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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:
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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Eddie L
"nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017 NEW
Great seats, Great show, Great food. Everything was great.. Price was good also. Sheraton was a great place. NIce grounds and views
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Terese P
"Old Lahaina Luau is better"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2017 NEW
After 3 years of Old Lahaina Luau I thought we should try another, and I wanted fire dancing. We get triple points at Sheraton and love going to this hotel to watch the guy jump off the rocks at least once while in Maui. So, I thought this would be a good one. I’m debating between 2-3 stars. Very casual setup. We weren’t sure if we were at the luau or someone’s private event. Tables and plastic chairs on the lawn, hot full sun, no shade, no breeze. We paid for premium seats. And we’re put in the front table. But our backs were to the stage so we would have to turn our chairs around to see. We ended up moving back a table to have a straight ahead view. My husband loved the MC. He was Don Ho old school cheesetastic. It felt like we were in an episode of Mad Men. Got everyone us to “learn” to hula. And some poor dudes were pulled on stage for us to laught at/with. The AV guy was terrible. We couldn’t hear large portions of the show and we could see a guy trying frantically to fix the cables during the show. Poor planning or communication with the dancers left us waiting for the next group to arrive. Awkward. The food was good. Surprisingly good. Much better then we expected. But there was so service at the table. So we had to go get our own drinks, water, dessert etc. bonus, no one to tip at the end. Overall it was fine. We drank a lot and laughed a lot but we won’t be back. Might try Royal Lahaina next time. But Old Lahaina is the best for a reason.
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lalocadr19
Hollywood, Florida
"beautiful show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2017 NEW
Great show, beautiful dancers, great experience although at the beginning there were guests making loud noise no one told him to leave or be quiet it took great part of the show. The show is about 1hr, ticket do offer buffet style food or complimentary drink only. The sunset was truly beautiful.
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SanFran2016
San Francisco, California
"Dangerous journey and mediocre show"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2017 NEW
We mentioned to the guide at the Sheraton we would take the north end of the freeway to reach the Kaanapali Luau. The guide said it would take about an hour but did not mentioned about how treacherous and dangerous the north end of the freeway can be. He also hardly spoke English. As a result we had to be safe and drive slowly. The ride took more than two hours and we arrived about an hour late. The show turned out to be just mediocre. It was a bad experience all around. A word of advice. Never take the north end of the freeway to reach West Maui. The road is not safe, with twist and turns, and sometimes is just one lane for both directions.
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Lynne C
"Disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 06, 2017 NEW
We arrived right on 5:30pm, due to traffic from an accident. It was raining and we could not believe that they were making people line up for food in the open in the pouring rain. The food had no shelter and people were given ponchos? This straight away put up warning bells. The food was wet and cold! The tables wet and the chairs wet. When we sat down to eat about six, the rain eased off ant the show started. The sky cleared and the show was going well. The show included the food, and open bar, I went to get a drink just before 7pm and the bar was closed. Then the show finished.???? It only went for an hour, when we brought the cites we were told it went from 5:30 to 8:30pm. I have to say I was disappointed, and feel the whole thing was not worth the money, and feel I should be reimbursed at least half the money 👎
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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.