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).

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apeterson61
Missoula, Montana
"Glad I only did the cocktail session"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2018 NEW
The luau was short and not very entertaining. The MC was ok but just ok. I would not recommend this other than you can get a cheap, short show if you do the cocktail only seating. I am VERY glad we didn't spring for the full buffet. The show was barely worth the $40 cocktail price. We managed to each have two drinks before they shut the bar down about a half hour before the show. I guess I'm glad we ran up there when we noticed they were shutting down the bar!
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Sandra J. S
Strathmore
"disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
The food was fabulous, the cocktails were fine and the luau presentation was fantastic; we were extremely disappointed that we did not see cliff jumpers at sunset on Black Rock. We could barely make out that there was anyone on Black Rock and this was supposed to be part of our evening?!
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sunlover6588
The Pas, Canada
"OK, but not as good as expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2018
Nice, smaller venue, leis were nice, expected a great show, but it was so-so. Food was....edible. Paid extra for premium seats and were seated directly behind a huge light stand. I have had better entertainment with better firedancers in the Caribbean for free at resort - cost us $306 US for 2 hours.
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Jeff L
West Des Moines, Iowa
"Not fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2017
We were visiting with our 8 year old and 6 year old. We have been to other Luaus in Maui and this by FAR was the least entertaining. We did the drinks only package so we can not comment on the food but the performance was slow with no excitement. Our kids were begging to leave 15 min into the show. There was 30 seconds of excitement when they had the fire dancing at the end. Save you money.
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LeoIV
Rochester Hills, Michigan
"There has to be better"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 25, 2017
Purchased “show only” tickets and was thus seated in the back. It was frustrating because it is difficult to see the show. Especially when people are constantly getting up to get more to eat and get drinks. So was far away and easily obstructed. Story is neat. I guess if you’re looking to “check the box” this will do.
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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.