Hawaii’s second-largest island, Maui is home to an even more relaxed and care-free attitude than on Oahu, if you can believe it! The island is home to dozens of resorts and tourist destinations but still maintains a sort of rustic, local charm. Its breathtaking natural scenery and rural vibe contributes to its popularity as a romantic getaway, and couples have been vacationing and honeymooning here for decades. Is it any surprise the locals say that, “Maui no ka oi” – “Maui is the best!”
The island is a premier whale watching destination, with Humpback Whales wintering off the coast annually. There’s also Haleakala National Park on the island, if you’ve ever wanted to hike across a dormant volcano. The traditional Hawaiian activities of surfing, snorkeling, and diving are also readily accessible, and often complimented by windsurfing, parasailing, or scuba diving for the more adventuresome lot.
The Valley Isle may be renowned for its romantic atmosphere, and the weather definitely helps contribute to that reputation. Maui’s large size and rugged topography make the weather here a little bit more unpredictable than most places. Warm, sunny days are commonplace though, and it’s almost always 80ish degrees. While rainfall is less prominent during the summer months, it’s still expected daily, but it doesn’t typically last long. This is paradise after all!