Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock

Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock

Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles646 reviews
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Caryl E
West Frankfort, IL4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The luau started out great. Beautiful set up, the food was delicious. Right at the start of the show it started drizzling which then turned into full on rain. They brought us rain ponchos so we were all sitting waiting for the show to begin but they came out and said it was canceled. Why would you pass out ponchos if you were got to cancel the show? Very disappointing after spending soooo much money. We should be getting some type of partial refund for not being able to see the best part of the show!!!
Written 8 May 2024
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sitzmark60
Barnegat, NJ113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are many luau’s on the island and it is difficult to decide. We choose this one and were not disappointed. The location is perfect right next to Kanapali beach so you get the bonus of watching the sunset during dinner. The food is very good and allows you to taste all the great flavors of the island. Set your expectations- it is good banquet style buffet dining. The show is excellent! The Madam of Ceremonies was excellent as were all the dancers. An additional bonus of this show was the cliff diver off of black rocks.
Written 3 May 2024
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Aloha, sitzmark60! We're so happy to know that you had a fantastic time at Maui Nui Luau! The sunset views by Kaanapali Beach are truly magical, and we love that you enjoyed our delicious island flavors. The cliff diving exhibition is a crowd-pleaser for sure! Mahalo for choosing Maui Nui Luau!
Written 7 May 2024
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Harley W
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delicious food. I am a vegetarian and made a special request in advance. They custom made a beautiful and delicious special plate for me in addition to the items already available in the buffet. My wife is gluten sensitive and received,a gluten free desert.
The entertainment was very enjoyable as we learned about the cultures,of the Islands. The grand finale of the fire dance was spectacular. The music was very relaxing.
In all, we had a very good time.
Written 10 February 2024
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Aloha Harley, Mahalo nui loa for sharing your wonderful experience at Maui Nui Luau! We're incredibly grateful you chose to spend an evening with us and that you had such an enjoyable time. It warms our hearts to know you found the food delicious, especially considering your vegetarian needs. We take pride in catering to dietary restrictions and are thrilled your custom-made plate exceeded your expectations. We're also happy to hear your wife found a delicious gluten-free dessert to enjoy. Learning about the rich cultures of the islands is a key part of the luau experience, and we're delighted you found the entertainment enjoyable and informative. The spectacular fire dance and relaxing music are truly highlights, and we're glad they added to your evening. Thank you again for your kind words and positive review.
Written 13 February 2024
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Sarah J
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We booked the VIP experience which was for sure worth the extra money. You get to enter first, served drinks first, priority seating and first to the buffet.
Be sure to get there early.
The show was not bad, was hoping for more fire tricks. The food and drinks were great. Service was really good too. Chairs are plastic and on the grass.
Can’t really see the sunset as it’s behind a fence.
Written 5 January 2024
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Thank you for choosing our VIP experience at the Maui Nui Luau, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted to hear that you found the perks worthwhile, from priority seating to prompt service and early access to the buffet. We appreciate your comments on the show, and we'll take them all into consideration as we continue to enhance the overall guest experience. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable evening.
Written 18 January 2024
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Jerry H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The experience was ok. It was more expensive than it was worth. They charged us $5 to park after we paid high dollar to attend the event. That irritated me. I wouldn’t go again.
Written 8 August 2023
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We're sorry to learn that your experience at the Maui Nui Luau didn't meet your expectations. We understand your concerns regarding the pricing and additional parking charge, and we apologize for any frustration this may have caused. Your feedback is valuable, and we'll take it into consideration as we continue to improve our offerings.
Written 11 August 2023
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
There is nothing terrible about the Sheraton Luau but there is also not much to say to recommend it. We've certainly been to better luaus on Maui, especially in nearby Lahaina.

If you are not staying at the Sheraton, you park in a high rise parking garage with no directions to luau site which is the other side of the hotel. We wandered all over the property for 15 minutes before getting some assistance.

Upon arrival you join a long line standing directly in the sun awaiting entrance. Bring sunglasses and hats. When you get about 100 people from entrance they pull you out of line for photos which they will then offer for sale to you along with a media stick which we never received.

Once inside you are taken to your tables. Not sure how many there are but its a lot and only the "priority" tables are anywhere near the stage. Four problems at least with the table set-up- (1) if anyone at a table between you and the stage stands which happens frequently your view will be blocked ( I had to proceed two tables forward and request a gentleman to sit down after he stood for the entire first performance and no one behind him saw any of it; (2) all tables are at the same level so the further back you are your views are difficult; (3) when they have the cliff divers perform unless you are at ocean beach tables everyone stands in front of you so you see none of that performance and (4) the tables are not wind protected and as a result two separate table guests had there plastic drink glasses blow over to soak the table and themselves (you must hold on to your glasses or you will have the same fate as the site is in a wind tunnel.

You must stand in line for your food and drinks. Skip the Mai-Tais and order shots. Food is so-so and the dessert tables unappealing.

Parts of the performances are great (the fire dancers for example). But unlike other luaus there is almost non-existent interaction with the audience.

They often sell out (over 500 people) which only further detracts from the ambiance.
Written 6 August 2023
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SnJ R
South Carolina38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My family and I recently attended the Maui Nui Luau in July. I have been to several luaus over the years and this was a solid show. I would not put it up there with being the best, but overall, the luau had a variety of performances. The stories told were compelling, the dancers were top notch, and the comedy was good to see and hear as well.

Food: The food was very good. The pork from the pig roast was excellent. They had other proteins as well: steak, chicken, and fish. There was a variety of side dishes to accommodate the pickiest eaters. Dessert was excellent as well. The upside down pineapple cake was delicious.

Venue: If you want to experience that sunset luau, the west side of Maui is the place to be unless you get far enough over to Wailea to see one as well. The tables were spaced out and the food line was well managed. The staff was very helpful and proficient.

Overall: There were six plus a 19 month old in our party, so we had to think about affordability compared to other luaus. I think the $200 was still expensive, but given other luaus were charging upwards of $250-300 per person, this was a good show for the cost.

Would I go again? I like to try new things, so I would probably choose another luau just to see something different. It would have nothing to do with this particular luau. If you've never been to a luau, this one is a good choice.
Written 6 August 2023
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Thank you for your honest and thoughtful review of the Maui Nui Luau. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the show, the food, and the venue. We appreciate your feedback on the affordability of the luau, and we will keep it in mind as we continue to refine our offerings. In the meantime, we are grateful for your support during this difficult time. Mahalo for sharing your thoughts and for giving us a good score.
Written 14 September 2023
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Yvonne T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing experience for my whole family! We anticipated a long wait as we entered the luau line but it moved fast and efficiently. Lots of food; pulled pork was the best and going back for thirds for the ube cheesecake is a must! The entertainment was informative and beautiful but the highlight of our evening was having my son chosen by one of the gorgeous dancers to dance with her on stage. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Remember a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!
Written 27 July 2023
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Thank you for the amazing review of the Maui Nui Luau! We're so glad you and your family had a memorable experience, from the delicious food to the beautiful entertainment. It was a joy to have your son dance with one of our performers on stage. We always strive to create unforgettable moments, and it sounds like we succeeded in making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your family. Also, thank you for the reminder to bring along a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for future guests to fully enjoy their time with us. We hope to welcome you all back soon!
Written 29 July 2023
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Vang T
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great entertainment and well worth it if it’s your first time to Hawaii Maui! Definitely come back again!
Written 24 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Maui Nui Luau! We're so glad you enjoyed our show, and we're honored that you recommended us to first-time visitors of Maui. Mahalo again for your review and for choosing Maui Nui Luau for your Hawaiian vacation. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 27 July 2023
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ikizid
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The luau did a great job with story telling and pre show entertainment. Master of ceremonies was very friendly and added extra flair to the night. Food was plentiful and delicious! Would recommend to anyone staying on the west side of Maui!
Written 22 July 2023
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Reviews like yours help support our business, so thank you for recommending our luau! We love that you enjoyed your time with us and for appreciating the talents behind our show. We'd love to have you back again.
Written 25 July 2023
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