Thanksgiving in Hawaii
The holidays are officially upon us! The special time of year that everyone looks forward to for months, and seems to disappear before we even realize it’s here. Along with the time with family, and the feeling of nostalgia for our childhood, there is always something about the holidays that brings out kindness and generosity in people. This is something that exists in Hawaii each and every day and is something that you will experience often during a visit to the islands.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting any of the Hawaii Islands during Thanksgiving, you are in for something special. Traditionally, this is the time of year that travel slows down a bit, and the crowds are smaller. The cooling weather sets the tone for the season, and the rains come to Hawaii to bring out the lush mountains and countryside. The weather is still incredible, and the cooler temperatures bring a different feeling, especially at night.
All around Hawaii, there are Thanksgiving celebrations that visitors can join, ensuring that the traditional dishes are available, with an added Hawaiian twist. Here is one restaurant on each island for you to visit on Thanksgiving for a great feast and sense of togetherness that is so vital during the holidays.
Oahu – Tiki’s Bar and Grill
Just across from Waikiki Beach, on the second floor of the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is Tiki’s, a renowned restaurant for great food and a killer view. Thanksgiving dinner is served from 2:30-9:30pm, and includes all your favorites and then some.
Price: $57 for adults, $28.50 for kids (ages 5-12)
Maui – Kimo’s
Located on Front St., Kimo’s offers a classic Thanksgiving dinner that is very affordable, and family-friendly. The star of the show is the slow roasted turkey, but be sure to enjoy the local pineapple-cranberry sauce. Dinner is served from 4-9pm.
Price: $32 for adults, $17 for children 12 and under.
Kauai – The Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa
There are multiple options for Thanksgiving at The Grand Hyatt, but the clear choice is the Thanksgiving Luau! Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau, with a Thanksgiving feast that you will love. There may not be a more unique experience in Hawaii. There are two time to choose from: 12:30pm and 5:30pm, and either time will be a highlight of your trip.
Price: $50 and up, depending on dining options
Big Island – Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom
Dine on the water’s edge at the Hilton Waikoloa Village and one of the classiest Thanksgiving settings you’ll experience. Traditional dishes are served, along with local favorites and Chef Specialties. Dinner is served from 3-7:30pm, and reservations are required.
Price: $89 for adults, $39 for children (ages 5-12).
There is no doubt that you will love the setting of Hawaii for your Thanksgiving holiday, but be sure you plan ahead. You don’t want to miss out on these great options for dinner, and will want to see how local restaurants celebrate the holiday.
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