Tihati Production put on at the Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali. Open bar, delicious buffet and memorable show.
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With beautiful views over the oceans and the mountains this wonderful luau will enchant you. Set at the beautiful 'Hyatt Regency Hotel' on Maui, this wonderful luau includes a wonderful torch lighting ceremony. Beating drums, a blast from a conch shell and stirring Hawaiian chants welcome you to this feast and show.
A Tihati production awaits guests as the night turns from sumptuous feast into all out Polynesian revue spectacular. A wonderful show that includes dances and music from the old Polynesia of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and Maori including a thrilling Fire Knife finale make this one of the best shows in the islands. With demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts this luau really does involve the whole family, immersing you fully into the way of Polynesia.
What days of the week do you operate? Seven days a week during the summer. Monday through Saturday in the off season.
Check in Time: 5:15 pm
At the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Napili Gardens.
What is your schedule of events? 5:15pm Welcome Mai Tai & Lei Greeting, 5:15pm - 5:30pm Seating, 5:30pm Torch Lighting Ceremony, Imu ceremony, 6:00pm Dinner Buffet, 6:30pm Traditional Lava Lava wear fashion show and Hula Lesson, 7:00pm Polynesian Revue Show ending with a Fire Knife Dane Finale. 8:00pm Ends. (All times subject to change)
Do you provide Transportation? No, however there is free self-parking and cheap valet parking.
Includes Open Tiki Bar: features Mai Tai's, beer, wine, standard cocktails, tropical fruit punch, juices and sodas. (A current, valid, government issued, laminated, pictured ID is required for all guests for alcoholic beverage service.)
Menu: All-you-can-eat buffet features the Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Island Fish, Polynesian Rice, Vegetables Makamaka with Medalions of Baked Purple Sweet Potato, Creamed Taro Leaf with Coconut Milk, Fresh Sliced Tropical Fruits, Soba Noodles, Roasted Wedges of Maui Onions, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Poi, Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, and Taro rolls with Whipped Lilikoi Butter.
Dessert Bar features Macadamia Nut Luau Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding.
Children ages 5 and under are always free.
The section of seats for Preferred are the center tables in the room, (center tables, 2nd row from the stage). Preferred guests will enter through the VIP entrance and be seated before the General line opens. They will also be escorted to the buffet first.
* Preferred seating sells out well in advance. Please call us if you would like to attend within 3 weeks of booking to ensure preferred seating is available.
What to Know
Special luaus will be held Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve.
Thanksgiving: Special Menu. Please select the special price for Adults below. Child prices will stay the same.
Christmas Eve & Day: Regular Luau menu. Please select the special price for adults below.
New Years Eve 1st Show: Regular Luau menu & schedule. Please select the special price for Adults below. Child prices will stay the same.
New Years Eve 2nd Show:
9:00pm check in. NYE Special price for adults (see below). Special midnight show. NYE countdown and 3 fire knife dancers for a spectacular finale. Special desserts. Party favors galore!
Smoking/non smoking? Non smoking.
Do you have Wheel chair access? Yes.
What type of alcohol beers wines etc? Mai Tais, bud,
light beers, Chardonnay and Merlot.
What non alcoholic drinks do you have? Sodas, fruit juices, pog (passion, orange, guava juice),
I am a vegetarian with a nut allergy can you accommodate me? Vegetarian
is fine please email requirements for nut allergies.
What is your dress code? Casual.
What should I wear? Light cover up if you are susceptible to the
Are slippers ok? Or are shoes required? Slippers (flip flops) are
Is it outside or inside? Outside.
How long does it last? 3 hours.
What is the schedule of events? Seating, Imu ceremony, Dinner buffet, and show.
Is there a dance/musical number? Yes.
Is transportation available? No.
Is parking available? Is parking convenient? At what cost? Do you validate
parking? There is parking and it is free.
Do you have a gift shop? Yes.
Is there audience participation? Yes.
Should we bring bug repellent? Yes.
Are children under the age of 2 allowed? Yes and they are free.
Are there plenty of bathrooms? Yes.
Is there Shopping nearby? Yes.
What if it is raining? Do you supply umbrellas, rain checks, refunds?
It will depend on extent of rain, we have ponchos both rain checks and
refund are available if it starts pouring.
Does the luau represent many dances or just Hawaiian? It is a full
Does it have Tahitian dancers? Yes.
Is there a place to store valuables? No.
Can I take pictures after the show? Yes.
Can I get autographs? Yes.
Are pictures available if I don't have a camera? Yes.
Security suggestions? Over 21's must have picture ID.
From Kapalua West Maui Airport (JHM): about 15 minute drive.
Turn slight right at Akahele St.
Turn left on to Honoapi'ilani Highway (Hwy 30) to fourth traffic signal.
Turn right on Ka'anapali Parkway.
Turn left on to Nohea Kai Drive.
Drive ends at entrance of hotel.
From Kahului Airport (OGG): about a 1 hour drive.
Take Dairy Rd (Highway 380) which continues to Kuihelani Hwy .
Turn slight left on to Honoapi'ilani Highway (Highway 30)
Drive through Lahaina to the entrance of Ka'anapali.
Turn left onto Ka'anapali Parkway (traffic signal).
Turn left on to Nohea Kai Drive.
Drive ends at entrance of hotel.
Combo Special - $5 off Adult Ticket Price
Book a Maui Luau and any other activity on our website and get $5 off our already discounted price for your adult luau tickets.
Call our reservation center during normal business hours or put coupon code MAUILUAU5 in the comments box during checkout to get a $5 rebate.
*A special cancellation policy applies to package deals. Activities may not be cancelled separately. Cancellations must be done 48 hrs prior to first event.
Extended Luau Description [ show ]
||2.5 - 3 hrs
(All times approximate and subject to change)
||Welcome Drink, Welcome Lei, Activities, Open Tiki
Bar, Dinner, Polynesian Revue Show
|| Casual Attire, Light Sweater
||Valid ID Required for Alcoholic Drinks (21+)
Maui Resort & Spa, Napili Gardens
|No transportation provided. Free self-parking. Cheap valet parking.
|| • Special food needs can usually be accommodated
with advance notice
• Children age 5 and under are free
• Preferred seating available for additional fee
Hyatt Maui Drums of the Pacific Luau
Check-in Starts - 5:15 pm
Luau Grounds: The Napili Gardens on Ka'anapali Beach
Drums of the Pacific Luau
They Hyatt Maui Luau will meet all expectations ranging from the best night you will spend with your family on Maui as well as if you are looking for a romantic evening for two with an extraordinary show and mouth water feast plus much much more. Who wouldn't enjoy the night with the open bar as the evening’s entertainment goes through hula lessons, coconut tree climbing, poi ball lessons, just to name a few. The sound of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant signal the start of Hawaii's most exciting Lu'au. Experience Hawaiian culture first-hand at an amazing location. Premium buffet features Kalua Pig prepared in their own authentic Imu Pit along with a dazzling spread of island favorites. To top it all off with an eye opening Polynesian fashion show followed by a exotic and energetic cultural explosion of music and dance.
Drums of the Pacific Luau is heald at the Hyatt Regency Maui located on exquisite Ka'anapali Beach! Begin the night with a mai tai or fruit punch as your guided to your seat anticipating the sound of the conch shell to blow, signaling the audience gaze across the open ocean towards another fabulous Hawaiian sunset. Make sure not to miss uncovering of the traditional roast "kalua" pig from the underground "imu" oven. Be greeted warmly by the master of ceremonies and a formal start to the evening with a traditional Hawaiian prayer blessing all in tune with the ocean waves crashing on the nearby shore. All in time for the succulent all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet featuring traditional local favorites, island specialties finished with delicious desserts. Enjoy the food and drinks in preparation of the energized and entertaining "Drums of the Pacific” (a Tihati Production) Polynesian Spectacular extravaganza. The talented cast are captivating in their tale of the the first migration to the Hawaiian islands from other ares in the Pacific. Then journey on through the island of Polynesia with old Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and Rarotonga. Sit back, relax and relish in the cool trade winds rustling the trees overhead as the evening comes to a close with the extraordinary fire-knife dance by Chief Fa'a, one of Hawaii's most dramatic, entertaining, and crowd-pleasing masters of this traditional art. A crown pleasing and memorable Hawaiian luau.
Drums of the Pacific Luau includes:
Greeting with a shell lei and fresh mai tais or fruit punch for each guest
A delightful performance of Hawaiian music
Traditional arts and crafts demonstrations
Impressive torch lighting ceremony
Authentic imu ceremony - the unveiling of the main dish, Kalua Pua'a.
Friendly greetings by Royal Polynesians, followed by a Polynesian fashion show featuring the
islands most exotic pareaus (sarong) in creative styles.
An all-you-can-eat generous buffet including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Mahi Mahi,
Polynesian Rice, Vegetables Makamaka, Tropical Fruits Anuenue, Soba Noodles, Lomi Lomi
Salmon, Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, and Poi (taro).
Lavish dessert bar featuring Macadamia Nut Lu'au Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut,
Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding. It's a great Hawaiian Lu'au Feast served throughout the first half of the show.
Open bar featuring beer, wine, mixed cocktails, mai tais, soft drinks and fruit punch.
An unforgettable experience on your Hawaiian Isle vacation.
Preferred Seating is located at the center tables in the room, two rows from the stage. Preferred Seating guests enter through the VIP entrance and will be seated before the General line opens. You will also be escorted to the buffet before the General Seating guests.
For guaranteed front table seats—definite the best in the house--and first choice at the buffet, request VIP seating when you make your reservation.
Menu of the Generous All-You-Can-Eat Buffet (subject to change)
Huli Huli Chicken
Baked Kula Potatoes
Baked Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes
Tropical Island Fruits Anuenue
Roasted Wedges of Maui Onions
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Pacific Ahi Poke
Tossed Green Salad
Kim Chee and Poi (taro)
Macadamia Nut Lu'au Cream Pie
Haupia with Toasted Coconut
Please Note: Vegetarian meals can be requested at the luau and Tofu Stir-Fry with Veggies and White Rice is available on a nightly basis. Kosher, Gluten-free or other allergy type meals will need to be requested at the time of your advanced booking.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS (times are approximate) Summer schedule below. Off season is 1 hr earlier.
5:30 PM: LUAU TICKET WINDOW OPENS (Luau Registration) & 5:00pm October-March
Pictures taken available for purchase after the show.
6:00pm: DOORS OPEN, GENERAL ADMISSION, 5:45pm Preferred Admission
Shell lei greeting upon arrival with welcome Mai Tai or Tropical Fruit Punch.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM: OPEN BAR & HAWAIIAN ARTS DISPLAY
6:15 PM: HAWAIIAN WELCOME, TORCHLIGHTING & IMU CEREMONY
(unearthing of freshly roasted pig)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: DINNER BUFFET
7:00 PM: TRADITIONAL “LAVA LAVA” WEAR FASHION SHOW & HULA LESSON
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: POLYNESIAN REVUE with FIRE KNIFE DANCE FINALE
(Photo opportunities with dancers and entertainers, following the show.)
Wheel Chair Accessibility: All facilities at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa and Drums of the Pacific Luau are ADA compliant.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
A valid government issued photo I.D. is required to consume any alcoholic beverages.
It is an open bar with unlimited drinks. Beer Wine and Mixed Drinks are included.
The Show Extravaganza Polynesian Spectacular
The Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Maui Hyatt Regency is a cultural journey around the islands of Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Rarotonga. The cast of Polynesian dancers in traditional and ceremonial attire tell histories of the South Pacific through music and dance. The hula dancers can shake the hips as fast as ever and the dances are sensual but still family friendly and enjoyed by all ages. The lovely female dancers along with the scantily clad males all exhibit strength and physical fitness in their performance. The best part of the show maybe the fire dancer as he holds the burning knife on his mouth, mingling the fire between his legs and round his head several before throwing it high into the air—and all without dropping it.
A hula lesson will be taught to all who want to jump to the stage to participate. This is an excellent time for photo ops that will be fun to share for years to come. This luau is a magical experience for all set up with one of the best views Maui has to offer.
The fire knife dancer finale is one of the best in Hawaii with over ten years experience.
Hyatt Maui Luau Location
The Maui Drums of the Pacific luau is held at the Hyatt Regency at the south end of Kaanapali Beach Resort Area.
• If you are staying at Kaanpali, you can just walk down the oceanside walkway to the luau.
• If you drive to Kaanapali, you can take advantage of their cheap valet and free self parking at the Hyatt.
If you are going to Kaanapali earlier in the day to hang out and site see before the luau, the paid parking lot just to the north of Whaler's Village is a good option.
Or try for a free parking space in the few free parking spaces in the hidden lot just to the south of Whaler's Village, then walk the short distance south to the Hyatt on the Kaanapali oceanside walkway.
Right off the Kaanapali beach walkway, so you can just stop by and check out the facilities anytime you are at Kaanapali Beach, the Hyatt Maui luau Drums of the Pacific show is held at a well designed permanent stage and grounds all for the purpose of making everyone's luau experience a night to remember.
Long rows of tables close to the stage give you the opportunity to meet other luau guests, while individual tables at the back of the audience allow you to have a more private experience. The audience may have up to 700 people. For better seats try to arrive early and wait in line or pay more for the premium or VIP seating. But don't worry, the buffet line moves quickly considering the number of guests. They keep the buffet line open during the first half of the show in case you need seconds or even thirds.
Maui Luau Food
No Maui luau—or any luau-- is complete without traditional local luau favorites and the sharing of the "gift of food" is an inherent part of every Hawaiian luau. Some of the foods may not be your traditional good eats, but they are must haves here in the islands. Trying new food is part of the fun at any luau. Much food will look familiar to you but certainly make sure to taste everything on the buffet.
The feature dish at any Maui luaus is the "Kalua Pork" or pig and it is prepared in the underground oven or pit called an "imu".
Preparations for the cooking of the pig begin early in the morning the day of your Maui luau. A large pit is dug in the ground and lined with rocks, and this is what is referred to as the "imu".
Dry, Kiawe or Mesquite wood is put into the pit with many rocks assembled on top. The wood is fired and after it burns down in a few hours it is turned hot coals and incredibly hot rocks that maintain their heat for the hours it takes to cook the full pig or any other foods.
After evening out the rocks on the bottom of the pit, fresh cut banana stalks are placed on top followed by banana leaves to provide steam and a bed to place the uncooked foods.
The pig is covered with more banana leaves and or ti leaves and present days a canvas bag that is damp is placed on top to keep the heat in by covering it with sand or dirt..
The rocks heat the vegetation causing a steam not unlike a pressure cooker in the imu. 6 to 8 hours later the pig is unveiled. The meat cooked so well that it just falls away from the bone and the moisture from the banana stalks guarantees a moist delicious entrée for your Maui luau later that evening.
Other local favorites usually provided at Maui luaus are:
teryaki beef or chicken, lomi lomi salmon, haupia (coconut), poi (pounded taro), veggies, salad, fresh tropical fruits, steaks, roasted chicken, fresh fish, rice, lots of specialty items, deserts and much more.
An open bar is also the standard on most Maui luaus which includes Mai Tai's, blue Hawaiias, other mixed tropical drinks and adult beverages. The children are provided with several options to drink as well.
*Prefered seating sells out very quickly. PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY OF PREMIUM SEATING IF BOOKING WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE EVENT.