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Best honeymoon hotels in Maui | Places to stay in Maui for couples
So, you decided to spend your honeymoon in Maui? Excellent choice! But with so many romantic hotels to choose from, figuring out the best place to stay in Maui for couples can be challenging. That’s where this article comes in. It’s an in-depth round-up of the best honeymoon hotels in Maui.
In terms of location, the best hotels in Maui for couples can be found in Wailea (South Maui) and Kapalua (West Maui). Other wonderful options are situated in more remote regions such as Hana and the Kula mountains. These areas are generally considered the best places to stay in Maui for couples.
So, are you ready to discover the most amazing honeymoon resorts in Maui? Then let’s dive in!
In a nutshell
This article features a curated selection of the best honeymoon hotels in Maui, from luxury resorts with all bells and whistles to more affordable options that are just as romantic. The article concludes with a FAQ section about staying in Maui as a couple.
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Short on time? Here’s a quick list of the top Maui honeymoon hotels
Here’s my round-up of the best Maui honeymoon resorts. For every listing, I’ll zoom in on the setting, the room types, the pools, the beach, and the restaurants. Oh, and I’ll also mention the resort fee and other applicable fees.
Every Maui resort in this list links out to the corresponding listing on Expedia and every Maui vacation rental to the corresponding listing on VRBO. Simply read through the details, check the photos, go over the reviews, and set your preferred dates to get an exact breakdown of the costs. If you still like what you see, you can go ahead and make your booking.
Now, without further ado, here’s my personal selection of the best Maui honeymoon hotels.
Psst… At the end of this article, you’ll find a map showing the location of all listings.
1. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Hotel category: 5*.
Location: Wailea (South Maui).
Number of rooms: 383 rooms, including 76 suites.
Resort fee: No resort fee!
Parking fee: Not advertised but self-parking and valet parking are available.
The best honeymoon hotel in Maui in terms of service is the Four Seasons Maui. While it does cater to families as well, the atmosphere is serene and luxurious.
Forget about resort fee inclusions, a stay at the Four Seasons comes with most bells and whistles included. Just head to the main pool or the gorgeous adults-only Serenity Pool and let the friendly staff member settle you in.
This Maui couples resort opens up to Wailea Beach. Beach staff is of course available to arrange your beach setup so that you can focus on blissful relaxation.
If you’re looking for a carefree resort where the staff anticipates your every need, then the Four Seasons Wailea resort certainly tops the list of most romantic places to stay in Maui.
2. Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
Hotel category: 5*.
Location: Wailea (South Maui).
Number of rooms: 72 suites.
Resort fee: $40 per night.
Parking fee: Both valet and self-parking are included in the resort fee.
This is the only adults-only hotel on the island, making it the best hotel in Maui for couples seeking tranquility and romance.
Contrary to most Maui hotels, where the resort fee doesn’t offer much value, the Hotel Wailea resort fee comes with a wonderful list of inclusions. There’s a lei greeting with a champagne toast, generously-sized cabanas by the pool, luxury transfers within the Wailea area, beach valet service, yoga and tropical mixology classes, and complimentary parking.
This intimate hotel is located on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano and looks out over Wailea’s coastline. As a result, it doesn’t offer direct beach access but you can arrange for a complimentary beach transfer in a luxury vehicle at any time.
One of the highlights of this romantic Maui honeymoon hotel is The Treehouse at Wailea, a private dining venue within the canopy of mango and avocados that serves a romantic 7-course dinner.
3. Hana Maui Resort
Hotel category: 4*.
Location: Hana (East Maui).
Number of rooms: 74 rooms, including 8 suites and family rooms.
Resort fee: $45 per night.
Parking fee: Self-parking is included with the resort fee.
If you’re looking for a romantic Maui honeymoon hotel in a more unique setting, then the Hana Maui Resort is right up your alley. As the name suggests, it’s located in Hana, the rural town at the end of the legendary Road to Hana.
This secluded retreat is the perfect travel base to discover the beauty of East Maui with its tropical forests, mesmerizing waterfalls, and fragrant flowers.
A gorgeous palm-fringed swimming pool is set amidst the hotel’s lush tropical gardens and overlooks the ocean.
The Hana Maui Resort operates a beach shuttle that will take you to a scenic nearby beach. Just don’t expect to snorkel here. The ocean on the windward coast is pretty rough and swimming is not recommended.
Note that this lush side of Maui is the result of frequent showers. Hana is known for its unpredictable weather so, when booking this resort, you shouldn’t mind a frequent drizzle or the occasional downpour.
4. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Hotel category: 5*.
Location: Wailea (South-Maui).
Number of rooms: 320 guest rooms, including 35 suites and 30 luxury villas.
Resort fee: $50 per night.
Parking: Valet parking for $48 daily, self-parking is not available.
Next on our list of best honeymoon resorts in Maui is the Andaz Maui. This upscale Maui hotel is trendy and modern, very different in style than the other resorts in the area.
The sprawling grounds feature a series of generously-sized terraced infinity pools. The higher up you go the better the ocean views. There’s also a lagoon pool and an adults-only pool.
It’s located on the northern end of the Wailea resort area, right at the starting point of the Wailea Beach Walk. Unlike most other Wailea beach hotels, which have their beach set up at Wailea Beach, Andaz has it at Mokapu Beach. This is a much more serene beach that’s excellent for romantic beach walks.
The Andaz Maui is not an adults-only resort but it’s very much adults-oriented, making it one of the best places to stay in Maui for couples
5. Montage Kapalua Bay
Hotel category: 5*.
Location: Kapalua (West Maui).
Number of rooms: 56 residences, including 6 grand residences.
Resort fee: $70 per night.
Parking fee: Not advertised but valet parking is available, self-parking is not.
Another Maui retreat that offers above-and-beyond service, is the Montage Kapalua Bay. It’s one of the most romantic Maui resorts on this list thanks to its small scale and intimate setting. Three fabulous pools dot the sprawling grounds, two of which are only suited for adults.
This Maui honeymoon resort is located up on the hill and it takes a bit of a walk to get to the beach. Then again, Kapalua Bay is such a picturesque beach that it’s worth the effort. And if you can’t get enough of the scenery, I’d strongly recommend exploring the Kapalua Coastal Trail.
The only thing that could potentially be a bit of a dealbreaker, especially in winter, is the weather. Kapalua is under the influence of the West Maui mountains, resulting in a cloudier and rainier climate than Wailea.
Also, note that Kapalua is located quite a bit further away from Maui’s lively town centers. Other than several championship golf courses and the scenic Honolua Bay, there’s really not that much to do in the area.
The Montage Kapalua Bay is perfect if you’re looking for an upscale honeymoon experience with excellent service in a tranquil setting. It’s one of the most romantic hotels in Maui.
So far, I’ve mentioned 5 fabulous Maui honeymoon resorts. But that’s just a list of top picks. It’s far from conclusive. There are more Maui hotels that have a lot to offer to couples. The reason why they didn’t make the list is that these hotels are generally considered family resorts. They have the potential to make for excellent Maui honeymoon resorts but only during the couples season and not during school holidays.
Here’s an overview of other such Maui honeymoon hotels that deserve an honorable mention:
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui: Tucked away in the southernmost corner of Wailea, this resort is more tranquil than some of the other Wailea hotels. It offers very spacious rooms, an adults-only pool, the Willow Stream Spa, and access to the scenic Wailea Beach Walk. The atmosphere is upscale but still feels pretty relaxed. It’s a beautiful property that offers solid service but it’s just no match for my Maui honeymoon hotel top picks which are all exceptional in their own right.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua: This is a stunning hotel in an equally stunning location. The setting is upscale and the atmosphere is relaxing. The grounds are sprawling, there’s a gorgeous three-tiered pool, the Kapalua Spa, and the scenic Kapalua Beach. if you prefer a somewhat lively vibe and a choice of restaurants, then the Ritz-Carlton is the better option. But in terms of service, it just can’t compete with the neighboring Montage Kapalua Bay.
The Westin Maui Resort: Since the opening of the new Hokupaa Tower, The Westin has become much more of an upscale destination in West Maui. The Hokupaa Tower rooms are a breath of fresh air. and include exclusive access to the private lounge and the panoramic infinity pool. There’s also a serene adults-only pool on the ground level, the Heavenly Spa, and direct access to the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach.
I’ve even seen bloggers hint at the Grand Wailea Maui, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, as one of the best Maui honeymoon hotels. That’s beyond me. The Grand Wailea is one of the best resorts in Maui, it’s even my number one family resort in Maui, but it’s not honeymoon material, au contraire.
In case the Maui honeymoon resorts that I suggested earlier cost more than what you’re willing to spend, then I’d strongly suggest looking beyond the hotel offer. This brings us to the next point.
Other romantic places to stay in Maui for couples
There are plenty of enchanting guesthouses and rentals that make for affordable yet unique places to stay in Maui for couples. If romance is on the menu, then a luxury vacation rental in an intimate setting trumps a standard room in a crowded mid-range hotel anytime.
Here’s a selection of guesthouses and vacation rentals that can compete with some of the top honeymoon hotels in Maui:
1. North Shore Lookout Maui
Number of rooms: 5 suites.
Location: Tranquil setting near Makawao in Upcountry Maui.
Registration: TAT #TA-174-391-0912-01 | TMK #240131520000 | License #BBMP 2017/0003.
Average rate per night: $375 (including breakfast) plus taxes and fees.
One of the most romantic Maui hotels is this intimate bed and breakfast in the verdant setting of Upcountry Maui. It overlooks the West Maui mountains as well as the North Shore coast and offers easy access to the Road to Hana and the Kula mountains.
The focal point of this beautiful hideaway is the lava pool with a jacuzzi set amidst a lush tropical garden. What’s amazing is that the property is actually a working farm, growing a variety of local fruits and vegetables. This is reflected in the delicious Hawaiian-style breakfast that’s served every morning.
Out of all 5 accommodations, Hoku is the most romantic suite. In addition to the bedroom, spa-like bathroom, seating area, and kitchenette, this Hawaiian plantation-style suite comes with a spacious lanai. It even includes a private yard equipped with patio dining furniture, a double hammock, and the coziest fire pit seating area. You’ll find all sorts of star-gazing tools in the suite for the most memorable stargazing experience.
It’s easy to see why this serene sanctuary gives some of the best Maui resorts for couples a run for their money.
2. Garden Oasis Luxury Cottage Kihei
Number of rooms: 1 bedroom, sleeps 2.
Location: In the heart of South Kihei, close to the famous Kamaole beaches.
Registration: TAT #TA-085-245-5424-01 | TMK: #390320310000 | License #STKM 2014/0001.
Average rate per night: $628 plus taxes and fees.
One of the most romantic places to stay in Maui can be found in South Kihei. This enchanting cottage offers everything you need to spend time with your loved one.
It’s located just a few miles north of some of the top hotels in Maui for couples yet feels worlds apart in terms of privacy. This single-story private house has its own driveway and its cute garden comes fully fenced.
This wonderful outdoor space is equipped with a luxurious saltwater hot tub, a shower, and a Weber grill. Plenty of shade is provided.
Inside, you’ll find a neutral-toned bedroom with premium cotton sheets, a well-equipped bathroom with an extra-large shower, and a full kitchen with high-quality appliances.
The restaurants, cafés, beaches, parks, and shops of Kihei are located within walking distance of this gorgeous Maui cottage. Beach and snorkel gear are provided.
3. Noah’s Hideaway Luxury B&B
Number of rooms: 2 suites, the Koa Suite and the Eucalypt Suite.
Location: Within walking distance of Kaanapali Beach and the restaurants and shops of Whalers Village.
Registration: TAT #TA-197-216-9216-01 | TMK #2440090330000 | License #BBWM 2018/0002.
Average rate per night: $1,300 including breakfast.
This small-scale luxury bed and breakfast is one of Maui’s best-kept secrets. It only accommodates 2 couples at a time in one of its two suites. Each is equipped with a Nespresso machine, an ice machine, a mini-fridge, and a Sonos sound system. An outdoor kitchen is available on the patio.
Guests have access to the beautiful pool, hot tub, and sauna. A sumptuous breakfast with hot and cold options is served poolside every morning. Beach gear is available free of charge.
Which of these Maui honeymoon resorts caught your eye?
Chances are that you’ve found your dream resort for that long-anticipated Maui honeymoon. If not, then have a look at my other wish lists to discover even more amazing places to stay in Maui for couples.
Best places to stay in Maui for couples FAQ
Maui is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. The waving palms, golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and verdant hinterland create the perfect backdrop for an intimate getaway. With so many romantic activities to choose from, your Maui honeymoon itinerary will be one to remember. You and your loved one are in for an amazing time! Even more so when you decide to stay in one of the Maui honeymoon hotels that I recommend in this article.
The best area to stay in Maui for couples largely depends on the experience you’re after. If you’re not familiar with the lay of the island, then have a look at the interactive map of Maui that I created.
My top pick would be Wailea. It’s upscale, relaxed and is home to some amazing spas and restaurants. The area is lively but not too lively either.
Kapalua has a lot to offer as well but the weather can be a bit of a dealbreaker. Plus, it’s much further away from the main tourist attractions.
Hana and Upcountry offer a completely different experience because of their remote location. While these areas are amazing, I would suggest limiting your stay to a day or three.
And why not mix and match two romantic places in Maui to create the perfect Maui honeymoon? Five nights in coastal Wailea (at the Andaz or the Four Seasons) and two or three nights in the Hana Maui Resort would make for a heavenly combo that would allow you and your loved one to experience the best of both worlds.
Despite what you may read in click-bait articles, there are no all-inclusive hotels in Maui. So, if you’re looking for a leave-your-wallet-at-home kind of trip, then this is not the place.
There are, however, some beautiful honeymoon resorts in Maui that offer package deal options that come close to an all-inclusive experience. Some examples of package inclusions may be private airport transfers, resort credit, full board, cabana rental, or complementary activities.
Couples season is a thing, especially in Maui. It refers to the second half of September and the first weeks of October when the weather is perfect, the rates are lower, the kids are back in school, and snorkeling conditions are optimal. So, if your planning allows it, this is the time of year to aim for.
If you plan your Maui honeymoon in spring, then the second half of April and the month of May are also quieter times to visit.
There’s no shortage of romantic things to do in Maui for couples. Sunset cruises, horseback riding, coastal walks, waterfall hikes, beach picnics, star gazing, wine-tasting, and Haleakala sunrise experiences are just some of the best things to do in Maui for couples.
If you’re looking to explore more of Maui, then I’d strongly recommend renting a car. My go-to partner is Discount Hawaii Car Rental. Their booking process is effortless, with no booking fees, prepayment, or cancellation penalties!
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Hand-picked by author and Maui accommodation expert Sarah
Sarah is a seasoned traveler with a professional background in luxury hotel management, experience as a hotel inspector for Forbes Travel Guide, and comprehensive knowledge of the Maui accommodation landscape. To present you with the fine fleur of places to stay in Maui, she carefully scans hotel booking sites and vacation rental platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO, meticulously checks reviews, and verifies rental permits.