Maui Nui Luau in Maui, HI

Sheraton Maui Resort2605 Kaanapali ParkwayKaanapali, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

Located on the beachfront along award-winning Kaanapali Beach, the Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock offers an authentic Hawaiian ceremony and buffet for guests of all ages. The luau features some of the best in Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment, including an amazing fire knife dance, a Pu’u Keka’a cliff dive and more. Guests can also enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast and cocktails during the show.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kaanapali, Maui Travel Experts
  • Luau start and end times subject to crowd size and weather.
  • Bring your appetite for an all-you-can-eat feast.
  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before the show starts.
  • Cocktail seating option does not include dinner.

Description

from Maui Nui Luau
Join the Tihati cast on a spectacular voyage through the South Pacific during the Maui Nui Luau. An exciting and colorful presentation of the Polynesians from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Rarotonga, New Zealand and Samoa, set to pulsating and syncopated drum beats. From the celebrative festival dances of Tahiti, the fierce warrior dances of Fiji, the exotic hypnotizing dances of the Tuamotus, the legendary dance of the Tahitian princess Tiare to the intriguing fireknife dance of Samoa. For those in love, dance with a loved one during the Hawaiian Wedding song.

The Maui Nui Luau (formerly the Kaanapali Sunset Luau) takes place right at the edge of Kaanapali's famous Black Rock point. Watch daring youth leap and dive from the point as the sun sets amidst gorgeous views of Lanai and Molokai at this Maui luau grounds.

Schedule of Luau Events:
4:45 pm – Check-In
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Lei greeting, cocktails, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian games and activities, Traditional Imu Ceremony
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet
8:00 pm – “Tihati Polynesia Revue"

Luau Menu:
- Salad Selections
- Up Country Mixed Green Salad
- Papaya Seed Vinaigrette, Creamy Garlic-Herb Dressing, Oriental Vinaigrette
- Cucumber and Maui Onions Salad
- Maui Gold Pineapple Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Green Pea and Roasted Mix Nut Salad
- Asian Style Somen Salad with Scallions and Kamaboko
- New Potato Salad with Up Country Herb Vinaigrette
- Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls and Whipped Butter

Main Entrees
- Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage, Sautéed Maui Onion
*Fresh From the ‘Imu (Presentation by Culinary Staff)
- Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa
- Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger- Lemongrass Butter Sauce

Local Accompaniments
- Lomi Lomi Salmon
- Poi
- Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
- Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze

Desserts
- Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
*Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
- Traditional Haupia
- Assorted Cookies

Note: Dependent on crowd size and weather, luau may start/end earlier.

The Standard Seating includes the dinner (meal) and cocktails.
The Cocktail Seating includes beverages only, no dinner (meal).

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Rebecca Ventress
Alhambra, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Impressed"
August 2018
Good value through reserve Hawaii.
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Tip: Open Bar and you will find items for sale.

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Drew Hall-Brooks
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Maui Nui Luau - Worth checking out"
July 2018
My wife and I initially booked this luau as our second option due to the Olde Lahaina Luau being booked up well past our vacation date. We were both pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The dancers were fantastic, the cliff diver and fire dancer wowed and the food was great too. We were seated with four other couples and had a great time conversing with them and enjoying the show. I'm not sure how good the Olde Lahaina Luau would have been, but this whole experience was definitely worth the price.
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Tip: Wear sun protection if needed. There is next to no shade available while waiting to be seated and during the first part of the show (before sunset).

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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enamey
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Loved it - didn't want it to end"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
You would never know they do this show three times a week the way the emcee greeted and welcomed the attendees and made everyone feel like ohana. The setting was beautiful, the performers were friendly and engaged, the emcee was amazing, the food was delicious, and the dancers did their thing. The experience introduced our kids to the Pacific Islands culture and they loved it. I'd definitely recommend - and go for the priority seating, worth it.
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princssbutrcp
"Fun times"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
Went to this luau on our very last evening and it didn't disappoint. Host was very entertaining and funny. Dancers were amazing and the history behind the Hawaiian luau is very interesting. Weather turned out to be beautiful, which helps when you are sitting outside for a few hours.
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CharmedTravelerer
AZ
"Cocktail Luau option is the best!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020
We opted out of the full buffet and came later for the cocktail and show portion of this Luau. We were led to great seats and we thoroughly enjoyed the show and drinks! We ate a sit-down dinner elsewhere on property and were told to show up at 6:15. The bartender did a great job of mixing zero-proof drinks for the non-drinkers as well. The price was good, too!
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116lynnej
Vancouver, Canada
"Family fun from 4 to 70"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020
Park at the hotel parade and bring your ticket to check in for validating - parking will only be $2. They seat the tables from front to back at the ocean side venue so if you care to sit close to the front arrive early. Venue is set up on the lawn and there are activities available at the start - each for a limited time - tattoos, hair flowers, crafts etc. well run operation. FOOD was excellent - it’s an all you can eat buffet with several gluten free options. One in our group is celiac and she was so happy to have had the choices. Teriyaki sauce was excellent! Show was excellent and we really enjoyed the evening.
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Papascrubs
San Carlos, California
"Watched from above**"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2019
This was a great show but we watched from our hotel room. We had a corner room in building 2 overlooking the show. We were not into the food experience so this was perfect for us and one night my girlfriend even got a lay on the way back to the hotel room!! Very nice people! We got to watch this twice from our balcony. Perfect show!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maui Nui Luau

When should I arrive for the luau?
Check-in begins promptly at 5:00 pm with the events beginning at 5:30 pm. We ask that guests arrive during this 30-minute window of time.

What food is served as part of the buffet?
The following food items are available during the buffet portion of the luau.

Salad Selections:

  • Up Country Mixed Green Salad
  • Papaya Seed Vinaigrette, Creamy Garlic-Herb Dressing, Oriental Vinaigrette
  • Cucumber and Maui Onions Salad
  • Maui Gold Pineapple Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Green Pea and Roasted Mix Nut Salad
  • Asian Style Somen Salad with Scallions and Kamaboko
  • New Potato Salad with Up Country Herb Vinaigrette
  • Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls and Whipped Butter

Main Entrees:
  • Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage, Sautéed Maui Onion
  • Fresh From the ‘Imu (Presentation by Culinary Staff)
  • Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa
  • Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger- Lemongrass Butter Sauce

Local Accompaniments:
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Poi
  • Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
  • Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze

Desserts:
  • Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
  • Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
  • Traditional Haupia
  • Assorted Cookies

When are luaus held?
The Maui Nui Luau is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and seasonal Fridays.