Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau – Premium Seating
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Your Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau begins with a Polynesian greeting followed by an escort to your table. In the tradition of Hawaiian culture, ancient games from the past are laid out on the grounds and you can test your skills. There are several to enjoy. Poi balls and the spear throwing are the most popular. The Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau is located center court in the beautiful Sheraton Maui Hotel & Spa. The Maui Nui Luau has the best sunsets of any luau in Kaanapali. With a low hedgerow separating the luau grounds from the beach path the Sheraton Luau has an open space concept creating an ambience that is fresh and alluring. With the echo of the Conch Shell the torches are lit and the cliff divers at Black Rock signal the opening ceremonies with the arrival of your host for the evening. Under the direction of Barry Kim an evening of magic unfolds as the hula dancers tell the story of Hawaii from the ancient pre-contact era to modern hula. Your journey through the history of Hawaii is both magical and entertaining. Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau is a Polynesian Revue with hula dancing spanning all the island chains that represent the culture of Polynesia. Attired in authentic handmade costumes from each island group the hula dancers weave a story of magic surrounding the myths, legends, and history of how Hawaii came to be. The Samoan fire-knife dance is a dramatic conclusion to the show. Seating arrangements at the Sheraton Luau are different than any other luau in Kaanapali. Moving away from the traditional regimental (long tables) style seating, the Sheraton has round tables. Each table can seat 9 guests. Regardless of the seating style, seats are first come, first serve. You want to sit facing the stage. In order to secure these seats, you should arrive early. You may wait in line a little longer, but the tradeoff is well worth the wait.
Long ago, when Kaanapali was young, the Sheraton was the only luau in Kaanapali. The beach was wider, there were oceanfront properties that were still vacant, and the Whaler was brand spanking new. My how times have changed. Through the years the Sheraton has been one of the top luaus in Maui.
Premium seating is the first row of tables. There are only about 5 rows of tables. Although the luau grounds are deep, this luau is the smallest in Kaanapali in terms of the overall guest count.
The menu at the Maui Nui Luau is simple, yet diverse. The quality lives up to the standard you would expect from the Sheraton Hotel. Below is a sample of what you can expect to see on the buffet tables.
Sheraton Luau Menu
Up Country Mixed Green Salad with Papaya Seed Vinaigrette or Creamy Garlic-Herb Dressing
Oriental Vinaigrette Cucumber and Maui Onions Salad
Maui Gold Pineapple Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes
Green Pea and Roasted Mix Nut Salad
Asian Style Somen Salad with Scallions and Kamaboko
New Potato Salad with Up Country Herb Vinaigrette
Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage
Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger-Lemongrass Butter Sauce
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls, and Whipped Butter
Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
Beverage & Bar:
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, Fruit Punch, and Water
Open bar of beer, wine, and Mai Tais.
A valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.
Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau Premium Seating
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Meet in Kaanapali at the Sheraton Maui
GPS: 2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina Hawaii 96761.
A valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.
48-hour cancellation policy
At the Sheraton Maui, we have found it is best to park in the covered garage. Parking is free with validation. You can use valet parking, but expect to pay a fee for the service.
Monday, Wednesday Only
Great experience for the whole family. The food was good & drinks continued to flow thru the whole night. It came with a flower lei & activities for the little ones. They were so friendly. Our kids loved the fire dance! It lasted 2 hours.
The performance drinks and food were great. Only complaint was for the 3 hour event, 2 hours of it were spent in direct sunlight and if its humid or warm like on our day, it can be very uncomfortable. However this is the best luau in maui, hands down.
Recommended! As of March 2019, Choice of either full buffet & drinks for $100 or just unlimited drinks for $40. The show is fun for all ages and the dancers are talented.
We had a great time. Great buffet. Lovely setting. People were very friendly. Highly recommend.
Great luau, watchable from certain balconies on the property, but best enjoyed attending! Pic shown is just the view of where the luau is held