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Maui Nui Luau in Maui, HI

Sheraton Maui Resort2605 Kaanapali ParkwayKaanapali, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

Located on the beachfront along award-winning Kaanapali Beach, the Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock offers an authentic Hawaiian ceremony and buffet for guests of all ages. The luau features some of the best in Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment, including an amazing fire knife dance, a Pu’u Keka’a cliff dive and more. Guests can also enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast and cocktails during the show.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kaanapali, Maui Travel Experts
  • Luau start and end times subject to crowd size and weather.
  • Bring your appetite for an all-you-can-eat feast.
  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before the show starts.
  • Cocktail seating option does not include dinner.

Description

from Maui Nui Luau
Join the Tihati cast on a spectacular voyage through the South Pacific during the Maui Nui Luau. An exciting and colorful presentation of the Polynesians from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Rarotonga, New Zealand and Samoa, set to pulsating and syncopated drum beats. From the celebrative festival dances of Tahiti, the fierce warrior dances of Fiji, the exotic hypnotizing dances of the Tuamotus, the legendary dance of the Tahitian princess Tiare to the intriguing fireknife dance of Samoa. For those in love, dance with a loved one during the Hawaiian Wedding song.

The Maui Nui Luau (formerly the Kaanapali Sunset Luau) takes place right at the edge of Kaanapali's famous Black Rock point. Watch daring youth leap and dive from the point as the sun sets amidst gorgeous views of Lanai and Molokai at this Maui luau grounds.

Schedule of Luau Events:
5:00 pm – Check-In
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Lei greeting, cocktails, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian games and activities, Traditional Imu Ceremony
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet
8:00 pm – “Tihati Polynesia Revue"

Luau Menu:
- Salad Selections
- Up Country Mixed Green Salad
- Papaya Seed Vinaigrette, Creamy Garlic-Herb Dressing, Oriental Vinaigrette
- Cucumber and Maui Onions Salad
- Maui Gold Pineapple Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Green Pea and Roasted Mix Nut Salad
- Asian Style Somen Salad with Scallions and Kamaboko
- New Potato Salad with Up Country Herb Vinaigrette
- Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls and Whipped Butter

Main Entrees
- Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage, Sautéed Maui Onion
*Fresh From the ‘Imu (Presentation by Culinary Staff)
- Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa
- Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger- Lemongrass Butter Sauce

Local Accompaniments
- Lomi Lomi Salmon
- Poi
- Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
- Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze

Desserts
- Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
*Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
- Traditional Haupia
- Assorted Cookies

Note: Dependent on crowd size and weather, luau may start/end earlier.

The Standard Seating includes the dinner (meal) and cocktails.
The Cocktail Seating includes beverages only, no dinner (meal).

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ilovecayman
ontario, canada
"Do not miss!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2017 NEW
You can't go to Hawaii without enjoying a Luau! Great selection of food and the show is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!
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qwillcox
Vancouver, Canada
"The food and entertainment were the best we have experienced at a Luau."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2017 NEW
The drinks were a bit weak, but if you asked the bartender , they would stiffen them up for you no problem. The fire dancer was really good !! Must have used a lot of Aloe Vera after his performance.
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Karen L
Wellington, United States
"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2017 NEW
This gets 5 stars because of the affordable cocktail only option! It's $39 for adults and $22 for teens that way, vs paying a monstrous fee for buffet food for a family. And we all thoroughly enjoyed the show...the MC did a great job of balancing history with humor to make it all interesting and fun. The dancers were outstanding! I can't believe one poster complained about some being overweight...that is tradition! As far as one being a "white guy", there's no telling if or how much Hawaiian he had in him, but he knew the chants and danced as well as the others. We all loved it (parents and teen girls age 16&18).
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harjill
Toronto
"Food was excellent at this Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 28, 2017 NEW
The location of the Kaanapali Sunset Luau is on the grounds of the Sheraton Maui close to the ocean. The food at the Luau was excellent and the best I have had at a Luau and plenty of it. The ladies received a beautiful fresh flower lei. The show was entertaining and the performers good. Drinks a little watered down! It was a beautiful warm evening and we saw a great sunset. Other than some very noisy guests behind us (very inconsiderate) it was a great evening.
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CDNFamilyTravellers
Atlanta, Georgia
"Our first luau - great food, service and show "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2017 NEW
We've seen Polynesian / Asian shows before, but this was our first luau in Hawaii. My wife and I went with our 2 1/2 year old (who was free). We would recommend it. Pros - food was very good, chicken and pulled pork were highlights, with nice salad / vegetable options. - they gave my son a nice wooden turtle necklace, nice touch - it started raining a little and they handed out ponchos - show overall was good, although a little short (maybe due to the rain) - drink options were good, premixed pina colodas or mai tais, or they mixed basic drinks for you, plus beer. All included. Not watered down. - never experienced any long lines, at most buffet line was 10 minutes, as they call each table separately Overall a great experience.

Frequently Asked Questions about Maui Nui Luau

When should I arrive for the luau?
Check-in begins promptly at 5:00 pm with the events beginning at 5:30 pm. We ask that guests arrive during this 30-minute window of time.

What food is served as part of the buffet?
The following food items are available during the buffet portion of the luau.

Salad Selections:

  • Up Country Mixed Green Salad
  • Papaya Seed Vinaigrette, Creamy Garlic-Herb Dressing, Oriental Vinaigrette
  • Cucumber and Maui Onions Salad
  • Maui Gold Pineapple Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Green Pea and Roasted Mix Nut Salad
  • Asian Style Somen Salad with Scallions and Kamaboko
  • New Potato Salad with Up Country Herb Vinaigrette
  • Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls and Whipped Butter

Main Entrees:
  • Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage, Sautéed Maui Onion
  • Fresh From the ‘Imu (Presentation by Culinary Staff)
  • Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa
  • Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger- Lemongrass Butter Sauce

Local Accompaniments:
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Poi
  • Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
  • Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze

Desserts:
  • Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
  • Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
  • Traditional Haupia
  • Assorted Cookies

When are luaus held?
The Maui Nui Luau is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and seasonal Fridays.