Huaka'i Luau Maui

Huakai Luau (4.0)

Maui’s best luau! Meet the performers as you enter this luau with it’s picture perfect beachside luau grounds, overlooking the islands of Molokai and Lanai.

Maui’s best luau! Meet the performers as you enter this luau with it’s picture perfect beachside luau grounds, overlooking the islands of Molokai and Lanai.

Huaka’i Maui Luau- Journey Through Polynesia

Hawaiian Buffet and Show
  • Complimentary Mai Tai and Juice
  • Lei Greeting
  • Hawaiian Crafts
  • Fire Knife Dance
  • Cultural Dances and Music of Hawaii and Polynesia
Being the most isolated islands in the world, Hawaii lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  With our warm tropical climate, beautiful tropical flowers, serene sandy beaches, and intriguing culture, Hawaii surely is the pearl of the Pacific.  Let us share with you Momi ‘O Ka Pakipika, Hawaii the pearl of the Pacific through the music and story of Huaka'i, Journey Through Polynesia.  

Ke Kani Malie means the Gentle Sound.  This refers to the gentle sounds of our ‘Aina and the elements that surround it reminding us that our Kupuna (ancestors) have paved a cultural path for us and our future as Hawaiian people.  It is our kuleana (responsibility) to perpetuate this culture and share our knowledge so that the ways of our Kupuna are never forgotten.  
“The voices of our ancestors are ringing, telling us stories of old Hawaii.  You can feel it in the wind, and hear it in the rain.  You can hear it in the beat of the Pahu.  Ke Kani Malie is our canoe.  Our ancestors will guide us as a family through this cultural journey.  We will teach our keiki, and strive to live like our Kupuna.  EO e Ke Kani Malie.” 


Cold Buffet                                                                       
*Kula Greens – Mixed local greens - 
      *Carrot, Tomato, Cucumber garnish
      *Lilikoi Dressing – Lilikoi puree, garlic, onion, olive oil, salt, vinegar
      *Ranch Dressing – sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, dill, oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic  powder, onion powder, celery salt          
      *Papaya Seed Dressing – Papaya, mustard, canola oil, sugar, salt, vinegar
*Namasu – Onion, carrot, cucumber, Ogo, vinegar, sugar, salt
*Poi – Mashed taro
 Ahi Poke – Ahi tuna, seaweed, onion, tomato, scallion, oyster sauce, lemon, sesame, scallion
*Lomi Salmon – Salted Salmon, tomato, onion, scallion
Taro & Hawaiian sweet rolls – Flour, eggs, water, sugar, salt, yeast, taro
      *Lilikoi butter – lilikoi puree, unsalted butter
      *Whip Butter – Whole unsalted butter

Hot Buffet
*Steamed Vegetables–
         Molokai sweet potato, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, red potatoes, S&P, paprika, celery salt, cayenne
*Luau Leaf  –  Taro leaf, onion, garlic ginger, S&P, coconut milk, S&P
*Fried Rice  –  Carrot, celery, onion, ginger, garlic, rice, pineapple, Tamari, S&P,  furikake
*BBQ Shortrib  –  Beef Shortrib, Mango, ketchup, sugar, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, pepper, salt, corn starch 
*Seared Mahi  –  Parsley, basil, scallion, olive oil, S&P, tomato, cucumber, onion
*Shoyu Chicken  –  Boneless Chicken thigh, tamari (GF soy sauce), brown sugar, ginger, corn starch
*Kalua Pork  –  Pork shoulder, salt, smoke

Kids Buffet
*Teriyaki Chicken Tenders – Chicken, brown sugar, tamari, pineapple, corn starch
Kalua Pig Sliders – Taro rolls, cheese, pork, salt, ketchup, brown sugar, onion, garlic
*Green Beans and Carrots
Macaroni & Cheese – noodles, cheese, milk, corn starch, bread crumbs
*Fruit Salad – pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes

Toasted Coconut Haupia Cake  –  Coconut cake, Haupia glaze, toasted coconut
Pineapple Tiramisu  –  Moist pineapple cake, whipped pineapple mascarpone cheese, whip cream, tropical fruit sauces
Chocolate Macadamia Madness  -  Fudge brownie, chocolate pudding, whip cream, caramel sauce, toasted macadamia nuts
*Lilikoi Bar  –  Gluten Free Shortbread crust, sweet and tart lilikoi custard layer, whip cream, 

Limited Full Bar - Included

*  =  Gluten Free
Time November to March:
4:30 pm checkin
5:00 pm doors open

April to October:
5:00 pm checkin
5:30 pm doors open

Buffet typically stars about 30 minutes after the doors open with the show commencing typically within an hour after the buffet. The show will last approximately 1 hour. 
Check-in 30 minutes before showtime. Schedule may vary.
Duration 2 - 3 hours
Location Kaanapali

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours before the show. Cancellations after this time or no-shows are considered non-refundable and full charges apply.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where is the show performed?
A:  It is located at the Luau grounds in front of the Ka'anapali Beach Club.

Q:  How long is the show?
A:  The show runs approximately 2 hours

Q:  What is included with my ticket purchase?
A:  Admission includes your seat at Maui's hottest new Luau show.  Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, facing Lana'i, the Luau includes a full Cold and Hot Buffet of traditional Luau style food, along with Deserts, Mai Tai's and juice.

Q:  Is there a dress code?
A:  Dress is casual...enjoy yourself on vacation!

Q:  Is the show handicapped accessible?
A:  Yes, the grass area is handicapped accessible.

Q:  Is the show family friendly?
A: Of course!  You are our "ohana", which means family in Hawaiian.  Come and enjoy the beauty of our new Luau production.

Q: Is this a dinner show
A: Yes, it includes a full menu

Q:  What time is dinner served?
A: Upon arrival, you will be seated at your table, and then get a chance to peruse our beautiful Luau, complete with everything for Kids and Adults

Q:  What happens during inclement weather?
A: Upon inclement weather, the Luau may go inside the ballroom


Review Summary
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- Nov 2018 -


We booked the Luau via our hotel based on their recommendations. We had visited the Marriott hotel already so knew it would be an amazing setting. You’re just off the beach with amazing sunset views! You are places on shared tables so you get to speak to people on your table. The host / speaker talking through all the activities, history and culture of Hawaii was incredible. Her family were also part of the fire dance at the end. She was incredibly passionate and very talented. The food was ok, my partner enjoyed it as he eats meat but I struggled being a veggie. In terms of feedback, it would be good to have some additional veggie options eg avocado (for the price of ticket!) or something to make the salad a bit more fancy! I’m pregnant so didn’t make use of the free bar but my partner did. Overall it was a great experience and everyone was really friendly.

- Oct 2018 -

Julia A

We were right up front with preferred seating-well worth it! The food was delicious, especially the pork! Dancers were wonderful and seemed to be enjoying themselves also. I have been to a larger luau before that had more dancers amd more activities-but this was so much better! My 12 year old son says -‘awesome!’ Thanks!

- Nov 2018 -


My friend and I went to this Luau recently and we had a lot of fun. The hotel is beautiful and the outdoor location on the lawn overlooking the ocean was perfect. We had preferred seating so were able to see the performances clearly, but I think most seats would be fine as the dancers were on a raised stage area. The local,Hawaiian live band were great. There were some local crafts and interactive stuff happening before the show. Open bar at the back, no blended drinks though. The buffet was good and there was something for everyone, salads, sides, chicken, fish, beef and pork. The weather held with a stunning sunset behind the performers. Nothing to compare it to but would recommend as an entertaining way to spend an evening.