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Maui Nui Luau at Ka’anapali Beach

Enjoy the best view on Maui!

A cliff diver jumps off of Black Roack as paprt of the Maui Nui Luau's cliff diving ceremony.
Aerial view of the Maui Sheraton, Black Rock, And the Maui Nui Luau grounds.
Silhouette of a hula dancer with a purple sunset in the background
Mai Tais garnished with fresh flowers
All You Can Eat Luau Buffet dishes


    • Gorgeous beachside setting near Black Rock
    • One-of-a-kind Cliff Diving Ceremony
    • Open bar & all-you-can-eat luau buffet
    • Live Hawaiian music & Polynesian dancing
    • Imu Ceremony
    • Thrilling fire-knife performance
    • Fresh flower lei (subject to availability)
    • Cultural demonstrations & hula lesson

Amenities & Add-ons

Professional photos


Fire Knife Dance


Live Music

Food & Drink


Complimentary Drinks

Serves Alcohol





The Maui Nui Luau Beside the Famous Black Rock Cliffs

The Maui Nui Luau at the Maui Sheraton Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach may have the best view on Maui, but that’s not all this luau has going for it. This luau also offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience, an open bar, live music, an all-you-care-to-eat buffet, and an exciting luau show that ends with a thrilling fire-knife performance.

Maui Nui is the given name for the great landmass that once included the island of Maui and its three neighboring islands. The lava flows of seven prehistoric volcanoes created this massive island. It was so large that at one point, Maui Nui was once considerably larger than the Big Island. However, erosion and rising ocean levels gradually severed the connections between Maui, MolokaʻiLānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe.

Maui’s popular cliff diving spot, Black Rock (Pu’u Keka’a), which juts out from Kaanapali Beach, is a remnant and a reminder of Maui’s volcanic past and this once mighty landmass.  The Maui Sheraton Resort was built on these ancient lava flows and sits beside Black Rock. From the luau grounds, you can look across the Pailolo channel and still see the islands of Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe in the distance.

The Maui Nui Luau Cliff Diving Ceremony

When the weather and ocean currents cooperate, you can witness a special Cliff Diving Ceremony from atop Black Rock at sunset. The ancient Hawaiians believed that this sacred spot was where the souls of their dearly departed would leap into the spirit world.

During this ceremony, a performer in traditional dress climbs to the top of the rocky outcropping, lighting torches along the way. After a short ceremonial blessing, he leaps from the rock into the water below.

Pre-Dinner Activities at Maui Nui Luau

When you first arrive at the Maui Nui Luau you’ll receive a warm lei greeting. You’ll then be serenaded by live Hawaiian music throughout the cocktail hour.

This luau features an open bar. Non-alcoholic options include soft drinks, island-style punch, coffee, and tea. Alcoholic beverages include an assortment of distilled spirits, beer, and wine.

As the audience settles, your emcee for the night will start the entertainment. You’ll learn more about Hawaiian culture and enjoy a few laughs during the short cultural demonstrations. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to husk a coconut and take part in a quick hula lesson.

Just before dinner, you’ll also witness the imu ceremony as the slow-roasted kalua pig is uncovered and removed from the underground oven.

Hawaiian Luau Feast

Maui Nui’s luau feast is served buffet-style. The buffet is all-you-care-to-eat and has enough variety to keep all palates happy.

The stars of the luau menu are the traditional Hawaiian luau foods like Kalua pork, poi, poke, and lomi lomi salmon. The buffet also pays homage to Hawaii-grown or produced foods. Local favorites like macaroni salad and a variety of Asian-inspired dishes are also served.

The full buffet menu is below.

Evening Performance

After dinner, you’ll enjoy an exciting evening of live music and Polynesian dancing.

Maui Nui Luau’s talented cast of performers will take you on a journey through the Polynesian islands. The show highlights the dances, costumes, instruments, chants, and rhythms that are unique to each island nation.

The luau show starts with the always soothing and graceful Hawaiian hula. But the show ends with the Samoan Siva Afi, or fire-knife dance, which will keep you on the edge of your seat. Be sure to have your cameras ready, as this hair-raising act is something you’ll want to share with others!

Seating Packages

Standard Seating Includes lei, open bar, buffet dinner, luau show, and general seating.
VIP Experience Includes guaranteed seats in the first or second row and priority access to the luau buffet.

Getting There

Maui Sheraton Resort & Spa

2605 Ka’anapali Parkway

Lahaina, HI 96761

Parking at Maui Nui Luau

Self-parking is available in the parking structure for $2 after validation.  Please bring your ticket to the luau grounds to be stamped to receive this special rate. Valet parking is also available for $5 with validation.

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Special Considerations

  • The show may continue if there are light, passing showers. Checking the forecast and bringing along rain protection if needed is highly recommended.
  • When heavy rain or severe weather is predicted the luau may be moved to a banquet room in the Sheraton.


Please Note:

Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.

The Maui Nui Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show due to bad weather or other safety-related issues.


Privacy Policy:

We will not sell, share, or release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.

Refund Policy:

Please be advised that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy for this luau. Should you need to cancel your reservation please do so 24 hours before your scheduled luau day to avoid any cancellation penalties.

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