From heart-pounding high wire acts to fire twirling hula dancers, the Hyatt Resort and Spa, Maui, offers a suite of entertainment options to rival the hotel’s high caliber accommodations and stellar dining venues.
Take date-night to new heights with the Son`z and Stars promotion, the most romantic of Hyatt’s dinner/show packages.
Start the evening right, with a sunset stroll along the ocean before winding through Hyatt’s lush gardens in the direction of the lagoon (follow the swans!) Here you’ll find the award winning Son`z Restaurant, which has garnered accolades for their innovative menu and delicious preparations.
The special stargazer dinner service starts with a choice of red or white wine and a salad of romaine topped with shaved parmesan and walnut crostini, followed by your choice of entrées, including; “Potato Scaled” Mahi-Mahi – with Cabernet-Balsamic Beure Rouge, and White Truffle Oil or Pappardelle Veneziana – Filet Mignon, Hamaka Mushrooms, Hand-cut Pasta and Red Wine-Tomato Demi Glaze; and Roasted Free Range Chicken – with Bel Paese and Proscuitto Stuffing, Mediterranean Salad, and Avolemono sauce. Dinner concludes with a plentiful platter of mini-malasadas and a trio of dips.
For additional sparkle: enjoy an optional dessert addition, Champagne and Strawberries Panzini – Fresh Kula Strawberries Flambéed with Grand Marnier and Rum paired with Charles de Fere “Jean Lous Cuvee” Brut Sparkling Wine!
After dinner, it’s show time! Stargazers gather in the lobby before following resident astronomers to the hotel rooftop and the home of the Great White, a 16 inch reflector telescope. Guests gather on benches which rim the rooftop perimeter and hold on tight. Soon they readjust their night vision to the total darkness by gazing into the distant heavens aided by the astronomer’s laser pointer, which seems to reach its mark light years away. Here, the red planet really appears red and the constellations spring to life as they surely did for our ancestors.
During the show, astronomers regale guests with stories of the ancient Polynesians who journeyed across great expanses of ocean guided only by the stars, a remarkable feat even today. When the adventurers saw the star, Hokule`a, directly overhead, they knew the Hawaiian Islands were close at hand. It is known as the Star of Gladness for this reason. Look straight up – you will see it.
Once the imagination is piqued and the mood is right, guests are ready for a peak into Great White to view celestial bodies many light years away, some that may have burned out long ago but whose transient light still glows across time and space. Or perhaps they may chance to witness the rings and moons of Saturn, and if really lucky (as we were) spot a brilliant, rare moonbow arched over the ocean under the light of the full moon.
The Star Show is offered at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. most nights, weather permitting, with special “Couples Only” shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 11 pm. Guests at the adults only venue also enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to further enhance an enormously romantic evening.
Dinner/Star Show package: $134/couple; Add the Flambe Strawberries and Sparkling Wine for $79/couple, plus tax.
Star Show only: $25/pp or $30/pp for Couples Only Show including Champagne/Strawberries