Tales of Kapa Moe Luau
Vendor: Tales of Kapa Moe - Ritz Carlton
Category: Luaus
Location: Maui


Located in The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua's newly renovated Aloha Garden Pavilion, Tales of the Kapa Moe showcases authentic Hawaiian chanting and hula, beautifully handmade costumes, an aerial performance, and a dramatic fire knife dance.


  • 5:15pm | Alii Seating Check in
  • 5:30pm | General Admission Check in
  • 5:45pm | Hawaiian Cultural Activities
  • 6:15pm | Pre Show and Dinner
  • 7:15pm | Dessert and Show

Your evening begins here...

A lively depiction of a day in the life of our ancestors as they display the different kuleana or task of everyone in the village.

  • The kalai wa'a or canoe carver shaping a newly fallen koa tree,
  • The men of the lo'i or taro patch preparing to plant kalo,
  • The women beating fresh kapa and weaving strong lauhala mats, and
  • The fisherman casting his net to catch fish.

They all stop at the sound of the conch signifying that Anakala Ha'i, the storyteller, is coming with water. He gathers everyone together to give them refreshment while they rest. He then breaks out in unified chant.

He notices a youngster, Moea, isn't interested and rather irritated by the fun of story time. Anakala Ha'i addresses her and asks, "Do you not believe in these stories?"

Sarcastically, she smiles with a smirk. He quietly places her under a spell that slowly send her into a deep slumber. The villagers are summoned home and Moea remains fast asleep. Anakala then places a magical Kapa Moe (blanket) on her, and as she sleeps, the blanket takes her to see all the wonderful stories and legends of her ancestors.

These are the tales of the Kapa Moe:

  • Ko'i Honua - A story of the creation of the islands
  • Pele - Goddess of the volcano and its molten lava
  • Kanehekili - God of thunder bringing forth rain to start growth
  • Laka - Goddess of the forest and all earthly vegetation
  • Ka I ka hoe - Audience participation chant lesson
  • Huaka'i Hele - Migration of our ancestors from the south pacific
  • Ka wailele o Honokohau - Acrobat in the form of a waterfall
  • Ae Kakou - Men dance expressing their love for fish and poi
  • L'na'i - The beauty of L'na'i displayed as our women dance in a cloud
  • Moea awakens - Fire finale representing that the fire of our people its heritage will continue to live and burn strong

This mesmerizing experience goes above and beyond the expected luau, yet remains deeply rooted within the rich and powerful presentations of Hawai'i. The chanting is live, costuming is handmade, and dances are sultry, vibrant, and explosive.

This show has been designed exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua.


  • Welcome Drink
  • Lei Greeting
  • Pre-Shoe Activities: Ukulele class, Tattoo station, Ulumaika and crafters Dinner
  • Hula Lessons
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Open Bar
  • Complimentary Self-Parking



  • Build Your Own Poke Station with Steamed Rice, Mixed Greens or Quinoa
  • Traditional Ahi Spicy Ahi Vegetarian
  • Furikake Marlin Kimchi Tako
  • Toppings to Include:
  • Avocado Wakame
  • Furikake Radish
  • Edamame Pickled Ginger
  • Wonton Chips Sesame Seeds
  • Green Onions
  • Served with Sweet Potato and Taro Chips


  • Hawaiian Chopped Salad - Local Greens, Edamame, Tomato, Spiced Ahi, Hard Boiled Eggs, Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Kula Beets - Arugula, Citrus, Fennel Confit, Goat Cheese
  • Pipikaula Caesar - Baby Romaine, Sweet Bread Croutons, Caesar Dressing
  • Chilled Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad - Baby Shrimp, Scallion
  • Crispy Tofu Salad - Kamuela Tomato, Shaved Red Onion, Garden Basil


  • Caja China Whole Roasted Pig - Hoisin Chili, Pickled Vegetables, Mu Shu Buns
  • Westside Maui Huli Huli Chicken - with Pineapple Glaze
  • Asian Braised Beef Shortibs
  • Mac Nut Crusted Island Catch with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce
  • North Shore Oahu Garlic Shrimp Lemon Butter


  • Wok Fired Island Vegetables
  • Ginger and Soy Steamed Bok Choy
  • Molokai Sweet Potato Puree with Citrus Coconut Glaze
  • Ali'i Mushroom Fried Rice
  • Herb Roasted Fingerlings with Garden Breadfruit


  • Mochi Tart
  • Kapalua Bar
  • Coconut, Pineapple, White Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts, Graham Crackers
  • Mango Cheesecake
  • Butterscotch Pudding with Caramelized Bananas
  • Macadamia Chocolate Crunch Cake

Keiki Buffet

  • Crudite with Ranch
  • Assorted Diced Fruit Cups
  • Fried Chicken Fingers
  • French Fries
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate Chips Cookies


  • Alii Welcome Beverage - Hawaiian Mimosa Cocktail, Hawaiian Spritz Mocktail, POG Juice Mocktail
  • Ohana Welcome Beverage - Traditional Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian Cocktail, POG Juice Mocktail
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • Asorted Soft Drinks
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Signature Cocktails (all signature cocktails are included)

  • Blue Hawaiian Cocktail - Tito's Vodka, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice
  • Bahama Mama - Bacardi Light Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Grenadine
  • Traditional Mai Tai - Bacardi Rum, Orange Liqueur, Orgeat, Lime Juice, Dark Rum Float
  • POG Juice Mocktail - Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava Juice


  • Two Seating Styles - Alii and Ohana. The Alii ticket includes early entry, seating in the first two rows, a specialty lei, and first access to the buffet.
  • Availability: Tuesday and Friday additional dates may be added, please contact your concierge)
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (times vary with the seasons)
  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Click here for directions.
  • Duration: Approximately 3 Hours


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Rates for
Total Number of Seats: 
Adult Alii Seating$299.00
Child (3-12) Alii Seating$199.00
Adult Ohana Seating$249.00
Child (3-12) Ohana Seating$149.00
Child (under 3)$0.00

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