Are you looking for a spectacular place to ring in the New Year? If so, why not consider our Maui resort? The weather will be beautiful, and there are also a number of fun things to enjoy. Here are a few things you may want to experience if you do decide to visit during this time.
A number of locations on the island of Maui have New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations for you to enjoy. One annual fireworks show takes place from a barge that is anchored offshore near the town of Kihei. Others are held from time to time near the Hana area attraction of Fagan’s Cross, a 30-foot high lava cross erected in honor of a prominent citizen. You could also travel by ferry to the nearby island of Lanai to enjoy a fireworks display there.
Pride of Maui
If an evening sail is more to your liking, consider booking a seat on the Pride of Maui. This cruise ship departs on New Year’s Eve for an evening of dinner and music, which is culminated with a live fireworks show precisely at midnight. A champagne toast and cash bar are also included.
Ring the Bell
The Paia Mantokuji Missionhas an annual tradition of ringing a huge bell 108 times just before midnight. The bell-ringing commences at around 30 minutes before midnight, when a monk will traditionally ring this gong-like apparatus three times, allowing the sound to completely die down between strikes. After that, others are called up to the platform and allowed to strike the bell as well. An official record keeper keeps track of the number of rings as well as the names of all who take part. The ringing is timed so as to finish precisely at midnight.
A luau is always a treat on any vacation to Hawaii, especially during the New Year’s holiday. A luau traditionally consists of a shell greeting, arts and crafts, and Polynesian dancing. The highlight of the affair is the ceremonial unearthing of the Kalua pig, followed by a feast that will delight your taste buds. This is an excellent activity to consider if you are traveling with children or older adults.
Now is the perfect time to make your reservation in order to ensure you are able to enjoy all these special celebratory activities. To book a room, contact us.