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 operating, and all parties will be sat at private tables. Dinner is a plentiful 3 course plated meal served at your table.
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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.

Dinner 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. Dessert 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.

VIP up-front seating is available if ordered WELL in advance of your vacation.

NOTE: Special rates apply to Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve and are higher than the published rates found here on this page. If you order one of these special dates we will contact you with the price before your credit card is ever charged.

Rates are based upon a “table charge” for two people, and then additional guests pay a flat rate. (per adult and child). The maximum number of people at one table is 6. Parties of 7-10 will have two table charges, and parties of 11-14 will have three table charges. Parties larger than 14 will need to split into multiple reservations.
General Information
Schedule: Daily except for Thursdays

Check In: 5:15pm

Reservations: Required well in advance of your vacation

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

Luau includes: Lei greeting, open bar, dinner, 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 VIP 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.