Fodor's Expert Review Drums of the Pacific Luau
By Kaanapali Beach, this luau shines in every category—convenient parking, well-made food, smooth-flowing buffet lines, and a nicely paced program that touches on Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, Fijian, Tongan, and Maori cultures. Some guests get tickled by the onstage audience hula tutorial. The finale features three fire-knife dancers. You'll feast on delicious Hawaiian delicacies like huli huli chicken (grilled chicken marinated in a pineapple/soy sauce mixture), lomilomi salmon (tossed in a salad with tomatoes and Maui onions), and Pacific ahi poke (pickled raw tuna, tossed with herbs and seasonings). The dessert spread consists of chocolate, pineapple, and coconut indulgences. An open bar offers beer, wine, and standard tropical mixes.