Location: Ka’anapali, Maui
You are oceanfront at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Luau grounds on beautiful Kaanapali Beach. The natives are preparing your dinner in the imu, an underground stove, the traditional way of cooking. You watch in fascination as they take the Kalua Pig (Roast Pork) out of the imu, one of tonight’s entrees.
You’re served tropical drinks: An Hawaiian Mai Tai or a Blue Hawaii, to name a couple, which put you in the Luau Mood. The delightful Luau Emcee appears on stage to inform you of what you can expect for the rest of the evening.
Just as your stomach reminds you it’s dinner time, the Luau host comes to your table and lets you know it’s time to help yourself to the enormous selection of food on the Luau Buffet.
While you eat, sweet Hawaiian music is playing in the background. The sun begins to set, and suddenly there is a mix of many colors across the sky, bringing closure to another beautiful day.
The lights begin to dim and heavenly, alluring music is heard. The show is about to begin.
You’re greeted from the islands of Tahiti, and an exciting Otea dance is performed. The drumming stops and a Lovely Tahitian Princess appears, as if out of nowhere. Behind her the colors of an awesome sunset disappear quickly. She is now surrounded by the darkness of a tropical evening.
As you watch her dance she mesmerizes you; you cannot turn away. Suddenly she disappears into the darkness. The drumming begins again. As the show goes on you’re entertained with laughter, excitement and beauty. You are enchanted by the beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Song.
A beautiful hula is performed in front of a wall of water, illuminated with an array of colors.
As the evening draws to a close, the sound of drums prepare you for the performance of the Samoan Fire Knife dancer. He impresses you with not one but two Fire Knives. Just when you think it’s over, all of the male dancers come out spinning fire – to your delight.
- Oceanfront Luau Grounds
- Aloha Shell Lei Greeting
- Open Bar until the ending of the show
- Imu “Underground Stove” Demonstration
- Hawaiian Arts and Crafts demonstrated, and for sale
- Lavish All-You-Can-Eat- Luau Buffet
- Keiki “Children” Buffet (Hot Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese, and more)
- Spectacular Polynesian Revue
- Fire Finale performed by the entire cast
Availability: Sunday- Friday
Time: Check in 5:45 p.m. for VIP Seating. Check in 6:00 p.m. for Standard Seating.
Duration: About 3 hours.
Seating: Standard $115 / $50 ; VIP + $40
High Season 6/1 to 8/15 and 12/15 to 12/31 – $125 / $65; VIP + $50