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
Check-in 5:15 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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- Oct 2019 -

Renee G

I can't say enough wonderful things about this Luau! And especially the staff and service! Monica Chihara is the one who set us up and she is amazing...every time we visit! We got the deck for my sons wedding reception and everyone had such a great time! Our waiter was awesome! I wish I could remember his name! :( We have had Dexter in the passed and he is awesome as well! If you want a great Hawaiian Luau and amazing dinner this is your place to go! We go every time we come to Maui! It is our favorite! THANK YOU ALL at Drums of thee Pacific! We love you!! Thank you SO much!

- Oct 2019 -


We loved the show, food, & outdoor dining! Our waiter was extremely attentive & awesome. The kids loved being able to go on stage & the Maui "hook" necklace & shell necklaces they received. Cocktails included. Definitely would recommended!

- Oct 2019 -


Nice show especially one you can walk to if you are staying in Kaanapali. Not sure if VIP is worth the cost and only gets you more than getting your Mai Tai and seated 15 minutes prior to the general admission. I don't think think there is a bad seat. Tip - if you want the best seating with general admission show up by 4:30pm to get in the front of the line. The reservation states 5:15. We arrived at 5pm and were in the middle of the pack to get seated. The food had great variety of authentic Hawaiian foods.

- Dec 2019 -

Kiana Nip

This luau fell nothing short of amazing. We did VIP seating, and would definitely recommend doing this option! You get to enter the luau first, get a beautiful lei, and get to sit so close to the stage. All of the dancers were great, and we all loved the fire knife dancing. There was a group of us and we all got to sit together. If you're looking for a great luau on Maui, Drums of the Pacific at the Drums of the Pacific Maui is superb.

- Oct 2019 -

Anthony Rhoades

Whole family loved the show! Amazing music and dancers. Watched the performance while enjoying a tasty luau pig dinner. Lots of different kinds of food, buffet style. The servers were incredibly friendly and accommodating to my son’s peanut allergy to insure his safety. Also got an amazing family photo taken before the show. If you’re staying on this side of Maui be sure to check it out!!

- Aug 2019 -

Darlene Lancaster

The show was very entertaining. However it was overpriced. The show was long and could have been cut down a bit. The actual show was wonderful the dancing was very entertaining. The food was good but the drinks were watered down heavily. There are three categories of seating. VIP, Preferred, and general admission. VIP gets seated first, then Preferred. They are seated at long picnic table style seating. The food is served buffet-style and there are two tables of the same food soon don't be afraid to go to the back table it's the same food and the line is shorter because everyone thinks there's only one table. You have a waiter assigned to the table to bring you drinks and he will be expecting a nice tip when he's done. When the show is over you get to take pictures with the actual dancers.

- Jul 2019 -

ryan rochford

It was okay. The grass skirts were all unnatural colors, like they were plastic, not grass/straw. Food was....fine. Had better had worse. Seating was cramped. Long tables (think high school lunch) where the seats were arm rest on arm rest. Waiter was nice, drinks after the initial walk in drink were heavy pours. The part of the show after dinner, was a sales pitch disguised as a fashion show. The dancers were all quite talented and put on a good show. The venue was off the beach, you could hear the waves but couldn’t see the sand or water. Overall, I had a fun night and I’m glad I went. It’s basically a “play” with a stage and all. Not sure I would go again but was worth the price of admission.

- Nov 2019 -

Madison Davis

Great place to bring kids(there is a part where they can go onstage)! Food is delicious and there is a wide selection of it! There is an amazing fire dancing show and historic dances!


Hannah D.

We were staying at the Hyatt and weren't sure if this would be the best luau to go to, but went for it. We called the concierge to book and went for VIP. We...


Leslie H.

This was our first luau....I wasn't sure what to expect When we first arrived, our picture was taken...nice souvenir ($20.00) Guys were given necklaces...


Ranita S.

The show was really good and so was the atmosphere. The food was disappointing cold and bland. Service was also great.