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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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
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.
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.
I've been to other luaus and this was not appealing. The audience was distracted with their own conversations. Too much time between dancers. Some singing. It just wasn't constant dancing. Food was good. Loved the fans they handed out when you registered. I would not go back. I really wanted our cousins to experience a real and exciting luau and this was not it. You did have time to shop, though, due to time gaps between shows. They sold leis for $5 which was a highlight. Our waiter was very friendly and comical, but you could tell he was tired as the show dragged on. We left a little early, which we've NEVER done before.
What a beautiful experience to be a part of. The story told through hand, heart, soul and love for the culture shines through in a way to surely shed a tear and lend to a thousands smiles. The food was a bonus of spectacular flavors. If your are vegan you will be in heaven with the many tasty salads!
Good food, good drinks (not watered down at all). Not a lot of food choices for picky kids until dessert, which had a wide and yummy selection. Our luau was almost rained out and we appreciated management doing their best to make us comfortable while we waited for the rain to move on. They handed out ponchos and kept the drinks flowing -- the servers worked extra hard that night and we appreciated it.
Show itself is just "meh" -- the announcer/emcee is kind of annoying. But the hula dancers and fire dancers were very skilled.