Raise your hand if money has ever stopped you from doing something absolutely amazing.
Now assuming you’re not Larry Ellison, and everyone else has answered in the affirmative, let’s now assume that you have the opportunity to explore Maui with the ultimate ‘treat yo’self’ mantra in mind. You don’t need to be Ellison to enjoy some luxurious Maui experiences. It’s worth holding back on consistent and extravagant vacation indulging in order to enjoy one or two truly sumptuous life long memories.
While everyone’s list would obviously vary based on their specific desires and interests, we hope you enjoy the following treat yo’self suggestions! And get a +1 to join you. Ahem.
Snorkel in Style
The reefs and ocean life around Maui are a ton of fun to float over and through. Snorkeling is one of the most popular things to do for visitors, which is why it’s worth finding a private charter away from the crowds. You can take a small group with Hawaii Ocean Rafting or charter their private scarab. Both trips offer the thrill of flying over the water at fun speeds, as well as peaceful snorkeling at your destinations.
Call (808) 661-7238 for the 6 passenger scarab or small group rafting trips.
Champagne & Helicopters
Yep, you read that right.
On Blue Hawaiian Helicopters’ own Maui Spectacular Tour, not only will you experience a helicopter tour of the whole island of Maui, including the remarkable West Maui Mountains and otherworldly Haleakala Volcano, but you’ll briefly land in Upcountry Maui for none other than a champagne toast before continuing onto the remainder of your full island aerial tour. Heyo!
Chef’s Table Dinner
Located at the stunning Maui Tropical Plantation, The Mill House Restaurant is the stuff foodie dreams are made of. With exquisite views of the West Maui Mountains and finely manicured Plantation grounds, sit back and enjoy craft cocktails under the stars along with 7 courses of innovative, fresh, farm-to-table cuisine at their weekly Chef’s Table dinner events. Call (808) 270-0303
Bonus? Nobody’s ever complained about having to look at Executive Chef Jeff Scheer make them seven courses of delicious food. Nope.
Outcall Massage in your own room
When there’s valuable mai tai drinking and sunbathing time to be had, who wants to waste it on a drive to a massage studio? Maui’s Best Massage will drive to your hotel, resort or condo, set up their massage table in your room, set some mellow music and melt all your cares away. They offer soothing relaxation massage, deep tissue, couples massage as well as lomi lomi.
Or, if you’re staying near Wailea, you can go to their studio at 161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite A105-2. Call (808) 426-7418 for an appointment.
Spend the Night on a Sailboat
Though purchasing your own private yacht sounds more Ellison-like than anything, it also sounds like kind of a lot of work, both paper and maintenance wise. So for purposes of a one off treat yo’self moment, we recommend hiring a private sailboat (and the skills of a private sailboat captain) for ultimate Pacific Ocean awesomeness.
Shadowfax, a sailboat offering private tours to areas of Maui, Lana’i and Moloka’i, also offers the option of overnight sailing tours in the comfort of its spacious cabin. With the friendly and welcoming Captain Mike behind the wheel, you’ll set sail for wherever the hell you please, enjoying amazing activities like whale watching, stargazing, snorkeling, dolphin watching, stand up paddling, eating, drinking and more along the way. Arrange for some French champagne, freshly caught fish and eco-friendly sparklers to accompany you – hey, it’s our fantasy! – and thank us later. Preferably with an invite, of course.
Sport a Sparkly Mermaid Tail
It’s no Batman costume or fine leather goods, but it is a sparkly, wearable mermaid tail. Cheehoo! Available for purchase from Maui’s own Hawaii Mermaid Adventures, these mermaid’ing pros know just how to make you feel like a legit mermaid, or even merman.
With three current options to choose from, including the Catalina Aqua Sparkle, Sea Green or Sea Pearl Mermaid Tails, these 4-way nylon stretch beauties will have you feeling fancy, sparkly, and ultimately glorious in no time.
Host a Private Luau
If married couples can do it, so can we! Instead of celebrating recent nuptials, however, how about we simply celebrate life with a private luau? On a Wednesday! Just because! From authentic hula dancers and fire spinners to traditional Hawaiian food, an actual private luau on Maui sounds like the paradise party of a lifetime.
Hire yourself a mai tai mixologist to accompany the evening entertainment, and you’re set. Or, book an inexpensive Maui luau. Learn about your options and find the best luau for your group by calling (808) 892-3177.