Ushering in the New Year in Hawaii

Ushering in the New Year in Hawaii

Make your resolutions early to experience aloha in Hawaii for a memorable start to 2018!

You can dance all night long at the Party of the Year at Aloha Tower on Oahu with the Chainsmokers on New Year’s Eve, or mingle in black tie with celebrities at exclusive celebrations on other islands.

If you’d like a more intimate gathering, you can host your own party on the beach at a private luxury home or in a penthouse suite with a fete as spectacular as the fireworks lighting up the Pacific horizon. For a front seat view on the water, charter a yacht stocked with champagne and made-to-order meals by private chef that you and your guest can enjoy while sitting back underneath a night sky illuminated by the pyrotechnic display.

Of course, you’ll want to make the most of your New Year’s vacation in Hawaii, so get an early start with a First Day hike. For a truly cultural experience, you can join the state’s annual hike to Makapu’u Overlook on Oahu. This popular tradition has included greeting the sunrise with the chanting of an oli (native Hawaiian blessing), the blowing of the pu (conch shell) and performances by taiko drummers. The trail is paved and offers stunning views of Molokai, Lanai and Maui – as well as the opportunity to catch sight of humpback whales breaching.

If you’d prefer a smaller group activity with family and friends, a private guide can customize a sunrise hike on any of the main islands – a memorable and unique way to usher in the new year.

Looking for a more leisurely prelude to your day while kicking off your wellness resolutions? Then practice asanas with a yoga instructor, followed by a healthy breakfast or brunch prepared by your personal chef in the kitchen of your luxury villa.

As Virtuoso’s preferred on-site supplier, Luxe Travel Hawai’i has crafted these and other tailor-made experiences for the most discerning travelers. To customize your new year’s celebration, click here to email Luxe Travel Hawai’i.

Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Tourism Authority

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