Experience a true Polynesian tradition at the Sheraton Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau in the shadow of world-famous Black Rock at the Sheraton Kaanapali. Included in this luau is a full spread of Polynesian cuisine including Kailua pork, ahi poke, poi, teriyaki steak, and much more! A full open bar with all of the island’s favorite adult beverages is also right at your fingertips. So sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the show! Located center court in the beautiful Sheraton Maui Hotel & Spa the Maui Nui Luau has the best sunsets of any luau in Kaanapali. With a low hedgerow separating the luau grounds from the beach path the Sheraton Luau has an open space concept creating an ambiance that is fresh and alluring. Your Maui luau begins when hosts greet, then escorts you to your table. In the tradition of Hawaiian culture, ancient games from the past are laid out on the grounds and you can test your skills. There are several to enjoy. Poi balls and the spear throwing are the most popular. With the echo of the Conch Shell, the torches are lit and the cliff divers at Black Rock signal the opening ceremonies with the arrival of your host for the evening. Under the direction of Barry Kim, an evening of magic unfolds as the hula dancers tell the story of Hawaii from the ancient pre-contact era to modern hula. Your journey through the history of Hawaii is both magical and entertaining.
The Sheraton Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau is a Polynesian Revue with hula dancing spanning all the island chains that represent the culture of Polynesia. Attired in authentic handmade costumes from each island group the hula dancers weave a story of magic surrounding the myths, legends, and history of how Hawaii came to be. The Samoan fire-knife dance is a dramatic conclusion to the show.
Seating arrangements at the Sheraton Kaanapali Maui Nui Luau Sheraton Luau are different than any other luau in Kaanapali. Moving away from the traditional regimental (long tables) style seating, the Sheraton has round tables. Each table can seat 9 guests. Regardless of the seating style, seats are first to come, first serve. You want to sit facing the stage. In order to secure these seats, you should arrive early. You may wait in line a little longer, but the tradeoff is well worth the wait.
Long ago, when Kaanapali was young, the Sheraton was the only luau in Kaanapali. The beach was wider, there were oceanfront properties that were still vacant, and the Whaler was brand spanking new. My how times have changed. Through the years the Sheraton has been one of the top luaus in Maui.
Standard seating is the second row of tables and back. There are only about 5 rows of tables. Although the luau grounds are deep, this luau is the smallest in Kaanapali in terms of the overall guest count. The menu at the Maui Nui Luau is simple, yet diverse. The quality lives up to the standard you would expect from the Sheraton Hotel. Below is a sample of what you can expect to see on the buffet tables.
Sheraton Luau Menu
Up Country Mixed Green Salad with Papaya Seed Vinaigrette or 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
Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Steamed Kula Cabbage
Island Style Pulehu Chicken, Soy-Ginger Glaze, Maui Gold Pineapple Salsa Grilled Pacific Catch, Ginger-Lemongrass Butter Sauce
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Hawaiian Style Fried Rice
Steamed Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Toasted Shaved Coconut with Coconut Butter Glaze Freshly Baked Sweet Taro Rolls, and Whipped Butter
Guava Chiffon Cake with Toasted Coconut
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
Mango Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce
Beverage & Bar:
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, Fruit Punch, and Water
Open bar of beer, wine, and Mai Tais.
A valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.