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Maui is a favorite when it comes to honeymoons in the Hawaiian islands. It offers a little something for everyone, along with plenty of sunshine, sandy beaches, calm water for snorkeling, and the best winter whale watching in the state. It’s especially ideal for sun-seeking, beach-loving honeymooners and you can also expect to find a wide range of hotels and honeymoon resorts to pick from. Whether you’re looking for a more budget-friendly hotel or a luxurious resort aimed at romance-seeking couples with an endless list of amenities, you’re sure to find the perfect place to book on this list.
Perched atop a cliff on the island’s southern coast, Hotel Wailea is an adults-only hotel that offers a unique Maui resort experience for honeymooning couples, with a private dining experience hosted in The Treehouse. It includes a dinner prepared by your own personal chef in an outdoor setting with ocean views. Guests can also enjoy the view while on the beach, relaxing under an umbrella on a beach chair, while the spacious suites all come with private, furnished decks with views of the ocean or garden. Other amenities include deep soaking tubs, plush robes, and kitchenettes.
Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
Located along Ka’anapali Beach (one of the prettiest white sand beaches in the U.S.), Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel bills itself as the “Most Hawaiian Hotel” in the state, complete with a staff of Hawaiian cultural advisors. It’s a great place for honeymooners seeking affordability and the chance to be immersed in the local culture. You can enjoy hula, local musicians, and dancing on most evenings. Activities like hula lessons and lei-making are free, and you’ll find a whale-shaped pool at the center. There are two restaurants, including the Tiki Terrace for Hawaiian fare, while drink service is offered in the Tiki Courtyard. For a honeymoon-worthy stay, you’ll want to book one of their oceanfront rooms, all of which have private lanais facing the beach and the Pacific.
The Mauian on Napili Bay
Wondering where to stay in Maui for your honeymoon? The Mauian on Napili Bay offers you a barefoot-style honeymoon, steps from the crescent-shaped bay where you can watch sea turtles come and go. It has a trendy retro vibe, originally built in the 1950s, while the beautiful beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, complete with beach chairs when you’re in the mood to relax. There’s also a small outdoor pool, and while there is no spa or full restaurant, a complimentary breakfast spread is provided that includes fresh fruit, bread and pastries, jams, and Kona-blend coffee. There are multiple dining options nearby, although many guests cook their own meals, with the studios featuring complete kitchens with two-burner stovetops, full-size refrigerators, blenders, cookware, dishware, dining tables, and chairs. The one-bedroom units also have ovens and dishwashers.
The Plantation Inn
The Plantation Inn offers honeymooners a quiet oasis in a central Lahaina location. It’s just a short walk from some of the best things to do in Maui, from the sights, galleries, and shops to the eateries along vibrant Front Street. Guests at this 18-room, B&B-style hotel receive full guest privileges at its sister property, the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, and on-site, there’s a courtyard surrounded by tropical greenery and palm trees with a pool and Jacuzzi. A complimentary daily breakfast is served at the inn’s Gerard Restaurant, too, with delicious offerings like gourmet french toast and eggs florentine. All rooms come with balconies that overlook the picturesque surroundings, and while each is unique, standard amenities include flat-screen TVs and minifridges.
Montage Kapalua Bay
The Montage Kapalua Bay sits on 24 acres of beautiful grounds in picturesque Kapalua Bay, offering residential-style accommodation in one- to four-bedroom villas. One of the best couples resorts in Hawaii, take advantage of its selection of romantic experiences, including private dinners on the beach. The adventurous will love activity options like zip-lining, helicopter tours, and snorkeling. Bike rentals are available for exploring, and you can even have groceries arranged for delivery. While your villa has a full kitchen, there are multiple restaurants and bars on-site when you don’t feel like cooking. Each villa also includes access to the three-tiered pool overlooking the beach, an ocean-view lanai, big-screen TV with a DVD player, and laundry facilities.
A hip and stylish boutique hotel just steps from a three-mile stretch of white sandy beach in the surf town of Paia along the famous drive to Hana, Paia Inn has a mellow vibe that suits the bohemian town. The Bali-style rooms have a Zen feel, providing an ideal place to relax and cozy up together after a day of exploring or hanging ten. All rooms, plus the one three-bedroom beach house, provide direct access to the sand via the inn’s lawn. The inn sits within a beautiful cove, with beach chairs and umbrellas provided. Boogie boards are complimentary, while bikes, surfboards, and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent. Breakfast is complimentary and can be enjoyed via room service. If you’re looking for something more, there are several restaurants easily reached in a short walk.
Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont Kea Lani offers a tranquil escape along Polo Beach with calm water for snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking. There are three outdoor pools, one that’s adults-only, and plenty of loungers and umbrellas. Enjoy daily activities, an award-winning spa that offers couples massages on the oceanfront, and several eateries, including an open-air restaurant featuring regional Hawaiian fare. Live entertainment with specialty rums is available at the Luana Lounge. The villas and suites are some of the most spacious on the island, and all include furnished outdoor spaces.
The Kulani Maui
A small luxury hotel near Kamehameha Iki Park Beach, The Kulani Maui is a highly-rated, adults-only property surrounded by beautifully lush native landscaping. Guests enjoy an intimate, secluded stay in one of just six private bungalows, all with furnished lanais. Each includes lots of natural materials like tropical hardwood floors, vintage Hawaiian details, flat-screen cable TVs, kitchens, and a washer/dryer. An open-air cafe sits at the entrance where you can enjoy your morning espresso, cappuccino, or latte.
Iao Valley Inn
If you want to immerse yourself in nature, with lush river views and towering emerald peaks, the Iao Valley Inn offers a romantic spot for couples just two miles from Iao Valley State Park and its iconic Iao Needle, a lava remnant covered by vegetation rising 1,200 feet from the valley floor. The inn showcases river and mountain views, is situated on 37 acres with a waterfall, and provides a free breakfast that’s a spectacular display with fresh tropical fruit, eggs, homemade bread, and locally made granola. You can dine and enjoy your morning coffee on your own private lanai with the sounds of the river and the songs of the birds. Rooms also include a flat-screen cable TV, minifridge, and microwave. There’s also a cottage with a full kitchen and a BBQ grill on the grounds.
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers offers an affordable, high-value beach resort option along the sands of Kāanapali Beach. It boasts three large pool complexes, an ocean-view fitness center, a spa, and multiple dining options. Accommodation is in studios and one- or two-bedroom villas with kitchenettes in the studios and full kitchens in the villas. All have furnished balconies with various view options.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Set along Kaanapali Beach, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa offers everything from extra-spacious studios to huge three-bedroom condos, all of which have private terraces or balconies (some with ocean views) and full kitchens with granite counters, dishwashers, and breakfast bars. With its stretch of sand and renowned reefs just offshore, it’s ideal for those who want to snorkel. There are three pools, hot tubs, waterfalls, and fountains, while the spa provides a tranquil sanctuary, complete with a Himalayan salt room. Many activities are also available, including waterfall rappelling, zipline rides, helicopter tours, and surfing lessons. The on-site Duke’s Beach House offers dishes with locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood and high-quality steaks.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
The beachfront Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, offers the ultimate in luxury for honeymooners seeking an out-of-this-world experience, complete with breathtaking views of Molokai Island and the Pacific. One of the best resorts in Hawaii as a whole, it sits on stunning, landscaped grounds that might make you think you’re in a national park, especially with its remote and secluded feel. The extra-spacious rooms and suites are some of the most extravagant in Maui, including flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges, complimentary bottled water, and balconies with ocean views. The lavish marble bathrooms have separate tubs and showers, along with plush bathrobes. Activity options include everything from snorkeling and surfing to paddle boarding and, in the winter, whale watching. A half-dozen restaurants are on-site, all serving dishes with local ingredients from the property’s organic garden.
The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono is a historic bed and breakfast that’s especially popular with couples, providing an authentic local setting in a restored 1924 plantation home less than three miles from stunning Iao Valley State Park. The main house has just seven rooms, all with air conditioning, private baths, and colorful Hawaiian quilts. Some feature lanais and walled gardens. A free full breakfast for two is provided daily, along with free beach towels, mats, and coolers.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa sits across 40 oceanfront acres on Kaanapali Beach, offering honeymooners a long list of things to do, from golfing next to the Pacific to hula lessons and traditional luaus. There are wildlife tours, lei-making classes, and astrophotography workshops too. Enjoy relaxing in one of the oceanfront cabanas, around the multiple free-form pool areas, or take advantage of a multitude of dining options at this all-inclusive Maui resort. If you want to explore further without a rental car, there’s a free shuttle to anywhere in Kaanapali. The modern rooms include 37″ flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies, iPod docks, ultra-comfy beds with high-end mattresses, white Egyptian cotton sheets, and down comforters.