Whether you are on Maui for your honeymoon, wedding anniversary or a romantic vacation you’ll find plenty of romantic things to do on this island as a couple. Maui is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And that’s not just my opinion. Maui No Ka Oi (Maui is the best), as the locals brag about their island.
If you were fortunate enough to have visited all the Hawaiian islands, you’ll have a very hard time deciding which one to like best.
Table of Contents
- 10 MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN MAUI AS A COUPLE
- Spend Time on the Beach
- Stroll Through Lahaina Town
- Watch the Maui Sunsets
- Watch the Sunrise at Haleakala Crater
- Hike in the Iao Valley State Park
- Discover the Maui Waterfalls
- Visit the Garden of Eden Arboretum
- Venture on the Road to Hana
- Spend an Evening at Warren and Annabelle’s Magic Show
- Go Shopping at One of the Many Outlets
- Where to Have a Romantic Diner on Maui Island as a Couple
10 MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN MAUI AS A COUPLE
Spend Time on the Beach
One of the most romantic things to do in Maui as a couple is spending time on the beach. In fact, that’s probably why you are there.
Volumes have been written about Maui beaches and their diversity. From calm, sheltered coves to popular resort strands. White, to black and red sand beaches. From snorkeling, to windsurfing and swimming. And if you want to see turtles in Maui, Wahikuli State Park is your best bet.
Maui has over 30 miles of unbelievably beautiful beaches. If you are a beach lover, you may never get past the stretches of sand to explore the rest of the island, but you should.
Stroll Through Lahaina Town
NOTE: Sadly, during the terrible fire of August 2023, Lahaina town was totally destroyed. We can only hope that someday this historic town will rise from its ashes.
With its odd mix of history, fancy restaurants, art galleries, and fine jewelry stores, Lahaina is the best spot to have fun in Maui as a couple. The number-one attraction in Lahaina is definitely “the buzz,” – the restaurants, the night-life and the swinging bars.
But probably the most famous landmark in Lahaina is the Banyan Tree. Planted in 1873, the tree was brought from India, and was only 8′ high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks, and spreads over an acre.
Watch the Maui Sunsets
Maui sunsets are simply spectacular and therefore appreciated by everybody – young or old, singles or couples. There’s no better place to watch the sun go down than in South Maui. We love watching it from the terrace of Palms Restaurant at Kamaole Beach, in Kihei. But there are some other great spots to catch a perfect Maui sunset, like Kaanapali, or Napili Bay Beach.
I love that spot! Sitting at Palms and watching the sun go down with a glass of wine in my hand is actually one of my favorite things to do in Kihei.
Watch the Sunrise at Haleakala Crater
I can’t think of a more romantic thing to do on Maui than watching the sunrise from the Haleakala crater as a couple. This was the most uplifting and memorable experience that we had on this island.
This trip however requires some preparation. Reaching the summit takes about 1.5 hours, which means you’ll have to get up very early to get up there before 6 a.m., when the sunrises.
One thing to keep in mind is that atop the volcano is not only cold, but also very windy. Therefore you’ll have to wear very warm clothes (hat, gloves, jacket) and closed toe shoes. Parking at the summit requires advance reservations, so please check their website for that.
Hike in the Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley is one of Maui’s most beautiful state parks. The beautiful deep valley is a peaceful lush area with easy hikes, tropical plants, and clear, natural pools. The ‘Iao Needle’, a natural rock pinnacle once used as a natural altar, raises high presiding the entire valley.
Discover the Maui Waterfalls
Gorgeous waterfalls abound on Maui’s East side, that gets the most rain. Most of them are just a short walk from the main road. Some of them are seasonal and may get dry in summer. Others have pools with cool, crystal clear water in which you can swim.
Visit the Garden of Eden Arboretum
Maui is the paradise of tropical gardens. This time we visited the Garden of Eden which is located on the way to Hana, on a high plateau overlooking the ocean. The grounds are dedicated to the rare rainforest species of trees. That garden also features a wide variety of unique flowers and fruits.
Venture on the Road to Hana
No visit to Maui is complete without driving the picturesque road to Hana. The 52 mile long Hana Highway (also known as the “Road to Hana”) is the longest rainforest highway in the USA.
The road goes through one of the wildest and most beautiful part of Maui and it’s therefore a very romantic place to visit on this island. You’ll pass through tropical rain forests full of hidden waterfalls, bamboo forests, eucalyptus trees and miles of untouched jungle. Also, along the road you’ll encounter some of Maui’s most beautiful black sand beaches.
The road to Hana is carved into sheer cliffs and requires some good driving skills. There are hairpin curves, one-lane bridges, and many blind spots along the way. However, if you want to discover the hidden Maui, you should attempt the Road to Hana at least once.
Spend an Evening at Warren and Annabelle’s Magic Show
One of the most fun things to do in Maui as a couple is attend the famous magic show of Warren and Anabelle. A tropical island may be the last place on earth you would expect to find a show that surpasses the ones in Las Vegas, but Warren and Annabelle’s is just that.
After checking in, you will be escorted into Annabelle’s Secret Chamber where you will need to find the mysterious passage to the Parlor. Once in the Parlor – an elegant living room where gourmet appetizers and cocktails are served – you will be entertained by the resident ghost “Annabelle” at the piano.
After diner, the guests move into a small, more intimate theatre where renowned magician Warren Gibson keeps them at the edge of their seat for a two-hour magic show.
The performance is incredibly entertaining and funny, making the entire audience roar with laughter. It’s the best show that I’ve seen in years! Tickets sell out quickly, so you need to make reservations ahead of time (do so here).
Go Shopping at One of the Many Outlets
From Lahaina to Hana, Maui has plenty of shopping malls areas where you can shop together, as a couple. Whether you are looking for brand names like Kate Spade and Oakley, Hawaiian shirts, swimwear, or just some local crafts there are plenty of things satisfy your taste. You never know what special treasures you’ll discover on island!
Where to Have a Romantic Diner on Maui Island as a Couple
If you think Hawaiian dining means a luau of pork, pineapple, and poi, you should think again. Food in Maui is very creative and absolutely divine, although not particularly Hawaiian.
Most restaurants are using mainly local fresh products and, of course, the fresh fish. Restaurants range between small joints where the locals gather for dinner and dance, to very fancy 5 star fine dining with French chefs and sophisticated dishes whose names you can barely pronounce.
One of the most romantic things to do in Maui as a couple is having dinner in a nice restaurant. There are quite a few nice places on this island where you can have a good meal in a perfect setting. Some of the most romantic restaurants in Maui include:
Mama’s Fish House, located on a pristine sand beach on the North Shore Maui
Hula Grill Restaurant, which is right on the water’s edge at Kaanapali Beach
Spago Restaurant in the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea
Kimo’s, in the town of Lahaina.
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