There is nothing like a perfect Maui sunset, breaching whales and the one you love to make this February like a fairytale. If you need a nudge in the right direction, here are a few ideas for every type of romantic!
Written by guest blogger Brita Corradini
Tarzan and Jane
If your perfect day includes swinging from a few trees and living on the wild side, Maui has the perfect playground for you and your partner!
*Zipline Tour: With side-by-side zip lines, you can share your adrenaline rush with your sweetheart while soaring over lush rainforests, with views of the West Maui Mountains. Set in a stunning tropical plantation, this zipline adventure is perfect for thrill seekers!
*Hana: If your partner's idea of romance is an epic hike and cascading waterfalls, Hana is your nirvana. From beginner hikes to expert excursions, there is something there for everyone. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine, and let the balmy breezes do the rest.
*Nuka: The freshest fish, the coziest atmosphere and the wildest creations makes Nuka the perfect place to wow your Valentine's date. With choices like the 69 roll (California roll with unagi, eel sauce and topiko caviar), romance is unavoidable!
There is nothing quite as romantic as the perfect sunset, especially when it's setting over the aqua waters of Maui. The tequila will cost you, but the sunset is always free!
*Whale Watching Dinner Cruise: Sailing on one of Maui's newest and sleekest catamarans, your Valentine's Day can only go from good to great. As the sun slowly sets, the whales will entertain you with a few flips and tail slaps. With a cocktail in hand and your partner at your side, this may be one of the most romanic nights of your life. Dining on a 3-course meal while tucked away in a protected cove, this dinner cruise is all about love!
*Haleakala: There is nothing quite like watching the sun set from the peak of a 10,023 foot crater. With views from mountain to ocean, this sky painting will take your breath away. You'll feel like you're standing on top of the world, which is a very nice place to be with the one you love.
*Kaanapali Beach: Sometimes there is nothing better than posting up on a blanket and watching the day drowsily take its last breath, sending flames of color through the sky. Sneak a few glasses of champagne, and cheers to a beautiful day with a very special person.
The way to most people's hearts is through their stomach, especially when its one of the most mouth-watering meals you've ever had! And when the restaurant is set in one of the most stunning location on the island, romance is a piece of homemade pie!
*Mill House Restaurant: I want to warn you that this meal may end up being the best part of your night. If the person sitting across from you is prone to jealousy, you might hide your overwhelming delight as each delectable dish is served. The menu is constantly changing to accommodate the local produce and the seasons, which makes every night special. Dishes like the hand-cut pasta with a pork ragù, gremolata and a thyme curd makes this meal a culinary adventure. And make sure to save room for dessert, like their chocolate pot de crème with a balsamic reduction, strawberry coulis and almond brittle. This meal is heaven on a plate!
*Shopping: If you happen to get to the Mill House early and feel like treating your special someone to a gift, you've come to the mecca of local goods! From handmade coconut lemongrass or jasmine soaps to handblown glass, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your sweetie!
*Tram Ride: The Maui Tropical Plantation is brimming with luscious greenery and history. If you'd like to take a peek at both, make sure to hop aboard the Plantation Tram Ride. The couples that play together, stay together!
No one knows how to pamper you like the hotels in Maui. From first-class room service to morning yoga on the beach, your every wish is their command. Let them take care of the details so you can concentrate on your Valentine's date!
*Maui's Best Massage: If you're finding it hard to leave the comforts and luxury of your hotel room, Maui's Best Massage is about to become your new best friend. Known as Maui's best "outcall" service provider, they make relaxing as easy as making a call. You can each pick your own massage style, from relaxation to lomi lomi, and we guarantee you will be on cloud 9 by the end! Romance and relaxation were meant for each other.
*Couples Spa Day: If you'd prefer to get out of your room to relax, most hotels have great spas. If you're looking for an exceptional spa, the Andaz has managed to create the perfect Valentine's atmosphere. From the private comfort of your couples suite, your relaxation options are endless. You can meet with an apothecary to blend and create customized personal products or take a tip in the tranquility pool. No matter how you choose to be pampered, Valentine's Day is the perfect day to treat the one you love!
*Exclusive Black Rock Barefoot Bliss Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner: When they say exclusive, they mean it. One couple will get a chance to spend the night in the Deluxe Ocean Front Suite at the Sheraton Maui Resort, with their 5-course chef's specialty dinner served by a private butler. With a perfect view of the sunset, this private poolside table has romance written all over it. After dinner, the couple will be able to enjoy a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Rose, chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet desserts and scattered rose petals from the comfort of their stunning suite. If this is a little too romantic for you, the Sheraton Spa offers to serve a 4-course dinner on their guest lanai, with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial, scattered rose petals and a long stem red rose. Everyone wins at love with this kind of service!
Now that we've plied you with all things romantic, you have everything you need to make this February 14th the dreamiest day of the year!
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