Luau at The Sheraton Maui Kaanapali


Luau at The Sheraton Maui Kaanapali

West Maui

Time: Evening

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Extensive Hawaiian feast and open bar
  • Polynesian music, hula, and other performances, with a grand finale featuring the Samoan fire dance
  • Emceed entertainment with an introduction to Hawaiian culture and history
  • Oceanfront location at Kaanapali Beach and a convenient walk from many nearby lodgings


The Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the place to be for a taste of Hawaiian culture and cuisine, and an evening of aloha and excitement. Against the backdrop of a sunset over the adjacent Kaanapali Beach, festivities begin from the prominent lava outcrop Black Rock, where a conch is blown, torches are lit, and a daring ocean dive takes place. Live music sets a festive atmosphere, where guests can mingle with staff while creating flower bracelets, receiving temporary Polynesian tattoos, and learning hula, as well as watch cultural demonstrations on the stage. 

An abundant buffet dinner features both traditional and contemporary local dishes, such as ahi poke (raw tuna), wild fern salad, slow roasted Kalua pork, island fish, and guava BBQ chicken. There is also an open bar, and local sweets for dessert. 

The entertainment portion takes guests on a journey through Hawaii past & present with captivating songs and dances from Pacific Island cultures, culminating in the high-energy Samoan fire knife dance.

Booking Tip: Book early for the best seats (pre-assigned based on when booked) and earlier access to the buffet

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  • Extensive drinks at the included open bar available all night long (others end early)
  • Everyone receives fresh flower lei necklace (pending availability, otherwise a kukui nut lei or carved turtle or fishhook necklace)
  • Exciting fire-knife dance (unlike the large Lahaina luau)
  • Pre-assigned seating and personalized check-in time for quicker arrival process and avoiding need to line up early to get the best seats (unlike others)
  • If staying along Ka’anapali Beach, this convenient location means it's likely only a stroll along the beach pathway (no need to drive)
  • Free self parking, or only $5 for valet
  • Pre-show entertainment, including Hawaiian crafts, demonstrations, and live music
  • Audience participation/engagement, including hula lesson
  • Professional photo opportunity
  • Imu ceremony (unearthing and parading of a whole pig cooked all day in an underground stove before it is served for dinner)

September 29 Update
The Sheraton Resort area has not been physically impacted by the recent Lahaina fire, and the current projection for the luau reopening is November. For those looking to book a luau before then, our South Maui luau is operating normally, as well as our luaus on Oahu and the Big Island. When booking on our website, you do have the option to Pay Later so there is the benefit of getting the best seats by booking this luau soon without any financial risk. If you'd rather wait until it is more official, please submit our form.

The current travel advisory is only for West Maui (i.e. Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua), and all restrictions for West Maui end October 7, per the Governor's announcement this month. In the meantime, the rest of the island remains open, and our Road to Hana Tour and South Maui luau have been operating. Our activities on Oahu and the Big Island are also not impacted. 

Maui's economy, which is heavily dependent on tourism, is counting on the return of visitors to fully recover from this disaster and to preserve jobs and livelihoods, especially for the vast majority of Maui residents who are not eligible for disaster assistance and for whom the continued severe reduction of tourism would be devastating. Please consider visiting Maui soon as a way to support the broader island community. The physical destruction was generally limited to the town of Lahaina, or around 1% of Maui's land area. Thank you.


The luau normally only operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you've checked the booking calendar above and don't see any availability for the only dates you can do, please submit our waitlist form. You can also check out our other West Maui luau.

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Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed guidebook:

This is one of the better shows overall. Good food, including more traditional items than you'll find at most other lu'au. 

Moon Maui guidebook:

The grassy luau grounds are more spacious. The dancers are entertaining. The best part is the atmosphere, looking out at Pu'u Keka'a and experiencing the torch-lighting ceremony.