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

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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 2018 -


My husband and I attended our first La’ua while in Maui. The Drums of The Pacific was a wonderful show. The La’ua tells stories of the islands that make us the Polynessian islands, including Hawaii. The drums/music and color costumes were wonderful. The food was very good, with an open bar for the entire event. Our server was excellent and he kept us replenished with beverages. Highly recommend attending on La’ua.

- Oct 2018 -

Trina B

I was pleasantly surprised by the luau, as I am usually somewhat disappointed in the food options most places have for us non-traditional eaters. I thought the buffet was great, each dish had a sign labeling it gluten-free and/or vegan. There were many food options outside of the meats, including roasted veggies, salads, rice, fruit, etc. There was even a GF dessert option (banana bread/cake). The show kept my kids entertained, especially the fire dancers. That said, the dancing portion was a bit long, over an hour I think, when 30 minutes would have probably been enough. Also, parking was free at the hotel and we went early and got to see the hotel's cool birds (penguins, flamingos, swans). Overall, glad we went and well worth the cost!

- Aug 2018 -


The show, the venue, the overall service and the drinks were excellent. The food was buffet style and average but all you can eat. You will need to get there early and stand in line for 90 minutes or more to get good seats.

- Mar 2019 -

Katie Hallock

My in-laws treated the whole family to this luau when we all visited for a week. Before joining the line to enter, you have the opportunity to use a photographer. This was perfect for our family photos! The pictures are later out on display near the buffet so you can decide if you'd like to buy them. Then all of them are printed and ready to pick up by the end of the night. The audience is made up of long tables. Even being a party of 13, we shared our table with another family. There is a quick presentation of removing the pig from the pit in the ground and then the buffet is open. They bring up one table at a time. If you're looking at the stage, the brought up the tables from right to left, front to back. While my husband really enjoyed the food (especially the poke and the raw salmon and tomato salad), I wasn't particularly over-the-moon for anything (even the desserts were disappointing). The performances were interesting (lots of history given by the narrator). It even held the attention of our couple toddlers for chunks of time. But thank goodness it is quite easy to step outside and let them run off energy when need be.

- May 2019 -


Show and service was over the top excellent 5 stars!! Sadly... the food was sub par at 1 star. $430 for 1 adult. A 16 year old and a 12 year old! Why is the 16 year old the same price as an adult when she's not drinking alcohol? And, as an adult who doesn't drink, it was a waste of $ for me as well. We left there starving. But i really loved the performers and our waiter.

- May 2019 -

Jeannie Rogers

Good food. Good entertainment, better than most laui's. They pass around sweet alcoholic drinks, but you can order your own drink at the bar. Desserts were "so so" and could have been better, but there was a variety to choose from. Good service.

- May 2019 -

Teri Young

Excellent food and very attentive staff! The show is Polynesian, and better then in years past. I thought the sound system was a bit off, certain times the music seemed loud and distorted. But was very happy over all, and would go back.

- Mar 2019 -

Sean Henderson

Fantastic atmosphere and worth every penny. The staff make the experience phenomenal . I was there with my wife and four young children and we were wonderfully accommodated . The staff made sure that the kids could all see, they got to go on stage for a lesson, and were checked in on at our table regularly to ensure they had everything they wanted- talk about being spoiled for an evening. The food is buffet style and there is something for everyone from traditional to kid friendly options. I will absolutely bring the family back!


Giselle E.

Biggest tip: GET HERE EARLY! The line is LONG and you're waiting in the sun! We got here at 4:40pm and were first in line (thankfully with 3 kids in tow)....


Garrett T.

Strongly discouraged!!!!! If you are going to spend over $125 per person on a meal, it should at least be better than a grocery store buffet... I easily...


Brandon G.

This show is just sad. If you are not a 5, do not go here It is not worth it They are just selling the idea, deff not a real show The people on the stage do...