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:
4:45 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).

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Rebecca Ventress
Alhambra, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Impressed"
August, 2018
Good value through reserve Hawaii.
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Tip: Open Bar and you will find items for sale.

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Drew Hall-Brooks
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Maui Nui Luau - Worth checking out"
July, 2018
My wife and I initially booked this luau as our second option due to the Olde Lahaina Luau being booked up well past our vacation date. We were both pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The dancers were fantastic, the cliff diver and fire dancer wowed and the food was great too. We were seated with four other couples and had a great time conversing with them and enjoying the show. I'm not sure how good the Olde Lahaina Luau would have been, but this whole experience was definitely worth the price.
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Tip: Wear sun protection if needed. There is next to no shade available while waiting to be seated and during the first part of the show (before sunset).

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Nieder7
Minneapolis,MN
"Do the Cocktail Luau!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
After hitting two Luau’s in the last 10 years, we decided on this Luau and also skipping the meal portion. Food at the Luau is usually not great and in doing the cocktail only, we got the best of the best. Savings was $75 per person, and we had the all you can drink plus the show. We took our savings and went to a nice steak place. Six of us at $40pp and spent $400 at dinner. We felt great about the decision. Valet park at the Sheraton for $5...great value!
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thomascT737DI
Scottsdale, Arizona
"Great time at Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 22, 2018 NEW
I liked the Luau. People Were real nice. It wasn’t crowded, and they worked hard to make the evening great. Food was excellent! Highly recommend! Great setting too!
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slzahm
Orange County, California
"Lovely"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018
Very nice grounds. The hotel staff were great, the grounds were lush and plush. The breakfasts were wonderful. The pool and beach were both fantastic and it was great to be able to see black rock. Can't wait to go back.
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Nancy U
Bishop, California
"A delicious and fun luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 02, 2018
We usually try to go to one luau while we are visiting Hawaii.......and usually go for the entertainment as the food is usually all the same and not very good. I found this luau to be different. I found the fish, chicken and kalua pork all to be very delicious. The atmosphere was casual and fun and beautiful. The entertainment was good. The MC for the event, a woman, was very good - we enjoyed her a lot. Also enjoyed the fact that there were local artisans there. We would do this luau again.
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Melissa Y
Denver, Colorado, United States
"Employees on strike"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018
We booked this luau for October and it was cancelled due to a strike by the Sheraton employees. What a drag!
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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.