Drums of the Pacific Luau in Maui, HI

Hyatt's Drums of the Pacific Luau at Sunset Terrace200 Nohea Kai DriveLahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

Featured at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, this exciting luau takes guests on a thrilling Polynesian adventure through an elaborate imu ceremony, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, a symbolic torch-lighting ceremony, and an exotic Hawaiian buffet feast. Guests of “Drums of the Pacific” Polynesian Spectacular are greeted with shell leis upon arrival and wished farewell with a beautiful Polynesian fashion show.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lahaina, Maui Travel Experts
  • Located at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort, just steps from Ka’anapali Beach.
  • Bring a camera to capture memories of the gorgeous sunsets on the beach.
  • Traditional arts and crafts demonstrations.
  • Impressive torch lighting ceremony
  • Authentic imu ceremony: the unveiling of the main dish, Kalua Pua'a.
  • All-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet.
  • Open bar featuring beer, wine, mixed cocktails, mai tais, and more.

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Ashley C.

For a beachfront luau in Maui, you can't beat Drums of the Pacific. The mai tai's are endless, and so is the buffet, while the hospitality makes you feel like you’re not just watching the show but a part of the show!

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Description

from Drums of the Pacific Luau
The sound of the conch, the beating of the drums and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant signal the start of Maui’s most exciting Polynesian Lu’au – Drums of the Pacific. In the authentic Hawaiian tradition, native crafts and customs are demonstrated including the unearthing of the freshly roasted pig from the Imu. A cast of 18 dancers and musicians will perform the songs and dances of their Polynesian ancestors from throughout the South Pacific including a thrilling Fire Knife Dance finale.

Your Drums of the Pacific Adventure 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, and fruit punch.


The "All-You-Can-Eat" Luau Menu
  • Salads and Starters: Polynesian Rice, Baked Kula and Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables Makamaka, Tropical Fruit Anuenue, Soba Noodles, Roasted Wedges of Maui Onions, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, Kim Chee, and Poi.

  • Entrees: Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Mahi Mahi, and Ulupalakua Beef

  • Desserts: Macadamia Nut Luau Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding


Drums of the Pacific Show Schedule
Schedule (April-September): 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schedule (October-March): 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Reserve Hawaii Customer
San Diego , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripples of Entertainment!"
April, 2018 NEW
This is a great event for the entire family! From the moment you enter the staff takes great care of you and over 200 people are fed in a process that's like a well oiled machine. I was amazed at the level of professionalism of the staff and the pure enjoyment that my family (4years -55 years old) experienced. The dancers captivated the attention of my 4 year old son which is a challenging task in itself. We are back in San Diego and he still talks about the DRUMS OF THE PACIFIC performance. Yesterday, on his own, got dressed in his button down Hawaiian shirt (he detests any type of button shirts) and Hawaiian shorts, moved his drum set to the backyard (because the performance in Maui was outside of course) and demanded that grandma and grandpa sit for his version on DRUMS of the PACIFIC. I share all this to say, if you have little ones, it will be a memory that will stay with them far past the thrill of the airplane ride, pools, beaches, submarine rides, and road to Hana trips. This is definitely something you have to add to the to do list. The food was great and plentiful! The hotel was absolutely gorgeous! My family loved the table for 8 on the back patio seating area in the general section that is near the bench railing! Perfect for the little ones to see above the rest of the crowd.
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Tip: If you have little ones, sit at the table on the back stage nearest to for railing. Perfect spot!

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Elizabeth W.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Drums of the Pacific luau"
March, 2018
The show was pretty good, nothing too special though. The food was decent; again nothing to rave about. I think it was be really fun for kids & ppl in their preteens as well.
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Tip: The tickets to this event was a tiny bit pricey. Use your money for something else like surjing lesions.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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raymond f
Cloverdale, California
"anniversary"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
good job by staff and entertainers. Food was plentiful and good. Plenty of good seats and passing out the ponchos when it started to rain was a good touch. Good location for the luau.
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ASHLEY W
"Fun Filled Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Of course everyone wants to see a Luau while in Hawaii. Not sure why the ratings for this show are not better because it was AMAZING! We did the VIP access and sat front row and it was totally worth it.
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RileyL3
Calgary, Canada
"Had to go to a luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
First trip to Hawaii so we had to check out a luau. We wanted to decide between OLL and drums of pacific. Honestly I had a hard time justifying the ticket of $75 for a 3 year old at OLL. With drums of pacific kids are free with an adult. We had a great time, free drinks which were good, the waiter was great and came often to check in. The meat was good, I liked the chicken the best. Variety of some local dishes to try which was interesting. Fresh fruit and snacks for the kids was great. The show was interesting, I really liked the fire sticks at the end. We were happy with everything for the ticket price. We were a little late so we got sat in the back tables in the second row. I thought the view was still good and the little one could see everything. I can’t say I would do it again but well worth it for the first time.
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swelch
Newton, Massachusetts
"Cheesy with watered down drinks and mediocre food"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
We were disappointed from start to finish by this Luau. The drinks were basic and weak - a virgin Pina colada order came back with straight pineapple juice, their Chardonnay was undrinkable and the Mai Tais were completely watered down. The buffet was plentiful and there were a few good dishes, but it was mostly underwhelming as was the dessert buffet and show. Our 7 year old loved learning the hula on stage and watching some of the show, but the rest of us were unimpressed. Wanted to love this, but it didn’t win us over.
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jess862018
Perth, Australia
"Entertaining night"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
We booked the luau at the Hyatt as we compared them in the area and it looked good and it was added bonus it was walking distance from our hotel. We booked the preferred seating, had a good view of the show. It rained on and off on the night. They provided us with ponchos and that did the trick. The rain ended up breaking the ice at our table and we were all laughing about how we looked in ponchos. The show was great and the food good.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drums of the Pacific Luau

What is the difference between General and Preferred Seating?
The General seating table assignment is best available upon purchase in the general section and includes a Shell Lei greeting. Seating begins at 5:30 pm (April - Sept).

Preferred Seating is best available in the center tables, 2nd row from the stage with fresh handmade Ti leaf lei. Seating begins at 5:15 pm (April -  Sept).

Where is Drums of Pacific located?
They are located in Lahaina at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Join us in Sunset Terrace, just steps from Ka’anapali Beach.

Is the show located inside or outside?
The Luau is located outside to enjoy the fresh ocean air, located right next to the beach.

Do you operate the show in inclement weather?
As a general rule, we do not operate during harsh weather. We suggest calling the day of the show if you’re unsure about the weather.