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).

Maui 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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vacakelly
Maple Valley, Washington
"We Luau'd with our family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
Our son did a great job on choosing this Luau! We had front row seats for us and his family. The little girls 2 & 4 had a great time as we did also! The setting is gorgeous with the black rocks behind you! Enjoy the Aloha spirit!
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Ayse_7
Glendale, Arizona
"Not for Summer!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
This is one that you can miss, if you have to go to a Luau and you choose this one, you can buy tickets just for the show at 6:45pm. If I knew this ahead of time, I would have come later. Sheraton or whom ever is in charge of putting this on did not plan well for summer. The sun is in your eyes, or beating on your back!!!. You get there around 5pm, and with most others you are not in your seat, you are hiding in some small section of shade, close to the drink table, or anywhere you are lucky enough to find it. Please, do use sunscreen. The food, is OK, I thought the pork was good, considering I usually just eat the fish, that was good too. It's just too hot to enjoy eating. The show is ok, they put a lot of effort in including the audience, and not so much in the history of the islands, which is what I am used to on Kauai. But if you prefer the audience being called to dance or stand for categories then you might like this. When we purchased we did ask about shade and at Boss Frogs where we purchased the tickets, they told us, yes, we would be in the shade. Not true, no table that I observed was in the shade.
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Dodson3
"Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 28, 2019 NEW
This was the third Luau we have done on three trips to Hawaii. This was the best Luau we have been to out of the three. We had premium seating which put us in the front row and you were also able to get your food first. The people were friendly and nice. The fire dancer was excellent and I would highly recommend this Luau
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carlil757
Hollister, California
"Its a Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2019 NEW
Overall, we had a good time. It was still a super touristy event, but we went for the sake of going. Pros: if you are nice to the workers they are nice back. The photographer helped us get some super cheesy fun pics we wanted, and the women working the photography sales did an awesome job editing out the people in the background and making them look nice. The drinks are watered down, which wasn't surprising. But if you ask extra nice you may get some extra mai in your tai if you know what I mean. The food was pretty good, especially for being buffet food. Cons: Its a super duper touristy event that is super duper crowded. The show was cool. Seeing something more authentic and low key is more my style. I would say we got exactly what we expected.
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L C
Fort Worth, Texas
"Relaxing Evening, AIP Friendly Menu"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2019
Friendly staff, great performers, beautiful setting, AIP-labeled food. Only negative was the lack of shade, so it was very hot until the sun set. Recommend sitting with your back to the sun.
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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.