One of America’s most popular winter vacation destinations, Maui is a spectacular place to spend New Year’s Eve. Golden sand beaches, lush tropical foliage, magnificent sunsets and starry skies that twinkle overhead provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration.
Just being on Maui at New Year’s Eve is an exotic treat. From your Napili Shores Oceanfront Studio you can walk out the door and right onto the beach. For a low-key romantic evening, pack a blanket and champagne supper and enjoy a beach picnic while you watch the sun melt into the Pacific. Stay to watch Mother Nature’s encore as the stars come out and light up the night sky. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic New Year’s Eve kiss.
If partying is more your style, Maui offers several exciting ways to usher in the New Year.
• Go native and dance to the beat of island drums at a traditional Hawaiian Luau. The Maui Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency features a special Polynesian Review with hula dancers and amazing fire countdown as midnight approaches. A delicious buffet dinner with scrumptious dessert bar follows the entertainment.
• Ring in the New Year at sea. The three-hour Pride of Maui cruise always books quickly and is a favorite New Year’s Eve event that features live music, incredible hors d’oeuvres, gourmet desserts and fireworks!
• Immerse yourself in island history at the Kupanaha Magic Show Dinner Theater at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, known as the most Hawaiian hotel in the islands. Over a fabulous three-course dinner you’ll be entertained with a magically theatrical walk through Hawaii’s greatest historical moments. (Make sure to ask for the 8 p.m. show as an early supper matinee is also offered.) After the show, ring in the New Year with dancing and party games.