Thanksgiving in Hawaii

Thanksgiving in Hawaii

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Thanksgiving in Hawaii

If you are spending Thanksgiving in Hawaii, you have much to be thankful for this year!

Hawaii is a trendy place to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Because the celebration is typically about sharing a moment of appreciation with friends and family, a vacation rental is the perfect setting for this annual feast. Unlike a hotel, at a vacation rental, you can gather around your dining room table or even enjoy a more informal Thanksgiving barbecue out on the lanai around the pool. You might even take the party down to one of the beach parks and enjoy a day in the sun and surf along with your turkey and cranberries!

Although November is considered the start of the rainy season, you will likely still enjoy sunny days, with the odd tropical shower passing through offering the chance of rainbows. Of course, the weather will be warm since Hawaii sits in the tropics. The average temperature during this month ranges from the upper 60s in the evening to the mid-80s during the day.

Ohana (family) is very important in Hawaii, and even if you’re not a local, you will find plenty of friends eager to share the Aloha during this holiday!

Cook a Turkey in Your Maui Vacation Home

If you are looking for a traditional and formal sit-down Thanksgiving dinner feast, you might be surprised at how easy it is to host Thanksgiving Day at your Maui vacation rental!

Most kitchens stock all the cooking essentials, including pots, pans, and local spices.

You can find a Turkey at the local grocery store, where you can pick up some Hawaiian marinades and pineapple! Gather on the lanai or around the dining room table, and enjoy your feast in paradise!

Maui Thanksgiving Activity Ideas 

Before you sit down to feast, make sure to spend some time enjoying the beautiful scenery of Maui.

We have compiled a list of Thanksgiving Day activities for you and your guests to enjoy before dinner.

Thanksgiving Day Luau

What better way to enjoy Thanksgiving in Maui than with a traditional Luau!

Once you are greeted with fresh-flower lei, experience the Pig-Imu ceremony, Hula dancers, and other traditional Hawaiian entertainment. For dinner, you will usually find a traditional Hawaiian buffet with the addition of a Turkey.

There are many restaurants and hotels that offer the chance to celebrate the day in true Hawaiian Style!

For a list of Luau’s on Maui, visit Adventure Maui

Whale-Watching Cruise

November marks a special time in the Pacific waters off of Maui as the Humpback whales return for the winter calving season. The Pacific Whale Foundation hosts a Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise that departs from Maalaea Harbor, which is the perfect way to celebrate your afternoon.

The cruise takes place on an eco-friendly catamaran, where all guests are seated outside. Listen to live music and sip on a cocktail as you sail off into the sunset in search of the majestic Humpback whale! Enjoy a traditional buffet prepared by the award-winning Three’s Bar and Grill for dinner.

You can also find a similar experience with Quicksilver Cruises, which offers a cruise along the Pali coast of Maui. Departing from the Maalaea Harbor, you can sit inside or outside as you enjoy your dinner and the sunset.

Be sure to bring your camera; you will want to share this inspiring and picturesque holiday experience with everyone back home!

Picnic by the Beach

Seize the day in Paradise and enjoy a Thanksgiving picnic on the beach! Many grocery stores and restaurants will pack a Thanksgiving meal for takeout, and it will be easy to find a great spot on one of Maui’s beaches.

You will have plenty to be thankful for as you enjoy your barefoot feast surrounded by the beautiful Pacific and the gorgeous coast of Maui!

Give Thanks & Give Back

Whatever you do for Thanksgiving during your holiday on Maui, remember to share thanks with the ones you love. You can also support the Maui Food Bank and help those in need feel the spirit of the holiday. 

From everyone here at Exotic Estates, we wish you and your family a fun and safe holiday season!

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