Last summer while Chey and Luka were adventuring around the beautiful Croatian islands, Luka surprised Chey on their first date anniversary with a spontaneous proposal. Clearly, they have a love for spontaneity and adventure so choosing to elope in Haleakalā National Park on the magical island of Maui, Hawaii was the natural next step in their story.
For their elopement ceremony, Chey and Luka decided the top of Haleakalā Crater would be the perfect location to say their vows. It was a cold but absolutely beautiful day. At the top, we were above the clouds and the views were just breathtaking. Haleakalā Crater has a quiet, peaceful energy and it was perfectly suited for this special moment. After Chey and Luka exchanged their vows, we popped a little champagne to celebrate!
After their ceremony, we explored the park a bit and enjoyed watching the sunset beneath the clouds. It was such a simple, beautiful, and magical day. If you’re looking for an epic location in Hawaii for your elopement Haleakalā doesn’t disappoint! Contact me and let’s start planning your Maui adventure elopement!
Eloping in Haleakalā National Park in Maui
Encompassing 30,000 acres of land, in Haleakalā National Park you’ll find a diverse landscape ranging from red desert-like terrain to lush waterfalls. The park is also home to Maui’s highest point, the dormant Haleakalā Volcano.
Where to Elope: Haleakalā Crater
Known as “The House of the Sun,” Haleakalā Crater ascends over 10,000 ft above the clouds at the crater’s summit. Although the hike to the top is a bit long, the incredible views you’ll witness are 100% worth it. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular spots for sunrise and sunset.
Where to Stay: Kula or Haleakalā National Park
Kula: Inland from the rugged coastline, you’ll find the small rural community of Kula. Choose from one of the many quaint bed and breakfasts or family farms for your overnight stay.
Haleakalā National Park: Feeling more adventurous? Backpack to Haleakalā’s wilderness area and spend the night in a remote campground and camp at Paliku or Holua campgrounds where both tent camping and cabins are available.
When to Elope: Spring and Fall
Maui’s temperatures hover in the 80s year-round so really anytime is good for a visit. Winter months bring more rain while summer is typically drier. But if you’re wanting fewer crowds and more affordable prices, the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are your best bet. I’d recommend eloping in April or May or anytime between September and November.
Looking for more Maui elopement inspiration? Check out my guide on The 5 Best Locations to Elop in Maui.