Hawaii - New Years Eve in Poipu
Dec 2, 11, 4:52 am
We're a large extended family (11 people) who will be celebrating the holidays this year in Poipu. The group is parents and adult children (20's and above) and we are looking for someone fun to have dinner and spend New Years Eve together. It doesn't have to be fancy, ideally we're looking for good food, drinks, and music to bring in the new year.
Thanks in advance!
Dec 2, 11, 7:14 am
Have you checked with the Grand Hyatt or the Sheraton? Also, there's a big New Year's Eve fireworks show at Poipu Beach:
DECEMBER 31, 2011
NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
Poipu Beach Resort Association presents a Celebration Event and Free Fireworks Display at Poipu Beach Park on Saturday, December 31st (New Year's Eve). Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make last year's fireworks show a reality: Sheraton Kauai Resort, Association of Beachhouse Owners of Kiahuna Plantation, Poipu Beach Resort Association, Kukuiula Development Company, Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu Kai Association of Owners, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, The Parrish Collection Kauai, Kennedy Wilson, Kauai Heritage Properties, Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club, Lappert's Hawaii Ice Cream & Coffee, Koa Kea Resort Hotel, Kauai Vacation Rentals, Poipu Ocean View Resorts, Aston at Poipu Kai, First Hawaiian Bank and Outfitters Kauai, Pacific Ocean Properties, Kukuiula Outrigger Canoe Club.
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Fireworks presentation on the beach is pretty good. Was there in 07/08 :cool: - but expect crowds near the hotel areas.
Dec 5, 11, 2:18 pm
We will be celebrating in Poipu - not sure of early evening plans yet (we'll probably stay in and cook - sorry, can't handle 11 more ;)) but definitely plan to be at Poipu Beach for the fireworks - the reflection off the water is stunning.
I have no idea what your budget is, but one of my favorite restaurants anywhere is Josselin's Tapas. Merriman's and Red Salt are also good, as is Roy's (the service at Roy's can be spotty, but the butterfish and chocolate souffle cannot be beat). All are on the expensive side. If you want to watch the fireworks without having to move, you might make dinner plans at Brennecke's and you can watch from your table (expensive, average food). Keoki's is good for steak - the bar at Keoki's has much cheaper and good food, but expect it to be jammed. I'm guessing the Sheraton will have something going on that night. Their prime rib is decent.
If you want a casual experience, there is Kalapaki Joe's. Tortilla Republic (Mexican) is new - haven't been there yet. If you want REAL casual, there is Bubba's Burgers, followed by Lappert's Ice cream and then head over to the beach. :)