Maui and the Hawaiian islands have been a top couple’s destination for years. The soft sand beaches and lush green valleys feel infused with romance, and the laid-back tropical atmosphere adds an extra touch of welcome.
Couples heading to Maui will find the island is alive with possibility. Whether you’re looking for thrill and adventure, want to sample the local cuisine, or you simply want the best beach for a couples’ selfie, Maui has it all.
Take a look at our guide to find the best things to do in Maui for couples.
Go On A Sunset Cruise
The golden hour on Maui is exceptional, as the setting sun adds a hint of magic to an already spectacular landscape.
Although there are some fantastic South and West Maui beaches to view the sunset from (Keawakapu is a must!), the best way to enjoy the golden hour is from a boat.
Sunset cruises take you across the Maui coastline, where you can watch the sun as it sets over the island of Molokini — with a cocktail in hand!
Relax At The Spa
Relaxing on Maui isn’t hard, but a couple’s massage can really add a touch of luxury to your vacation.
Beachfront spas combine traditional Hawaiian practices with local ingredients and cutting edge technology to create an experience that is absolute bliss.
Sink into a coconut milk couple’s bath, followed by a personalized massage, with a Maui Romance treatment at Montage in Kapalua Bay.
Or indulge with the head-to-toe renewal provided by a Duo Honey Macadamia Nut Indulgence at Grand Wailea.
See The Haleakala Sunrise
You do have to brave an early morning for this romantic moment, but seeing the sunrise over Haleakala, the volcano that forms the heart of Maui, is more than worth it.
A Haleakala sunrise takes a little bit of advanced planning. Make sure you have a full tank of gas, set off early, and make a reservation in advance.
But as the sun rises over the peaks and craters of Haleakala, granting a warm glow to the unique landscape, the island comes alive.
Pack a romantic breakfast with a thermos of coffee, and snuggle under your blankets — it gets cold at the summit!
Enjoy A Romantic Meal
A verdant landscape providing fresh local ingredients, combined with a diverse cultural heritage, has made Maui a foodies dream destination.
Add in a spectacular setting and a warm aloha atmosphere, and couples are spoiled for choice if looking for a romantic meal.
Our top choice has to be Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Widely recognized as the best restaurant on Maui, make sure to nab a reservation several months before your trip.
For extra romance, enjoy The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. The hillside setting adds sweeping panoramas to food cooked with artistry.
Or try Japengo, for locally sourced food and an intimate atmosphere.
Visit The Secret Cove
Secret Cove, or Pa’ako Beach in Makena on South Wailea, used to be a beach only known to the locals. In recent years, tourists have caught on to this attractive little bay, which is hidden behind a small opening in a lava rock wall.
A popular destination for wedding photography, couples should visit to share a kiss (and a selfie) on one of Maui’s best looking beaches.
Visit at sunrise for extra special views, and a chance to have the popular spot to yourself.
Dine At A Luau
A traditional Maui luau combines buffet style dining with Polynesian entertainment, creating an unforgettable cultural experience.
Guests are greeted with a lei, and then welcomed to dine on a feast of Hawaiian delights. The entertainment is both thrilling and educational, and brings Maui culture to life.
There are plenty of luaus to choose from on Maui, but our top pick for romance is the Feast at Lele.
For a luau rich with authenticity, head to Old Lahaina Luau.
Take A Helicopter Tour
There’s nothing like a helicopter tour for excitement and bonding, and a bird’s eye view is one of the best ways to discover Maui.
Hidden among the cliffs and mountains of Maui are waterfalls, valleys, and rainforests that can only be explored from the air.
Pack your camera and hold tight as you soar across the diverse Maui landscape with your loved one. Take a look at Blue Hawaiian, for some of the best tours of the island.
Stroll Through The Garden Of Eden
Many visitors overlook the Garden of Eden, a lush Maui paradise packed with winding trails and colorful delights.
Along the Road to Hana on East Maui, couples should stop here for a romantic stroll among fragrant tropical plants.
As well as natural planting, the Garden of Eden is home to breathtaking views of waterfalls and the Maui coastline.
Alternatively, take a trip to Ali’i Kula Lavender farm. Romance blooms among the gentle scent of lavender, and the fields of purple create a magical and relaxing day trip.
Sip Maui Wine
Did you know Maui has its very own vineyard? Set in the Upcountry, MauiWine offers tours and tastings to couples interested in discovering an unusual, but delicious, Maui product.
Operating from a historic property in Kula, the scenic setting of MauiWine is the perfect backdrop for this estate grown tipple.
Taste the passion that goes into the wine production, as you soak in the serenity of the vineyard setting.
Rent A Daybed On A Maui Beachfront
On Maui, one of the most romantic things you can do is sit and take in the surroundings of this island paradise.
Rent a daybed or cabana from your resort or accommodation, and head to your favorite beach to absorb the atmosphere.
At the end of the day, keep the romance going with a cocktail on your private lanai, and watch the sunset and the stars come out.
The landscape of Maui provides lots of opportunities for couples, from the hikes of Hana to the beaches of Makena.
And you can top it all off with a romantic dinner and beachfront cocktail!
We hope this guide has sparked some ideas for your couple’s vacation.