Vacationing in Hawaii is a bucket list activity for many people. Getting to vacation with someone you love makes that bucket list even more exciting to check off. There are eight islands in Hawaii, each with their own personality and unique activities.
With easy to access beaches and beautiful resorts the island of Maui is a popular family destination but when you want to travel kid free there are a few hidden secrets you may want to explore as a couple. We’ve rounded up our favorite Couple’s Activities in Maui to help you plan your next trip to paradise.
Take a Couples Surf Lesson
Maui is known for beautiful reefs, perfect for learning to surf. The reef surrounding the island helps create steady and regular waves. One of the oldest surfing schools on the island, the Maui Surfer Girls offers the perfect couples lesson package for your island getaway. Couples can book a private surfing lesson including both a photographer to capture the experience and a bottle of champagne to enjoy back at the hotel.
Have dinner at Mama’s Fish House
Secluded on the north shore, Mama’s Fish House is an iconic Maui establishment. Fresh fish caught daily are served up by the five star chef at Mama’s alongside unique daily descriptions outlining details about the catch. Pay attention to the diners around you and you might even see Mama herself dining in the restaurant. Add a bit of romance to your evening and head to dinner early to walk the Hookipa Beach where big wave surfers catch the air on the water.
Enjoy a Night Under the Stars
Secluded from the light pollution of the mainland, Maui is the perfect atmosphere for stargazing. Couples wanting an up close and personal tour of the stars can book time on the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Maui where astronomy director Eddie Mahoney will demonstrate how to use telescopes to experience the wonders of the sky. The Maui skyline offers views of 88 breathtaking constellations and couples enjoying the tour of the skies can top off the evening with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
Take a Whale Watching Cruise
For nearly half the year, Maui is home to humpback whales who have traveled to the islands to birth their 2,000 pound babies. After giving birth the whales spend the following year nursing before journeying back to Alaska. While there are dozens of whale watching excursions available, the best by far is the Pacific Whale Foundation. A non-profit organization the Pacific Whale Foundation has trained Marine Naturalists on each cruise who provide education as your enjoy the waves and watch for whales.
Enjoy a Drive
The road to Hana is one of the most popular drives in Maui, but for a less time consuming journey you may want to check out the Nakalele Blowhole instead. The Nakalele Blowhole is a natural geyser on the northwestern coast of the island. The beautiful winding road slopes through lush greenery and follows along the edge of the island providing dozens of photo ops along the way. Upon arriving at the Nakalele Blowhole you’ll park and hike along a sloping trail towards the coast. This is not a kid friendly hike which is why it’s perfect for a couples only trip.
Experience a Luau
A trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without attending a traditional Luau. A form of dinner theatre, luaus include enjoying a buffet dinner of Hawaiian classics while seated family style with other guests. The Drums of the Pacific Luau is a particularly fun couples outing with unlimited drinks and a journey through authentic dances from both Hawaii and the surrounding islands.
Enjoy your time in paradise
Visiting Maui is truly a trip to paradise and traveling as a couple provides time to reconnect and take a pause from the busy lives you live on the mainland. There is no better place in the world to kick back, relax and celebrate getting to experience travel as couple.
Looking for more couples travel inspiration? Check out our guide to European river cruises.
Photo Credits: RockyMtnBliss, Island Dream Productions