Drums Of the Pacific was our first family outing since the arrival of my in-laws. What a way to celebrate this reunion! When my parents walked into the Hyatt, they were in absolute awe with the ancient Asian art and decor on display throughout the hotel. So they took their time walking to the luau because my dad stopped to check out each artifact along the way. Once we arrived at the outdoor stage, it was quite busy and the line stretched far down the beach walkway. Since seating was first come, first served, we got a little nervous about where we’d be seated. Once we got to the front of the line, we were told that since we had a party of nine, we’d have reserved seating. Whew. This was my parent’s first luau, as well as mine. Everything from the food to the entertainment was fun and top notch. The traditional Hawaiian buffet had something for everyone. For families out there that may be nervous about what to feed their kids, no worries. They have a kids buffet that served chicken nuggets and pasta. So even though we had to wait for our server to give us the green light to eat at the buffet, it was nice that the kids didn’t have to wait and were able to eat first. It also worked out perfectly since they were nice and full by the time it was our turn to eat, so we could eat in peace! Double plus for parents with young kids.
Show time! I looked across the table to see my parent’s eyes were lit up. A few times during the show, my dad was so into the entertainment, he completely forgot he was there with other guests and stood up from his seat to watch the dancers with fascination. The kids liked it too as they got a chance to go on stage and try the hula in front of the audience. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or my parents! Lol. The final number was a fire dance, and it is not to be missed. Once the show was over, the entire cast met everyone by the exit for a photo op.