Hyatt Luau Drums of the Pacific is one of Maui’s best luaus, guaranteed.
The sound of a conch shell summons you to the beginning of one of the longest running luaus in Maui – Drums of the Pacific at the magnificent Hyatt Maui Resort and Spa on Ka’anapali Beach. The Hyatt luau is set just off the sand in the Sunset Terrace pavilion, where you are greeted by your gracious hosts with a lei and welcome drink. This celebration offers three tiers of seating for the festivities and viewing enjoyment. VIP guests are granted front row seating near the stage, flower leis upon arrival, and first choice in the buffet line. Preferred seats are in the second row with a handmade ti-leaf lei. General admission seating is third row and beyond, and guests are warmly received with a shell lei greeting. In every section, be prepared for a delicious feast, enchanting music, and captivating dance!
While enjoying pre-show entertainment and traditional Hawaiian music, visit arts-and-crafts vendors and cultural demonstrations. Observe the authentic imu ceremony, where your kalua pork has been roasted in a traditional underground oven. When the buffet is ready, take your palate on a journey. Explore popular menu items such as kalua pork, huli huli chicken, macadamia nut crusted island fish, Polynesian fried rice, Makamaka vegetables, Molokai purple sweet potatoes, creamed taro and leaf with coconut milk, Soba noodle salad, fresh sliced tropical fruits, lomi lomi salmon, pacific Ahi poke, Kauai taro pounded poi, Upcountry baby green lettuces, Namasu of Maui onions, cucumbers and carrots, taro rolls with whipped lilikoi butter. The Tiki Bar is open at the Hyatt luau, and includes mai tais, beer, wine, cocktails, tropical juices, and sodas. Swing by the dessert buffet for creamed chocolate macadamia nut brownies, pineapple upside-down cake, coconut haupia with toasted coconut and housemade bread pudding!
After dinner, sit back and relax as you watch the native dances of the Polynesian islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, the Tuamotus, Rarotonga, New Zealand, Tonga, and Samoa. From the Island of Tahiti, dancers pay homage to their Polynesian ancestors who navigated to Hawaii with only their expert knowledge of the stars and sea. Journey over two thousand miles from Tahiti to the islands of Hawaii, as the Hawaiian hula tells a story honoring the west side of Maui. Try to keep up with the fast drums and hip shaking as the Hyatt luau carries you away to the coral atolls of French Polynesia. Follow the beautiful story from Rarotonga as they tell of the Tavake bird that led ancestors to a new land. Be intimidated by the face-painted Maori warriors as they showcase their battle skills with poi ball, spear thrusting and tongue sticking. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures and video to share with your friends!
Depart from one of the greatest luaus in Maui feeling well fed, enchanted by dance, and embraced by Hawaiian hospitality. Your special evening is a demonstration of aloha, as the Hyatt luau dancers welcome you – the island visitors, to the magical islands of Hawaii.
Check in time is 5:00pm October – March, 5:30pm April – September.
Location: Hyatt Resort and Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761