Oh, Maui! The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is simply stunning with its gorgeous beaches, volcanoes, tropical forests, sunrise and sunset views from Haleakala, and even migrating humpback whales during the winter months. It is easy to see why this island is a popular choice among honeymooners, anniversary couples, and those looking for romantic vacation destinations.
The resort accommodations in Maui are plentiful, each offering its own vibe and unique accommodations. So, which Maui resort is “the best?” Well, that depends on your vacation vision! Keep reading for Maui’s most romantic resorts…. in no particular order!
Hotel Wailea is the only true adults only resort in Maui which makes it a popular choice for honeymoon couples. Taking a spot in the “Top 20 Romantic Hotels” by Conde Nast in 2021 and awarded “#1 Hotel in Hawaii” by Travel + Leisure in 2022 Hotel Wailea has a lot to brag about.
This romantic 5-star oasis is set on a tropical hillside, 300 feet above the ocean so the views are simply spectacular. Secluded, peaceful and intimate, Hotel Wailea sits on 15 acres with only 72 suites with awe inspiring mountain views, cascading waterfalls, and winding pathways.
Since the resort is not set directly on the beach, your stay includes complimentary shuttle service to nearby Wailea Beach, which is only a short, 5 minute ride from the resort. You will be treated like royalty by the friendly beach attendants which will assist with complimentary water, towels, and lounge chairs.
Have dinner in the Wailea Treehouse! This private dinner experience is set in a treehouse on property which offers stunning panoramic ocean views, 7 course chef curated dinner, optional wine pairing and is the perfect way to celebrate romantic milestones or just an evening of togetherness!
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka’anapali
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is located in one of the best locations on the island! Set in Ka’anapali, only steps from the Pacific Ocean, mountain views surround, and right next to shopping and dining at Whalers village, you will experience luxury and Hawaiian culture at this stunning resort.
Spend your days relaxing on the beach or enjoying the six pools overlooking Ka’anapali Beach. Ready for relaxation? Head over to the serene adults only pool area to enjoy the infinity pool and hot tub. Up for some adventure? You can zoom down the 270 foot water slide!
Stay in the newly-redesigned and completely transformed Hokupa’a Tower at the Westin! Not only are these new rooms simply stunning, you will have exclusive access to The Lanai at Hokupa’a which provides a true VIP experience! You will enjoy daily breakfast bites, a private bar, cozying up in the infinity edge cocktail pool, and smooching at sunset with the panoramic views behind you. This club experience will make you never want to leave!
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Andaz is a Hindi word meaning “personal style.” Keeping with the resort brand philosophy, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort shares the personality of Maui and fully immerses you in the island. The resort’s beautiful, unique accommodations, impeccable resort grounds, and stunning views invite you to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel Maui for yourself!
This luxury resort set is set on 15 beachfront acres which allow direct access to Mokapu Beach. The five pools at the resort allow for ultimate pool days, including three ocean facing infinity pools, a lagoon pool, and the honeymooners’ favorite, the adult tranquility pool. Keeping with the Hawaiian culture, you don’t have to leave the resort to experience an authentic Hawaiian luau which takes place on the grassy lawn of the Andaz Maui on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Book a couples massage at the ‘Āwili Spa and Salon which offers a unique apothecary experience with treatments that are tailored to you and your partner’s needs with products and services customized just for you with local Maui ingredients. May I suggest the “Connect” 120 minute couple’s massage? This spa experience allows for the treatment to be done in a private suite with a stunning ocean view!
Wailea Beach Resort
Perfectly situated between two sandy beaches and offering stunning views with black boulder dotted shoreline, Wailea Beach is a wonderful combination of comfortable and contemporary. The welcoming guest rooms offer gorgeous accommodations with ocean-inspired décor complete with mini-refrigerators and some of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience!
There is no shortage of water fun at this resort! Spend your days swimming in the five pools on property, including the Maluhia Pool which is a honeymooner’s dream with floating overwater cabanas or gliding down the longest waterslide in Hawaii. Want more adventure? Snorkel with sea turtles, kayak the coast, try stand-up paddleboarding or ride in a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe!
Book the “Awaken in Wailea” Experience a one-of-a kind, sunrise, start to the new day! This experience aims to provide a unique way to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Taking place at the edge of the ocean, you will enjoy a 60 minute Lomi Lomi massage, which will begin and end with meditative soundwave therapy to encourage relaxation and mental clarity. After the massage you will enjoy a wellness-focused breakfast before beginning your day refreshed, revitalized, and relaxed.
Are you a honeymoon couple dreaming of seclusion and relaxation? If so, Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is the place for you! Kapalua, meaning “arms embracing the sea” is a lovely shoreline lined with five bays and three white-sand beaches at the base of the West Maui Mountains. This resort, boasting ultimate luxury, is on 54 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean with gorgeous accommodations and a 17,500 square foot spa which is to die for!
Golfers will love the Kapalua complex with two championship golf courses. This resort area can be a bit rainier and windier than other resort areas and a small beach area, but makes up for it with the gourmet restaurants, three-level outdoor pool, and beautifully landscaped grounds. The rooms are elegant, contemporary and comfortable with marble bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and furnished balconies!
Upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge at the Anuenue Room for VIP service and amenities that will be the closest you can get to an “all-inclusive” experience in Maui! Club guests will enjoy access to a concierge staffed, expansive lounge with stunning views of the Bay Course along with complimentary gourmet food and beverage offerings throughout the day. The Club Lounge programming includes cocktail classes, cooking classes, and Hawaiian cultural activities. With all of these amazing inclusions, this club upgrade is a must!
If you can pull yourself away from this luxurious resort for an afternoon, you may enjoy an adrenaline pumping yet romantic, couple’s zip lining experience! Perched high above the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua you will enjoy over two miles of side-by-side ziplines that will whisk you across the gulches on the West Maui Mountains and allow you to soar over Hawaii’s largest suspension bridge.
Which One Should You Choose?
There is no “one size fits all” resort for honeymooners! All of these resorts offer exceptional accommodations, service and amenities, but it is important that you choose the resort that best matches your honeymoon dreams. That is where expert advice from your Journey Planner comes in! Contact us today to start your honeymoon planning and we will be happy to use our expertise to match you with the best resorts for your perfect honeymoon.
A big thank you to Embrace the Journey Travel Planner, Andrea Cassidy, for writing this blog post for us. You can learn more about Andrea here.