Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency

Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency

Authentic dances and music of Polynesia

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency fire dance

The fire dance is totally mesmerizing

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency luau ground

Lu'au Grounds at the Sunset Terrace on Ka'anapali Beach

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency dancers

Journey through the islands of Polynesia in song and dance

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Tahitian dancers

Tahitian dancers in exotic traditional dress

COVID-19 UPDATE: All luaus will be making adjustments to their food service protocols as self-service buffets will not be possible for the near future. The Hyatt Luau is currently unavailable and has not yet announced a date for resuming their luau.
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Hyatt Luau Drums of the Pacific begins with the call of the conch, the beating of the drums and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant. Hawaii’s most exciting luau is complete with an authentic imu ceremony and the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine.

The authentic dances and music from cultures of Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, Rarotonga, Tuamotus, Tongan and Maori are featured in the Drums of the Pacific Polynesian Spectacular (a Tihati Production). You will journey through the islands of Polynesia as you enjoy the tastes of Hawaii, and end your evening with a three-man fire knife dance!  They recently installed a state-of-the-art lighting system for the stage. The LED lights dramatically improve the show making the costumes pop and adding color, and a new haze machine adds a mysterious aspect in some of the dances.

As you arrive, you will be greeted with a flower lei for the ladies and a shell lei for the gentlemen. Listen to the music of Hawaii as you participate in hula lessons, coconut tree climbing, poi ball lessons and finally the unearthing of the pig that’s been cooked in an underground oven.

This Hawaiian Lu’au Feast is an all-you-can-eat generous buffet! They also have a variety of vegetarian items, gluten, daily, and nut free options. It features Huli Huli Chicken, Imu Kalua Pork, Macadamia Nut Crust Island Fish, Makamaka Vegetables, Molokai Purple Sweet Potato, Creamed Taro & Leaf with Coconut Milk, Polynesian Fried Rice, Soba Noodle Salad, Fresh Sliced Tropical Fruits, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Pacific Ahi Poke, Kauai Taro-Pounded Poi, Upcountry Baby Green Lettuces, Namasu of Maui Onions, Cucumbers and Carrots, and Taro rolls with Whipped Lilikoi Butter. For a sweet treat, head over to the dessert bar which features Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Creamed Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownie, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Housemade Bread Pudding. Beer, wine, Mai Tais, standard cocktails, tropical fruit punch, juices and sodas are included at the open Tiki Bar.  They have a brand new bar for guests to enjoy faster service.  There is a “Keiki” buffet featuring child-friendly options like chicken nuggets and penne marinara!

There is PREFERRED seating option! Preferred guests use the same entrance to the luau grounds as the VIP’s of the Hyatt (who get to sit in the first row). These seats are admitted to the luau grounds prior to the opening of the general admission line, and the seats are in the middle of the luau grounds in the second row of tables. Preferred seats also go through the dinner buffet before the general admission guests. Please note that the “one free child per two adults” special is not available in the preferred section.

The Hyatt is offering a special deal for families … ONE FREE CHILD per two paying adults. This special deal is available in general admission seating on all dates except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

HIGH SEASON RATES are in effect during the summer months of June, July, and August. All adult seats are $10 higher per person. Child rates remain the same.

HOLIDAY RATES are in effect on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve. Holiday rates are $135 per adult at general seating, and $160 per adult for preferred seating. Child rates are the same.

General Information
Schedule: Daily. Dates that are blocked due to private buyouts show unavailable on the booking calendar.

Check In: 5:15pm

Current Special: One free child per two paying adults! Free child special available in general admission only; Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve are excluded..

Reservations: Preferred Seating often sells out a week in advance.

GPS: Hyatt Regency, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761 Click to view map

Luau includes: Lei greeting, open bar, Polynesian buffet, and Hawaiian show

What to Bring & Wear: Resort attire

Capacity: 400

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

fire dancer
The mesmerizing fire dancers!
lava flow
Enjoy the beautiful dancers of the Pacific

Cruise Ship Passengers

NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers who come into Kahului are able to do the Hyatt Luau if you are in port during the time of year that this luau is held on Sunday evenings. It does require a rental car as the drive to Kaanapali takes about an hour. For rental cars with cruise ship shuttle pick-up see our rental car page. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do the Hyatt Luau Drums of the Pacific on their first day in port with a short cab ride to Kaanapali as long as your tenders are running until 9pm.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A luau is a must-do event for the first-time Hawaii visitor. Personally, I never get tired of good food, open bar, sunset views, and Hawaiian music and dance.

The most important thing about attending a luau is WHERE YOU SIT!!! You are much better off sitting up front at the second best luau than sitting in the back at the best luau. Read that again and let it sink in! If you are ordering a few weeks before your vacation, go with PREMIER reserved seating at one of the luaus that offer that option. It is really nice to be able to walk in the luau grounds a few minutes before the show starts knowing that you’ll be able to sit in the first few rows of tables and not get stuck way in the back!

The Hyatt Regency Luau at Kaanapali is famous for offering an energetic show that guests appreciate. Down side here to this luau is that you can’t really see the ocean much from any table. The luau ground is almost completely surrounded by wings of the hotel, and the view of the ocean is blocked by a row of shrubbery. It seems odd to be so close to the ocean that you can hear it, but to have your view intentionally blocked. We think it is to prevent people on the beach sidewalk from standing there and getting a free view of the show. On the upside it is now possible to get preferred seating, which will improve your luau experience over being in the general admission section.

Other West Maui Luau options are Royal Lahaina Luau, The Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau, and Sheraton Kanaapali Sunset Luau. If you are interested in South Maui Luaus, we suggest Wailea Marriott or Grand Wailea Luau.