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Hula has many roots, with various traditions offering different origins of the art – reflecting the beauty of the Hawaiian respect for multiple perspectives in a way that does not need to be mutually exclusive.
You can see hula across Maui at events, festivals and live performances at hotels and resorts. While serious study of hula is undertaken in a halau hula under the tutelage of a kumu hula, more casual lessons are often offered at select hotels and resorts.
A luau is another fun and festive place to watch hula and learn about Hawaiian culture. There are several venues around the island where you’ll find luau (most often in West Maui or South Maui), including the long-running Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort and Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency. The Old Lahaina Luau offers a popular sunset feast on spectacular oceanfront grounds right off Front Street. Some luau, like Feast of Lele, even present gourmet takes on traditional dishes, complete with wine pairings.
As the sun sets across famed Kaanapali Beach, beating drums and the call of a conch shell signal the start of Maui's most exciting and longest running Polynesian luau. Enjoy a stunning celebration of music and dance that culminates with an amazing fire knife finale sure to dazzle the entire family.
Experience Polynesian culture at the Drums of the Pacific Luau located at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Enjoy song and dance from the islands of Polynesia, including an all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional island fare, authentic imu ceremony, and three-man Samoan fire-knife dance, all oceanside.