Maui Activities for Couples
We’ve listed 7 of the most popular Maui activities for couples. We hope you’ll experience some of these when you visit Maui with your significant other.
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The Road to Hana is Maui’s number one attraction for a good reason. Cascading waterfalls, breath-taking coastal views, lush rainforest, and the untouched purity of the islands bring visitors back again and again. Hana is exactly what you imagine it to be. It’s home to local Hawaiians that pride themselves on keeping Hana undeveloped and untarnished by encroaching “civilization.” You’ll find many spots along the way to take romantic photos. Learn more about Road to Hana Tours.
Located only a short drive from historic Wailuku Town in central Maui, Iao Valley is a site of rich historical and cultural importance within the Hawaiian Islands. Home to the dramatic Iao Needle and a flowing freshwater stream flanked by lush cliffs of the West Maui Mountains, Iao Valley State Park is best explored with a knowledgeable local guide as a part of the Central Maui, Upcountry & Haleakala Park Tour.
Maui is world-famous for the best whale watching in the world! Maui whale watching is what Africa is to safaris. You get a chance to not only see Humpback whales enjoy the freedom of warm waters with no predators, but you’ll most likely be given a show in acrobatics. Every year our Humpbacks journey to Maui in order to mate and give birth. If you haven’t witnessed whale surface behavior in Maui waters, you’re in for a treat!
Haleakala is Maui’s largest mountain/volcano with views of the surrounding islands and all of Maui. One of the best ways to experience these views is by riding down the slopes of Haleakala on a bike. There are many Maui bike tours, and we recommend a self-guided tour for safety and convenience. Watch the sunrise from the crater, then bike downhill at your leisure through Maui’s Upcountry.
Haleakala Crater is a must when visiting Maui with your loved one. The majestic beauty of the Manhattan-sized crater is the perfect place for a romantic sunrise. Towering at 10,023 feet, Haleakala offers views above the clouds, and you can often see the Big Island in the distance. Visit with Skyline Hawaii and view sunrise in style.
Molokini Crater is a volcanic atoll sitting just off the south coast of Maui. Conveniently, it harbors and protects some of the most awe-inspiring ocean life in Hawaiian waters. Snorkeling Molokini has become one of the most popular activities on Maui due to its incredible water clarity. Scuba diving is also a world-famous activity for advanced divers on the backside of Molokini.
Maui is home to all kinds of surfing. Wind, kite, stand-up, longboarding, and shortboarding are all increasingly popular on the Valley Isle. You’ll find different areas attract different surfers and different skill levels. If you’re new to surfing, there are plenty of surf schools in Maui. If you have more experience under your belt, you can find great waves depending on the season.
No reason to ever be bored on Maui. Happy New Year, Chris.
Wow Chris – you make it look so easy and inviting! I have already lined up my surf instructor for 2012. I started at age 15 then lapsed for a few decades and hope to get back into this year on Maui. My theme is “#59goingon40.” Wish me luck and much aloha to you and your circles.
Inspirational, Roxanne! I love your theme!!! Surfing is the best feeling in the world, and it’s always the right time to pick it up again. Big mahalo for your comment!
Surfing, molokini and hana are at the top of my must-do this year!
Happy New Year!
Hey Chris. Great post. So thankful for your heart and desire to inform others about our great island. Thanks for all of your efforts in telling others about the R2H CD Guide in 2011. Here’s to another great year of ADVENTURE + ROMANCE on Maui!
We have got to agree with you, the road to Hana is definitely one of the most popular things to do in Maui. We love doing all the other activities too, which is what we do when we aren’t in Hana.
Woohoo! Already have two of these things planned for this month! Great way to start.
The whales are really active out there right now since we’re in the peak of whale season. Love this time of the year. Such gentle giants.
True, Sylvia! We went on a whale watch yesterday and saw so many whales breaching and playing on the surface. A great day for whale watching!