Complete guide to luaus on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
|Guide Series: Hawaii Luau Guide
Headed to Maui? Then a luau should be on your to do list! Not sure what a luau is exactly, then be sure to read What Is A Luau. We'll cover all of the basics there including the different types of luaus, what type of food you can expect, and even how to handle Tipping. In this guide, we'll show you all of the major luaus on the island of Maui.
The Old Lahaina Luau is probably the most authentic Hawaiian Luau on the island. This one isn't set in a mega resort but instead on their own oceanfront property, right behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall and close to Baby Beach in Lahaina. They'll entertain you with an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances, and demonstrations. Shows are offered nightly and many say this is the best luau on the island. More at: Old Lahaina Luau
The Feast at Lele is all about combing high quality entertainment with high quality food. Seems like marketing hype but the entertainment portion comes from the creators of the Old Lahaina Luau (see above) and the chefs from Pacific'O Restaurant. This isn't your standard luau buffet food but an actual sit-down dinner featuring five epicurean courses from the Pacific island nations of Aotearoa, Tahiti, Samoa, and Hawaii. Think of it more as fine dining with an incredible show than a touristy luau. More at: The Feast at Lele
If you're lodging at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa where this luau is located, or anywhere along Ka'anapali Beach, then this is a great luau option for you. You'll experience authentic music and dance from Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, and Rarotonga. Food is typical of luaus with plenty of that tasty pork to go around. More at: Drums of the Pacific Luau
The Myths of Maui Luau is located at the Royal Lahaina Resort. They offer a standard luau experience with an all you can eat buffet, included cocktails, and plenty of music, dance, and an amazing Samoan fire knife and full cast fire finale. This is a great luau for guests staying at or near the Royal Lahaina Resort. More at: Myths Of Maui Luau
Te Au Moana Luau is a Hawaiian style dinner and luau show located at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The name "Te Au Moana" means "the ocean tide" which is a fitting name for this show with a beautiful ocean backdrop right next to Wailea Beach Park in south Maui. Start your luau off with a fresh flower lei greeting and then watch as they pull the roasted pig from an imu (underground oven) and then enjoy a traditional luau with hula and fire dancing. This one is perfect for guests staying at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa or anywhere along Wailea Beach Park as the Wailea Beach Path offers easy walking access to and from the luau. More at: Te Au Moana Luau
The Grand Luau at Honua'ula is located at the award-winning Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort. They offer typical Hawaiian luau food for dinner in an open air and family friendly environment while you get to enjoy a luau. They also offer breathtaking sunset views and a variety of ancient Hawaiian activities and games before the luau show itself begins. More at: The Grand Luau at Honuaula
The Wailele Polynesian Luau is a Hawaiian style luau located at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. They pride themselves on offering one of Maui's most culturally authentic and engaging luau dinner shows. The story here showcases rich Polynesian culture, with dazzling dance and fire performances, and genuine costumes. More at: Wailele Polynesian Luau
The Maui Nui Luau is a Hawaiian style dinner and luau show located at at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Enjoy stories, history, and the culture of the Valley Isle and Kaanapali through the songs and dances of Maui and the Pacific. The show takes places right next to Ka'anapali Beach and includes and all you can eat buffet. More at: Maui Nui Luau
The Legends of Kaanapali Luau is a Hawaiian style luau dinner and show located at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Enjoy a meal featuring roasted pig (over kiawe charcoal on a rotisserie rather than the traditional imu) and try some of their made-in-house Poi. When the main entertainment begins you'll be transported back to the time of the Tahitian migration to Ka'anapali Beach. Learn the history of how they became the kanaka maoli, the Hawaiian people, through song and dance. More at: Legends of Kaanapali Luau
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