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

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flyawayCA
California
"My first luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
My husband, mother, sister, BIL, niece, and I went to this Luau even though we were not staying at the Hyatt. It was the first Luau for all of us so I am unable to compare for you. The show was excellent. We really enjoyed the dancers, the songs, and the stories we learned. The fire dancing was outstanding and really the highlight. At one point of the show you are invited onstage to learn to hula. My niece loved this. The food was excellent and there were a variety of choices. Fish, chicken, pork, veggies, pasta, bread, fruit (including Maui Gold pineapple - yum). The only reason I took a star off was because you barely had time to eat dinner. It seemed so rushed. We were one of the last tables to go to the buffet and by the time we sat down is when they invited people onstage to learn to hula. Before that was even finished they cleared the plates. My sister only got about two bites of food before they took it because she had to take my niece on stage. The one other negative was the drinks. I understand they don't give a lot of alcohol because it's open bar but this was a joke. My husband said he would get diabetes before even a buzz. After the show you can take pictures with the dancers. They also have local artisans there if you would like to do some shopping.
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TapAway
Calgary, Canada
"Lu'au first"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
This was our first Lu'au. It was nice. We booked the vip so we could sit up front, set seated first, and eat first. It was worth the extra $. Show was about 1.5 hours with a couple of breaks. Singing and dancing was very entertaining.
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Sababbitt
Fort Worth, Texas
"Gotta try the Lu'au"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Great show. Beautiful costumes. Excellent dancing. Have never seen a show that spans so many influences on the Hawaiian culture. The food was plentiful and good. Served buffet style. Open bar. Not the best drinks but included in the price. Staff was friendly and attentive. Our waiter kept the drinks coming. Everyone should experience a lu'au a time or two.
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ViG67
Vancouver, Canada
"Well worth the cost"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2017 NEW
We booked general seating online and were happy with our seats. There were no 'bad seats. The dancers and entertainment were outstanding. The food was pretty good although it could have had a bit more explanation into the ingredients. Open bar is good and the waitress was very attentive. All in all a great thing to do on our first Maui visit.
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danahG4700LM
Hayfork
"Commercial "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2017 NEW
I think it’d be a shame if this is the only Luau people experience. I did have a lovely picture taken and the food was fair. Short of that I thought the experience was fairly tacky with more emphasis on buying the goods at the booths than learning about Hawaiian history and culture.
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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.