Luaus are one of the most popular things to do on a Hawaiian vacation and for good reason. Luaus celebrate Polynesian culture and entertain guests with authentic songs, dances, activities and authentic Hawaiian fare. One of the best Maui luaus is Drums of the Pacific. It brings the history and heritage of Hawaii to life with a talented cast of 18 dancers and musicians.
Your experience at Drums of the Pacific Maui begins with a shell lei greeting and fresh mai tai or fruit punch. From there, traditional Hawaiian music and arts and crafts demonstrations are performed. You can learn how to hula, engage poi ball lessons, coconut tree climbing, and even learning what coconut husking entails. Following an impressive torch lighting ceremony an authentic Imu ceremony takes place. During the Imu ceremony the main dish – world famous Kalua Pua'a (pig) – is unveiled. Afterwards, Royal Polynesians greet you and welcome you to the Polynesian fashion show featuring the islands most exotic pareaus (sarongs). Food is served next and there are plenty of Polynesian flavors showcased.
The all-you-can-eat Drums of the Pacific luau menu consist of:
- Salads and Starters: Polynesian Rice, Baked Kula and Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables Makamaka, Tropical Fruit Anuenue, Soba Noodles, Roasted Wedges of Maui Onions, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, Kim Chee and Poi.
- Entrees: Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Mahi Mahi, and Ulupalakua Beef
- Desserts: Macadamia Nut Luau Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding
- Open bar featuring beer, wine, mixed cocktails, mai tais, and fruit punch.
As you enjoy your dinner, you’ll be taken on an exotic journey through the ancient islands of Polynesia including a thrilling fire knife dance finale. Featuring authentic dances and music of old Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and Raratonga, this production is the luau to see in Maui.