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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- 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.


Srishti A.

We stayed at the Drums of the Pacific in Maui so it was an easy decision for us to go to this luau over others on the island. We got VIP seating (other options are...


Vinny B.

Surprised by the reviews here! My wife and I got tickets because we were staying at the Drums of the Pacific so why not! The only disappointing thing that I...


Sara D.

I think television has given me an unrealistic expectation for what a luau is. I was thinking it would be an intimate dining experience on the beach. You...