Luau at The Sheraton Maui Kaanapali


Luau at The Sheraton Maui Kaanapali

West Maui

Time: Evening

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Lavish Hawaiian feast and open bar
  • Polynesian music, hula, and other performances, with a grand finale featuring the Samoan fire dance
  • Emceed entertainment with insights into Hawaiian culture and history
  • Beautiful oceanfront location at Kaanapali Beach and a convenient walk from many nearby lodgings


The Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort offers an immersive experience of Hawaiian culture, cuisine, and entertainment against a breathtaking backdrop. As the sun sets over the adjacent Kaanapali Beach, with evening cruises passing by and the offshore island of Lanai in the distance, the festivities commence with a ceremonial conch blowing, torch lighting, and a daring ocean dive from the prominent lava outcrop known as Black Rock.

Live music sets a festive atmosphere, where guests can mingle with the welcoming staff while creating flower bracelets, receiving temporary Polynesian tattoos, and watching cultural demonstrations on stage. The abundant buffet dinner features traditional and contemporary local dishes, including 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 captivating journey through Hawaii's past and present, showcasing enchanting songs and dances from various Pacific Island cultures. The high-energy Samoan fire knife dance is often considered a highlight of the evening's performances. Audience participation in learning the hula also provides lasting memories.

TravelShack's Choice


  • On spacious grassy area with unobstructed views of the adjacent scenic beach, ocean, and Black Rock cliff, unlike the other main Kaanapali Beach luaus which are on concrete immediately adjacent to a hotel building and with mostly obstructed views of the beach/ocean
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Self parking only $2 (or $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)
Update (June)

The luau has been officially scheduled through the end of August. For September through mid-December, we are offering early (tentative) booking for those who want to get their booking over with and so we can grab you the best seats in the package booked as soon as dates are officially released. If there are any unexpected issues/changes we will inform you as soon as possible with ample notice. There is an option to Pay Later when booking.

If you are interested in one of these tentative dates (September onwards) and prefer to wait to book until they are more final or are looking for mid-December onwards that are not yet bookable online, you can check back for when this message has been updated, or you can submit our form to be contacted at that time. You can also check out our South Maui luau.