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10 Things to Do on Your Babymoon in Maui

Create a special memory before your little bundle of joy arrives with these 10 things to do on your Maui babymoon!

Updated July 12, 2024

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert
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If you’re expecting a baby, you might be considering going on a babymoon before your little one arrives. And what better place to take a babymoon than Maui? But first, if you don’t know what a babymoon is, a babymoon is the last trip/getaway to enjoy your partner and your relationship before you become a family of three (or more). I am a big fan of babymoons and highly recommend all couples go somewhere to celebrate this time together. Never again will it just be the two of you, so creating a special memory before your little bundle of joy comes is such a wonderful way to enter into this exciting new time. Whether it’s a staycation or a vacation, plan something where you both can relax and enjoy one another.

What to Do on Your Maui Babymoon

The first time I was in Maui, I was 8 years old, then I was there for a second time a little over three years ago, and now I just got back from Maui for the third time from our honeymoon. Maui is truly magical. While there, I thought just how wonderful Maui would be to visit for a babymoon. Now that I have been there a few times and spoken with other visitors and locals, I wanted to share with you my list of things you should do if you decide to go to Maui for your babymoon.

1. Haleakala

I haven’t had the opportunity to go to Mt. Haleakala, which I’m completely bummed about. From all of the pictures I’ve seen and the people I’ve talked to about it, it truly sounds breathtaking and something you cannot miss.

10 Things to Do on Your Babymoon in Maui

Mt. Haleakala stands 10,023 feet above the island of Maui and is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii. The most popular activities to be experienced at Haleakala include enjoying sunrise and sunset (I hear watching the sunrise at the summit is the absolute best), ranger-guided tours, hiking, drive-up camping, and backcountry camping on Maui.

On a babymoon, I recommend doing the drive up to watch the sunrise. I will warn you, though, that the temperature drops dramatically when you reach the summit, so you want to wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a sweater and/or a jacket to stay warm. (It can get below 40 degrees up there.) Yes, you’ll have to wake up early. Really early. But watching the sunrise over a sea of clouds is, from what I’ve heard and can tell, unforgettable. I can’t think of a better way to start a day.

2. Road to Hana

There are many ways to experience the Road to Hana and the town of Hana. Visitors can go on group and private tours or venture on their own by renting a vehicle. My husband and I had our own rented car, so a few days after our wedding, we drove down the road to Hana with his best man. Wow, is it windy! There are 620 curves and 59 bridges throughout the drive, which makes it one of the most scenic drives in the world. And one of the most nauseating, which I can speak from experience. I do not recommend this option if you suffer from major motion sickness or are experiencing morning/all-day sickness. But if you don’t have these issues and are up for a beautiful drive and a fun trip, I say go for it! You won’t regret it!

10 Things to Do on Your Babymoon in Maui

When traveling to Hana, research areas and attractions ahead of time so you can spend a good amount of time at each location. We downloaded the app ‘Gypsy Guide‘, which was our pocket tour guide. I thought it was great because it provided us with information throughout the drive and gave us recommendations at stopping points. Instead of stopping at every bridge and lookout point for a photo op, I suggest you seek out two to three main destinations to maximize your adventure to Hana. A few of the most popular areas on the Road to Hana are Twin Falls (which we loved), the Garden of Eden, the Bamboo Forest, Waianapanapa State Park and Black Sand Beach, Hana Bay, and the Seven Sacred Pools.

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3. LAHAINA’S BANYAN TREE

Lahaina’s Banyan Tree is over 137 years old, and spreads across an almost complete 1-acre of downtown Lahaina. This species is the largest of its kind in the United States.

In 1873, Sheriff William Owen Smith planted this Banyan Tree to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Protestant missionaries in Lahaina. The once single trunk has now expanded into over 16 trunks due to this species’ aerial roots. The Banyan Tree in Lahaina is a historical landmark and a jaw-dropping sight. It’s definitely a spot you and your honey should visit.

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Within a short walk from the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, you can find lots of shopping, dining, and activities along Front Street. The food and shops are great, or if you prefer something different, you can take a paddleboarding lesson, lay on the beach, and/or enjoy one (or two) of their amazing shave ice. (Yes, they call it “shave ice”) This was definitely one of my husband’s favorite things. During your next visit to the historic town of Lahaina, make sure to check out the Banyan Tree to learn more about Maui’s roots!

4. Old Lahaina Luau

The Old Lahaina Luau is hands down one of the most popular things for first-time Maui visitors to do. I went to this luau the last time I was there, three years ago, and it was a great way to spend an evening learning more about the Hawaiian culture and trying their cuisine. Though entry rates may seem steep, seeing the award-winning dancing and music is worth the cost. While you admire the performers’ hula and fire dancing skills, you’ll dine on Hawaiian specialties such as kalua pua’a (pork roasted in an underground oven), fresh mahi-mahi, and poi (mashed taro plant).

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5. Molokini Snorkeling

There are plenty of great spots to snorkel around Maui, but I recommend Molokini.

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Molokini is a world-famous snorkeling and diving destination. It’s one of only three sheltered volcanic calderas in the world, and it is blessed with crystal-clear water and a wealth of sea life. Visibility at Molokini Crater is often in excess of 100 feet, which is amazing in the Hawaiian Islands, where strong ocean currents and abundant beaches often limit the visibility at other locations. On your way out to the crater, you and your partner may see dolphins, whales, and several sea turtles!

6. Explore by Helicopter

Many of the most beautiful spots on the island are inaccessible, and the only way to see them is by helicopter. This is something that I highly recommend that you two do. It truly is gorgeous to see the whole island from the sky. You get to see so many waterfalls, cruise along the rugged volcanic coastline, and enjoy the beauty of Haleakala above the clouds. Absolutely breathtaking. You can even hop across the channels to see the sea-cliff waterfalls of Molokai or the coast of Big Island.

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7. Relax on the Beach

Relaxing and laying on the beach should definitely be on your Maui babymoon agenda. My two favorite beaches that I’ve been to that I suggest you check out are Ka’anapali Beach and Wailea Beach.

Kaʻanapali Beach is 1.5 miles long and a great place full of activity due to its location among Kaʻanapali Resort and the many other hotels that sit along the shore. Located in West Maui, Kaʻanapali Beach is a great place for snorkeling or paddle boarding.

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Wailea’s beach is a fun area to visit, too. It is near lots of restaurants and shops (the Shops at Wailea are really nice, and you should definitely try Monkey Pod for a meal) with restrooms and equipment rentals. Though it can be crowded with tourists, Wailea Beach is really beautiful. It’s probably my favorite beach. Often, you’ll find a local company offering stand-up paddle boards or chairs for rent.

10 Things to Do on Your Babymoon in Maui

8. Pamper Yourself

This is your babymoon, so you should pamper yourself! Make time during your trip to schedule a prenatal massage and/or mani/pedi. If you have the budget, you can even schedule a massage with an ocean view. Wherever you decide to get a massage, ensure your massage therapist is trained in prenatal massage and has experience working with pregnant women. I got a massage, mani and pedi at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, and they were absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend them.

9. Enjoy the Resorts

You can stay in a beachside 5-star resort, an Airbnb, a condo, or rent a Vrbo for a few nights and try to live like the locals. If you really want to splurge, it’s hard to go wrong with the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. (The big resorts are the Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton, Grand Wailea, The Fairmont, Andaz, etc.) This is where we stayed and got married; it truly was heaven on earth.

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10. Photo Session

Cherish these moments forever, and make sure to take lots of pictures. If you can, hire a photographer to take your photos together. Having some nice, professional photos of your last trip as just the two of you will truly capture the love and how special this time is. If that’s not in your budget, bring a good camera and document as much as possible. Strangers are always willing to help take a picture. 🙂

Below is a moment my maid of honor caught while we were on the beach at sunset after our wedding ceremony. And this was on her iPhone! Imagine the pictures you can capture on your Maui babymoon!

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I hope you enjoyed this list of things to do while on your Maui babymoon! Are there any tips you would like to add? Let us know!

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