VALENTINES IDEAS ON MAUI
Things To Do This Valentines Day 2019
Hawaiʻi is for lovers – so the saying goes. Maui is a romantic place no matter what time of year you visit but especially on Valentine’s Day. Why? Well here are just a few ideas for you to ponder if you’re bringing your sweetheart on a Maui Valentine vacation!
Romantic Land Activities
Take A Romantic Tour To Hana
Hana is an amazingly romantic place. There are so many things to see along this incredible road that it’s impossible to see it all in one day. However if you’re thinking about a single day trip keep in mind that it’s a long day (10 to 12 hours) on a very twisting and narrow road which may not seem very romantic. In fact people who have driven it themselves have nicknames for this road that are far from romantic! If you wish to sit back and relax with your loved one while taking in one of the top 5 scenic drives in the world you may want to consider booking a Hana tour. The smaller vans of around 12 passengers will give you plenty of snuggle room and you’ll have a local guide to take care of everything… which is always “mo betta” when visiting Maui!
The Whales Are Here!
February is a big month for Maui’s most famous visitors – Humpback whales! The full moon in February is known as one of the most active times for an estimated 1300+ whales cruising all around Maui. The baby humpbacks can be seen splashing about with their mothers and males intensify their breaching theatrics before the beginning of their return to Alaskan waters starting in mid to late March. It’s a great chance to do some Maui whalewatching with your sweetheart!
Valentines Dinner Cruises
Speaking of a romantic evening a sunset dinner cruise along Maui’s beautiful coastlines is another one of those “Maui must do’s” that is wonderful anytime of year. However many of the tour boat companies throw down an extra special cruise for Valentines Day. Here are a few to check out…
Pride of Maui – Valentines Day Cruise
Alii Nui – Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise
Lahaina Harbor is beautiful in the evening and sunsets are fantastic along this coast with views of the island of Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi in the foreground…
Pacific Whale Foundation – Lahaina Dinner Cruise
Romantic Shore Dining
Again there is an amazing array of food and dining options in Maui for a romantic Valentines Day dinner. Depending on which side of the island you’re staying on there are fantastic restaurants to choose from – too many to list in fact! Check the link above for a top Maui restaurants listing.
A Unique Dining Option
However we will mention a very unique option at the Maui Ocean Center’s “Sea of Love” event! Couples will enjoy a gourmet meal next to an enchanting living reef aquarium exhibit! A four course meal catered by chef Henry Tariga of the the award-winning Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant make this a unique Maui experience!
Your Maui Valentine Gift Ideas
If you love to pamper your lady (and yourself for that matter) there is probably no better gift to be had in Maui than some time at the many amazing spas throughout the island. Most people who visit Maui in the winter have not been very active because of the cold weather back home. Swimming, snorkeling, jet lag, playing in the winter shore-break or walking the hot beaches or streets of Lahaina can take a toll on almost any traveler. With that in mind let’s take a look at a couple of the best romantic spa getaways in Maui..
Few places in Maui are more romantic than Hana. Although the road to Hana is quite a winding adventure there are not many destinations in the world more beautiful than spending a night or two at this hotel. Voted one of the top 10 boutique resorts in the world year after year this Hana spa is definitely worth the winding and narrow drive…
A superstar resort with a superstar price! Luckily you don’t have to stay here to enjoy this amazing spa… check out the day rates and couples packages to find something that fits for you and your loved one!
Go To A Show…
If you’re planning on going out for Valentines day you may want to consider an entertaining show to go along with your dinner plans. In fact, some of these shows include dinner which makes them a great value too!
If you’re staying on the West side of Maui there are several shows and packages to choose from that are wonderful entertainment and a fantastic way to learn about the history and culture of Hawaiʻi!
Warren & Annabelle’s
As their website says – 4 hours of fun, food, magic and comedy! No two shows are ever alike this comfortable and elegant theater. This show sells out nightly so be sure to make reservations in advance…
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
The MACC always has amazing shows throughout the year . For 2019 it’s none other than UB40! With multiple gold and platinum selling albums and four worldwide #1 hits, the band helped define reggae music for a generation. With a new album, A Real Labour of Love, released in March of 2018, their Maui show is sure to be a special event for reggae fans! Gates open at 4:30 pm for the February 16th show.
One of Maui’s Best Show… Sunset!
Another option that works no matter what time of year you’re in Maui is a romantic beach picnic! Just grab some wonderful to go food from one of our many excellent restaurants or deli’s and head to any of Maui’s incredible beaches. It’s actually a favorite way locals enjoy this holiday with loved ones and family. Just remember that open container alcohol is prohibited on the beach so be careful.
So there you have it! Maui is a romantic place any time of year but a vacation here during Valentine”s Day is a great way to experience the island while escaping February’s winter weather!
Aloha Nui Loa and Mahalo for visiting!