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8 Ways to Think Outside the Chocolate Box this Valentines

What’s better than candy and flowers for Valentines Day?

Building meaningful actions of appreciation.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you are spending the day with a special someone or hanging together with friends, Valentine’s Day offers many ways to express emotions.  If your lucky enough to be in Maui on this special occasion there are a lot of creative ways to celebrate romance and the loving relationships you share in your life.

Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you.

1. Take a Sunset Cruise

Pride of Maui
Book a Valentine’s Day Cruise hosted aboard Maui’s famous Maxi Catamaran the Impeccable Pride of Maui!  With over 1,500 square feet of unobstructed viewing from her sprawling upper deck, you will be mesmerized with your panoramic front row seat.
The romance of this unique event will create memories not soon forgotten. Savor freshly prepared and delicious food, favorite drink in hand, enjoying live Hawaiian music by one of Maui’s top artists, as you cruise along the majestic coast. This Exclusive Event sells out in advance so reserve today!

Pacific Whale Foundation
Get on board with the Pacific Whale Foundation premium Valentines Day Dinner Cruise.

Offered on Valentine’s Day at 5pm from Lahaina Harbor

Romance will be in the air and in the sea this Valentine’s Day aboard a very special Pacific Whale Foundation sunset dinner cruise. Upgrade your Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise ticket and enjoy premium seating, with a guaranteed private table for your party. The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise departs from scenic Lahaina Harbor, with guaranteed outdoor and indoor seating for those who prefer it.

2. Dining out in Maui?

Book a dinner at at Open Table

Add a Special Touch!

3) Take a Trip to the Top

Drive to Haleakala for a starlit evening to celebrate the connect you share underneath the Milky Way and galaxy of stars. Check local weather at the visitors center to make sure the drive up will be a clear night worth remembering.

4) Make Your Friends Count

Invite singles for wine and cheese. As in: Good wine, yummy appetizers and major laughs over past loves.

5) Do Something New

Sign up for a cool class that inspires you: Cooking, painting, surfing! Good experiences are among the best gifts you can give yourself.

6) Skip Hallmark

Skip the cheap card. Rather than buying the same heart-shaped card you bought last year, think outside the envelope. Make this Valentine’s Day the year you start making  new Valentine’s traditions that build strength in relationships.

Your Valentine’s Day tradition could be as simple as a making a dinner together without any distractions (turn off your phones, shut down the mobile devices and put away your laptops). Focus on the present, make the evening special turn this into an annual event.

7) Trade Gifts for an Experience

Rather than getting hung up on what to buy, think instead about what you can do with your partner to celebrate the love you share. Try a new activity together like stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, hiking or even sharing a great conversation over a long walk.

8) Love Music?

Fill your evening with the harmonic voices that ignite the soul and fill the air with love. Enjoy this gorgeous Valentine’s Day Concert filled love and alpha! Nā Leo Pilimehana, in Hawaiian meaning “voices blending together in warmth,” is the most award-winning and best-selling female group in Hawaiian music history. Buy Tickets

These are just a few ideas to get you started. The key is to use your creativity and personalize the day to do what feels special to you and your significant other. Don’t feel limited to conventional gifts, and talk with your partner to see what would really make the day special for him.