Hyatt Kaanapali Luau – Drums of the Pacific
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The Hyatt Kaanapali Luau, also known as the Drums of the Pacific, is the only luau on Maui that offers a free child. With 2 paying adults you can get 1 free child for general seating. The Hyatt Maui Luau is the best resort luau in Kaanapali. The Sunset Terrace provides the backdrop for the wonderful Hyatt Maui luau. With a recent upgrade to the luau grounds, the Drums of the Pacific has created a spacious seating arrangement that is comfortable and great views of the show. Luaus on Maui are a cultural activity that shares the history of Hawaii. With so many influences shaping the culture of Hawaii, a luau provides a great opportunity to understand how the Hawaiian people became who they are. Thousands of years ago the islands that make up Polynesia came together as one in Hawaii. From Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Cook Islands and elsewhere in the South Pacific are the ancestral roots of Hawaii. It is from here that our story unfolds. Ancient Hawaii didn’t have a written language. History was told through stories that became the origins of hula dancing. Through the graceful movement of the hula dancer the myths, legends, and history of Hawaii were told for thousands of years.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel presents the Drums of the Pacific Hyatt Maui Luau, an exciting journey through the history of the culture of Hawaii. As the sun sets and the beat of the drum signals the beginning of a festive night of entertainment with a show that includes dances from all the major Islands representing the Polynesian culture. Your evening will be enchanting as the story of Hawaii is relived through song and dance. The Drums of the Pacific has added an additional Samoan fire-knife dancer closing out an outstanding show in dramatic fashion.
Standard Seating at the Hyatt Maui Luau
Standard seating at the Hyatt Maui Luau is also known as regular seating. These tables are the 3rd row and back. The stage is elevated which allows for an unobstructed view of the stage. A portion of the area designated for the standard seating style is also elevated. The luau grounds is only about 60 feet deep. The dinner order for the buffet is also called after the preferred seating. But, one child free per two paying adults. As all luau menus, the Hyatt Luau features all the staples from ancient Hawaii with a variety of tasty treats that delight your senses.
Preferred Seating at the Hyatt Maui Luau
For roughly $15 more per ticket, you can skip the line at check-in, receive a fresh plumeria lei for the ladies or a kukui nut lei for the men, sit closer to the stage, and get early access to the huge Polynesian buffet. These seats sell out first, as they are limited. If you are planning to select this seating at the Hyatt, book as far out in advance as possible.
Drums of the Pacific Hyatt Maui Luau Buffet
Polynesian Buffet Includes:
Imu Steamed Kalua Pork, Fresh Mahi Mahi, Huli Huli Chicken, Maui Vegetables, Polynesian Fried Rice, Fresh Ahi Poke, Tropical Fruit. Soba Noodles, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Tossed Green Salad with Island Dressing, and, of course, Poi!
Dessert Bar Features:
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Brownie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake, Bread Pudding
The Hyatt Maui Luau features an open bar throughout the evening. The server will tend to your table for all your beverage needs or you can go to the bar directly.
A Valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.
Hyatt Maui Luau - Drums of the Pacific
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Hyatt Maui Luau - Drums of the Pacific - Preferred Seating
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- Free Cancellation
Location for the Hyatt Maui Luau:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa in Kaanapali Beach
GPS: 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina Hawaii 96761.
Use self-parking behind the hotel. Free with validation
1 Free child under 12 per 2 paying adults
No free children during the holidays
Available Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times: Summer: 5:30pm Check-in, 6:00pm Luau
Winter: 4:30pm Check-in, 5:00pm Luau
48-hour cancellation policy
Advance Reservations Required
The show was very entertaining. However it was overpriced. The show was long and could have been cut down a bit. The actual show was wonderful the dancing was very entertaining. The food was good but the drinks were watered down heavily. There are three categories of seating. VIP, Preferred, and general admission. VIP gets seated first, then Preferred. They are seated at long picnic table style seating. The food is served buffet-style and there are two tables of the same food soon don't be afraid to go to the back table it's the same food and the line is shorter because everyone thinks there's only one table. You have a waiter assigned to the table to bring you drinks and he will be expecting a nice tip when he's done. When the show is over you get to take pictures with the actual dancers.
It was okay.
The grass skirts were all unnatural colors, like they were plastic, not grass/straw.
Food was....fine. Had better had worse.
Seating was cramped. Long tables (think high school lunch) where the seats were arm rest on arm rest. Waiter was nice, drinks after the initial walk in drink were heavy pours.
The part of the show after dinner, was a sales pitch disguised as a fashion show. The dancers were all quite talented and put on a good show.
The venue was off the beach, you could hear the waves but couldn’t see the sand or water.
Overall, I had a fun night and I’m glad I went. It’s basically a “play” with a stage and all. Not sure I would go again but was worth the price of admission.
It was a fun night, the entertainers were so charismatic and welcoming considering it was banquet food it was quite good and there was a fairly wide selection of food that you could feel the islands influence on. With that said the show was better than the food and I say that in a good way. Multiple different small shows touring around the Pacific.
Got to experience the VIP section and honestly it's not too different from the premium from what I can see aside from first to the food closer seats and probably a bit more attentive staff which is all nice but if your weighing the two it's not game changing. I will say we sat front and center such that we could feel the heat from the parts that included fire and while it was a great view it was hard to get good photos, one or two chairs back would be perfect for photos.
Luau was great. I reviewed to early on last post. The stage show takes a break.
Dinner was all you can eat. Hawaiian dishes were good. Tried a little bit of everything.
Enjoyed most. Some not so great. Depends on your taste. We had the standard seating & were able to see & enjoy the show.
Very well organized with plenty of seating
You are not crammed together. The drinks were good, the food could of been warmer but they are feeding a very large crowd. The show was great with lots of audience participation.