Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua SpaPO BOX 9 Maui, HI
Tranquility is a way of life at legendary Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa. Tucked amid 66 unspoiled acres on Maui’s eastern coast, the enchanting resort offers the quintessential Hawaiian vacation retreat. Rolling emerald green lawns, golden beaches, blue Pacific seas and the charm of the people create an idyllic setting for island nuptials, honeymoons and weekend getaways.
With only one wedding celebrated on property per day, the AAA Four Diamond Award–winning hotel promises brides and grooms its staff’s undivided attention. A host of locations are available for the ceremony and reception, whether the celebration is an intimate affair or a larger event of up to 100 guests. Couples can say “forever” on the sands of Hamoa Beach, atop a black lava rock overlooking the ocean or on the crisp white lanai of the hotel’s turn-of-the-century Plantation House. Another unique venue: an expansive lawn flanked by magnificent stone fire torches and dramatic views of the resort’s infinity pool and the ocean beyond.
Wedding packages provide comprehensive options for the big day, including such nuptial essentials as an onsite event coordinator, arrangement of the marriage-license appointment and a nondenominational officiate to preside over the ceremony. Couples can also take advantage of creative extras like a deluxe welcome basket, chilled champagne, orchid flower blooms to decorate the ceremony site and guestroom and a candlelit three-course dinner en-suite. Additionally, the hotel offers special room rates for wedding groups.
Most honeymooners start their new lives together in the seclusion of a luxurious Sea Ranch cottage, each featuring a cozy platform bed, a separate lounge area, an open bath with a sunken tub for two and a private lanai overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean. Sunny days may be spent relaxing in a double hammock or by the infinity-edge pool, playing tennis or exploring nearby Haleakala National Park, home to the “seven sacred pools” and numerous breathtaking waterfalls.
As natural beauty surrounds each moment of a couple’s special occasion, the cuisine at Hotel Hana-Maui completes the experience. Guided by executive chef Robert McCormick, the extensive menu adds sophisticated European flavors to classic Hawaiian dishes, bringing a taste of “real Hawaii” to intimate and grand gatherings alike.