These seven easy tips from Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa will bring a slice of Hawaii into your home.
1. Have Your Pineapple & Eat It, Too!
This fruit is an easy way to add a tropical feel and taste to your own “Luau at Home.” It can be incorporated into the décor – a whole pineapple makes a fun centerpiece. It can also be sliced into wedges and used to garnish drinks.
2. Say Aloha to Plants!
Tropical plants and flowers are also a great way to infuse island vibes into your at-home luau. If you have difficulty finding tropical florals, focus on green leafy plants.
3. Let the Mele (Song) Set the Mood…
Create a paradise-inspired playlist including some ukulele classics to transport you and your ‘ohana to Hawaii in spirit!
4. Use the Power of Paradise Scents
Light candles in popular tropical scents like either coconut or plumeria.
5. Learn to Hula
Learn to hula or create a watch list of beautiful hula dances to take in more of the culture. See a basic hula video here.
6. Make a Mai Tai
Make a traditional Mai Tai to get you in the mood. At Hyatt Regency Maui our refreshing Mai Tai’s include 2 oz of light rum, 1 oz of dark rum, 3 oz of pineapple juice, 1 oz of orange curacao, 2 teaspoons of orgeat syrup, 2 oz of sweet and sour mix, and a piece of pineapple as a garnish.
7. Cook Traditional Luau Dishes
During the nightly Drums of the Pacific Luau at Hyatt Regency Maui, they offer Huli Huli, Polynesian Fried Rice, Pacific Poke and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie. See the delicious recipes here.
Ideally situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui’s longest crescent beach, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury. Whether you are looking for an escape from the everyday or planning to mix business with pleasure, the resort welcomes couples, families and meetings with authentic Hawaiian hospitality.