Perfect weddings deserve to be followed by dreamy Maui honeymoons. And there is nothing more surreal than spending time enjoying the island’s natural wonders. Among them are the sacred pools and waterfalls that are nestled along the Road to Hana. One of the best places to see them is Oheo Gulch. It is located within driving distance of our Maui honeymoon suites.
But before you head out to explore the area, you’ll want to pack a hearty picnic lunch, plenty of bottled water, bug spray, rain ponchos, a camera and sunscreen. That’s because there are no amenities to speak of within the Oheo Gulch area. Wearing hiking clothes over top of your swimsuit and hiking boots is also advised. The boots should ideally have tread that is appropriate for walking on wet rocks, rugged inclines and boardwalks.
Once you’re all packed and dressed, head towards Haleakala National Park. It encompasses the Kipahulu District, which loosely translated means “fetch from exhausted gardens.” There is a daily pass fee that must be paid before crossing over the park’s threshold. However, it is generally very reasonable and remains valid for three days.
When you enter the park, make your way to the Kipahulu District that we alluded to previously. It is home to Oheo Gulch and historical sites that stretch back to the days when ancient Hawaiians worshipped the God Laka. Like we mentioned previously, you’ll need to hike in. So be ready to sweat a bit. Don’t worry though. If the conditions are right, you and your spouse will be able to cool off with a swim in one of the sacred pools.
Be prepared to spend at least five hours exploring all of the waterfalls, sacred pools and hiking trails. It will truly take you at least that long to see everything once. Afterward, you may want to grab dinner in Hana before heading back to your oceanfront, honeymoon suite at Maui Kai.
To book your own getaway and discover all that there is to love about Maui honeymoons, please contact us at (800) 367-5635. At the moment, we have spring and summer honeymoon packages available that are sure to please.