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

5 Reviews
Daniel Richard
Houston, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Luau"
June, 2018
This is the first luau we have been to, but it was a great experience. Everything was well organized, the food was great (and very plentiful), and the show was great. Everyone there was having a very good time and servers were very friendly. In talking with others across the table from us, they said that they had attended other Luaus but like this one best because the show covered some of the history of the Polynesian islands and showed dances and stories from each.
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Tip: The Luau is behind the Hotel (Google Maps was misleading). You can park in the main parking lot and walk through the lobby or park in the beach access parking and walk over.

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Daisy Switzer
Grass Valley , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Lines of The Pacific"
June, 2018
Although we were an hour early, the line if several hundred guests had only two greeters, thus we missed most of the opening part of the show. The drink ice had melted so a second line for drinks was undertaken. After that, a line for food, then for desert. We noticed several elderly guests with mobility problems for which no help was offered (other guests did step in). The drinks were watery, the food ok, the show might have been nice but I did not see much. For the money, treat yourself to a restraint and watch clips on tv.
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Tip: NOT FOR HANDICAPPED GUESTS

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delaney meyers
peoria, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must See!"
May, 2018
I didn't really know what to expect going into the luau considering that I've never been to one but it was a fantastic experience! All of the performers were beautiful and felt each and every movement! My only complaints were the dessert(wasn't that great), general admission didn't get a lei and the announcer was a little too much (came off as fake)
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Reserve Hawaii Customer
San Diego , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripples of Entertainment!"
April, 2018
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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sherry68Chicago
chicago
"Decent Laui"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
My family enjoyed this Lu’au. It is a little cheesy, and I think they need more dancers and a little more excitement, The food is average, the drinks very week. The fire dancers were excellent.
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deansaafdn
Maui, Hawaii
"Average Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2018 NEW
We bought the VIP tickets and thought this luau was mediocre . The show was good but you were taken to your table at 515 and were stuck there til 830. We've been to all of the luaus on this side of the island and all of the other ones give you a chance to walk around , see demonstrations etc... Food was good, not great ...
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run4rfun
Nipomo
"Save your money..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2018 NEW
Full respect for the amazing dancers and the wait staff, which was very attentive. However, the whole experience from start to finish is a bit cheesy and overpriced. The wait to eat is LONG. There is chicken nuggets and pasta out for the kids until your table is finally called to buffet line. You will be so hungry you will eat chicken nuggets while you wait and ask yourself, did I really pay over a hundred dollars for this? The food, when you finally get to eat, is mediocre. With this said, dancers are very good and again our waitress was very nice.
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Kimberly g
"Family dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2018 NEW
This was a great show with amazing food. I so full I wanted to eat more but couldn’t. Very entertaining with unlimited refills. The Hawaiian drink was delicious. The talent was very good. Don’t miss this show. It’s worth seeing. And get preferred sitting so you don’t have to wait to be seated.
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Josh D
Toronto, Canada
"An Educative and Entertaining Night"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2018 NEW
On 08.01.18, our family had the privilege of attending this luau. Moreover, we were lucky enough to have VIP tickets, and so our experiences may differ from others. The night began with an excellent seating process with little wait and fuss, though this was in part due to our VIP tickets. At the door we were served a drink of either passionfruit-orange-guava juice, or a Mai Tai cocktail for those of age. As we waited for everyone to be seated, we were treated to lovely Hawaiian music, played live, as well as some beautiful Hula dances. During this period we were also introduced to the dancers, as well as our incredible MC. To begin the dinner was a torch-bearing spectacle from the dancers, which introduced to the traditional Hawaiian in-ground roasted pig. As dinner was served (buffet style, with the VIPs going first), we were treated to a Hawaiian fashion show that showcased the versatile lavalava, which were also available for purchase. After dinner, the show began - an incredible showcase of dance that told the history of not only Hawaii, but of all of the Polynesian islands. The dances were incredibly choreographed and performed, especially the fire-dance finale. Throughout the night there were also opportunities to the join the dancers on stage (both by volunteering and by the dancers’ selection). Ultimately, the luau was a great night all around. Important to note is that the VIP tickets allowed us to be seated close to the stage - keep in mind that is a large venue, and those who arrive later may be seated a considerable distance from the stage.
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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.