A Kauai Thanksgiving is full of family gatherings and cookouts at the beach. If you’ll be vacationing on Kauai over the Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of options for enjoying a feast and finding family-friendly activities across the island.
Local Thanksgiving Dinner in Kauai
Many of the larger restaurants across the island offer a Thanksgiving dinner in Kauai, serving up traditional Thanksgiving food as well as a variety of other options. Try Duke’s or Gaylord’s on the east coast, or Keoki’s Paradise or Brennecke’s on the south shore. Be sure to call ahead for reservations!
Attend a Luau
To experience traditional Hawaiian food alongside live music and dancing, attend a luau. This is the perfect opportunity to try Hawaiian dishes such as kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, poke, and poi that have long been part of Hawaiian cuisine. The Auli’i Luau is held right on the beach in Poipu, where the sounds and sights of the ocean provide a magnificent backdrop.
Pick Up Farm-Fresh Ingredients
If you’re staying in a vacation rental that offers a full kitchen, you may want to cook up your own Thanksgiving dinner in Kauai. Support local growers and treat yourself to farm-fresh ingredients from the island by shopping at one of the many farmer’s markets across Kauai. Sunshine Markets are located across the island on nearly every day of the week.
Play Football on the Beach
For many locals, part of a Kauai Thanksgiving includes some time spent at the beach. Take an oceanside stroll to work off some of the Thanksgiving indulgences or enjoy a post-meal nap in the shade of a palm tree. If your Thanksgiving tradition includes a little friendly football competition, there’s no better place to play than in the sand, with the ocean nearby to cool off when you’re done.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores for your Thanksgiving getaway. Whether you’ve been dreaming of the lush north shore’s hidden beaches, the dramatic waterfalls along the east coast, the best south shore surf spot, or the vast mountains and canyons of the west, we have a variety of rental options to suit your preferences. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] for more ideas on planning a Kauai Thanksgiving and to learn about local events!