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

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Allen S
"Excellent family luau!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018 NEW
This is an excellent Luau for all ages! The food is awesome and the drinks are on point! We will definitely be attending this one again!! Mahalos
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885kurtf
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
"Luau was great Food was terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018 NEW
This is our third time attending this Luau. The previous times was 8-10 years ago and it was great. The show is consistently excellent with very talented dancers and musicians. The Hostess of the Show was fabulous too. The hula guys were incredible to watch. The hula ladies were animated and had such beautiful expression. The dinner was another thing. It was so bad we decided that the children’s food table was better and after spending $400 we ate chicken fingers and pasta from the kiddie table. The food wasn’t a culture thing and we just didn’t like Hawaiian food. It was prepared and presented poorly. That had this green pile of mush that you couldn’t define what it was. No one ate it. Very disappointed after spending this much money to take my family there.
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jgentile800
"Drums of the Pacific"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
This event was just wonderful! The food was delicious and varied. The music spectacular and the dancers and Mistress of Ceremonies outstanding. I have never been to a Luau and I have heard they can be a bit routine. At first I thought the price was a bit high but this was one of the highlights of my visit. Worth every dollar. Thanks to all of the staff and performers who all went above and beyond to make the evening such a cultural extravaganza!
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nola1961
Baton Rouge, LA
"Really Entertaining..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
and also learn a lot of the Hawaiian culture and history. Was much more than dancing girls and guys. We made reservations months in advance. We stayed at the Hyatt so didn't have too far to go. We sat in the general seating area; the 3 of us. We were each given a shell lei upon arrival. We opted not to have our photo taken. Be warned: the luau is outdoors; no covering. It was very windy and misty so we were all chilly. Have a jacket or wrap handy in case you get cold. We froze. The show started and the hostess was very entertaining; had a beautiful voice. She introduced all of the numbers, the band, the dancers. When it was time to serve dinner, she asked for a blessing and then it was time for the buffet. Tables went one at a time. Didn't take too long. I have a gluten allergy and everything is marked with a food allergen. I was able to eat quite a lot and had no trouble. The dessert was limited to a coconut custard type of dessert and it was wonderful. They had about a dozen other choices for everyone else. Hot tea and coffee was available. I ate one plate of pork and sides and went back for a second. It was very limited at that time but had about 1/2 serving which was plenty. The entertainment was very good. Better than average. Seems they had no bad seats in the house. They did sing my favorite Hawaiian song, "Little Grass Shack" and the audience was asked on stage for the "Hukilau." Great fun. There was another audience participation section which was very entertaining. The first dancers were last, they ended the show, and is always exciting to see. Our favorites. Bring your camera!
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NMB2013
Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
"Wonderful entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
This is our 2nd time in three years that we attended this luau. We attended on Christmas Night. Parking was easy, staff greeting was welcoming, the food and show were fantastic. Serving staff were very attentive. We got general seating. Try to arrive an hour early to get seats closer towards the front but you can see from every seat in the house.
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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.