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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Valentine’s Day in Paradise

For those lucky enough to find themselves wandering down a perfect beach on the Island of Maui around mid-February, there’s a tendency to think, “This place is romantic enough.” After all, there’s whales breaching everywhere, the air is warm and your boss is a few thousands miles away. Those who are thinking this are often men.

As a fellow man, I’d like to offer some unsolicited advice to those of our species subset that have waited until the last minute and have just now realized that there should be some effort to show the love of your life how much they mean to you beyond just flying them to Maui. Here are three Do’s and three Don’t’s of how to woo your Valentine this Friday, Maui-style:

DON’T: You might think it’s a good idea to play in the sand, but it’s not a romantic idea. DO NOT bury your lover in the sand and then draw a heart around them or something like that. It was great when you were a kid but sand just has a way of getting into everything. Best not to go there.

DO: A walk on the beach is great. A walk at sunset is even better. But champagne and a fresh flower lei at sunset? You hit the bullseye, bud. Unfortunately, you can’t pop that bottle of champagne on the beach because it’s against the law on Maui! Solution? Upgrade your romantic vibes abo

ard Kai Kanani’s Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail and we’ll take care of the champagne and the flower lei, plus a towel to make sure you’re nice and dry after that fun beach load. You’ll look like a genius.

DON’T: When it comes to music, you might find yourself in a creative funk. You might be thinking, “I’ll just ask my greatest love of all time to pick out some music.” That is the wrong answer. You know them better than that! Work hard and remember the songs that they love and then dig out that boombox. Or even better….

DO: Music is key to romance. You can try the boombox on the beach. You can find a romantic playlist on iTunes or Spotify. OR you can sit back and let the beautiful sound of singer/songwriter Melissa Mitchell and her guitar hit just the right note while the crew of the Kai Kanani refills your champagne. Because Live music is always a better choice.a woman holding a guitar

DON’T: If you waited until the last minute, you’re going to have a rough time making a reservation at a restaurant this Valentine’s Day. And as much as we love Fat Daddy’s BBQ, it’s not going to win you any points in the romantic category. Don’t wait until the last minute! Book something right now!

DO: Now that you’re looking for a restaurant, you should perhaps consider the setting? Kai Kanani’s Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail has the ultimate setting with an incredible menu waiting on board, plus an open bar full of excellent estate wines from Ulupalakua, as well as local spirits and beers.

And there you have it: the perfect plan for a romantic evening with your special someone. We’ll take care of the food, the music and even the sunset. All you have to do is play it cool and be yourself. After all, you made it to Maui, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Romance should be easy, right? You can thank us later. 

Seats are very limited so book your Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail today!

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