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Introducing Maui


Say ‘aloha’ to Maui – the number one honeymoon destination in Hawaii and one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world!

Blessed with a choice of gorgeous white-sand beaches, lush tropical rainforest, stunning waterfalls, rugged volcanic peaks and fabulous honeymoon resorts, the ‘Valley Island’ of Maui offers all the ingredients you need for a truly magical honeymoon experience and romantic getaway.

Aloha Classic Windsurfing Championships, Maui

What to do and see in Maui

In Maui, it’s easy to pursue your favourite leisure activities, go sightseeing or do nothing at all!

Pick your own spot to sunbathe on the gorgeous white sands of Maui's Kaanapali Beach; swim and snorkel among colourful tropical fish at Black Rock; try windsurfing at Kanaha or Hoolipa; go bodysurfing off Oneloa Beach; surf one of the surfing world’s prime spots at Ho’okipa Beach; and scuba dive the Molokine Reserve.

Discover Maui‘s natural beauty by exploring on foot the lush green valley floor of the Iao Valley, surrounded by towering emerald peaks and lush vegetation. Hike or cycle across the slopes of the massive 4900ha Haleakala Crater then descend into the rugged lunar-like landscape of the world’s largest dormant volcano for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Explore the scenic twists and turns of the spectacular Hana Highway by car and discover towering sea cliffs, stunning vistas and exciting beaches between Kailua and Hana on Maui's northeast coast; follow walking trails to historic sites and ancient temple ruins such as Piilanihale, Hawaii's largest heiau (temple); and find lava caves, blowholes, picture-perfect waterfalls and swim-holes where you can cool-off with a refreshing dip on a day trip from your honeymoon resort.

Stroll the historic streets of the old whaling town of Lahaina and watch humpback whales frolic in the warm waters off McGregor Point near Maalaea in south Maui. Savour delicious tropical fruit at a roadside stand, such as lychees, mangoes, star fruit, passion fruit and papaya – perfect additions for a secluded honeymoon picnic along the way.

See colourful wild flowers and breathe in the sweet scent of lavender and eucalyptus on a horseback ride across the high country pastures of Makawao, Kula and Ulupalakua. Tee-off at the challenging par-72 course at Kapulua Resort on west Maui or try one of three courses on offer at Wailea Golf Club on south Maui.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Where to stay

Pamper your body at one of Maui’s traditional spas, with a range of body treatments and massage options including Hawaiian lomilomi, aromatherapy, shiatsu, Thai and hot stone – often included as part of your honeymoon resort package. Maui offers a wide range of honeymoon accommodation to suit all budgets.

Say ‘aloha’ to the best hotels in Maui – find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Best time to visit Maui

Anytime. Maui is an all-season destination with long hours of sunshine and mild year-round balmy temperatures averaging 25°C at sea level; higher ‘upcountry’ elevations are cooler with sometime misty conditions.

For guaranteed dry and sunny conditions it’s probably best to visit Maui during summer, from June to October, when the average temperature is 28°C.

Winter, from December to March, can be wet (great for green jungle foliage and tumbling waterfalls) and has an average temperature of 22°C.

Location

Maui lies to the northwest of Oahu. The Hawaiian islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, around 3860km from mainland USA.

Getting there

The second largest in the Hawaiian chain of islands, Maui is just a 35-minute flight away from Honolulu. Fly direct from Los Angeles to Maui or to Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport on Oahu, with daily connections to Kahului Airport, Maui.


Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 14 February, 2017


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