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New Year's Eve on Maui

This New Year’s Eve will be especially festive not only because we are saying goodbye to the previous year, but because we are also saying goodbye to this decade. If you find yourself on Maui for New Year’s Eve, prepare for fireworks, good food, and festivities all over the island. Keep reading below as we explore a few of our favorite activities.


Midnight Display at the Grand Wailea:
Though fireworks may not be as popular on the mainland during New Year’s celebrations, they are extremely popular in Hawaii. Even before it gets dark, you will be able to hear the loud popping and booming of fireworks in every neighborhood. For a more formal show, the biggest one is going to be found in Wailea in front of the massive Grand Wailea resort. The fireworks are launched from a boat offshore, so you and your family will be able to enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of the beach.

Fireworks Cruise:
There are several tour companies offering cocktail and dinner cruises on New Year’s Eve that will allow you to enjoy some time on the open water, as well as observe the fireworks from a different perspective. Below are the individual companies offering cruises.

-Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting several cocktail cruises which will depart from both their Maalaea and Lahaina Harbor Locations. To book tickets and view details click here.

-Trilogy is offering one of the more expensive options, but it comes with dinner, drinks and an intimate setting that can’t be found on any other cruise. For tickets and pricing, you can view their website here.

-Alii Nui is doing a fireworks cruise with a gourmet dinner and cocktails, as well as providing transportation from your hotel or condo to the harbor. To view the deal and book tickets click here.


The food scene on Maui is rich and diverse, so if you are looking to have a nice meal before venturing off to go and see the fireworks you can’t go wrong with the choices below.

-Maui Chef’s Table at The Mill House: This exclusive event features some of Maui’s top culinary talent preparing a delicious 6 course meal consisting of farm-to-table cuisine. Book your New Year’s table at their website here.

-Nick’s Fishmarket Maui: This popular restaurant inside of the Fairmont Kea Lani is a favorite among both locals and tourists for the great food and fresh atmosphere. From the restaurant you will be able to easily walk down to the beach to see the fireworks. To make a reservation visit their website here.

New Year’s Eve Luau

Two of the Maui’s most popular and exclusive luaus will be starting later to provide guests with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience.

-Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Kaanapali will be starting their luau at 9pm and it will be a fun event for the entire family. For details and tickets, you can visit their website here.

-The Feast at Mokapu which is a special luau designed by the Andaz Maui Resort will be changing up their schedule to provide an unrivaled New Year’s Eve celebration. To purchase tickets, you can visit their website here.

New Year’s Eve on Maui is a beautiful and exciting time, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. For questions about Maui real estate you can contact us via our website or give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!