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?!
Dinner Under the Stars on Kaanapali Beach
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, 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.
Read more posts from our trip to Maui:
- Aloha from beautiful Maui!
- Ziplining through the Forests of Haleakala in Maui
- Photo Essay: Heli-tour of West Maui & Molokai
- Cruising down a Volcano with Maui Easy Riders
- Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads and Eagle Rays in Maui
- 12 Random Facts You Didn’t Know About Hawaii
- Maui – the Perfect Family Friendly Destination
- Baby Friendly Maui – 5 Reasons You Should Visit
- Mai Tai’s and Pig Cooked in a Pit: Our first Hawaiian Luau
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!
Yum! What a unique experience. We had dinner at Black Rock Steakhouse and I loved their food, so I’m sure this was delicious.
Traveling Canucks says
It certainly was! We could barely walk afterwards.
The set-up was great. It’s not everyday we get to eat on the beach under the stars!
That sounds like a great experience. I haven’t been to Hawaii (yet!) so I’ll have to keep this in mind. The desserts look delicious!
Kate @30Traveler says
I don’t have kids but I love that US hotels provide high chairs. It’s so family-friendly and customer-orientated. I know people sometimes run down the standard of service in the US but I generally find it excellent! I am heading to Hawaii in early May for a month and am undecided as yet about which of the islands other than Oahu I’m going to go to.
Wow this place looks amazing! The food looks delicious. I was meant to go there but my trip got cancelled, definitely need to make it happen soon!
Beautiful article and pictures.
I am planning to propose to my gf during dinner and was wondering if you have any photos of the dining under the stars area?
Traveling Canucks says
The 2nd, 3rd and last photo show the table we had. I believe there are a couple others as well, but you’d have to check with hotel.