If you’re like lots of folks, you’re ready to usher in the new year with a party! But, it can be hard to navigate all the New Years Eve parties in Hawaii, especially for those who are spending their first New Years here in paradise. We’ve picked our top three parties at island resorts, so you can wander back to your room after a long night of partying:
Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu): 2nd Annual New Year’s Masquerade Bash
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:00pm to Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2:00am
Where: Kuilima Ballroom
The resort will host a Masquerade Ball with live music by renowned Hawaii artist Sunway. Dress to fit the occasion with masquerade themed cocktail attire with prizes awarded to the best dressed.
Reservations include interactive stations serving the finest culinary delights, party favors and a midnight champagne toast while watching the ball drop on the big screen and digital fireworks display from the comfort of the ballroom.
Indulge at the full cash bar offering drink specials, top shelf spirits and champagne all night long. Bottle Service available.
21+ and over only
Dresscode: Cocktail Attire
Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa (Maui):
The Hyatt Regency has three options for visitors celebrating New Year’s Eve in Hawaii:
DRUMS OF THE PACIFIC NEW YEAR’S EVE LUAU
Saturday, December 31 | 9:00pm-Midnight
Once a year we add a special late night show of Drums of the Pacific to ring in the New Year, Hawaiian style! Enjoy all of the exciting features of our traditional luau with special upgrades including a free souvenir photo and frame, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, special lei, dessert bonanza and spectacular three-man Samoan fire-knife finale!
TOUR OF THE STARS NEW YEAR STAR PARTY
Saturday, December 31 | 11:00pm-Midnight | Rooftop
Ring in the New Year with a Tour of the Stars Star Party, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and party favors. Don’t miss this once-a-year extraordinary experience. Please call Hyatt Concierge for reservations at 808 667 4727.
UMALU NEW YEAR’S EVE POOL PARTY
Saturday, December 31 | 9:15pm-12:15am
Late night Pool Party to ring in 2017 with The Maui Drivers, Ka’anapali’s favorite six-piece band guiding the festivities. Party favors, Champagne and cocktail specials. No cover charge. No reservations required.
Kahala Hotel and Resort (Oahu): New Year’s Eve Celebration
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:30 am
Location: Maile Ballroom & Under the Stars Poolside
Maile Ballroom Festivities:
Under the Stars Poolside Festivities:
Reserve Your Own Private Cabana and Celebrate in Style:
Private cabanas are $700 inclusive of:
*private cabanas have a maximum occupancy of 4 people
Event tickets include complimentary festive hats, tiaras and beads at check-in. Noisemakers will be distributed at 11:30pm to chime in the New Year!
$150 per person (plus 23% service charge and tax)
$80 per child (4 -9 years old, plus 23% service charge and tax)
$100 per person for registered guests of The Kahala (plus 23% service charge and tax)
Complimentary parking included
If you’re staying in one of these fantastic resorts over New Years, you won’t have to travel far to find a great celebration. And, if you’re still looking for New Year’s Eve parties in Hawaii, you can’t miss when you party at one of these amazing resorts. So, consider skipping the downtown scene, look a little CLOSER to home, and stay resort-side this year!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher