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Enjoy Thanksgiving 2018 on Kauai

When you think of a traditional Thanksgiving holiday very rarely does Hawaii come to mind. But why not bring the traditions of Gobble-gobble Day to warm and sunny Poipu? Whether you plan to stay in and prepare your own feast or head out and let someone else do the cooking we’ve lined up the perfect unit options for you and your ohana to spend Thanksgiving in Paradise!

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Prepare an endless feast in a modern state of the art kitchen.

Every Suite Paradise unit comes fully equipped with everything you need to wow your guests this holiday season.

Poipu Wainani Hale

Poipu Wainani Hale

Add some local flare to your menu.

Kalua something!   If you have visited Hawaii before chances are you have attended at least one luau.  Along with traditional song and dance most Luaus will include great feasts fresh from the imu, an underground pit oven.  This cooking method consists of layers of burning Kiawe wood, hot lava rocks, your desired meat or veggies, covered with ti and banana leaves steamed and smoked overnight leaving you with moist, smokey deliciousness.  Of course, we don’t expect you to dig up your own imu, however, do not be deterred. You can still Kalua your Turkey or Pork in an oven or crock pot.  You may find dozens of recipes with a quick online search or two.

Don’t forget the Poke (everyone’s favorite pupu). Poke (pronounced poh-keh) is basically cubed raw fish seasoned with sea salt, often times marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, and tossed with limu, seaweed. You will find many variations of Poke found in the seafood department of most grocery stores in Hawaii.

Try a Chocolate Haupia Pie.  Haupia (pronounced how-pee-uh) is a softer, jello-like dessert made with coconut milk.  A chocolate haupia pie combines a delicious layer of Haupia with a rich chocolate pudding on a fresh-baked pie crust for an even more delectable dessert.


Break some bread indoors…

Pili Mai 10D

 … or opt to dine on the lanai and enjoy the view.

Lawai Beach 1401

Lawai Beach 1401 

Better yet, let someone else do the cooking and cleaning.

You are on vacation, right?  Although most restaurants do not require reservations it is highly suggested that you do call to book ahead.  

Try one of these fine Poipu restaurants on Thanksgiving Day: 

Holo Holo Grill at Koloa Landing

2641 Poipu rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-2538

Red Salt Restaurant at Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

2251 Poipu rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(855) 747-8444

Keoki’s Paradise

2360 Kiahuna Plantation dr, Koloa , Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-7534


2440 Hoonani rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-4786

Merriman’s Fish House Kaua’i

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka st, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-8385

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Poipu

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Ste F207 Koloa, HI 96756

(808) 278-6100

Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-2121

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

2100 Ho’one rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756

(808) 742-7588


After the grand feast, get comfy and cozy in your home away from home.

Watch your favorite football teams go head to head or maybe catch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on the large flat screen TV.  Perhaps lounge around with your family and friends while you all reminisce about the past and chit chat about everything and anything.  In any case it’s a perfect time to kick up your feet and let the Thanksgiving turkey coma settle in. The Hawaiians jokingly call this a Kanak-Attack (Kanaka meaning Native Person).

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Get out and experience Kaua'i.

Hit the beach and go for a swim or snorkel, or take a drive and see the sites.  Not in the mood to venture far?  Hangout poolside.  Whatever you end up doing be sure you enjoy tons of quality time with your Ohana.  As we mentioned Poipu, Kaua’i, or even Hawai’i may not be your first thought when it comes to the Thanksgiving Holiday but just maybe it’s something to consider.  After-all, the day should be a time to give thanks and appreciate what you have. The location is just a plus.

Family on Poipu Beach
poipu beach athletic club
snorkeling poipu beach kauai

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