers a wide breadth of things to see and do. Here are the must-do activities for Maui honeymoons.

Sunrise Bicycle Ride at Haleakala

Mount Haleakala is the 'House of the Sun"; it is home to the most stunning sunrise and sunset views in the world. On your trip, head up the 10,000-foot mountain before dawn and marvel at the dazzling array of colors that light up the sky. Feel the wind at your back as you sail down the switchbacks of the dormant volcano on a bicycle. This trip will be unforgettable, but it's an early start.

Hike the Twin Falls

If you want an opportunity for cliff jumping, hike to the twin waterfalls. Twin Falls is one of Maui's most popular hikes, and it's one of the most beautiful and lush areas on the island. Head to the top if you can make it because the higher you go, the better the view!

Swim the Pools at Oheo

The 7 Pools at Oheo are part of the Haleakala National Park. If you want to get off the Road to Hana, the pools are a wonderful place to cool off and relax.

Snorkel with Sea Turtles

Get off the beaten path and discover the wild side of Maui. Molokini's crescent-shaped reef is an extinct volcanic crater with a flourishing coral reef. The reef is home to 250 species of fish and 38 species of coral. Hop on a catamaran and snorkel at the Turtle Arches, and play with the turtles. Then, sail around Molokini's rugged, red rock wall, home to various seabirds.

Photo by Hawaii Magazine

Hike Iao Valley

The striking valley has vast historical significance and natural spectacle and is ideal for exploring nature for several hours. Once the great battle in 1790 when King Kamehameha wanted to unite the Hawaiian Islands. The valley features the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot mountain that rises into the sky. You will also find dense rainforests perfect for picnics.

Explore Lahaina Town

Lahaina was the capital of Hawaii in the early 19th century and was known as a whaling village. Today you will find adorable boutiques, charming cafes, and yummy restaurants. Spend a lazy afternoon strolling the streets and taking in the view from Lahaina Harbor.

Go to a Luau

First-time visitors to Hawaii must experience an authentic luau. Old Lahaina Luau is my favorite luau in Maui. It features the island's best performers in an evening full of traditional Hawaiian food, dancing, music, and legends. The Marriott at Wailea also has a lovely luau and is the only luaus to have fire dancers.

Explore West Maui on Horseback

Embark on a riding adventure. You will ride up into the West Maui Mountain valley through gulches, beaches, rainforests. Then, head down the trail to gallop alongside the Pacific Ocean. West Maui offers some of Maui's most scenic vistas.

Take the Road to Hana

Many believe that the Road to Hana is how a highway in heaven would look. It is full of jungles, waterfalls, valleys, rugged beaches, blowholes, caves, swimming holes, and roadside stands. The long and twisting drive is truly sensational. It is relaxing, adventurous, and visually remarkable. Few road trips offer opportunities for fun and sights that Hana Highway does.

Photo by Mama's Fish House

Have Dinner with Mama

Mama's Fish House is one of the best restaurants in Hawaii, not just Maui. The food is excellent, and the service is superb. The staff was amicable, and you will enjoy the experience. It is the perfect spot for a special dinner, but it is costly.

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels

Head to a Red Sand Beach

Red Sand Beach is an exciting and beautiful secluded cove, unlike any other. The ocean is a deep, surreal Kool-Aid blue and storms relentlessly against the rugged coastline. The crescent-shaped shore is deep in the Kauiki Head embers cone, whose rust-red lava supply the beach with its red sand.

Photo by Maui Guide

The Honokalani Black Sand Beach is one of Hawaii's most famous beaches. The beach consists of a tiny cove and areas where you can stroll and enjoy the views. It is trendy, so if you're after quiet – you probably won't get it here!

Hang Ten

Maui has a plethora of gorgeous beaches that are perfect for surfing. You will find plenty of experienced surf schools that will guarantee that you are riding waves within an hour or two.

Head to the Upcountry

When you think about Maui, you probably envision beaches and the sun. But Maui is home to a diverse climate; experience the different microclimates on Haleakala hills and ancient sites of old Wailuku town. Explore Maui's upcountry, which is full of farms, distilleries, and fields of lavender.

Cool Off with a Shave Ice

Did you want to be that person that visits Hawaii and doesn't try shave ice? Shave ice (not 'shaved ice') is an excellent way to cool down on a hot day. Shave ice is ubiquitous in Maui, but my favorite is Ululani's Shave Ice!

The Honeymoon Isle lives up to its name. It is a perfect choice for many couples—Beach bums, adventure seekers, culture vultures, romantics, etc. You will all find something to love in Maui. If you want to learn more about Maui, read my Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in Maui and Find the Perfect Region of Maui for You. These are some of my favorite must-do activities for Maui Honeymoons.


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