Maui, Hawaii is the epitome of tropical paradise, making it an idyllic location for a destination wedding. Nestled on the stunning coastline, the Olowalu Plantation House offers a picturesque and enchanting venue for couples seeking an intimate and romantic setting. The plantation house boasts breathtaking ocean views, graceful palm trees swaying in the breeze, and lush gardens that create an atmosphere of tranquility and natural beauty. From the moment the bride walks down the aisle, with the sound of crashing waves in the background, to the reception under the starlit Hawaiian sky, this destination wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House promises an unforgettable experience for both the couple and their guests. I loved every second of this destination wedding and the way they incorporated their guest into their whole week. The best part of the reception was the hula dancers and everyone trying to learn!
This was actually my first time traveling to the beautiful state of Hawaii! I decided to bring one of my girlfriends along for the trip and we made a week vacation out of it and it was so fun! We stayed in the small town of Lahaina and our airbnb was absolutely perfect! We were across the street from the beach as well as walking distance from local spots and just a short drive from the downtown area!
We really wanted to immerse ourselves into everything Maui had to offer as soon as we got there! Now if you’ve never traveled to Hawaii just know its no easy fleet it took a total of 14 HOURS to get there!
Some of my favorite activities included:
Whale watching- if you have a chance to get over to the Islands you HAVE to go during whale watching season. It was easily one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. We booked one of the experiences on airbnb and met the captain at the Lahaina Harbor where there are a ton of stations who do different tours!
Road to Hana- We ended up renting a jeep (because, duh!) to drive along the road to Hana. If you’re planning on doing this gauge how long you want to spend! We spent a little more than half a day and only made it half way as we stopped along the way. We ended up hiking to two waterfalls that were super pretty! Do your research on swimming in the waterfalls though lol, we read some horror stories before we went so we didn’t end up going swimming but there was a ton of people who were jumping off the top (which I think they discourage). Along the road there are a couple different farm markets, the one we stopped at was more like bbq on the side of the road and the chicken looked phenomenal! We just decided to drink out of a coconut instead.
Luau- if you haven’t been to one, stop what you’re doing right now lol. Is it worth the price point? YES. It was seriously so fun and we ate so much food. A couple of the resorts offer them and they sell out quickly so just make sure you book ahead of time!
Shopping in Lahaina- A lot of tourist shops but a lot of cool little boutiques too! Walk along the strip, grab food and make sure you get a pineapple dole whip to finish off the trip!
Eating all the things! From wandering around and stopping into local breakfast spots with fresh acai bowls to Mala Ocean Tavern where we saw the most INCREDIBLE sunset of my life. It was pretty cloudy that day but the second the sunset started it was like it didn't end. With every passing moment it kept getting better until the entire restaurant was getting up to walk outside and take pictures!
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