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Bringing In New Years In Maui

Why not ring in the New Year while dining and dancing the night away – Maui style? And, here’s the great news – you can do it by land or sea, with kids or without! Wine and dine in gourmet fashion by taking a fabulous evening ocean cruise, attending a special holiday luau or other celebration event catered by one of our many fine dining establishments in Maui. Then once 2018 has arrived, why not do some cool and unusual things to make truly unforgettable memories of your once-in-a-lifetime Maui vacation?

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By Land

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Ritz Carlton Kapalua isn’t just known for it’s luxurious hotel. They have a reputation for throwing an incredible party, but this year they are featuring an impressive number of events for New Years Eve.

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Whether you want to celebrate with or without the keiki (kids), they have an event perfect for you. This year they are offering a Chef Interactive Party (yum!), Alaloa Lounge New Years Eve Celebration, New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Banyan and a New Year’s Countdown Celebration for the kids! From fine dining to face painting, they’re offering lots to do this year for the whole family! Kids are able to be picked up as late as 1am, giving time for Mom and Dad to ring in the New Year and enjoy a gourmet 4 course dinner and midnight celebration – all at the same resort. Bringing in 2019 at the Ritz is a luxurious, mind blowing experience for all ages!

Want fun that’s more affordable? Well, look no further because there is something for everyone!

There’s fun to be had in every price range. Fun is on the menu and if you like to dance and dine in style they’ve got the NYE parties for you. Have fun without breaking your budget while you move to the hottest dance mixes. Check out our map above for a party in your area. Come and make your start to 2019 simply unforgettable on Maui!

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By Sea

This year there are several ocean charter companies in Maui which are offering some exciting New Years Eve packages whether you’re single or have a special someone. Pride of Maui has a full menu of delectable food, sensationally sinful desserts and of course, an open bar – all at a pretty reasonable price. We must admit, it’s hard to beat floating along the coastline while dancing and dining under the stars as you welcome 2017!

You can also sail into the New Year on the Alii Nui.  Their special cruise down the South coast of Maui includes an incredible dinner and views of the fireworks off the Wailea coastline, far away from the crowds.

More Cool Things To Do On New Years

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Wanna see fireworks up close? It’s a Maui tradition on the south side of the island, courtesy of the Grand Wailea hotel.

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A large barge creates a colorful, sparkling spectacle in the sky for all to enjoy. Get there early and get a good spot. It draws a large crowd every year to all of the beaches nearby but it’s totally worth it!

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Why not take a Road to Hana tourEco-friendly, culturally educational and conservation minded, it’s an amazing day in Hana and beyond. VIE’s Road to Hana tour is a fantastic way to celebrate being on Maui during the holidays, or anytime for that matter. Gift Certificates are available too! What a great present for friends, family and business associates. Take a little time out of your hectic holiday schedule to see one of the most beautiful places on earth… the legendary Road to Hana!

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Why not start the New Year with a beautiful introduction to Hawaiian voyaging culture? There are few things more special that you could experience in Maui than being out on the water in Honolua Bay on New Year’s Day in an outrigger canoe with an expert guide.

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You will see an array of wildlife, and maybe even get up close with some of the sea’s largest, most amazing and beautiful creatures, as you paddle like the Hawaiians did centuries ago and still do today? Outrigger canoeing is a big part of Hawaiian cultural history that you can experience hands-on!

If you’re a surf enthusiast (and you’re lucky enough to be there when a large swell is offshore), then watching the pros conquer the big surf at Jaws is primo anytime, but especially during the holidays. Make sure you’re wearing good hiking shoes… it’s not paved and it can get really muddy if the weather isn’t cooperating. (And, FYI there are NO facilities.)

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Any time of year is a great time to be in Maui but it’s always wonderful to start your year in this beautiful place. The winter waves, warm waters, the whales breaching off shore and the friendly people make this a top notch place to enjoy the beginning of a new year!

Aloha Nui Loa

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