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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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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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): 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

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Chicago, Illinois
"Good if you've never been to a luau before "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
I would rate this dinner and show as average, maybe more than average. And elsewhere I've read that the check in was difficult, but they have rectified that, at least the time when we were there it was very smooth and well run. Be advised he will be in the sun for about half an hour. I was not ready for that, I thought that there would be overhanging trees or something to shade is from the sun, but a good portion of it is still in the sun for the first 30 minutes while you're there. They did a lovely job of reading everyone with glaze, providing people with drinks while you wait for to begin. The band was very good, the dancers were excellent and, the MC was also very good. They fit probably about 500 people in, and for that many I would say that the buffet was average to better than average but I would not go so far as "excellent. I think they could've shortened up the show just a little bit, it seemed just a smidge too long and so we kind of lost interest at some points. I wish they did more of the fire handling displays. And I was it disappointed that they did not use the authentic grass skirts, but everything is either plastic skirts or fabric dresses. For the price I'd say adults it was on the pricey side, but for kids it was way too pricey and I would not recommend it for young children
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Lake Stevens, WA
"Good food and experience but pricey."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
Family of 5 was over $500. Kids had an ok time but lose interest in the show, except for the fire twirling. Food was good, and fun to get a taste if something different. The other dances all got a bit redundant.
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Marina N
Monument, Colorado
"Wonderful show and food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
We have been to many luaus in Haraii and this is by far the best we have to xperianced. The food was delicious and the show very entertaining. The dancers gave a informative representation of the people. The wait staff were attentive and professional and the drinks never stopped. The show was entertaining and although expensive, it was a great time.
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Ryan C
Kirkland, Washington
"Great performance, but for the price there are better experiences!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2017 NEW
My wife and I decided to check out a luau while on Maui. Our booking agent recommended the Old Lahaina or the Royal Lahaina Resort luaus, but they were sold out. When we arrived the staff was scrambling to set up and there was not clear direction. We did not know about preferred/VIP tickets so we waiting in the general admission line for 40+ minutes. Make sure you arrive early because the line was extremely long. As we were being seated we received a cheap plastic shell necklace and a juice or Mai Thai. The show goes through a little bit of the traditional luau ceremony (short compared to the rest of the show). Then tables are dismissed for the buffet line. The food was ok for a buffet. We felt dinner was rushed and wished we had purchased the VIP tickets (they were the first to eat). Once dinner is served the show starts. This was the best part. It defiantly was not a traditional luau instead a pacific inspired dance show highlighting different dances and traditions. The show was longer than we expected, but well done. This is NOT a traditional luau, but the show was entertaining. It will be too long for young children and since it is an open bar I would not recommend for families.
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Alexandra H
Maui, Hawaii
"Great Service!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2017 NEW
Went with my boyfriend and his family to this Lu'au. It was my first lu'au ever, and they've all been to some before. The main highlight for me was our server! Great personality and kept the drinks coming. From what the others said, this lu'au does not do as much of a ceremony with the pig at the beginning. Fire show at the end was awesome! Number 1 recommendation is get there early if you have general seating because we were the last ones there and ended up sitting in a raised area in the back with 2 other tables which made us feel less included in the show.

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.