The Hawaiian island of Maui has been voted Best Island in the World over 20 times. In fact, there’s even a famous saying, “Maui no ka oi” that means “Maui is the best,” and it’s easy to see why. With its stunning natural beauty, abundant opportunities for adventure, top-notch resorts and restaurants, and genuine aloha spirit, Maui would make the perfect honeymoon location for any couple. Here are some ideas on how to make your Maui honeymoon even more memorable.
Discover Maui by Air
Nicknamed the Valley Isle, Maui is known for its diverse landscape, from the rugged lava rocks on the dormant volcano of Haleakala to the lush tropical rainforests and cascading waterfalls of Hana. Appreciate these views like never before with a helicopter ride that will take you to the most amazing and inaccessible areas of the island.
Explore the Open Seas
Being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean means that along with miles of beaches to lounge on, couples honeymooning on Maui have a wide range of ocean activities to choose from. Try surfing or paddle boarding lessons together for a fun workout. A snorkeling or submarine tour will allow you to marvel at Maui’s underwater wonderland.
Humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters to breed and give birth generally around mid-fall to April with peak whale season from January to March. If you honeymoon during this time, book a whale watch to witness these majestic creatures as they spout and play.
Treat Yourself on Your Maui Honeymoon
Your honeymoon is more than a vacation, so plan to leave room in your budget for something extra special that you wouldn’t normally do. A luxurious couple’s massage, a private oceanview dinner, renting your dream car for day tripping around, or staying in a five-star hotel if only for a night or two would all be good ideas to consider.
If you’re planning on taking the curvy Road to Hana to get a taste of Old Hawaii and the postcard-worthy sights along the way, making the extra effort to stay at least one night (be it in a hotel, bed and breakfast, or a treehouse) will ensure you to get the most out of the experience.
Capture that Honeymoon Feeling
What better way to preserve all these amazing memories and your newlywed bliss than with a honeymoon photo session? A professional Maui photographer will be able to capture your love much better than any passerby or selfie would. Plus, you’ll probably get to venture to a spot that you might not have found by yourself.
Although you’ll have your wedding photos, think of honeymoon photos as a more relaxed version. The big day is done but your love is still stronger than ever. You don’t have to worry about getting back to guests or remembering how to do the steps of your first dance or making a speech. It’s you and your love in one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Having a Maui honeymoon photo session allows you to relive this important chapter of your lives every time you look back at the photos.
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Author Bio: Mariah Milan is a professional Maui photographer, wedding specialist, and lover of the ocean and island life. Specializing in natural-looking photographer, she shoots wedding photos as well as vacation and portrait photography against the beautiful background of Maui.