Home to powdery golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and plenty of aloha, it’s no surprise that Maui is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world.
Sophie and I have visited Maui as a couple on three separate occasions. There has been plenty of sightseeing during our time, but we also always make an effort to carve out at least one weekend to focus on our relationship and be mindful of the beauty of Hawaii.
We know first-hand how challenging it can be to find the right accommodation, especially for something as special as a honeymoon! There is a lot to consider, and it is important you choose the perfect place for you and your newly betrothed to call home.
In this guide, I feature the 20 best honeymoon hotels in Maui based on a weighted score. To ensure a helpful and non-biased selection, I created a spreadsheet with each hotel’s reviews, location, star rating, and location.
If you’re interested in seeing the metrics used for ranking, you can view the spreadsheet here.
🏨 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Maui Overview
🔥 Lahaina will remain closed indefinitely following the summer 2023 wildfires. All other regions of Maui are open.
🏆 The top 20 honeymoon hotels in Maui are listed in order of best to worst. They were ranked based on a weighted score comparing location, amenities, reviews, price, and personal experience.
🌺 The best area to stay in Maui is the “south shore” region, especially Wailea and Kihei. This is the sunniest and driest place on the island.
🚗 If you are an active couple, renting a car is the best and easiest way to explore Maui.
List: 20 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Maui
- Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Best for those who covet incredible service and luxurious amenities.
- Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
Best for those that want to escape the crowds with an adults-only hotel.
- The Inn at Mama’s Fish House
Best for couples that want an intimate, luxury stay away from the mega-resorts.
- Fairmont Kea Lani
Best for honeymooners that want a luxury oceanfront resort with the feeling of seclusion.
- Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott Maui
Best for those that want a great location and plentiful options for activities.
- Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort – A Concept by Hyatt
Best honeymoon hotel in Maui for those who want to truly indulge in modern luxury.
- Montage Kapalua Bay
Best for couples that want to splurge on a suite that feels like a tropical home.
- Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua
Best honeymoon resort in Maui for couples that love golf.
- Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Best for those who want the convenience of condo living with hotel amenities.
- Paia Inn
Best for honeymooners who prefer boutique, independent hotels.
- Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
Most Hawaiian Hotel” award winner and best for couples who want to be immersed in Hawaiian culture.
- Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Best honeymoon resort in Maui for animal lovers.
- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Best for those who want everything they need in one place.
- The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
Best for those that want ample amenities on one of Maui’s most popular beaches.
- Ho’oilo House Bed & Breakfast
Best accommodation for those who prefer a quiet yet luxurious B&B.
The Plantation Inn
Best for budget-savvy couples who aren’t looking for a resort.
⛔️ Destroyed by fire in August 2023
- Adventure in Paradise (Maui Tradewinds)
Best for couples that want the ultimate romantic escape with total privacy.
- Hana-Maui Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Best for couples that want to get away from it all with a romantic hideaway.
- Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Best honeymoon resort in Maui for laidback luxury.
- Royal Lahaina Resort
Best for those who want beachfront serenity at a reasonable rate.
🗺 Map of the Best Honeymoon Hotels in Maui
The map above shows the locations of all the top honeymoon hotels featured in our guide. As you will see, the highest density is in Wailea, followed by a large collection along the coast of West Maui.
Click on the image above to open an interactive Google Map in a new tab.
🤔 How to Choose the Best Honeymoon Hotel in Maui
Before you jump straight to the list of the best honeymoon hotels in Maui, it is worth taking a few things into consideration.
While Sophie and I think the Four Seasons Wailea is the best honeymoon hotel in Maui, we understand it is a subjective choice. Only you know the things you covet most from your accommodation!
Consider these factors and how much weight you give to each. This will help ensure you choose the right hotel for you and have the best possible time in Maui.
Location: South Maui vs West Maui
🧭 As in real estate, the first three rules for planning your honeymoon are location, location, location.
🌴 Maui is broken down into six regions. South Maui and West Maui are the two best areas to honeymoon in, with the best weather and beaches.
☀️ Wailea in South Maui is our top choice of areas for honeymooning in Maui. In addition to having the best weather, you’ll find a wide selection of high-end resorts, romantic restaurants, upscale shops, golf courses, and other attractions nearby.
🏖 Ka’anapali in West Maui is the second best area for a romantic getaway. It offers a large a similar selection to Wailea with upscale resorts, shops, golf courses, and 3 miles of white sand and turquoise water. Ka’anapali tends to be slightly cheaper than Wailea, but receives more rain and clouds.
🔎 If you’re still having trouble deciding which area you want to stay in, I recommend reading our complete guide on where to stay on Maui.
Would you prefer a large resort or something more intimate? Are you looking for an adults-only hotel? Do you want beachfront accommodation? Is an ocean view essential? Are you planning to dine at your hotel each night?
Many of the larger honeymoon resorts in Maui will offer comparable amenities, including swimming pool(s), onsite restaurants, cultural activities, and spas. However, these typically come with daily resort fees.
It is worth considering which amenities are important to you and your loved one. The more features you want your accommodation to offer, the higher the price tag attached to it. Ocean fronts and square footage tend to have the highest premiums.
Your personal budget will greatly determine which hotel you choose for your honeymoon. Are you looking to splurge on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Or perhaps the wedding already left your pockets a little light?
When looking for your ideal honeymoon accommodation, it is worth keeping in mind that the first price you see does not normally include taxes and resort fees.
These additional taxes can add up quickly and, as of November 2023, usually include a 10.25% state tax, 4.17% city tax, and 3% tourism fee. On top of this, many resorts charge a resort fee, which is typically around $40 per night.
For example, a room that starts at $498 per night becomes $678.69 once all the taxes and resort fees are added.
💕 Top 20 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Maui
I’m a bit of a nerd, and I like numbers. To ensure a helpful and non-biased selection of the best honeymoon hotels in Maui, I created a spreadsheet with each hotel’s reviews, location, star rating, and location to help form this list.
If you’re interested in seeing the metrics used for ranking, you can view the spreadsheet here.
Each of the price ranges listed are average prices based on a one-night stay during 2023 and are given as a rough guide. Expect prices to vary depending on the time of year you visit and the room type you select.
1. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is one of the best luxury honeymoon hotels in Maui. With swaying palms and traditional Hawaiian motifs throughout the resort, it is easy to feel the aloha spirit here. And, with their particularly exceptional 5-star service, you can expect to want for nothing while staying here.
They offer a range of rooms and suites to choose from. You have the option for room only, bed and breakfast, or various packages that include resort credits as a kind of “build your own” all-inclusive.
The Four Seasons Wailea boasts three swimming pools with complimentary cabanas, three restaurants, multiple lounges, spa, fitness center, and tennis courts. It is worth noting that they do not charge any additional resort fees, though their baseline pricing is a bit steeper to begin with.
Added touches of luxury include complimentary traditional lei greetings, nightly hula and torch lighting performances, various daily activities, and car service to all of Wailea.
Whether you choose to make the most of the amenities or simply head to the beach and relax on a chaise lounge beneath an umbrella, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable honeymoon in Maui at the Four Seasons Wailea.
2. Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
The Relais & Châteaux brand is the epitome of luxury, and the Hotel Wailea is no exception. Its reputation among the most romantic hotels in the entire world is well deserved.
The Hotel Wailea is the only adults-only luxury resort in Maui. It is an intimate 5-star hotel that knows its market and serves it impeccably, and many would argue it deserves the top spot as the best honeymoon resort in Maui.
Imagine yourself in a serene, 15-acre resort perched 300 feet above the sea. All around you is a tropical hillside in every direction. Admire a completely unobstructed 180-degree view of Maui’s southern coastline, breathtaking mountains, and manicured gardens.
There is one important thing to note about The Hotel Wailea, which is that the hotel is not beachside!
The hotel provides beach shuttles with lounge chairs and has umbrellas available for guests.
With only 72 suites, this exclusive resort provides the three things honeymooners value most in privacy, comfort, and tranquility, while still offering convenient access to nearby beaches, water sports, shops, restaurants, and golf courses.
Each of the large 720 sq. ft. suites includes a private lanai, deep soaking tub, rain shower, plush robes, and living rooms with sofa and kitchenette.
Celebrate in style and make your honeymoon extra special with a private dinner at The Treehouse at Hotel Wailea. Your personal chef will curate a menu suited to your particular tastes and lead you through each of the 7-courses with expert wine pairings for each course.
3. The Inn at Mama’s Fish House
The Inn at Mama’s Fish House features just 12 cottages and suites. The units are nestled in a coconut grove, only steps away from the secluded Kuau Cove aka Mama’s Fish House Beach.
You will find traditional elements of Polynesian local decor, local woodworking, and beautiful artwork in each of the unique units, as well as large lanais with barbecues.
This particular destination is designed for people who value a unique experience without compromising the type of luxury and comfort a honeymoon should have.
During your stay, dine at the neighboring Mama’s Fish House restaurant, serving what many consider the best seafood on the island.
4. Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont brand is synonymous with luxury, and the Fairmont Kea Lani is no exception. In fact, there are no standard rooms available at this property. Instead, the resort offers only suites and villas, which begin at 860 sq. ft.
One of the greatest feats the Fairmont Kea Lani has achieved is creating an oceanfront resort conveniently located just one mile from the Wailea Shops that somehow feels completely secluded.
With six restaurants, four bars, three pools (including a tranquil adults-only pool), a waterslide, a spa, a free shuttle to Wailea Golf Course, and a host of activities on offer, this resort has everything you need for the perfect Maui honeymoon no matter who you are.
Nestled up against Polo Beach and encompassing 22 acres of beachfront property, it is also the perfect place for spotting whales during the winter months (Nov-Mar) and for snorkeling year-round.
If you’re looking to splurge on your honeymoon, the two and three-bedroom Villas at Fairmont Kea Lani include ocean views and private plunge pools.
5. Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott Maui
Although not directly on the beach, the Wailea Beach Resort is less than a 5-minute walk from two golden sand beaches.
Conveniently nestled between Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach Park, this stunning resort provides easy access to both beaches for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or just enjoying a memorable Maui sunset.
Whether you just want to relax and take advantage of their signature “floating overwater cabanas” at the adults-only Maluhia Serenity Pool (see photo above) or fill your itinerary with lots of activities, this hotel is a great option.
The resort boasts the longest waterslide in Maui, dive lessons, hula lessons, a movie theatre, a game room, three golf courses, spa, fitness classes, and many other activities.
Wailea Beach Resort has a number of dining options, from its own onsite food truck to fine dining. For a truly unforgettable evening, be sure to book a table at the Te Au Moana Luau to attend their famous luau and experience dinner with a show!
With so much being offered, this property allows you to decide the perfect way to spend a romantic evening as newlyweds.
6. Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort – A Concept by Hyatt
Feel the aloha vibes from the minute you step into the open-air lobby at the Andaz Maui. The 15 acres of beachfront property exudes modern luxury.
Just steps away from beautiful Mokapu Beach and boasting four infinity pools (including an adults-only pool), this is the perfect hotel for couples who enjoy the water.
Additionally, the Andaz Maui hosts one of the best luaus in Maui; the Feast of Mokapu. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s well worth booking a table for their luau. The feast takes place as the sun sets between palm trees in paradise and is sure to be a lifetime memory from your honeymoon.
7. Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay is set within 24 acres of lush tropical gardens on the oceanfront, less than 0.2 miles (300m) from the famous yet isolated Kapalua Bay Beach.
Each of their spacious suites comes complete with a full kitchen, separate seating area, private lanai, and marble bath.
This is the perfect honeymoon hotel in Maui for those who prefer to spend their time in a suite that feels like a home most of us can only dream of and don’t mind paying for the luxury.
8. The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua
One of the most popular Maui honeymoon resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Maui has a wide variety of rooms, suites, and residences to choose from.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the resort has a plethora of modern amenities, including six restaurants, spa treatments, tennis facilities, and two championship golf courses.
All 466 recently redesigned rooms, suites, and residences have luxurious marble bathrooms, separate soaking tubs and showers, local artwork, and private balconies.
9. Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
For those of you who would prefer to stay in West Maui, the Aston at the Whaler Resort has the best location in Ka’anapali.
It is located in the center of Ka’anapali Beach, the only beach on Maui to be named “America’s Best Beach”, and next door to Whalers Village. From here, you’re just minutes away from what many consider to be the beach on the island, as well as a host of restaurants and shops and two championship golf courses.
Each suite has its own kitchen for those who enjoy dining in, as well as a private lanai with incredible ocean and garden views. Additional onsite amenities include a pool, spa, BBQ grill area, fire pits, fitness center, tennis courts, activities desk, and salon/spa.
10. Paia Inn
Considered one of the most romantic hotels in Hawaii, Paia Inn is a chic boutique hotel featuring modern amenities seamlessly integrated with historic Hawaiian character.
You will find this cultural gem located in the center of Paia, voted among the Top 10 most charming towns in Maui to visit. This provides the perfect home base for exploring the lesser-visited North Shore of Maui.
The hotel is just a short walk from the quiet Paia Bay via private beach access. With beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, and snorkel gear provided, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing beach day.
For a romantic evening, cozy up with your loved one around the fire pits.
11. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel has the distinct honor of being recognized as “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel”.
They offer a range of complimentary daily cultural activities, including lei making, hula, maʻawe (a traditional form of weaving), storytelling, and Hawaiian language lessons.
Situated among lush tropical gardens and just steps from the beach, the location of the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
The rooms have recently been renovated, boasting upgraded and modern facilities while maintaining elements of traditional Hawaiian culture.
In addition, the renovation includes a new oceanfront restaurant, Huihui. The restaurant serves elegant island cuisine with expansive ocean views and a casual open-air setting.
12. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
As well as being a pet-friendly hotel, the Hyatt Regency is the only resort in Hawaii that is home to African black-footed penguins, as well as an array of other exotic birds and plants!
Even if you’re not a guest at the hotel, you can take part in their daily wildlife tours to see the birds.
Set at the southern end of Ka’anapali Beach, the resort encompasses 40 acres. It was renovated in 2021 and, in addition to its wildlife, also has six pools with waterfalls, eight food and drink outlets, and a full-service spa.
The Hyatt Regency also hosts the nightly Drums of the Pacific Luau, which is a must-see if you decide to make this home for your honeymoon.
13. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
If you’re looking for a honeymoon hotel in Maui that you won’t need to leave, this may be the one for you!
Directly overlooking Wailea Beach, the Grand Wailea encompasses 40 acres of lush tropical landscape. As the name suggests, you can expect everything here to be done on a grand scale.
The hotel has 780 guest rooms, five restaurants, a water park, three golf courses, the largest spa in Hawaii, and several shops.
The Grand Wailea Chapel is also a popular Maui wedding venue, so if you’ve not already said your vows, you can do so here!
In addition to all the luxury amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel, all of the plush guest rooms boast private lanais.
If you’re looking for a romantic dinner to celebrate your honeymoon, look no further than Humuhumunukunukuaoa’a restaurant, named after the Hawaii state fish. The charming Polynesian thatched roof restaurant is located over the oceanfront lagoon, providing the ideal venue for celebrating with your loved one.
14. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
The newly-renovated Westin Maui Resort & Spa is one of the largest resorts on Maui, with 771 rooms.
The brand-new luxury Hōkūpaʻa tower is a favorite with honeymooners, offering exclusive access to The Lanai at Hokupa‘a, which includes panoramic views, daily breakfast bites, a private bar, infinity pool with cocktail bar, and cultural experiences.
Schedule some time in your Maui itinerary to enjoy their Kawaiola Aquatic Playground. The impressive pool area encompasses 87,000 sq. ft., including swim-through grottos, waterfalls, and an adults-only infinity pool and hot tub.
In the evening, make sure you make reservations for the Wailele Luau onsite.
15. Ho’oilo House Bed & Breakfast
The beautiful, family-owned B&B is located just south of Lahaina at the base of the West Maui mountains.
With only six bedrooms, all of which are adult-only, Ho’oilo House Bed & Breakfast offers an intimate alternative to large, crowded chain hotels.
The B&B has a small pool and offers in-room spa services and dining options, as well as a great continental breakfast.
While it may seem lacking in facilities, it makes up for it with perhaps the romantic ambiance and relaxing experience available.
16. The Plantation Inn
⛔️ This hotel was irreparably damaged by the 2023 wildfire.
The following was written about the Plantation Inn prior to its destruction on August 8, 2023.
Ranked “#1 Best Maui Bed & Breakfast or Inn” by Hawaii Magazine four years in a row, this charming property is ideal for a romantic getaway. It is the perfect option for honeymooners with a tighter budget or those who prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than a room.
The Plantation Inn is a unique bed and breakfast in a superb location just two blocks from Lahaina Harbor.
This adults-only property has a cozy, homely feel while still having all the modern amenities you require, including dual rain showers and a whirlpool hot tub.
With only 14 rooms on the property, you can expect a more intimate, personal feel here than in some of the large Maui resorts. A free, hot breakfast is served every morning
Additionally, Hawaiian activities such as ukulele lessons and hula classes are offered at their sister property, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
17. Adventure in Paradise (Maui Tradewinds)
Further from the tourist crowds of West and South Maui, you can discover the Adventure in Paradise.
Tucked away in a secluded setting surrounded by unspoiled tropical nature, the property hosts only two accommodations: the Tradewinds Honeymoon Suite and the StarWind Cottage.
Both vacation rentals offer tranquility and total privacy, with no other guests sharing your space or amenities. In other words. you will not see another person unless you intend to! Relax in your private hot tub with sweeping views of lush rainforests and Mount Haleakala.
18. Hana-Maui Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Previously known as Travassa Hana, the Hana-Maui Resort is a secluded luxury oasis overlooking the dramatic coastline of Hana Bay.
Located at the end of the Road to Hana, the remote location and elegant luxury draws honeymooners and couples for an off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian-style getaway.
The resort offers a variety of unique and thoughtful room types to choose from. Want to unplug and truly connect with your new spouse? Hana-Maui Resort has rooms intentionally designed free of clocks, radios, and TV!
Alternatively, indulge in one of their one or two-bedroom residences that come equipped with all the modern amenities you’d expect, plus a full kitchen and separate living / dining areas.
They even offer an oceanfront bungalow complete with its own private jacuzzi.
19. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sprawling across 23 oceanfront acres at Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) on Ka‘anapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is ideally located just steps from the beach. It has all the amenities you may expect from a Sheraton, including 5 restaurants, a lagoon-style pool, spa, and tennis courts.
The resort embraces and celebrates Hawaiian culture with local artwork, Polynesian architecture, a nightly cliff dive ceremony, and traditional lessons where you can learn hula, strum the ukulele, or string the perfect flower lei.
They also have their own onsite luau, Maui Nui Luau.
For a romantic evening, enjoy Hawaiian-style s’mores by the beach, including local ingredients such as Maui cookies, coconut flakes, and macadamias.
20. Royal Lahaina Resort
The resort is located on Kahekili Beach, just north of Ka’anapali Beach, amidst 27 acres of tropical lawns and gardens.
Take a romantic stroll along the beach or relax at one of the three pools or the hot tub with a cocktail in hand.
📚 More Maui Travel Guides
Before you go, you may want to skim some of the titles for other relevant Maui guides below.
These will help ensure you have the best possible honeymoon in Hawaii, and do not miss any epic beaches, sunset destinations, or noteworthy things to do during your visit to the Valley Isle!
- MAUI PACKING LIST: A printable essential packing list + 25 useful items to consider
- 7 DAY MAUI ITINERARY: How to see the entire island in one week
- WHERE TO STAY ON MAUI: The best places and areas to stay on the island
- PLANNING A TRIP TO MAUI: Step-by-step guide for planning your first visit to Maui
- ROAD TO HANA STOPS: The Top 25 places to visit on the Road to Hana
- ROAD TO HANA ITINERARY: How to plan for a 1-2 day self-drive.
- BEST MAUI PHOTO SPOTS: 15 best places for photographing Maui
- SECRET BEACHES OF MAUI: The 10 most incredible hidden beaches on the island
- MAUI SUNSETS: The Top 10 places & activities for watching sunset in Maui
- KIHEI BEACHES GUIDE: Photos, locations, and descriptions for all 15 beaches in Kihei
- BEST SNORKELING IN MAUI: Best snorkel spots, tips, tours, and more.
🙋♀️ FAQs About the Best Maui Honeymoon Hotels
Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions couples ask when planning their Maui honeymoon.
Is Maui good for a honeymoon?
Absolutely! Hawaii is the most popular honeymoon destination in the world, and the island of Maui is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your new spouse.
Couples can enjoy lounging on pristine beaches, snorkeling with turtles, chasing waterfalls, watching the sunrise over the clouds at Haleakala, attending a traditional luau, and taking on one of Maui’s most scenic drives, the Road to Hana.
Where should couples stay in Maui?
Wailea in South Maui is the most popular place for honeymooners to stay. Here, you will find the majority of high-end resorts, shops, and restaurants, in addition to beautiful sandy beaches and typically the best weather on the island.
However, there are many incredible options for honeymoon hotels in Maui, depending on your budget, preferred location, required amenities, and travel style.
How much does a Maui honeymoon cost?
The numbers that have been thrown around since 2019 suggest that a couple spends $4,466 on their Hawaii honeymoon, and luxury honeymooners spend an average of $9,954. However, we were unable to find an original source for these numbers, and prices have increased quite a bit since then.
The total average cost for a one-week honeymoon in Maui can range from $6k-$15k.
The breakdown of prices below helps show how we calculated these costs and what to expect when budgeting for a Maui honeymoon. All the prices are based on two people and, of course, will vary depending on your style of travel and activities.
Does Maui do all-inclusive resorts?
Unlike places such as the Caribbean and Mexico, all-inclusive resorts aren’t common in Hawaii. While there are no all-inclusive resorts in the traditional sense in Maui, many hotels offer various add-on packages to allow you to build your own all-inclusive experience.
However, the islands are incredibly safe, and dining out is a wonderful way to experience Maui.
How do I plan a honeymoon in Maui?
One of the first things to decide when planning a honeymoon in Maui is when to go. The mild tropical weather makes the temperatures comfortable year-round, with daytime highs from 75-85°F (23-29°C). However, there are pros and cons to visiting at different times. For example, during the winter, you can spot migrating whales, but you will also likely experience more rain.
Next, you will need to decide on where to stay. There are plenty of honeymoon hotels in Maui to suit different budgets and preferences.
Once you know when and where you’re going, you’ll need to decide on how to spend your honeymoon on Maui. Do you want a busy Maui itinerary? Or do you just want to relax on the beach with your new spouse?
How many days do you need in Maui?
Most honeymooners will choose to spend at least a week in Maui. This will give you enough time to schedule some lazy beach days, as well as some days to explore the island. Of course, like most vacations, the longer you have, the better!