If Maui is on the agenda for your last hurrah before matrimony, then you’ll want to fill your vacation will all things fabulous! And don’t worry, there is a party outside your hotel bar! We’ve got the guide to make a bachelorette party spectacular, from the planning to the partying!
If you’re looking for the kind of bachelorette celebration that combines luxurious spa days and the zen side of Maui, then this list is right up your alley. Fun will be had by all, and everyone will leave relaxed and soothed by their recess from responsibility.
1. The Hotel
–Lumeria has every imaginable experience available to enchant you. From the lush tropical paradise the surrounds the property, to the farm-to-table dining room, your every need will find a home at this luxurious eco-boutique hotel. No need to venture out if you’re looking for a world-class spa day. Try their Chocolate Goddess Massage, which is an invigorating body polish made with chocolate, coffee and Hawaiian Sandalwood oil. It detoxifies and exfoliates to reveal firm and vibrant skin. And if you’re looking to relax outside their spa, why not try their ocean view saline pool or the hammock garden? You won’t need to look far to find your zen at this peaceful oasis.
-The Grand Villa has exquisite bi-coastal ocean views and is tranquil, private and purely luxurious. This villa can sleep up to 10, and there’s plenty of space to roam their aromatic gardens. You have access to a saltwater lap pool, and feel free to take a dip in the hot tub at sunset. Concierge and massage services are available. This magical getaway will charm everyone in your group!
2. The Restaurants
If your trip is build on bliss, then farm to table will be your cup of tea!
–Merriman’s Kapalua starts your experience with a stunning ocean front location, and completes your night with locally-sourced dishes like their House Made Cavatelli Pasta with anuhea asparagus, hamakua mushrooms and a house made ricotta.
–Haliimaile Restaurant is another farm to table haven that serves heavenly fare like their Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with roasted beets, marcona almonds and a truffle honey. Make sure to save room for their Lilikoi Brûlée and Almond Brittle Cup or the Hali’imaile Carmelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Bliss in every bite!
–Pacific’O Restaurant has everything you’ve been dreaming of in a restaurant! Their incredible view is topped only by their extraordinary cuisine. Local Style Poke with ahi, charred onion, sea beans, pickled ogo seaweed and inamona (toasted kukui nuts) followed by Ahi seared in their O’o Farm roasted espresso-shiitake rub, Hamakua Big island mushrooms, daikon, heirloom carrot, edamame, warm dashi broth and a truffle accent is just one of the many tasty choices here.
3. The Fun
We have beaches galore to send you home golden and glowing, but here’s a few ideas if you’re looking for some fun activities outside the sand.
–O’o Farms hosts a heavenly farm-to-table tour. Harvest your own produce from their organic garden and their executive chef will prepare seasonal gourmet dishes like freshly caught fish with Kaffir Lime, sizzling lemongrass oil and O’o Farm vegetables. Bring a bottle of wine to complete your breathtaking meal.
–The Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui offers a very unique opportunity to capture and take home the island’s peaceful essence. Walking through the private hillside of Maui’s most aromatic region, you’ll pick sweet-smelling plants to take back to the distillery to create your very own take-home stress reducing and hydrating facial and body mist hydrosol.
–Island Art Party is built around the idea that you can have fun and actually show something for it! Guided by their expert Partista (party artist), you’ll eat drink and be merry as you paint a surprising masterpiece. No experience is necessary, but that doesn’t keep you from taking home a painting worthy of your living room wall. “Put on apron…order a drink…have a seat…it’s time to paint and party!”
Not everyone wants a soothing retreat for their bachelorette party. If you’re looking for a trip that has more wild than mild, then this is your guide to adventure!
1. The Hotel:
-The Four Seasons Hotel is home to the adult-only Serenity Pool, which services almost every poolside dream! With their underwater music system and freestanding swim up bars, you will have no need to leave this utopia! If the heat is more than you’d like, stake your claim on a luxury cabana and enjoy the Evian spritzers and mini fridge stocked with champagne. The rooms are equally stunning, but you probably won’t be spending too much time in their oversized marble bathroom and open-air lanai.
-The Makena Resort has the pool, the ocean front location and an epic breakfast brunch. But what makes this location prime is that it saddles up to one of the island’s most interesting parties. Little Beach is known for it’s Sunday night drum circles, and it’s not your average affair. This clothing optional dance-a-thon hosts hula hoop dancers, flame-throwers and an enormous circle of bongo and conga players each matching the others beat. The party starts in the late afternoon, and closes up shop between 7 and 7:45 pm. Make sure to stick around for sunset, when the crowd goes crazy, applauding and whooping the departing glow of the day. And the hotel shuttle will take you and pick you up, so you don’t need to worry about the parking lot mayhem that follows this popular party.
2. The Restaurants
You’re on this trip to be entertained, and these fabulous locations will do just that!
–Fleetwood’s Restaurant is a restaurant with goodness on every level. If the weather permits, their rooftop lounge is the only one in Lahaina and has stunning views of both the Pacific Ocean as well as the breathtaking West Maui Mountains. If you’re wanting to keep your party exclusive, reserve a cabana. All the view while keeping your party to yourselves. And if VIP is the name of your game, then request the Zebra room, which comfortably fits 10 guests into its luxurious setting and comes with its own dedicated tiered butler service. Live music is nightly, so you get sensational food and a show!
–Old Lahaina Luau is all about presenting authentic Hawaiian evening, from its hula dancers to its luau feast. While you enjoy unlimited drinks and food, relax under the tiki torches and prepare to be wowed with the song and dance. Fire dancers make the night more festive as the sun sets over the bobbing sailboats in the distance.
–Flatbread Company is a heavenly slice of paradise after a day of champagne. These wood-fire pizzas are mouth-watering, from their Mopsy’s Kalua Pork pizza with homemade organic mango BBQ sauce and local goat cheese, to their Pele Pesto pizza with a house made macadamia nut pesto that is simply delectable. And you’ll be within walking distance to Charley’s, one of the few bars on the North Shore that stay open past 10 pm on the weekends!
3. The Fun
Don’t let anyone tell you that Maui is only for lovers. With this guide, you’ll find all the bachelorette fun you can handle!
–Sail Trilogy is Maui’s classy version of a booze cruise. Let an expert captain whisk you away on a sunset cruise while you sip champagne, drifting along the Pacific Ocean. You can make it a full meal deal with dinner, or just take in the incredible view with your favorite group of girls.
–Rock Star Rides may start as your designated driver, but it may end up as your all night party bus! This luxury transportation offers laser lights, a big screen TV and a bar for all your drinking needs! Be your own dj, bartender and find endless entertainment with the stripper pole. You’ll be riding like a rock star in the comfort of your own spacious setting.
–Abrosia Martini Lounge has been rated as one of the best places to dance on the entire island. Start with a Lilikoi Lemon Drop martini or a Ginger Flinger and dance the night away to the music from their skilled dj of the night. The crown tends to be festive and will add to your fun!
–Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon is a local favorite and for good reason. Popular to those who like a stiff drink, you might even spot the likes of Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson or Owen Wilson as they head upstairs for a poker game. And if you time it right, you can be swept away with music from the 90’s, which is one of the most popular dance parties on the island!