Dinner Under the Stars on Kaanapali Beach in Maui

A Taste of Luxury at the Sheraton Maui

When you think of Maui, or any Hawaiian island for the matter, what images come to mind?

For us, we think of raw natural beauty, lush volcanoes, swanky hotels and fiery sunsets on the beach. So it should come as no surprise that a highlight from our last trip to Hawaii was the private dinner under the stars we experienced at the luxurious Sheraton Maui.

Who doesn’t love a little pampering and 5-star treatment?!

After a full day of ziplining through the forests of Haleakala and cruising down a volcano on a bike, a private dinner under the sparkling Pacific stars was the perfect exclamation point on a fantastic day in Maui. Coincidentally, it was also Cam’s birthday, so the timing of this romantic evening could not have been better.

We were escorted to a private section of the resort’s well-groomed gardens, only a few feet away from the beach. A conch shell horn echoed in the distance as the ceremonial cliff dive commenced, a nightly ritual at Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach.

Our private butler, dressed in formal black tie attire, introduced himself and reviewed the dinner menu in detail. He lit several fire torches around our table and quietly disappeared, leaving us to enjoy our small slice of paradise. We couldn’t help but feel important.

Baby B’s senses kicked into overdrive. He grasped at the flickering torches and pointed at the rolling ocean waves with curious eyes. As much as we would have enjoyed some alone time on that romantic evening, having Baby B with us was an added treat.

Now, on to the important stuff – the food!

 The first course was fresh island Sashimi creatively served in a an ice pearl

 The second course was a healthy portion of local organic greens with Oriental dressing

Cam’s entree was a mouth-watering seared filet mignon a la oscar (crab legs with asparagus), served with béarnaise sauce and creamy garlic mashed potatoes. It was a delicious as it looks!

Nicole’s entree was sautéed opakapaka (snapper) with lemon grass buerre blanc, served with parisienne potato & fresh asparagus

 Cam’s dessert was a heavenly Haupia cake, a Hawaiian coconut pudding cake

 Nicole’s went with her favourite dessert, Italian tiramisu loaded with whipped cream

Mom and Baby B enjoying the peaceful ocean views under the moonlight

The Dinner Under the Stars experience features three fabulous menus to choose from (see menus here), a private butler, and your personal selection of the dining location. Prices range from $165 to $195.

To make reservations, visit the Sheraton Maui website and receive an internet only 10% discount.


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A big thank you to the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau and the good people at Sheraton Maui for the complimentary Dinner Under the Stars package. We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening together in Hawaii!

About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.