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Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations, and Maui makes an idyllic romantic getaway that can include watching the sun rise over the clouds from Haleakala, the island’s highest peak, and embarking on one of the world’s most scenic drives, the Road to Hana where you count the spectacular waterfalls along the way. Look forward to dining on mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine, strolling gorgeous beaches hand-in-hand, and staying at a fabulous resort. Maui is home to many great honeymoon resorts, but these are the best of the best.
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Tucked along the southeastern coast near the little town of Hana, Hana-Maui Resort is considered to be one of Maui’s best resorts. This luxury property set between swaying palms and rolling fields of grass overlooking Kaihalulu Bay hosts Ranch Cottages with a private lanai and stunning ocean views. Packages include meals, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and activities such as outdoor yoga, horseback riding and snorkeling. You can also pamper yourself in the healing spa and take a variety of classes, from how to open a coconut to throw net fishing and hula dancing.
One of the top luxury resorts in all of Hawaii, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea caters to both families and couples, but it boasts a spectacular and secluded adult-only pool along with an indulgent spa offering massage, body treatments and SUP yoga, as well as oceanfront suites. By selecting the Experience More nightly resort credit you’ll get up to $200 that can be used toward special B&B packages, incidental charges or a total suite experience that includes round-trip airport transportation, daily breakfast, a private in-suite dinner and more. All rooms come with large outdoor balconies or patios and especially luxurious bathrooms with locally-made bath products with Hawaiian-inspired scents like ruby guava. The resort hosts a wealth of amenities too, including three saltwater pools, four restaurants and lounges, complimentary cabanas, a variety of free activities, a canoe program and more.
The Hyatt Regency has practically an endless list of amenities spread across 40 oceanfront acres on Kaanapali Beach. It’s ideal for honeymooners who want plenty of things to do with everything from a fabulous beachfront spa to golfing along the Pacific, traditional luaus and hula lessons. Guests can even take part in penguin and koi feedings, learn how to make a lei, embark on wildlife tours and get a complimentary beach portrait session to take home as a souvenir. The property also hosts six free-form pool areas, oceanfront cabanas, 10 onsite restaurants and a 24/7 gym.
This elegant Marriott resort is a spectacular oceanfront property about a 5-minute walk to Wailea Beach for snorkeling and swimming. Honeymooners should book the spacious junior or one-bedroom suites with private balconies for enjoying the ocean views. The property hosts four pools, including the tranquil adult-only infinity pool, a water park and multiple dining options like the newer KAPA Bar & Grill, foodie favorite Humble Market Kitchin by world-renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi, and fresh-pressed juices at the Whale’s Tale. The Mandara spa has couples’ treatment rooms with signature treatments like the Hawaiian-inspired Lomi Lomi massage, Mandara facial, and the hand and foot ritual.
Located on Maui’s northwest coast, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua offers jaw-dropping views of the Pacific and the island of Molokai. It boasts a gorgeous setting with impeccably landscaped grounds with the feel of a national park. More remote than pretty much any other resort on Maui, it offers plenty of seclusion for honeymooners along with extra-spacious rooms and suites, considered some of the most luxurious on the island. There are a half-dozen restaurants, all of which source local ingredients from the property’s organic garden, including The Banyan Tree serving especially delicious, fresh Hawaiian cuisine. Activity options are numerous too, with everything from surfing and stand-up paddle boarding to snorkeling and winter whale watching.
The Grand Wailea Resort is truly grand as the most amenity-packed option on Maui. Accommodation ranges from basic guest rooms to magnificent two-story, three-bedroom villas. All feature large outdoor balconies with cushioned teak furniture and varying views, from the beautifully manicured grounds to ocean vistas. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room, lunch at Bistro Molokini and fine dining at Chef Mike Lofaro’s HUMUHUMU. Guests can also look forward to hula lessons, a traditional luau feast, two huge pools and decadent treatments in Hawaii’s largest spa. It hosts 40 treatment rooms, a healing hydrotherapy circuit, an ancient Roman baths-style jetted tub, a Japanese furo bath, multiple saunas and more in its massive, 50,000-square-foot space.
The ultra-luxe Montage Kapalua Bay hosts beautiful one- to four-bedroom villas that come complete with expansive lanais, many with breathtaking ocean views, as well as gourmet kitchens for cooking some of your own meals, although the property hosts three outstanding restaurants. It’s nestled between a crescent-shaped beach and dramatic cliffs, with one of the highlights its spectacular spa which sits on its own five acres that includes an infinity pool and hydrotherapy treatment rooms. The pool is another standout feature, a complex with gorgeous pools in different styles that cascade multiple levels down toward the ocean. Sunset Patio, a small bar and patio serving light lunch fare, is located at the top facing the adult-only infinity pool. Water spills over its edge as a waterfall into the next level, and there are more waterfalls, a footbridge, and an area with hot tubs and whirlpool jets too. The Beach Club hosts another infinity pool and hot tub along with a semi-private bar for members.
The Honua Kai lies along Ka’anapali Beach on the west coast of the island, offering suite-style accommodation with balconies or terraces and full kitchens. Thrill-seeking honeymooners can enjoy all sorts of activities including zip line rides, waterfall rappelling, learning to surf, snorkeling, hiking, helicopter tours, and more. Its Duke’s Beach House restaurant serves locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Hawaiian-influenced cuisine, including fresh, sustainable seafood and high-quality steaks.