Maui Luau Review - Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau
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
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.
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.
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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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
• 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.
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.
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.
You have an close view of the Black Rock sunset torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony from the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau.
Tahitian dancers perform during the luau show.
Photo by Kris Nelson
Samoan fire knife dancer finale at the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau.
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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