Sunset Luaus on the Bay Returning Summer 2020

A San Diego summer tradition on the shores of Mission Bay, the annual Sunset Luaus are a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for family and friends. The memorable luau experience includes a lei, Mai Tai, all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Local luau group Pride of Polynesia provides the authentic island music and dance, featuring hula and fiery torch dancers.

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Program Schedule

3:30 p.m.
Optional Fresh Flower Lei Making (additional charge)

6:00 p.m.
Doors Open (greeted with a Mai Tai and Lei)

6:30 p.m.
Live Music

6:45 p.m.
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Live Performance by Pride of Polynesia

Sunset Luau Menu

Be transported to the islands with an impressive display of luau dishes including Kalua roast pig and pork loin, spicy shrimp and grilled pineapple salad, and Hawaiian sweet rolls. Save room for dessert with tempting treats like coconut cream cake.

Tossed Kula Greens with Poppyseed and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Shredded Carrots

Ginger Curry Chicken Salad with Macadamia Nuts

Traditional Macaroni Salad

Spicy Bay Shrimp and Grilled Pineapple Salad

Tropical Fruit Display

Island Pineapple Coleslaw
Kalua Roast Pig and Pork Loin

Roast Salmon with Ginger Lime Cream Sauce

Huli Huli Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

Ginger Scented Stir Fry with Snow Peas, Carrots, Maui Onions and Shiitake Vegetables

Shoyu Jasmine Fried Rice with Toasted Ginger
Pineapple Jell-O

Fresh Cubed Fruit

Hawaiian Pizza with Ham and Pineapple

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips with Sweet/Sour Sauce

Tater-Tots with BBQ Sauce
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée

Mini Macadamia Nut Tarts and Cookies

Iced Water and Tropical Iced Tea

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee
  • I was blown away by this event!

    Everything from the organization to food and the performance itself was outstanding.  I arrived early and sat in the hotel bar which was also a great experience. My server Jennifer was also very nice and professional. Would definitely recommend this experience to someone else.

    August 2018

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  • Great visit

    I recently visited the Catamaran (including the new restaurant) with my wife, kids, and siblings. We enjoyed dinner and the Luau after. Dave Hopper, who works at the Catamaran, treated us like royalty. Everyone enjoyed it!

    August 2018

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  • A fantastic night at the summer luau

    As soon as we stepped onto the garden, we felt like we were in Hawaii! The food was great and entertainment was non stop. I would highly recommend attending the luaus for a fun summer night.

    August 2018

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  • The sunset luaus at the Catamaran are absolutely fantastic

    The performers were flawless and the food was excellent. The luau takes visitors through a journey of the Polynesian Islands traditions and dances, complete with a fire-dancing grand finale.

    October 2018

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