Huakai 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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- Sep 2019 -


We chose this show for the savings we received for our family. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the show. This is not a high dollar production like some of the others. But I loved that it is a family-run show. The mom and dad came onstage to tell their story and introduce the 6 kids. They all take part in the show. We liked the story and hulas for all the different islands of Polynesia. It was lovely!! Tips: line up early to score a shady spot. The line forms on the sidewalk across from the valet stand and the circular sidewalk. They should offer cold water while you are waiting!! Bring sunglasses in case you are facing the sun. It is bright until sunset

- Jul 2019 -

Daryl C

I've been to several luaus, including a Mauri variation in New Zealand. Generally, I find them a bit cheesy and the food a bit lacking. However, the Hauka'i Luau really was a pleasure. First, we had great seats right next to the action. The food was quite good and a band played while we ate. Then the entertainment started. They had different hula styles and explained how they differed by Polynesian island. We were staying at the Kaanapali Beach Club so the luau was on property and very convenient.

- Jul 2019 -


Overall it was a great experience for my fiancee and I! The view is beautiful, food is great, and the show/music is fun and lively! Price is not bad either compared to other shows