- Travel Guide
- Maui Experiences
The special day deserves a special place and Maui provides an idyllic setting for the wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re planning a casual beach wedding on the shores of West Maui or a lavish ceremony in a five-diamond resort in Wailea, Maui meets every expectation.
Family Fun on Maui
As you and your family walk through the acrylic tunnel, you marvel at the manta rays and sharks swimming safely overhead. The Maui Ocean Center, voted Hawaii’s top-rated family attraction by Zagat, is just one of the many family-friendly treasures you’ll find on Maui. Ride on a genuine 1890s train, known as the Sugar-Cane Train, on the Lahaina-Kaanapali Railroad. Build a sand castle at one of Maui’s many beautiful beaches. Turn your 7 to 12-year-olds into Junior Rangers at the Haleakala Visitor Center. Or get your kids involved in hands-on exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center in Wailuku.
On Maui, you’ll have plenty of chances to try an array of outdoor adventures you’ve never experienced before. Snorkelers will be rewarded with unforgettable sights in Molokini ’s luminous waters. See your first humpback spout as you whale-watch from Kaanapali Beach. Or feel the rush of your first surf lesson off the shores of historic Lahaina. On land, horseback ride atop Haleakala, Maui’s highest peak.
Unplug the alarm clock. Wake instead to the warm sunshine and fresh air of another Maui morning. Spend the day browsing the shops of Lahaina or perusing the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Take a relaxing drive through Upcountry Maui or drive a golf cart on one of Maui’s pristine golf courses.
Heritage Sites of Maui
On Maui, there are two Heritage Sites of Hawaii. Haleakala National Park is a stunning natural wonder spanning from Upcountry Maui’s highest point (10,023 feet) to the southeastern coast of Kipahulu. Covering 30,004 acres, this park has the largest concentration of endangered species of any National Park. It is also known for unforgettable Haleakala sunrises atop its soaring summit.
Just beyond the Maui’s county seat of Wailuku, you’ll discover the lush Iao Valley State Monument. Home to the Iao Needle, one of Maui’s most famous landmarks, this is the site of the Battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. Culturally and spiritually significant to Maui, this beautiful Heritage Site is the perfect spot for a short, relaxing hike.
One of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Maui’s alluring beaches and immaculate resorts also provide an idyllic setting for weddings, receptions or simply to escape the world and spend time with the one you love.
Whether it’s hiking to one of East Maui’s spectacular waterfalls, enjoying a couples massage in a resort in Wailea, or strolling hand-in-hand along Maui’s beaches, one visit to this lovely island and you’ll see why falling in love comes so naturally here, perhaps more so than anywhere in the world.
Maui Arts & Culture
From the forces of King Kamehameha defeating King Kahekili in Iao Valley to the rowdy whalers of 19th century Lahaina, this island’s intangible mystique has been drawing visitors throughout history.
To step back in Maui’s past, visit the Whalers Village Museum for an historic account of the whaling industry, discover Maui’s agricultural past at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum or follow the Lahaina Historic Trail to explore this thriving seaport’s heritage.
You’ve had your special day, so now it’s time to unwind and start your life together in one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Choose from a variety of accommodations on the island, from 5 Diamond resorts to cozy beach rentals. Let Maui provide you both with one lasting memory after another.
It’s a long drive up to the summit of Haleakala National Park and with a 3am wake up call it’s not an easy one. But once you see the golden sun peek above the carpet of clouds atop Maui’s highest peak, it’s worth every second of lost sleep.
Seeing the sunrise atop Haleakala is just one example of taking the road less traveled on Maui. You can also hike to the stunning 400-foot Waimoku Falls in East Maui or explore flower farms like the Kula Botanical Garden.
Golf on Maui is that memorable. Choose from 14 courses (several of which are ranked at or near the top of the “world’s best” lists) designed by noted course architects and golfing luminaries such as Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw. The PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions is held here each year, so you may even see a pro in the clubhouse. You’ll see why it’s difficult to imagine a more dramatic setting for these 18-hole masterpieces, with fairways abutting ancient lava flows, tees surrounded by palm groves, and greens arched by rainbows formed in the ocean mist。
Full list of Maui golf courses：
- Kaanapali Golf Resort - Royal Kaanapali Course
- Kaanapali Golf Resort - Kaanapali Kai Course
- Kapalua – Bay Course
- Kapalua – Plantation Course
- Pukalani Country Club
- The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
- Kahili Golf Course
- The King Kamehameha Golf Club
- Waiehu Golf Course
- Maui Nui Golf Club
- Wailea - Gold Course
- Wailea - Emerald Course
- Wailea - Blue Course
Whale Watching on Maui
Maui is your gateway to some of the best whale watching in the world. The waters off of West Maui and South Maui are shielded by the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala, creating calm and clear waters for high visibility. Humpback whales are also drawn to the area’s shallow waters, less than 600 feet deep, making Maui an ideal spot to start your voyage during the winter whale watching season from December to May.
Cruises and whale tours also depart from Maalaea Harbor just north of Kihei. But you don’t have to go on a whale watching tour to spot whales. In fact, there are plenty of areas on Maui where humpbacks can frequently be seen from the shore during whale season. The scenic McGregor Point lookout west of Maalaea and the beaches of Kaanapali, Kihei and Wailea are also great spots to see whales.