Top Nightlife Experiences on Maui
Once the sun goes down, Maui offers a range of ways to celebrate Hawaii’s island culture. Whether you want to watch sunset from the water or dance the night away, here’s how to have a memorable night on Maui.
A traditional luau is a great way to experience local culture and cuisine. Sample delicacies such as Kalua pig, which is roasted in an underground oven called an imu ; lomi-lomi salmon; and poi (taro root paste), and watch a performance that combines music, hula, and knife-fire dancing. Luaus can be found all over the island, and many places put their own unique twist on the experience.
Sip cocktails as you watch the sun set over Maui, Molokai, Lanai, or Kahoolawe on a cruise. Some cruises include snacks, dinner, and live entertainment, so you can hit the dance floor as you sail beneath the stars. Boats depart from all around the island, including Ma’alaea Harbor, Lahaina Harbor, and Ka’anapali Beach.
Bar Hopping and Live Music
The majority of Maui bars come in the form of laid-back tiki lounges and beachside bars, many of which offer live music and entertainment; there are also a few nightclubs with DJs and dance floors on the island. Find the largest concentration of bars in Kihei, Lahaina, and Paia.
Arts and Culture After Dark
Enjoy an evening show at the Maui Theater or the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. On Friday nights, get cultured and browse art at Friday Night Art Light in Lahaina. The Maui Friday Town Parties also occur every Friday, and are held in a different town each week; here, you can sample local delicacies while you shop for arts and crafts, and enjoy live music.