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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Paul W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Good night out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
We arrived and while in line to get in we were provided leis. The entire staff was so pleasant and helpful. Pictures are taken for purchase as you walk in. The show is good and the food is plentiful and tasty. I think this is one of those things you must do in Hawaii and I would do it again on a future trip.
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jgram318
Pomona, California
"Amazing Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
I highly recommend this luau. The food was great and the show was even better. We arrived early, took our photo and sat at a table next to the premium seating which was still perfect. Wait time to get food was not long at all. I will definitely go to this luau again.
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pbrossi
"Awesome luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2018 NEW
Started on time and went an extra 30 minutes. Awesome sunset over the water made for awesome photos. Performance was above par and was pretty impressive. Alcoholic drinks included.. Would recommend.
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Brian C
"Great Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2018
We were very happy with the Black Rock luau. We had not been to a luau before, so I don't have comparison points, but we thought the food and entertainment were great. The open bar was as advertised, and the mai tais went down well throughout the evening. The buffet food was plentiful and very good, especially the Kalua pork. The entertainment was well done - in particular the fire dancer was awesome. We paid for premium seats, so we had a great view of everything, and we were happy with that decision. Some of the other tables were a bit far back from the stage. Also, the comments about the sun beating down while waiting to be seated are accurate, so plan accordingly.
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Bjorka84
Salem, Oregon
"Great Family Luau!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2018
We went with a group of 9 adults and 2 babies. Despite my daughter breaking down in the buffet line, it was a perfect evening. We loved the entertainment! It was easy to follow, entertaining, and very unique. The food did not disappoint either! The meats were tender and flavorful and there was enough variety for part of our group that eats vegan. We've been to a couple luaus in town and this was the best we've been to!
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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.