Maui Luau Review - Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau

Kaanapali Black Rock Sunset Torch Lighting Ceremony The Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau overlooks Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock, so you get an upclose look at the sunset torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony.

From your seat at the Sheraton Maui luau, you watch a runner light torches on Black Rock then dive into the ocean.

Kaanapali Sunset Luau Show

Photo by Kris Nelson

The Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau has individual tables
Seating is at individual tables - no long rows of tables here. The setting is on a pleasant grass lawn just a few steps from Kaanapali beach and Black Rock.

Because you are so close to the beach, the wind may be stronger than in less scenic, but more protected settings.

The first hour is primarily for you to arrive and get settled. There are some Hawaiian goods for sale from local craftsmen. Stage musicians play Hawaiian music.

Photo by Kris Nelson

Dancers at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau
You can watch the kalua pig get removed from the underground sand oven during the imu ceremony.

Unlike some of the beach luaus where the ocean and setting sun provide a backdrop for the stage, this stage is not on the beach side of the luau grounds.

The beach is to your side as you face the stage.

Photo by David Gibbs

Samoan fire knife dancer grand finale at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau on Maui
The Tahitian dancers are always popular because they are so active - lots of motion and background drums.

The tone of the show changes from festive to threatening (in a fun way) with the Fiji warrior dancers. The New Zealand maori warrior dancers continue the Polynesian influence of this luau show.

The Samoan fire knife dancer provides the grand finale for the show.

Kaanapali Sunset Luau Price, Tickets & Schedule

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Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau imu, or underground pit, where the kalua pig is roasted Schedule. This luau is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6PM to 9PM:

• 6PM-7PM cocktails, live entertainment, activities, craftsmen with goods for sale, & imu ceremony (kalua pig is roasted in an underground pit, like in the picture)

• 7PM-8PM Luau feast

• 8PM-9PM Luau show

Sheraton Maui Luau Location and Parking

The Sheraton Maui luau is located next to Black Rock at the northern part of the Kaanapali Beach Resort.

• If you are staying at Kaanpali, you can just walk up the oceanside walkway to the luau.

• If you drive to Kaanapali, you can use the Sheraton valet parking ($10) or self parking ($2 after validation at luau desk).

You can also use 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 north to the Sheraton on the oceanside walkway.

Kaanapali Sunset Luau Menu

The luau menu foods are served buffet style - you go to a buffet table and choose your selections.
• Sauteed Mahi Mahi with Macadamia Nuts & Capers
• Grilled Teriyaki Steak
• Kalua Pork
• Steamed Sweet Potatoes
• Lomi Lomi Salmon
• Poi
• Kula Greens with Cucumber & Tomato Salad
• Potato Macaroni Salad
• Pasta Salad
• Fried Rice
• Sliced Papaya and Pineapple
• Assorted Desserts

Sheraton Maui Luau Grounds

The Sheraton Maui luau is held on the Ocean Lawn between the ocean and hotel. You can enter either from the hotel or from the Kaanapali oceanside walkway at Black Rock.

View of the Maui Sheraton and Kaanapali Sunset Luau grounds from the imu underground oven Black Rock at Kaanapali view from the Maui Sheraton


Part of the Maui Sheraton is built right into the wall of Black Rock at the north end of Kaanapali Beach View of Kaanapali Beach and the island of Lanai from the Maui Sheraton

Sheraton Maui Luau Pictures

Our large Kaanapali Sunset Luau pictures from the Sheraton Maui luau at Kaanapali let you experience the show up close and personal.

Maui Luaus: Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau stage and audience seating

Photo by Kris Nelson


A kalua pig is roasted in the imu underground oven on the luau grounds and then uncovered before the luau show.

A kalua pig is roasted in the imu underground oven at the Kaanapali Sunset Luau on Maui


You have an close view of the Black Rock sunset torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony from the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau.

Maui Luaus: Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau sunset torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony


Tahitian dancers perform during the luau show.

Dancers at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau show on Maui

Photo by Kris Nelson


Samoan fire knife dancer finale at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau.

Fire knife dancer finale at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau show on Maui

Photo by David Gibbs

Kaanapali Sunset Luau Video

To view the video of the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau, click on the Play button in the image below. Notice the wind - weather goes along with being on the beach!


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