Sunset Luaus on the Bay Tuesdays and Fridays | Returning June 2024

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

5:30 p.m.
Doors Open for Kahuna VIP Seating (Mai Tai and upgraded lei greeting)

6:00 p.m.
Doors Open for all ticket types (Mai Tai and lei greeting)

6:30 p.m.
Live Music and Entertainment

6:45 p.m.
Open Buffet

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

Upgrade Your Sunset Luau Experience NEW! Kahuna VIP Seating

This exclusive Kahuna VIP Seating ticket includes early arrival and check-in to the Sunset Luau, souvenir cup, welcome hors d'oeuvres and a meet and greet with the Pride of Polynesia performers and reserved seating close to the stage. 

Sunset Luau Menu

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


Fresh Sliced Seasonal Fruit Display

Tossed Kula Greens
Poppy Seed Dressing (gluten-free, vegetarian)
Balsamic Vinaigrette (gluten-free, vegan)

Ginger Curry Chicken Salad
Macadamia Nuts

Spicy Bay Shrimp and Grilled Pineapple Salad

Island Pineapple Coleslaw
gluten-free, vegetarian

Traditional Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Sweet and Assorted Rolls

Huli Huli Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

Kalua Roast Pig

Roast Salmon with Ginger Lime Cream Sauce

Ginger Scented Vegetable Stir-Fry
gluten-free, vegan

Shoyu Jasmine Fried Rice with Toasted Ginger


Fresh Cubed Fruit

Hawaiian Pizza
Ham and Pineapple

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Sweet and Sour Sauce

Tater Tots
Ketchup and BBQ Sauce


Pina Colada Cheesecake

Assorted Cookies

Pandan Golden Milk Coconut Cake

Ube (Purple) Sweet Potato Pie with Macadamia Nuts

Tropical Rice Pudding
Vegan & Gluten Free

Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Bar

Chocolate Orange Cupcake

Assorted Tropical Mochi
Gluten Free


Tropical Iced Tea



Coffee, Decafe & Tea

ALL Patrons Regardless of Age Must Have a Ticket to Enter. Hotel guests must present room key or wristband. This event is subject to availability, capacity limitations, and weather conditions. All guests must be over 21 with valid photo ID to consume alcohol. Additional gratuities are not expected. Hotel reserves the right to refuse service in accordance with applicable laws.

  • This property is beautiful

    My granddaughter and I enjoyed the waterfall, fish, ducks, and parrots. The pool and hot tub were nice and open at night when we wanted to relax. We did the VIP luau and really enjoyed it. The food was amazing, the real flower leis were gorgeous, and the show was entertaining. We were also treated to a Mai Tai drink in a souvenir cup and a non-alcohol drink in a pineapple cup for my granddaughter. We made some special memories together.

    August 2023

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  • Fantastic Luau

    This property is a true find. It was like a little Hawaii. The luau was fantastic. Afternoon lemonade and pineapple blondie was a fun treat. Location was amazing, close to ocean, board walk, and great restaurants. Loved our stay here!

    August 2022

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  • Great Staff

    Hopper made sure all the guests were taken care of while still making it a great time for the guests! The Sunset Luau was a great way to end of my summer with memorable experience with my family and the great staff made it so much better!

    August 2022

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  • Took me back to my childhood in Hawaii

    Amazing! I went for their summer luau. It took me back to my childhood in Hawaii just like that! We were celebrating a friend's birthday. We all had so much fun! The food was great. The show was great! The view was great!

    August 2022

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  • Sunset Luau and Hop are awesome!!

    My kids and I recently attended the Sunset Luau and it was truly awesome. The food was delicious, and Hop was great! The show was really entertaining as well. This will definitely be a new tradition for our family. Thank you for a great experience.

    August 2022

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  • Great Vibe

    Went for the luau experience here. It was great. Great vibe and dive into the Polynesian culture.

    July 2022

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  • Best Luau

    Beautiful location, near everything. Friendly, customer service oriented staff and an amazing restaurant - Oceana Coastal Kitchen! The Spa is a must for the most relaxing experience. Best Luau and comfortable rooms.

    July 2022

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