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!
COVID Update -  We are open! Outdoor open-air seating with private tables (maximum 6 guests per table) with tables at least 6 feet apart. All food and drinks are delivered to your table. Masks are required when not seated.
updated Apr 12, 2021

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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- 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.


Francis G.

Had a ton of fun at this luau. My first one so I have nothing to compare it to other than knowing when I have a good time or not. Fun for all ages food was...


Stacy S.

Even when the price covers dinner, drinks and entertainment, the cost seems high. With limited options at the time of our visit to Maui, the luau at the...


Amina R.

Not worth the money. I shave no problem paying for the experience, but between the server who clearly played favorites with tables and flying chaired and...