Hawaii nightlife is as exciting and enticing as the islands themselves and brings together the beautiful natural environment, music, dance, cuisine and the many hotels and resorts to offer an experience to suit everyone. As the sun goes down, the Hawaii nightlife comes alive with many visitors choosing to begin their night with some cocktails before enjoying authentic cuisine or fine dining at one of the many resorts and restaurants.
The rest of the night can then be spent soaking up the local live music scene, dancing the night away in one of the many clubs or even exploring the landscape by moonlight for a unique perspective on the environment that completely transforms at night. Couples can often be found strolling along the beach, hand in hand enjoying the stars. Whichever island you choose to visit, there are a number of Hawaii nightlife options to choose from. We've compiled a list of the top Hawaii nightlife for the four main islands, to make your decision that little bit easier.
Kauai: After enjoying the spectacular sunset, head to the hotel or stand-alone bars and restaurants for cocktails, pupu (appetizers) and live music and entertainment. Nightlife here is exciting without being overwhelming and if you're lucky you might even be visiting during one of the local events.
Maui: The fun is only starting as the sun sinks below the horizon on Maui with the opportunity to dine in Wailea under the stars or lose yourself in the romantic moonlight. If you're up for a little more adventure, you can catch live music at Whalers Village on Kaanapali Beach or dance til you drop in Kihei or Lahaina.
Oahu: The hottest nightlife precinct in all of the Hawaiian islands, Honolulu and Waikiki offers a whole range of great food, exotic drinks and live music and entertainment every night of the week at a huge range of bars, restaurants, clubs and lounges from Waikiki all the way to Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown.
Big Island: As the largest of the Hawaiian islands, there's plenty of nightlife to choose from including the opportunity to experience regional cuisine, enjoy live music or soak up a sunset cruise. The unique part about the nightlife here is that it doesn't end on land, and there are some fantastic outdoor nightlife experiences including stargazing at the top of Maunakea, the world's highest sea mountain or snorkelling and scuba diving by night on the Kona Coast.