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).

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

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Becky S
"Don't waste your money!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
It cost our family of 4 almost $400, kids are $60. Don't waste your money!! The buffet was big and there were enough to choose from, but not a good variety for kids. Mostly fish, 1 chicken option and 1 beef option. They recommend you arrive at 4:45 only to still get a seat in the back, again we have short kids, 8 and 10 year olds. Once you have found your seat, you have to wait another 45-1 hour for them to call you up to eat, all while under the beautiful Maui sun. At least that's what we waited with our "back 50" seats. Don't try for dessert at that point, there wasn't much left. The show itself was slow going and we couldn't hear the MC most of the time. His voice was soothing and almost put us to sleep. The drinks are self serve and no one came to pick up our empty plates. Disappointed is how we left. Save your $$ and watch from the green or beach for free. I've included photo of what your view may look like arriving at 4:55.
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Jim W
Rome, Italy
"Maui Nui Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2017 NEW
The organization of the luau was very good, and seating procedures were good. The food was good, not excellent, but it's what you would expect from any luau. Mai Tai's and Pina Colada's were weak, but good. Other liquor (wine, Bud Light, Bud, Vodka, Bourbon, Whiskey, mixed drinks, etc) were available, no extra charge. We had a group of 15 from all over the world (US, China, France, Germany, Australia, Switzerland) and the overall impression was very good. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The entertainment was very good; although the emcee isn't a very good singer, but that didn't detract from the evening). I originally booked 13 people, had to change it to 14, then 16, then back to 15. This was done up to the week prior, and I had absolutely no problems. Probably because of the flexibility of the arrangement, they can handle these kinds of changes. The location is excellent. I don't know how this compares to Old Lahaina Luau or others, but it must be in the top 3. I recommend it.
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960cba
Usa, Tanzania
"it is okay but not worth the money"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2017 NEW
Hi we have been to several Luau over the years and this one was the worst. They need a higher stage so you can see from the back. Also only one fire dancers, come on other shows have 3 and this guy was not that great.
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Kim W
"Great show, wonderful food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2017 NEW
We attended this Luau on our final night in Maui and it was such a great way to end our vacation. The show was great, the dancers were beautiful and the location was breathtaking. We watched the sunset and enjoyed some wonderfully yummy food.
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kokfayetteville
Fayetteville, New York
"Just OK"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 28, 2017 NEW
This is my 3rd trip to Maui, and my teenage children's first so I wanted them to experience a luau. I regret taking them to this one. Although the food was pretty good and drinks were flowing, the show itself lacked that authentic feel of a traditional luau. The MC seemed more like a Vegas lounge singer. There were funny parts of audience participation. Bottom line the cast was extremely small and the story telling was all over the place.

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.