Need to make up for Valentine's Day? A romantic trip to Maui will certainly do the trick!
Also known as the valley Isle, Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Island chain in the mid-Pacific. Maui is popular for its magnificent beach resorts, incredibly diverse geography and endless outdoor fun activities including windsurfing, hiking, and biking, snorkeling. With the highest peak of the island encompassed in the Haleakala Park, countless waterfalls and pools can also be accessed via the famous and scenic Hana Highway. Maui is no doubt the best place for that romantic getaway you have been planning for, yet it also offers plenty for the adventurous traveler as well.
Below are just a few things that make Maui the best place for couples planning a romantic and adventurous vacation...
1. Road to Hana
One road trip on this historic highway will send you winding up, down and all around the mountainous terrain. There are several spots along the way to stop at including the ʻOheʻo Pools, often called the "Seven Sacred Pools." With it’s curvy coastal road with views of cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, and miles and miles of rainforest – we recommend renting a convertible for the drive so you can appreciate the pure beauty from all angles. Simply stunning!
2. The Haleakala sunrise
While in Maui the sunrises and sunsets will already take your breath away, but there is one place you simply must take in a sunrise. The peak of Mount Haleakala offers a sunrise at 10,000 feet that can't be described. Those who have experiences say that it's a moment you won't soon forget and it's one of the most romantic experiences you'll ever have. In fact, it was voted as one of the top 10 romantic things to do while in Maui!
3. Take a helicopter tour of Maui
Picture this for just a moment: You and your love holding hands as you take in this gorgeous island from a birds-eye perspective. Can you imagine anything more exciting than seeing all of those stunning waterfalls and the picturesque sites from the sky? Perhaps not. Of course, if you're feeling more adventurous, you could always go sky-diving and enjoy the views in an entirely different manner as you plummet back towards the earth!
4. Walk Hand in Hand on the Beach
This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Snap some selfies, and bring back a souvenir better than anything you could pick out of a novelty shop. To add some adventure - go snorkeling or jet-skiing by day, romantic meal on the beach by evening and that hand-in-hand walk after dinner under the moolight. Are you packing your bags yet? We're tempted to right now!
5. Visit a spa
Okay, so there's nothing really adventurous about visiting the spa, unless you go for deep tissue or a hot stone massage. Some folks consider those exotic treatments! Still, what better way to conclude your tour of Maui than by soothing your bodies by being pampered in a spa before you head home? We can't think of a better way to end the trip. Then again, spa visits sprinkled throughout the entire vacation sound pretty good to us.
Bottom line, Maui should be at the top of your list for your next romantic and adventurous getaway. Those rolling waves, whistling pals trees, exciting drives (or hikes) and so much more await you. And, when you're ready to book, we'll be here to help you plan your perfect itinerary! 913-244-9195
Do you two have different ideas on where you want to go for your honeymoon? If so, you are not alone. Planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip together can be very stressful. You want to go to sandy beaches in the Caribbean while he has always wanted to see historic Italy. So now what??
Before this turns into a stressful fight, take a breath and sit down with separate pads of paper...
Each of you write down your list of essentials - hiking, beach, swim-up pool bar, relaxing intimate time together, or active exploration of a new destination? Once you have a clear picture of what would make an ideal honeymoon to you - share notes and see what you have in common.
Next, determine your budget and rule out destinations or ideas that may not match your savings plan. Be sure to keep in mind the time of year you will be traveling to your destination - traveling during height of hurricane season may not be ideal for your Caribbean island paradise. You might just come up with a better idea or see why your soon to be spouse has a great plan!
Once you have discussed and determined your list of essential details and budget for your honeymoon - contact a travel expert. A professional will have a better idea on what you are looking for and could even recommend something you never even thought of based on the experiences you are looking for.
In the end, just remember you will be with the person most important to you for the rest of your life - Maybe you can go to the other destination for your first year anniversary or other milestone celebration in your lives together!
Can you imagine anything more romantic than a road trip with the one you love? No? Okay - what about a road trip on the Emerald Isle? An Irish road trip is the ideal romantic getaway for couples and I'd like to share with you why this should be your next lover's escape!
Longest road trip in the world
A road trip from Donegal to Cork and you have officially gone on the longest single road route in the world. Along the Wild Atlantic Way you'll enjoy upwards of 150 landmarks. The scenery will be stunning and the coastline awe-inspiring. Take your time over several days so that you can see as much on the route as possible.
It's a camper's paradise
RV and camping enthusiasts will love the trip. Travel to the Dingle Peninsula and it will feel as though you've made it to the spot where the world ends. At Dunmore Head you'll find yourself at the westernmost point of Europe’s main land. The astounding coastline could stir romance into any two love birds a midst the glorious sunsets. Then, once the moon is shining take advantage if the still of the night sleeping under the stars after a stroll along the beach.
Live out some movie romance
Wicklow Mountains National Park is the perfect place for a stroll with your partner. The array of nature’s gifts on display here will all but leave you speechless. You'll feel as though you've stepped onto the set of a romantic flick. Because of this it probably won't surprise you that romantic scenes have been shot here including a scene from the Valentine's Day film “P.S. I Love you” where Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank's character have their first encounter. Re-create your perfect romantic scene and fall in love all over again.
Take your love to the royal level
The enchanted castles of Ireland will have you and your prince or princess swooning in no time. Castle Leslie, Ballynahinch Castle, Johnstown Castle and Ross Castle are just a few among the many medieval charms that await.
Well, you won't want it to end anyway. The beauty of such a road trip is that the adventure is a creation of your own. The Irish landscape is endowed with features that will not let you down. Whether you stop on the way for a quick meal at a fabulous eatery or to see a coastline attraction, you can rest assured that on this trip, you are bound to have many memorable moments.
Want to learn more about the Irish adventures that await you? Give us a call at 913-244-9195
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