Whether clients are planning a casual beach wedding on the shores of West Maui or something a bit more elegant at a five-diamond resort in Wailea, Maui is the perfect place for clients to tie the knot or celebrate a honeymoon in style.
Travel Agent breaks down the latest offerings for romantic clients heading to the Aloha State this September and beyond.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Offers Special Perks for Traveling Couples
This September through November, the focus at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is on activities and special services -- many of them free-- tailored to couples of all ages and interests.
Clients can also take advantage of the resort's popular Experience More package, with resort credits of up to $1,000 while the "twice yearly sale" is in full swing in the award-winning restaurants, spa and shops.
For active couples, there are opportunities to snorkel or canoe, hike through the bamboo forest, hit the water with expert outrigger canoe guides, go stand up paddle boarding (SUP) -- one of Maui's most popular sports-- or kayak Maui’s scenic south shore.
If gastronomy is an allure, there are cooking demonstrations led by Master Executive Chef Roger Stettler, the resort's award-winning chef and team. Clients can learn to mix the resort's signature libations—Smile, Hana Haze, Blueberry Mojitos—from the charismatic bartenders. Or guests can unite with other beer lovers in September, with special tastings of locally produced handcrafted beers.
Couples will also savor the fare at the resort's three Zagat award-winning restaurants — DUO, Ferraro’s, and Spago – which all feature special menus and pricing during "Couples Season." Add to this a variety of wellness and relaxation services at the award-winning Spa and a selection of exclusive shops featuring special prices throughout the fall. Nearly all activities for Couples Season are free and can be viewed on the resort's website. Visit www.fourseasons.com/Maui.
First Spa Destination in Upcountry Maui Opens
Lumeria Maui, the upcountry Maui yoga and wellness retreat, recognized internationally for its barefoot luxury, professional staff and programming, opened its romantic boutique plantation style spa in June.
Lumeria Crystal Spa designed to offer therapies and treatments incorporating healing crystals and pure indigenous products. The spa will enhance Lumeria’s overall experience and mission to help people achieve personal transformation through education and adventure.
Conceived by spa industry veteran Cecilia Hercik with Lumeria founder and owner Xorin Balbes, the spa experience integrates a kaleidoscope of ancient international therapies for the body, mind and spirit.
These therapies include acupuncture, Ayurveda, kinesiology, Shaman, mystic readings, psychic healing and medicine songs. The therapies are conducted by Hawaii’s top professionals who are passionate and experienced in their healing, therapeutic work. They will have a scheduled weekly talk to benefit guests and visitors in order to provide a deeper knowledge of these ancient healing practices.
The spa, currently nearing completion, consists of more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The entrance to the spa is a large lushly landscaped coconut grove where guests can meditate, relax and enjoy organic cuisine, cold pressed juices or a glass of wine from the property’s restaurant Mūbu. Visit www.lumeriamaui.com.
The Fairmont Kea Lani Offers Pre-Arrival Vacation Planning to Couples
The Fairmont Kea Lani's Pre-Arrival Program offers couples personalized vacation planning, weeks before they arrive on Maui.
Through this personalized service, romantic clients are contacted 60 days before arrival by the pre-arrival manager, who offers information and insider tips in various categories: families, romance, adventure, Hawaiian culture, food & wine, health and wellness and "what's new."
Couples can then secure reservations for activities, dining and events, resulting in a customized itinerary that is unique to the traveler's interests and finalized long before they arrive to Maui. Visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort’s Romance Offerings
The new Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa's offers romantics the Food is Love program as a special treat for couples needing a little romance and surprise.
While one partner sleeps in, the other sneaks away to the Andaz Studio Kitchen to prepare a gourmet breakfast for two with Executive Chef Brent Martin. When the masterpiece is completed, clients may take the feast back to their loved one to share a romantic breakfast for two in bed.
Designed by the highly acclaimed architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, the villas at the Andaz Maui at Wailea would be an ideal location to host wedding weekend events. In all villa configurations, the gourmet kitchens are accented by Miele appliances and a walk-in pantry, perfect for the catering staff.
Situated on Maui’s premier southwestern coastline along Mokapu Beach, the 15-acre beachfront Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa features 297 guestrooms and suites, including seven luxurious two- to four-bedroom residential villas along with outdoor infinity pools; a 14,000 square-foot, full-service spa with a private adults-only pool, apothecary retail and fitness facility; more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space and two full service restaurants, including Morimoto Maui by acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Visit www.maui.andaz.hyatt.com.
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