A Haute Honeymoon in Hana, Maui. Once wed, head to this magical, remote getaway.
By Natalie Schack
Imagine being transported to a true paradise within paradise, a remote, tropical treasure far from the hubbub of the islands’ cosmopolitan centers. Imagine you get there on a private plane, sipping champagne among the clouds as you soar over breathtaking, remote coastlines. You land in Hana, that far-removed town at the far-Eastern tip of Maui, so isolated from the rest of the island that to get there by car, it would take you 64 miles driving through over 600 sharp switchbacks, and more one-lane bridges than you care to count. Hana itself is a scenic wonder: Seascapes out of a fairy tale, and the type of lush green hills and mountains that occupy your most peaceful dreams.
It could also be your honeymoon reality, thanks to Hana-Maui Resort’s 2022 “plane to paradise” promotion that really treats its guests to a luxurious Hana getaway. In addition to catching a ride on the resort’s eight-seat Cessna, guests will also get a $100 dining credit and $100 spa credit, just what you need to start your honeymoon off right.
That’s not to say that air is the only way to travel. Those grueling switchbacks and hairpin turns on the Road to Hana can be an attraction in themselves—adventurous couples who want to get lost together after the hooplah of a wedding will be charmed by the endless waterfalls and unbelievable scenery. And that’s not the end of it: when you get to Hana, you’ll find that there are black sand beaches to visit, trails to traverse, a lava tube to explore, and the magnificent Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch to dive into. At the end of the day, the resort offers a space to recharge and get romantic: Think private lanais in every room, with bungalow and suite options boasting gourmet kitchen and separate living areas, and sleek wood floors and organic tones creating an airy, rejuvenating atmosphere. This is a resort that pays homage to the peaceful power of nature and understands what it means to “get away from it all” while paying attention to all the right luxury details. One of our favorite, small touches? Some of the rooms are intentionally designed without clocks, radios, or television sets.