Hyatt Regency Maui Drums of the Pacific Luau
By Kaanapali Beach, this luau excels in every category—breathtaking location, well-made food, smooth-flowing buffet lines, and a nicely paced program that touchcs upon Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, Fijian, Tongan, and Maori cultures. The festive show includes a solo fire-knife dancer. You'll feast on delicious Hawaiian delicacies like huli-huli chicken (barbecued with flavors like brown sugarcane, ginger, and soy), lomilomi (rubbed with onions and herbs) salmon, and Pacific ahi poke (pickled raw tuna, tossed with herbs and seasonings). There are also plenty of desserts. An open bar features beer, wine, and the usual tropical concoctions. www.maui.hyatt.com.