Some of the Best Beaches on Maui

Hawaiian Beaches

Kaanapali Beach 

One of the best beaches on Maui is Kaanapali Beach. This beach is very popular amongst vacationers and has many hotels along its 1.5 mile long beach. This beach is much less crowded than those on the island of Oahu. This beach is located in the west part of Maui and is perfect for parasailing, surfing, volleyball and sailing. On the northern most end of the beach is “Black Rock” which is known for snorkeling and cliff diving ceremonies that take place every day at sunset.

Hawaiian Beaches

Keawakapu Beach

This beach is considered to be more of a secret paradise which allows for the ideal getaway from the large crowds of people on the more populated beaches. Although it is smaller it always has wonderful swimming conditions and has soft sands which are perfect for sunbathers and children to make their dream sandcastles. A little off of the beach lies an underwater reef that is great for snorkeling.

Hawaiian Beaches

Kapalua Beach

Kapalua Beach is on our list of best beaches on Maui from its warm sands to its lava rocks and palm trees…this is one of the most popular beaches in the state of Hawaii. Ranked as one of the top beaches in the nation, this beach is perfect for families with children thanks to its calm waters and natural tide pools. In the winter you can even see whales migrating to deeper waters!

Hawaiian Beaches

Kahekili Beach

A little further down the beach of Kaanapali is Kahekili beach. These two beaches are separated by lava rock and a hotel but it is the perfect spot for amazing snorkeling and scuba diving. This can be a slightly more dangerous spot for swimmers because of the hidden rocks and strong currents so be careful when adventuring out that way!

Hawaiian Beaches

 Napili Bay

Check out this picture-perfect sunset! Napili Bay is a charming beach known for its fantastic swimming conditions, golden sand and crazy snorkeling. You could spend an entire day at this beach thanks to all of the great activities and easy access picnicking – this is where we would want to spend every single day!

Best Beaches on Maui

Makena Beach (Big Beach)

Makena beach is South Maui’s largest beach and is about a 50 minute drive from Lahaina. This beach is nearly 2/3 of a mile long and 100 yards wide. There is great swimming and snorkeling in these pristine waters. It is nestled in between two black-lava outcroppings and provides a more secluded landscape compared to more crowded beaches like Kaanapali and Lahaina.

Best Beaches on Maui

Baldwin Beach

This beautiful, long white-sand beach is a favorite with local families. This beach comes with the whole shabang – lifeguards, port-a-potties, showers, barbecues, picnic tables and a covered pavilion. Baldwin beach is very popular amongst boogie-boarders and even has a baby beach on the west end that offer calmer pools for little ones.

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Kaanapali Beach from Hawaiian Landmark Images

Keawakapu Beach from Hawaii Life

Kapalua Beach from Maui Rental

Kahekili Beach from Tropical Villa Vacations

Napili Beach from Napili Kai

Makena Beach from Grand Champions

Baldwin Beach from Maui Guidebook

 

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Outdoor Hawaii Wedding

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

Outdoor Hawaii Wedding

Sunny Hawaii is calling your name! Beaches are one of the most popular destination wedding choices and Hawaii is our favorite spot to do so! The warm breezes, blue waves and breathtaking sunsets make Hawaii the absolute perfect wedding destination. We, at First Class Weddings, think Maui is the most fantastic place to get married!

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

Imagine having your wedding ceremony right next to the beautiful turquoise waters of Hawaii… The grass is always lush and green with accents of tropical flowers and palm trees decorating the natural landscape. Choose an outdoor Hawaii wedding if you love the ocean, sand and amazing views!

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

This elaborate wedding arch was the perfect piece for their wedding ceremony. The purples, pinks and greenery coordinated with the bride’s bouquet and hairpiece amazingly. Our favorite part of this stunning arch was the small hanging vases with flowers displayed inside of them, shown below.

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

Outdoor Hawaii Wedding

Decorations as simple as a single flower in a glass bulb create wonderful reflections of the sun and make for gorgeous pictures. The purple and green colors featured in this wedding call us to the beaches!

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

This Maui wedding took place on a perfectly green lawn overlooking the spectacular view of the ocean. This venue made for the perfect backdrop for this outdoor hawaii wedding.

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

Lush decorative flowers ranging from hydrangeas to orchids line the length of these simple white tables. Our bride, Phoebe  hung simple white lanterns above her brightly colored tables and once the sun went down they lit up for perfect romantic lighting.

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

The colors of Hawaii and all of its tropical glory allow brides to use bright bold colors for their flowers and decorations. We love this simple table with hydrangeas, orchids and other flowers with candles lining the center of the table…how romantic!

Outdoor Hawaii Weddings

 

After seeing this phenomenal wedding on Maui would you consider having your perfect wedding in Hawaii?? Let us know what you think about Hawaii and all of its beauty!

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Beach Weddings

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Beach Weddings

Sand beneath your toes, waves crashing in the distance, slight salty breeze touching your face… Ahh yes, you’re at a beach wedding! From the East Coast to the West Coast to international waters, beach weddings are always ravishing. They provide the perfect scenery for your big day and makes the whole weekend fun for everyone involved. Here we look at a few great ideas for your own beach wedding.

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Beach Weddings – DIY

Beach weddings are the perfect opportunity for different DIY crafts and touches. Take the sign above, for example. Easily made, cheap, and SUPER cute! Because beach weddings are more rustic than most, crafty DIY signs are a great touch to your big day. Along with signs, you can make fun wedding favors with things found on the beach, such as seashells and sand. There possibilities are endless (and really cheap!) On top of that, being barefoot is always enjoyable (the guy below agrees).

A First Class Maui Wedding - Beach Weddings

A First Class Maui Wedding - Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings – Venue

Picking the perfect beach for your beach wedding isn’t always easy. There are SO many choices. Do you want to stay close to home? International? Regardless of your choice, your beach wedding will be gorgeous. A few things to consider when picking your beach: Pick somewhere you can have all your loved ones attend. Sometimes international isn’t the greatest choice because it’s expensive and tough to get loved ones out there. Also, picking somewhere that has significance to you is always a good choice. Maybe a beach you used to go to everyday as a kid, or a place you have had a great memory. A place that holds significance to you will make your big day even more memorable.

A First Class Maui Wedding - Beach Weddings

A First Class Maui Wedding - Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings – Pictures

There is not better place to make wedding pictures than by the ocean. Barefoot on the beach with a breeze and a sunset will make for the most magnificent wedding pictures you’ll ever see. Feet in the water, holding hands, wedding kiss… Endless possibilities. Nothing brings out a smile more than love and the ocean breeze!

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Beach Wedding Set Up From Aloha Weddings

Couple Kissing On Beach From Wedding Bee

Groom Jumping From ABL Weddings

Bride on Beach From Ultimate Beach Weddings

Bridesmaids Jumping and Barefoot Wedding From Wedding Window

Kids Holding Hands From Sun Shots

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Kauai Weddings

 Kauai Weddings

Cher Weldon and Ron Jones traveled from Colmesneil, Texas to the beautiful North shore of Kauai where First Class Weddings arranged an intimate Hawaiian wedding ceremony.  Cher and Ron’s First Class Wedding took place on one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii on the island of Kauai, officially named Kauapea beach.

Kauai Weddings at Kauapea Beach (aka Secret Beach)

This beach is more commonly known as Secret Beach which is a wonderfully romantic and secluded location to tie the knot.

Inspired by Tori Spelling’s wedding, Cher had a distinct vision of what she wanted for her special day. The result…a perfect comprimise that included a romantic beach ceremony with Hawaiian Ukelele music, an aisle way scattered with orchids, custom sand castle display and a romantic private catered dinner under the stars.

Hale Lani

Secret Beach Hideaway Kauai - Hale Lani

Cher and Ron stayed at Secret Beach Hideaway's Hale Lani (shown above & below), a stunningly gorgeous cottage that sits atop a cliff overlooking the couple's ceremony location on Secret Beach.

The Hale Lani Kauai is secured by a gated entrance and is extremely private. This truly is a perfect hideaway for a Kauai Wedding.

Flowers included an all white Calla Lily bouquet, a traditional Maile Lei for the groom and a white Orchid Lei for the bride. Cher and Ron exchanged leis in a traditional Hawaiian lei exchange symbolizing their love and commitment to each other.

Cher, Ron and their Kauai wedding vendors - including a musician, a minister, photographer and even a sand castle artist made their way down the steep path en-route to the beach.

Custom Sand Castle

It was no easy feat yet First Class Weddings hired professional sand castle builder Julian Miller and he brought in the appropriate tools, sand and other secret ingredients to make this custom sand castle oasis exclusively for Cher and Ron!

Private Kauai Wedding Dinner Reception

This Kauai wedding was lit by Tiki Torches and candle light, Mr. and Mrs. Jones celebrated with a privatly catered dinner in a romantic canopy on the grounds of Secret Beach Hideaway's Hale Lani.

Congratulations Cher and Ron Jones!  First Class Weddings is honored to have been a part of your special day.

Contact First Class Weddings today and begin planning your Hawaiian dream wedding!

Kauai Wedding by First Class Weddings

Accommodations by Pure Kauai: Secret Beach Hidaway - Hale Lani

Ceremony Location: Kauapea Beach (Secret Beach) located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii

Officiate: Rev. Julie Wirtz

Wedding Music: Coppin Colburn

Flower, Canopy and Candle Rentals: Mr. Flowers

Furniture Rentals: Martin Roberts

Private Catering: Thomas Ryan

Sand Castle: Jullian Miller

 

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Hawaiian Vow Renewal

Hawaii Vow Renewal – 30 years strong!

Pege & Lenny Fischman celebrated their 30 year Hawaiian vow renewal with First Class Weddings. We are extremely honored to have been chosen to share in this emotionally charged and deeply heart-felt occasion. The Fischman’s and their two sons traveled all the way from Jupiter Florida so this was an extra special treat for us.

Pege Fischman

When First Class Weddings started planning with Pege in June of 2012 she specifically requested a small and private beach location. Although they were staying at the Puamana Condo’s on the West side of the island, we felt that a beach located 45 minutes away on the South shore of Maui would provide exactly what she was looking for.

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After a few short months of planning, obtaining a Hawaii beach permit, hand selecting the perfect minister and securing one of the finest photographers on Maui, Pege and Lenny were re-married on August 16, 2012. The minister officially started the ceremony by blowing the Conch Shell.

Beach Wedding

Shortly after the ceremony started the couple laughed as they recalled memories and told stories of their past.  Precious memories for sure!

Beach Wedding

The Hawaiian island weather was perfect as Pege & Lenny yet again shared one of the most memorable days of their lives together.

Beach Wedding

Pege & Lenny have endured so much over the years and even told us that there were times that they thought they wouldn’t make it….yet here they are. This couple truly has what it takes to endure whatever life dishes out.

Beach Wedding

Pege’s bouquet consisted of pink ginger, cymbidium orchids, and dendrobium orchids.

Beach Wedding

First Class Weddings loves Hawaiian Vow Renewals and we completely adore Pege & Lenny Fischman!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Fischman & Family!

Trish Barker Photography

Hawaiian Vow Renewal by: First Class Weddings

Minister: Rev. Joe Miles

Photographer: Trish Barker Photography

Flowers by: Dellables

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Wooden Arch

Wooden ArchCustom Wooden Arch rental is exclusively available at First Class Weddings.

Wooden ArchDrops of glass filled with purple orchids adorn this custom wooden arch

Wooden ArchWe love the hanging votive candle holders!

Wooden ArchA simple, yet stunning personality…

Wooden ArchJust think of the possibilities…

Wooden ArchAvailable exclusively through First Class Weddings

nothing else compares…

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Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle EngagementWill You Marry Me – Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle EngagementSurprise Beach Proposal Set-up

Sand Castle EngagementA complete Surprise! She has no idea…

Sand Castle EngagementStrolling along…

Sand Castle EngagementThen, with one quick bend of the knee…right as she sees the sand castle…

Sand Castle EngagementIt happens…

Sand Castle EngagementOMG!

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Sand Castle Engagement

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Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle EngagementHow about a little Champagne…

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle EngagementTop it off with a little live music by Don Lax

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle EngagementWill you marry me?

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Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

Sand Castle Engagement

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Sand Castle Engagementhappily ever after begins with First Class Weddings….

 

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Beach Weddings

Beach WeddingsBeach Weddings

In Hawaii the beaches are absolutely stunning, which makes getting married on the beach a dream come true for some couples. What you don’t know is that in Hawaii, special permits are required in order to have beach weddings and you have to hire a wedding planner to get the permit (unless you want to pay for a million dollar liability policy that lists the State of Hawaii as a beneficiary), and then go through the application process solely on your own.

Beach permit fees range from about $50 to $300 depending on the size of space you need on the beach (this includes you, your guests and all your vendors). There are also restrictions on decor that you will need to take under consideration so paying a little more for a planner to help you achieve this dream is way worth it.

Some other things that you  may not want to hear about beach weddings in Hawaii is that they offer limited privacy, there are no back up options in the event of inclement weather, and your restroom options are very limited.  However, if you know all of these things and are still up for a Hawaiian Beach Wedding then please email us and we will be happy to guide and assist you, every step of the way.

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Luau Wedding

Luau WeddingLuau Wedding:

Old Lahaina Luau Wedding Location
Located in Lahaina, Maui, this small and private garden area hidden in a cozy little area that sits off to the side of the property. This is an oceanfront venue with no beach. Luau tickets are sold separately from the wedding grounds fee. The Old Lahaina Luau works perfect if you want to have your wedding in mid afternoon and then attend the Luau afterwords (for your reception).  You would enjoy an authentic Hawaiian buffet, full open bar, and an exciting luau show that ends around 8pm (Maui time).

  • $2,850 for a party of up to 10
  • Additional Guests $15 per person
  • Wedding venue fees include chairs and Mai Tais for up to 30 guests.
  • A 20% service fee will be added to the total sales
  • Please add 4.166% Hawaii State Tax
  • Luau Tickets are sold Separately

This wedding luau venue includes, Oceanfront Location, Assistance with obtaining a Marriage license, Kahu (Licensed Officiant), Mea oli – Chanter/Conch shell blower, White Padded Chairs, Wedding Lei Exchange, Tropical Bridal Bouquet, 6” Old Lahaina Lu’au Signature Wedding Cake, Water Station, Sparkling Cider Toast, 1½ hours of Standard Photography , Four 5X7 Luau Portraits, On-site Coordinator, Keepsake Wedding Certificate

We invite you to call First Class Weddings if you have any other questions. That’s what we’re here for :)

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Adventure Weddings

Adventure WeddingsAdventure Weddings

Whether you seek a helicopter ride to a secluded waterfall, a 4-wheel drive to a remote beach, or a sunset sail while you say “I do,” First Class Weddings can customize an amazing adventure weddings and provide a package that exceeds your wildest dreams. Come on…what are you waiting for? Let your inner spirit show you the way toward an adventure wedding of a lifetime.

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