Drums of the Pacific Luau

Quick Details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Time: 5 p.m.

DRUMS OF THE PACIFIC LUAU

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and dynamic Pacific culture in one exciting night of food and festivities. We’re proud to welcome you to beautiful Kaanapali Beach for the Drums of the Pacific luau experience, Maui’s longest-running show. Here, you’ll get to share in an unforgettable, entertaining evening showcasing Polynesian delicacies, classic island-style drinks, and traditional dancing. Journey across the islands through our narrative dance show featuring the languid hulas of Hawai’i, thrilling fire-knife dancers of Samoa, mesmerizing movements of Tahiti, and more. And, expect Hawaiian hospitality at its finest: Our guests are welcomed warmly with a shell lei upon arrival, and enjoy an open bar with the mai tais flowing, and all-you-can-eat-buffet featuring scrumptious local dishes such as kalua pork, poke, huli huli chicken and lomi lomi salmon.

The food served at a feast in ancient Hawai’i had great religious and symbolic significance. The word “lu`au,” which is fairly modern, is also the word for a dish of young taro tops cooked with coconut and octopus or pork, and often shows up on luau menus.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“Well, I would have to say this place is definitely special! This luau is a beautiful blend of storytelling thru song and dance, as well as a wealth of informative information about the vibrant heritage and cultures of the South Pacific! The food is a delectable selection of local Hawaiian and Pan-Asian cuisine-Kalua Pork, Lomi Lomi salmon, Poi, Poke as well as Huli Huli chicken, stir-fry… lots of great selections! Although the check in process is a bit crazy, this is a sight you surely don’t want to miss!!! Beautiful hula maidens, handsome warriors, golden sunsets with a cocktail in hand- what more could you ask for?!?!” – SimiP20, via ReservedDirect


“Best dancers including fire dancers. Service and aloha are key and made our evening. A+ Beautiful costumes, our cups were never empty.” – Kimmarie L., via ReservedDirect


“We found the show overall very good. Great buffet. Overall a good way to spend an evening. The location is easy to get to, organized very well getting you into the event, getting people through the buffet line was excellent and bar service was also very timely. While the host did a lot of speaking we felt that was a part of the show explaining the cultural background of the Polynesian people.” – Rod B., via TripAdvisor

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An open bar of mai tais, beer, wine, cocktails, and juice.
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet of kalua pork, huli huli chicken, lomi lomi salmon, island fish, polynesian rice, pancit noodles, salads, poi, tropical fruits, luau, taro rolls with lilikoi butter and more.
  • A dessert bar featuring chocolate macadamia nut cream brownies, pineapple cake, bread pudding and haupia (coconut pudding) with toasted coconut.
  • An authentic imu (underground oven for cooking a whole pig) ceremony
  • Traditional arts and crafts ceremony