Drums of the Pacific

Plenty of good food and excitement on stage. Kids love the fire knife dance! Huge discount of 40% off for chidren
Why We Love It -  Plenty of good food and excitement on stage. Kids love the fire knife dance!  Free child with 2 paying adults!

Experience authentic Polynesian music and food in a spectacular show with the reverberating beat of drums, Hawaiian chants, and traditional dance.

As the conch sounds and the torches are lit on the Sunset Terrace of the Hyatt Regency, embark on an exciting journey through the Polynesian islands. Polynesian culture demands that visitors be are welcomed as guests, treated well, fed well and greeted with songs and dances; a luau is an expression of hospitality.

Accompanied by the exotic flavors of Polynesian cuisine and traditional imu (buried pig) ceremony, Drums of the Pacific shows the contrast of island cultures, from the lyrical Hawaiian hula, to the pulsating drum dances of Tahiti, to the spectacular Samoan fire-knife dance in one of the hottest shows in Ka’anapali.

Luau Includes:
  • Lei greeting and fruit punch or fresh mai tais for every guest
  • Charming Hawaiian music and Hula dance performances
  • Traditional torch lighting ceremony
  • Unveiling of Kalua Pua'a, the main dish, along with an authentic imu ceremony.
  • Polynesian fashion shows including the island’s exotic sarong (pareaus) donned in creative and unique styles.
  • An opportunity to learn to Hula on stage
  • The lavish Polynesian buffet including Huli Huli Chicken, Imu Kalua Pork, Macadamia crust fish, Makamaka vegetables, Polynesian fried rice, Molokai sweet potato, Soba noodle salad, creamed taro and leaf in coconut milk, fresh tropical fruits, Pacific ahi poke, Lomi Lomi salmon, mixed salads, roasted Maui onions and taro rolls with whipped lilikoi butte.
  • Keiki (kids) menu: penne marinara and chicken nuggets
  • Delicious dessert cafe featuring Haupia and toasted coconut, Macadamia cream and nut brownies, bread pudding and an upside down pineapple cake.
  • Open bar with wine, beer, mai tais, mixed cocktails and fruit punch.
  • Crafts demonstrations and a conventional art exhibition
Top reasons to go: You will love the exotic food and on-stage entertainment. Great luau for kids since they will love getting up and doing the Hula on stage and will be mesmerized the amazing fire-knife dancing.
Time 5:30 PM
Duration 3 hours
Location Ka'anapali Beach

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Non-Refundable Cancellation Policy: Parties of 9 or less, cancellations accepted until 10:00am on the day before the event. Cancellations after 10:00am or "no-shows" are a full charge. Parties of 10 or more 48 hours.

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.


Notify agent if wheelchair access is necessary.
No strollers; unless a child seat is purchased (due to limited space); car seats okay at no additional charge

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Review Summary
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- Nov 2015 -

Eric C.

My wife and I were visiting Maui for our honeymoon and this luau was highly recommended by friends of ours who had visited Maui a few years ago. We absolutely loved it! When booking the activity I was unsure about which seats to reserve, but the venue is set up great and you get a great view regardless of your seat. The open bar was great and the servers were very efficient, frequently stopping by with a tray of tropical drinks and wine. The buffet was delicious and had a large variety of foods to choose from. The luau itself was very entertaining, with 10 performances telling the stories of Hawaii's culture, history, and mythology. If you indicated that you would be celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary while making reservations, they announced your names and asked the couples to dance in the moonlight during a vocal performance. This made for a very special memory. We had a great time and look forward to attending the Drums of the Pacific luau when we visit again!

- Oct 2015 -

Leslie S.

Having been underwhelmed at my last luau on Oahu I wasn't expecting much, but 2 friends recommended this luau to me and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was fantastic, the kalua pork had a wonderful smoky flavor and the chicken had been marinated in something so good we could hardly stop eating it. The show was very entertaining and polished and the fire dancers at the end were fantastic! All 5 people in my group, including a 10 year old, loved this luau. I highly recommend this luau to everyone!

- Nov 2015 -


They do a great job on keeping everything going. The entertainment was great! My husband enjoyed the food. I wasn't as thrilled with the food and desserts. But over all had a great time!!

- Mar 2018 -


Folks if you are staying at the Hyatt must check out this show. It’s open bar and good food. The show is good. Don’t forget to get the VIP package.

- Jan 2018 -

Jenn Hoogerdijk

Show was great. The food was excellent and they had something there for everyone. This is for all the Polynesian island so if you’re looking for a traditional Hawaiian one you will only get a small taste.

- Mar 2018 -

Josiah Dahlstrom

We hit this on a windy and cool night. The food was ok but the entertainment was awesome.

- Dec 2017 -

Monica S

Food was little selection, low quality, no flavor, cold, and I could taste the freezer burn on the mixed vegetables. The drinks were mostly juice, tiny pinch of alcohol. The show was ok, not authentic though. People pay $150 per person for this luau and the quality is so poor it's shameful. I feel duped.

- Jan 2018 -

Jacquie Brauer

Food was good. Show was fun. Music was excellent.


Erik P.

When we got here the check in process is all screwed up and the staff doesn't explain it well. They had us wait in the admission line and half way into it...


Onvara A.

CONS: Did not give us the souvenir photo that we had paid for, check-in process was chaotic, food was just decent, long wait for the food for General...


Ling N.

If you want an honest review then please keep reading. If you make VIP front row 'reservations' to the Drums of the Pacific Lu'au just make sure you...