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Posted on Feb 2, 2014 | 3 comments

Romantic Getaways: Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

Romantic Getaways: Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

Maui is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Every year it makes the list of best island to visit. It is Maui’s waterfalls, beaches, tropical flowers, sunsets, pristine waters, and Aloha spirit that make Maui the most romantic island in the world. For Valentine’s day travel you won’t forget, book a flight to the romantic island of Maui.

Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

All of the accommodations at the Inn at Mama’s Fish House have an old Hawaii vibe.

Romantic Maui Accommodations

Located just steps away from the ocean of Maui’s North Shore on a white sand beach in the sleepy little town of Paia, the Inn at Mama’s Fish House provides romantic beach bungalows and garden cottages. Upon entering your bungalow or cottage, you will be greeted with beautiful tropical flower arrangements and a welcome basket with fresh fruit, Mama’s Fish House banana bread, and a bag of their signature coffee. With only 12 units, daily maid service that includes washing your dishes, a/c, free laundry facilities, full kitchenettes, free parking, use of beach gear, and private lanais with BBQs you don’t even have to leave the inn if you don’t want to.

Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

The best seat in the house at Mama’s Fish House.

Romantic Maui Restaurants

Staying at the Inn at Mama’s Fish House means a discount while dining at one of the best restaurants in the Hawaiian Islands, Mama’s Fish House. For four decades, Mama’s has been serving the freshest local fish in the most beautiful Old Hawaii setting in all of the islands, making it Maui’s top destination for romantic occasions. The beach-side setting, under swaying coconut trees, couldn’t be more spectacular as you enjoy the freshest seafood, tropical cocktails, and desserts like their famous lilikoi creme brulee.

As much as you are going to want to eat at Mama’s Fish House every day you are on Maui, there are many other romantic restaurants to visit. Start the day with breakfast at 5 Palms of Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast, tropical mimosas, and a spectacular view while dining on the lanai. Drive to Upcountry for lunch at Haliimaile General Store for food that’s both beautiful and satisfying. With layers of Ahi tartare, smoked salmon, sashimi ahi, crispy wontons, and wasabi vinaigrette stacked to create their Sashimi Napoleon this makes for a romantic starter to share with the one you love.

The 5 Most Romantic Maui Activities

As a couple on Maui, you’ll see that there are a plethora of activities to do together. With no shortage on romantic activities for couples to do, sometimes deciding which ones to pick can be the hardest part. With our extensive knowledge of Maui, we assure you that our picks for most romantic Maui adventures is your best resource for choosing the perfect romantic activities while spending your time on Maui.

Whale Watching in Lahaina Harbor.

Whale Watching in Lahaina Harbor.

Whale Watching in Lahaina Harbor

Maui is the best place to see the North Pacific Humpback Whales and February is the perfect time of year for whale watching while on Maui. Pride of Maui offers a sunrise whale watching tour that’s an unbelievable experience. On the early morning tour, you will get to watch the sunrise together while having more opportunities to view humpback whales near the water’s surface. Pacific Whale Foundation provides you with knowledgeable education, reef-safe sunscreen, great food and drink, and always an amazing experience. Spending a romantic morning together whale watch in Lahaina harbor is one of the activities you won’t want to miss this time of year on Maui.

Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

Snorkeling at Ahihi-Kinau.

Maui Snorkeling

Pack a picnic to take a romantic drive along Maui’s scenic South Shore to spend the morning snorkeling at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Reserve. At Ahihi-Kinau there’s an abundance of sea life to be seen. Dolphins, sea turtles, and more tropical fish than you can imagine can all be found just under the surface of the crystal blue waters. After a morning of snorkeling and a picnic lunch on the beach, be sure to continue past the nature reserve for a drive to the end of Maui through the lava fields.

Maui Couples Massage

What could be more romantic that a relaxing couples massage together? Unwind, soothe tensions from home, and reinvigorate your senses while kicking back side by side. With fresh island ingredients, aromatherapy, and tropical healing elements it’s a real treat to spoil yourself to a couples massage package on Maui that will help you both breathe easy, heal, and renew your bodies, minds, and spirits.

On Maui, there are many massage options and spa services to choose from. Our favorite is Na Alii Massage- a massage service that comes right to you. All you need to do is make an appointment, select what massage or package you want with Na Alii Massage and they will take care of the rest. If you want an amazing massage with all of the perks that comes right to you, this is the place to go with. We highly recommend booking a Royal Holoi couples massage. You won’t be disappointed.

Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

Enjoying a romantic sunset dinner cruise. Photography by Sara Sanger.

Pride of Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

One of the best ways to experience Maui’s majestic coastline and a meal at the same time is through Pride of Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise. While enjoying a romantic evening aboard the Pride of Maui, you and your loved one will take in breathtaking views of the beautiful Pacific and incredible sunset. Together you will gaze upon the spectacular Maui horizon from one of the best vantage points on deck of the Pride of Maui vessel. Be entertained by live music and hula, while delighting your taste buds with island cuisine and tropical cocktails, all aboard the Pride of Maui for a romantic night on the water.

Maui the Most Romantic Island in the World

Visit Old Lahaina Luau for one of the best activities for couples on Maui. Photography by Sara Sanger.

A Night at the Old Lahaina Luau

For a true feat of aloha filled with dance, drink, and an authentic Hawaiian feast, spend a lavish night of passion at the Old Lahaina Luau. This attraction is one of the top activities on Maui for couples, and a spirited evening that will be treasured between the two of you for a lifetime. Savor delicious offerings made from local ingredients, and traditional Polynesian staples; imu roasted kalua pig, poi, purple sweet potatoes, lomi-lomi salmon, laulau, ahi poke, and so much more. The abundant food of the Old Lahaina Luau is a perfect example of the aloha spirit that brings visitors and locals together in an unbelievable setting.

No matter what you decide to do while visiting Maui, there will be no shortage of romantic activities, walks on the beach, or views of the sunset. Maui is the perfect island to travel to for Valentine’s Day to share with the one you love.

Will you be visiting Maui, the most romantic island in the world for your Valentine’s Day travels?

All photography by Kimmy Hayes © 2014, unless otherwise noted.

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About Kimmy Hayes

Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.


  1. Looks great! Sounds as though it was a blast. I love the reenactment of the Titanic picture, ha.

    What was pricing like on the island?
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    • Thanks, Steve. We always have a great time on Maui. I know some ppl say Hawaii is expensive, but I don’t think it’s horrible. Sure, gas cost more, but with a small island you don’t use as much. Milk is a lot, but we don’t drink it when we are there. Doing little things like that and making a least one meal at our place each day always helps with cost.
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  2. I got married on Maui too! I have been there twice and love it. We took a helicopter tour on the morning of our wedding, went snorkeling, went to a luau, and visited Haleakala. All of your tips are great. I heard about Mama’s Fish House but we did not get a chance to go. I love all of your posts about Hawaii- keep them coming!
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