Maui Luau Review - Hyatt Maui Luau
The Hyatt Maui luau at the Hyatt Regency at Kaanapali on Maui is a Polynesian show and buffet dinner that is reasonably priced for a family.
Kids and teenagers love a big party, and that's what we had here - lots of people
, lots of action on and off the stage, and plenty of other teenagers. Not staid and stuffy like those parent oriented luaus in Lahaina.
Hyatt Maui Luau Price and Tickets
The Hyatt Maui luau has different pricing for adults, children, and infants, as well as preferred seating options. Visit my Hyatt Maui Luau Tickets
page for details on ticket prices.
Hyatt Maui Luau Schedule
The Hyatt Maui Luau schedule and times vary some by season. The luau generally is held Monday-Saturday - all days except Sunday:
• Check-in Starts- 4:15 pm
• Seating - 5:15 pm
• Showtime – 5:30 pm
Hyatt Maui Luau Menu
You pass through a buffet line and get to choose from a variety of Polynesian and Hawaiian luau foods served through the first half of the show. The Hyatt Maui luau menu:
• Kalua Pork
• Huli Huli Chicken
• Mahi Mahi
• Ulupalakua Beef
• Polynesian Rice
• Vegetables Makamaka
• Tropical Fruits Anuenue
• Soba Noodles
• Lomi Lomi Salmon
• Pacific Ahi Poke
• Tossed Green Salad
• Dessert bar featuring Macadamia Nut Lu'au Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding.
Hyatt Maui Luau Show
The Hyatt Maui luau Drums of the Pacific
show is held at a substantial permanent stage and grounds.
We liked the ceremonies - they blow on a conch shell to start the show at sunset, and unearth the roast kulua pig from the imu underground oven.
Long rows of tables close to the stage give you the opportunity to meet other luau visitors.
Some individual tables at the back of the audience allow you to have a more private experience.
This is a big audience (up to 700 people), so if you want to sit close to the stage either grab your table early of pay more for the VIP seating.
The buffet line moved quickly, considering the large number of people at the show. They keep the buffet line open during the first half of the show, so there is plenty of movement and action in the audience as well as on the stage.
The Drums of the Pacific show was a long and varied one (see our two videos below). At first there is Hawaiian music and audience participation where volunteers can go on stage for hula lessons and poi ball lessons.
This is a chance for the girls and moms in the audience to have some fun on stage.
The performance progresses through the story of the first islanders migration to the Hawaii - but mostly we just enjoyed the music and the dancing without focusing on the story.
The fire knife dancer finale was one of the best we have seen - this dancer has been doing this luau for over ten years, and he didn't have a drop or mishandle through his entire performance.
Hyatt Maui Luau Location
The Hyatt Maui luau is held at the Hyatt Regency at the far south end of Kaanapali Beach Resort.
• If you are staying at Kaanpali, you can just walk down the oceanside walkway to the luau.
• If you drive to Kaanapali, you can take advantage of their free valet and self parking at the Hyatt.
If you are going to Kaanapali earlier in the day, you can use the paid parking lot just to the north of Whaler's Village.
Or try for a free parking space in the few free parking spaces in the hidden lot just to the south of Whaler's Village, then walk the short distance south to the Hyatt on the Kaanapali oceanside walkway.
Hyatt Maui Luau Pictures
My Drums of the Pacific
pictures from the Hyatt Maui luau at Kaanapali give you a visual experience of what it is like to be at this Maui luau. The luau is held on a permanent stage that is right off the Kaanapali beach walkway, so you can just stop by and check out the facilities anytime you are at Kaanapali Beach.
The popular Samoan fire knife dancer finale for the Drums of the Pacific show at the Hyatt Maui luau.
A lot of vacationers go to the Hyatt Maui luau. You can choose whether you want to sit close to the stage, at the back, or near the buffet.
Hula and Tahitian dancers on stage during the show.
Men were the 'original' hula dancers.
Hyatt Maui Luau Grounds
The Hyatt Maui luau is held on a permanent stage and seating area between the ocean and the Maui Hyatt Regency. An entrance is just off the Kaanapali oceanside walkway.
Hyatt Maui Luau Video
I scanned the audience at the beginning of the luau video so you can see the crowd size - there are a lot of people
at the Hyatt Maui luau! The Drums of the Pacific show includes dances and music from the Polynesian islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga. The grand finale is everybody's favorite at luaus - the Samoan fire knife dancer.
Click on the PLAY button in the image below to view the Drums of the Pacific luau video.
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