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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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Denice B
Henderson, Nevada
"family vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2017 NEW
it was an ok lu'au. not sure I would do it again. Very expensive for what it was. We paid almost $1000 for 7 people and we were crammed into a row of tables that barely gave you enough room to move at all. The food was pretty good. One down side was when we asked for coffee. they ran out of cream, with no attempt to get more cream. we paid a lot of money and you have no cream. Again, not sure it was worth the money.
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Timothy L
United States
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
Our family was all glad we went but nearly fell asleep during the tenth hula dance. While they all represented different cultures in the Pacific, to the lay person they were the same. The only thing that was entertaining to our teenagers was the fire dance, yes, dance, since it was literally one fire dance. There should be many more. Food was cold, fish dried out and desserts were tasteless and all for $554.
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Alta Loma, California
"Nice Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
I have to start off by saying I was a little disappointed as I didn't realize how "commercialized" this was going to be. If I had to guess the seating held about 200 guests. I was expecting something smaller and less commercialized. The food itself was very good lots of options and even had choices for kids. The show/dancers were of course amazing and touching on the Hawaiian culture however I felt there was too many breaks within the show. Our seats were way in the back so it made it kind of hard to see over some of the other guest. If you have never experienced a luau before then you will probably enjoy this. I prefer a smaller luau which makes if feel more traditional.
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San Jose, California
"A Little Too Long"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
This show started at 5:45 and we were told by our concierge to arrive by 5:30. We did arrive by 5:30 and there were many folks there already. We had VIP tickets and our photo was taken as soon as we arrived. We had a family of 10 and it would have been nicer to have our photo taken with the leis and beaded necklaces we were given afterwards upon entering the luau. The VIP Seating was worthwhile as we had great seats in the front section. The service was great and our waiter was very friendly. The show started late and didn't end until 9:00 - way too long and late for families who already had a busy day. The food buffet was Ok, but nothing special. The desserts were poor. They had chicken tenders and other kid food for the many children at the show. The performers were talented, but the show was repetitive and took too long. We liked the Fia Fia Luau at the Marriott Ko Olina on Oahu better although it was more casual and held on the lawn. Expected more from the Hyatt.
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"Fun with new people"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
Not only did we meet great new people at our table but we also enjoyed such an amazing performance, great drinks. Food options were not my absolute favorite but it is the traditional food!

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.