Celebrate New Year Eve on Kauai with the spectacular fireworks show on Poipu Beach. Come down to the beach park by sunset for live music, food vendors, and open space for the kids to run around. This is a family event so no alcohol please. This year will feature an outdoor movie – Disney’s Descendants.
The fireworks are put on by the Poipu Beach Resort Association by donations made from the many Poipu Businesses.
Please note that parts of the beach may be sectioned off to accommodate the fireworks set up.
After the fireworks show, head over to one of the many Poipu establishments to party it up until the New Year.
If you’re spending Christmas on Kauai and looking to find dinner outside of the comfort of your vacation rental, take a look at our list of restaurants offering a special menu for Christmas dinners:
Reservations: Reservations with credit card required. Must cancel 72 hours or more in advance to avoid penalty
Special Menu: Yes
Located in the Koa Kea Hotel on Poipu Beach, this boutique hotel is hosting both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners.
Christmas Dinner | Monday, December 25 | $75 | View Menu
New Year’s Eve Dinner | Sunday, December 31 | $105 | View Menu
Reservations: 808-742-4288 Book Reservations online
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Special Menu: Yes
Enjoy the signature grand buffet at Ilima and choose from slow roasted prime rib, poke, holiday desserts, and more. Take the family for Christmas dinner at Tidepools where their pre-fixe menu will start you off with a delicious winter salad before eating a delectable beef wellington and finishing with black forest cake. Dondero’s will also have a wonderful pre-fixe menu comprised of a selection of cured meats and artisan cheeses, duck tortellini, roasted leg of lamb, and chestnut noel for dessert.
The Beach House Restaurant Kauai
Special Menu: Yes
Located in front of the surf break called “PKs” (short for Prince Kuhio) and arguably some of the best sunset views on the island, the Beach House will have their standard menu available for Christmas dinner and a couple specialty items.
Reservations are highly recommended 808.742.1424
Merriman’s Fish House Kauai
Reservations: Yes, 808-742-8385, online reservations
Special Menu: Yes
A special Holiday Menu has been crafted at Merriman’s Fish House in The Shops at Kukui’ula. Holiday seating begins at 4:00pm and dinner starts at $75 per person
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Special Menu: Yes
Sheraton Kauai resort is offering a special Christmas Dinner Menu at their restaurant RumFire. Savor slow roasted prime rib of beef, fresh fish and locally grown ingredients alongside 270 degrees of oceanfront views.
4 PM – 9 PM
$58 adults, $18 children (age 6-12)
Children 5 years old and younger, complimentary
For easy booking, these restaurants offer online booking through open table
Wishing you a very Happy Holidays from
all of us at Alekona Kauai!
At only 2.8 square miles, the town of Poipu on Kauai is filled with things to do and see. Whether you are looking for action packed adventure or a restful getaway, Poipu offers a little bit everything to make your trip memorable.
1. The Perpetual Sunshine – Although Kauai is known for having one of the wettest spots on earth, Poipu remains sunny throughout most of the year. The sun, beaches, cool trade winds and fun tropical cocktails are a combination for perfect days year round.
2. The Restaurants – Poipu has become known for having some of the best restaurants on Kauai. Chefs Peter Merriman and Roy Yamaguchi, two original members of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, have opened signature restaurants in Poipu. From the flavors of Hawaii to Italy and Mexico, a variety of cuisine is within your reach.
3. Variety of Beaches – Whether you want to tackle the surf, explore underwater sea caverns and coral reefs, or simply find a stretch of sand to dive into your new book, Poipu has got you covered. Poipu Beach has been rated by Travel + Leisure and Dr. Beach as one of the best beaches in the world for its variety of activities, sheltered keiki (children) ponds, and lifeguard services. Aside from Poipu Beach, there are many other nearby beaches. Find your inner peace with a stroll on the secluded shoreline of Mahaulepu Beach or watch body surfers brave the shore break at Shipwreck’s Beach. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
4. Wild Adventure – The beaches aren’t the only attraction in Poipu. Local outfitter adventure companies have found ways to showcase Poipu’s natural beauty through heart pumping adventures. Zipline through tropical forests, get deliciously dirty on a mudbug or zoom through old sugar cane roads on an All Terrain Vehicle.
5. Dreamy Sunsets – There isn’t anything quite like a Poipu sunset, especially during summer when the sun goes down later than usual. Hues of pink and orange light up the sky with rose-colored dusty clouds. Van Gogh couldn’t paint a better sunset himself. We recommend grabbing a refreshing cocktail at a beachside restaurant or bar while you wait for the sky to put on the best show you’ve ever seen.
6. World Class Golf – Three world-class golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Tom Weiskopf can all be accessed within a five-minute drive of one other, making it the best spot on the island for hitting the links. Golf like the greats at Poipu Bay Golf Course, the former home of the PGA Grand Slam, improve your game at Kiahuna Golf Course or spend a day at Kukuiula Golf Course, the newest and most exclusive course on Kauai.
7. Endless Shopping – Grocery stores, local souvenirs and small boutiques are quickly accessible throughout Poipu. Trying to find that perfect memory of your vacation to Kauai is as easy as stopping by one of Poipu’s shopping centers for items that are eclectic and unique. High end boutiques feature luxury products and artwork by the islands most creative spirits. Poipu’s grocery stores provide all the conveniences of home and the latest in local produce and meats.
8. Staggering Natural beauty – Between the white sandy beaches, lava rock formations line Poipu’s coastline with dramatic fashion. Sometimes the best adventure can be discovered with your flip-flops on your feet. The Mahaulepu Heritage Trail takes you along limestone cliffs, through deep sand dunes and overlooking the ancient Makauwehi Cave. On the opposite end of Poipu is Spouting Horn Beach Park, where an underwater lava tube formed a natural geyser that sprays up to forty feet of water into the air.
9. Abundance of fresh fruit and veggies – Every Wednesday, Kukuiula Shopping Center holds its culinary market. Farmers from all over Kauai showcase their inspiring produce while local musicians serenade you with their smooth island sounds. As you meander through the shopping center, restaurants tempt you with samples of their savory menu items. Nearby Koloa Town also holds the Sunshine Market at the Koloa Ball Park on Tuesday afternoons. Sip coconut water straight from the coconut as you visit the individual vendors showcasing their Kauai made products, include island made spices, baked goods, jams, jellies, and more.
10. Convenience – Poipu is conveniently located only a half hour from Lihue, which is Kauai’s central area and the location of Lihue Airport. Head west and visit Salt Pond Beach Park, where salt is made in mud beds using underground ocean water, or take a day trip to Kokee State Park, where the Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Valley lookouts will leave you awestruck.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Poipu, a little beach town with plenty to do. You can easily spend your entire vacation in this little piece of paradise. Your days will be so full, another trip to Kauai might be required to explore the rest of the island.