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“Cattle call buffet with decent entertainment”

Drums of the Pacific Lu'au
Ranked #6 of 17 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience exciting lu'au entertainment right at our Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. The sound of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant signal the start of Hawaii's most exciting Lu'au. "Drums of the Pacific" Polynesian Spectacular takes you on a journey through the islands of Polynesia, complete with a traditional imu ceremony and the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine. We feature authentic dances and music of the old Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and Rarotonga in the hottest Lu'au Show in the Islands. See a preview of our lu'au here. Our Drums of the Pacific adventure includes:•Greeting with a shell lei and fresh mai tais or fruit punch for each guest •A delightful performance of Hawaiian music •Traditional arts and crafts demonstrations •Impressive torch lighting ceremony •Authentic imu ceremony - the unveiling of the main dish, Kalua Pua'a. •Friendly greetings by Royal Polynesians, followed by a Polynesian fashion show featuring the islands most exotic pareaus (sarong) in creative styles. •An all-you-can-eat generous buffet including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Grilled Fish, Polynesian Rice, Vegetables Makamaka, Tropical Fruits Anuenue, Soba Noodles, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, and Poi (taro). •Lavish dessert bar featuring Macadamia Nut Lu'au Cream Pie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding. It's a great Hawaiian Lu'au Feast served throughout the first half of the show. •Open bar featuring beer, wine, mixed cocktails, mai tais, and fruit punch. Join us for an unforgettable experience on your vacation. We'll see you there. ALOHA!!!
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

A few hundred people crowded into small venue with cafeteria style seating.
Food was very average. Entertainment was good.

3  Thank Asaf B
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MonicaSST, Manager at Drums of the Pacific Lu'au, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Aloha Asaf B, Glad that you did enjoy the show but we're sorry to hear you were disappointed in the venue. We recently had a $1.4M renovation and are quite proud of our new and improved area. Hope you had a fun Maui vacation and are able to return again. Mahalo for visiting. ~Monica

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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We loved it. Entertainment is the best at this luau. Everyone had fun. Was unclear about seating and what drinks were available, but food and entertainment made up for this.

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

this luau was amazing!
The show was breath taking, together the host and dancers made it the best way to know hawaii. And not even to mention the closing with the men on fire, i can say enough to highlight the amazing experience we took from this luau. The best thing is that at the end everyone has the opportunity to take a picture with the dancers!
the food was really good too.

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2  Thank AnahiRivera
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Everyone recommends the Old Lahaina luau but since it was sold out a month in advance I was having a hard time deciding on where we would go. We decided on this one & it did not disappoint. Beautiful grounds, decent food but show was awesome.

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MonicaSST, Manager at Drums of the Pacific Lu'au, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Aloha trishp68, Thanks for giving us a try and glad you had a great time! Come join us again sometime. Mahalo for posting. ~Monica

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my first Lu'au - the hotel is beautiful and the Lu'au is near the ocean so you have the nice ocean breeze. However, the food was typical buffet food. The show looked quite exciting and entertaining but we were seated so far from the stage that it was hard to see the show. I would suggest that when booking you request to be near the stage. You sit at long tables so if your back is to the stage you have to turn in your seat and that can be uncomfortable for an extended period. I'm sure if I had been closer to the stage it would have been a more enjoyable evening. Overall I think being in Maui one needs to experience a Lu'au!

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