Maui's Nightlife: Dining-Dancing & Music
Maui is a tropical paradise that keeps the fun and excitement going into the night. Most Maui evenings begin with a delicious meal at one of many fine dining restaurants. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian cuisine or sample a variety of international dishes. Whatever you’re in the mood for Maui’s restaurants have something to satisfy every taste as well as entertain with live music and performances. Mulligan’s on the Blue is an authentic Irish pub in Wailea that offers fine dining and nightly entertainment. Make a selection from the extensive menu of salads, entrees and pub fare and then enjoy the sounds of the evening which include live Jazz and Irish music.
Live music and entertainment are often found on Maui’s romantic sunset cruises. What better way to start your Maui evening than by sailing along the coast enjoying everything from plentiful Hawaiian buffets and tropical drinks to live music and dancing. Maui’s sunset cruises are an excellent way to relax after a fun-filled day of scuba diving, shopping and exploring the island.
Maui is a tropical paradise known for its combination of fine dining and amazing entertainment. Casanova is an exquisite Italian restaurant that makes a flawless transition into a nightclub after 10 p.m. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights Casanova is the place to be with its dance floor illuminated by multi-colored lights and special effects. Casanova is located in Makawao, a popular dining and shopping area, and is open until 2 a.m providing live music and some of Hawaii’s hottest DJ’s. Hapa’s Nightclub in Kihei features live music early in the evening and DJ’s every night of the week. With its fun atmosphere and great music Hapa’s nightclub is an exciting place to enjoy a wild night of drinking, dancing and letting loose.
Great nighttime options can be found everywhere in Maui including in your own resort. With amazing dining and entertainment options located in Maui’s luxury resorts you can find everything to create a memorable evening without leaving the comfort of your hotel. The Sheraton Maui Resort is a 4 star resort on Kaanapali Beach that offers a wide variety of entertainment options. The Lagoon Bar and the Sundowner Bar are two great spots to enjoy tropical drinks, a light menu and pleasant island music. The Reef’s Edge Lounge is a great place to unwind as you listen to the sounds of local musicians and gaze at an amazing view of the moonlit Pacific Ocean.
Some of Maui’s most popular nighttime activities are traditional Hawaiian luaus and hula shows. The entire family will enjoy being surrounded by Hawaii’s culture, history and the amazing Pacific Rim Cuisine that Hawaii is known for. Most luaus serve a buffet style meal and usually includes Kalua pork, local style chicken, an assortment of side dishes and refreshing beverages. Most of the time Maui’s luaus are held on the beach and make the perfect spot to watch Maui’s sunset splash vivid reds, pinks and oranges across the sky.
Art enthusiasts will want to check out the amazing performing arts productions that are put on by the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The Maui Academy of Performing Arts puts on creative and entertaining performances May through September while the Maui Arts & Cultural Center offers art exhibits, educational activities, recitals, concerts and more throughout the year.
Nightlife in Maui can be as exciting or as relaxing as you prefer. With a wide variety of nighttime options that will have you dancing all night or relaxing under a starlit sky the experiences are yours to choose.
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