Best Resorts in Maui for Couples & Honeymoons

Published on:
February 1, 2024

The best resorts in Maui for couples hinges on your desires, whether you’re a couple that wants to spend time in a quiet, less busy location with privacy, or turn things extravagant with 5-star luxurious Hawaiian experiences together. The Hawaiian Island of Maui, known as the "Valley Isle," is a haven for romance, offering a relaxing setting for romantic couples looking to celebrate love, whether it be for honeymoon destinations, a Valentine's Day getaway, or even for those planning to propose. (Congratulations on finding that special someone!)

However, with the many accommodations offered on Maui, it can be time consuming to find the perfect stay to enjoy with your loved ones. Fortunately, we at The Hale Pau Hana, have curated a selection of #1 best award-winning hotel resort choices for you and your loved ones to enjoy the beautiful beaches together across beachfront acres and professional hula dancers.

Our best rated selection includes The Hale Pau Hana, which may be preferred for those looking for a more family-friendly, and less busy, condo-style resort. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, for those who are interested in exploring cultural activities in Lahaina, West Maui. And Hotel Wailea, which is perfect for couples who want to have the grandest of luxury experiences together.

Here we'll explore three of the best resorts in Maui that are ideal for couples, promising an experience filled with love, comfort, and unforgettable memories.


3 Best Resorts in Maui, Hawaii for Couples from Luxury Condos to 5-Star Hotels

The Hale Pau Hana, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and Hotel Wailea each cater to couples with distinct offerings. The Hale Pau Hana in Kihei, with its condo-style units and beachfront access to Kamaole Beach Park II, is ideal for those seeking independence and a quieter setting.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, located on Ka'anapali Beach near Black Rock, combines adventure with cultural experiences, perfect for active couples. Hotel Wailea, an adults-only boutique hotel in Wailea, offers exclusivity and luxury, emphasizing privacy and personalized service for a tranquil retreat.

Each resort on this list provides unique experiences, from beachfront relaxation and ocean activities to cultural immersion and private luxury.

1. The Hale Pau Hana in Kihei: Awarded Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice of 2023

The Hale Pau Hana Resort, a condomium-style hotel resort located on the beach in relaxing Kihei, offers couples a more intimate, self-sufficient, and less busy accommodation option. The Hale Pau Hana Resort achieved the "Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award of 2023," which is awarded to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that have consistently earned positive reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.  

What makes The Hale Pau Hana stand out is that unlike the usual hotel setup, our condominium-style resort provides a home-away-from-home experience with its well-equipped units and home-like amenities. We also offer direct access to Kamaole Beach Park II, known for its stunning golden sand and inviting waters. Our beachfront setting is less commercialized, offering couples a peaceful retreat to relax and soak in Maui's natural beauty. The beach, just steps away from your lanai, is perfect for leisurely strolls or watching the sunset in each other's arms.

Our resort is ideal for couples who value privacy and independence, with each condo offering a fully functional kitchen and living area. The private lanais are a highlight, where you can enjoy meals or cocktails with an unobstructed panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Things to do in Maui for Couples near The Hale Pau Hana

Couples staying at The Hale Pau Hana are perfectly positioned to enjoy romantic activities. Kihei’s close proximity to Maalaea Harbor offers easy access to romantic cruise dinners, where couples can enjoy a meal under the stars on the calm Maui waters. Popular private cruises include Alii Nui’s private charters with the sunset dinner cruise experience perfect for romantic engagements.

For adventurous couples, snorkeling trips to Turtle Town or the famous Molokini Crater provide an exciting day exploring the rich marine life. Back on land, the resort is just a stone's throw away from Polo Beach and Wailea Beach, offering idyllic locations for sunset walks or lazy days basking in the sun.


Romantic Beach Walk West Maui, Lahaina, Hawaii, USA.
Couples enjoying a romantic walk along the beaches of West Maui, with the sweeping views of the majestic Pacific. Lahaina, HI, USA. Photo by Engin Yapici.

2. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina: Voted #1 Best Hotel in Hawaii of 2023

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina is a perfect choice for those seeking a more affordable luxury experience. This hotel resort was voted the #1 best hotel in Hawaii in USATODAY’s “10Best 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.” The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, on the renowned Ka'anapali Beach, perfect for romance, is a beautiful resort with a blend of luxury, ample amenities, and rich cultural elements, making it an exciting and diverse destination for couples.

The resort's most iconic feature is its proximity to Black Rock, a historic lava rock formation known for its excellent snorkeling and cliff diving opportunities. The adventurous can explore the vibrant marine life or even partake in the traditional cliff diving ceremony, an experience unique to this location.

At Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, relaxation and luxury go hand in hand. The resort boasts a large lagoon-style swimming pool, providing a tropical oasis for guests. The pool area, coupled with stunning oceanfront views, creates a serene environment where couples can unwind and enjoy each other's company.

Cultural richness is at the heart of the Sheraton Maui experience. From hula lessons to flower lei-making, the resort offers a plethora of activities that allow couples to immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture.

Things to do in Maui for Couples near the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

At Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, couples can immerse themselves in a variety of romantic experiences. The resort's infinity pool and poolside cabanas provide a secluded, tranquil space to unwind together. Cultural activities, including hula lessons and lei-making, offer an authentic Hawaiian experience.

For an adventurous day, couples can snorkel around Black Rock or explore Kapalua Bay's natural beauty. The resort's location also allows for easy access to whale watching tours, adding an element of awe to the romantic getaway.


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A couple having a romantic, private Maui sunset dinner, where the flicker of tiki torches set the stage for an intimate culinary journey. Photo by Robin Davies.

3. Hotel Wailea in Wailea: Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards #1 Hotel Resorts in Hawaii 2023

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux, a five-star resort set in the exclusive Wailea area, is an adults-only haven and the only Relais & Châteaux property in Hawaii. Known among the most luxurious resorts for its serenity, privacy, and panoramic ocean views, this luxury boutique hotel is a sanctuary for couples seeking a romantic, scenic, and tranquil getaway.

Hotel Wailea is the #1 winner of 2023’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the best resort hotels in Hawaii, along with many past awards for romantic restaurants and experiences. The resort's focus on providing a romantic atmosphere is evident in its spacious suites, each featuring a private lanai. These lanais offer couples a secluded space to enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific and the surrounding tropical landscape.

Hotel Wailea is designed to offer an unparalleled level of service and exclusivity. The resort's amenities, from the private plunge pools to the adults-only serenity pool, cater to couples looking for a peaceful and intimate experience. The property sprawls across 15 lush acres of privacy and breathtaking views, ensuring that guests have ample space to find that perfect spot to spend time with each other.

Each element of Hotel Wailea, from its world-class dining to its personalized services, is crafted to create memorable and romantic experiences.

Things to do in Maui for Couples near Hotel Wailea

Hotel Wailea's adults-only policy creates an atmosphere of serenity and exclusivity. Couples can enjoy private cabanas at the resort's secluded pool, taking in the stunning ocean views, surrounded by the resort's lush tropical landscape. The nearby Wailea Beach and Polo Beach offer golden sands for intimate walks and relaxation.

The resort's location also provides access to luxurious amenities, including fine dining and spa treatments. Couples can indulge in a variety of activities, including a tour of Maui Island from the resort's Tesla Model X, or for a romantic evening, book a private 7-course private chef dinner at The Treehouse to make it a honeymoon to remember.


The Many Romantic Hotels and Private Getaways in Maui, Hawaii  

Maui is a destination that resonates with love and beauty, and its resorts are a testament to this. The Hale Pau Hana, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and Hotel Wailea each offer distinct experiences but are united in their ability to provide unforgettable romantic escapes. Other favored hotels to stay at by Maui visitors looking for a honeymoon stay are Andaz Maui in Wailea and the Four Seasons Resort on Lanai Island, off the coast.

Wherever you decide to stay, Maui has it all, whether you’re a couple looking for a cozy condo-style retreat, a culturally rich beachfront resort, or an exclusive adults-only haven, Maui's resorts cater to all desires, ensuring your romantic getaway is as enchanting as the island itself.

Seeking the best resort for a romantic getaway in Maui? Discover an idyllic setting for couples at The Hale Pau Hana, nestled in the picturesque Kihei, a prime location in South Maui. Our resort offers the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and Hawaiian charm, ideal for couples looking to create unforgettable memories. Book your stay with us for an enchanting experience in Maui, Hawaii.

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