Maui Luaus are listed here on this page, however this is a
very LONG page indeed. We recommend that you attend a luau on
the side of the island where you are staying. To sort the luau
choices, select from the following:
Maui Luaus for clients who are staying in Kihei, Wailea, Makena,
Maalaea, Kahului, Paia, and Haiku OR for cruise ship
clients who are in port in Kahului.
Maui Luaus for clients who are staying in Lahaina, Kaanapali,
Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua OR for cruise ship clients who are
in port in Lahaina
Polynesian Luau at the Westin
Maui Resort and Spa
Current Rates: $110 Adults, $65 children (ages 5-12) a premium seating option is also available for $15 per seat (adult or child)
- Vibrant dances from throughout Polynesia
- Maui's largest, most extreme fire knife dance troupe
- Delicious luau cuisine
- Premium open bar
- Intimate oceanfront setting
held every Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday show added 4/26.
|Shows held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. No show on 5/8 or 5/16. Added show Friday 5/17.
June to Aug. 2013:
held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. No show on 7/10.
Sept. to Dec. 2013:
held every Tuesday, and Thursday.
Three-time Merrie Monarch winner Kamaka Kukowa with show choreographer Reri Septirno have redesigned Wailele Luau at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Held outdoors alongside legendary Ka'anapali Beach with a stunning oceanfront backdrop, the dinner show utilizes the elements of earth, fire and water to reflect the rich Polynesian culture through superb performances with vibrant costumes.
The newly-revitalized Aloha Pavilion with cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens and tiki torches presents the perfect setting for guests to embark on an exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands where dance was considered not just as a form of entertainment, but as means of telling stories. Highlights include the story of Pele, Goddess of Fire and a new performance dedicated to Wailele (meaning waterfalls). The show also features dances from Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa. The breathtaking finale is none other than Maui's only extreme fire-knife dance performance led by fire-knife dance champion Martin Tevaga. This four to five man fire spectacle is the most impressive of any Maui luau.
Enjoy a superb Hawaiian meal served buffet style with traditional selections for an authentic experience. The two-and-a-half-hour show includes a free flow of drinks all evening with Mai Tai using Maui Pineapple Rum, signature cocktails, local beers, sodas and fruit juices.
A premium seating option in the first three
rows of tables is available for an upgrade fee ... this guarantees you have excellent seats for the show! Premium seating guests also bypass the general admission checkin line.
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Aie'a salt cured salmon with Kula tomatoes, Mauionions, and scalions
Peppered-dried Maui beef in a sesame-soy sauce
Cucumber Seaweed Salad
Kula Island Greens
Salad served with papaya seed, Kula lavender, coconut, and ranch dressings
Maui Gold Pineapple
Served with Tahitian vanilla dip
Hawaiian Style Potato-Macaroni Salad
Slow roasted luau pig
Huli Huli Chicken
with guava barbeque sauce
Fresh island fish with ginger / tomato relish
Paia Dry Mein Noodles
Plantation style noodles tossed with upcountry vegetables
Molokai Sweet Potatos
Steamed Sticky Rice
Hawaiian Bread Pudding
with Maui Pineapple Rum Sauce
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Chocolate Chantilly Cake
Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
open bar ... all drinks included
Mai Tais, Blue Hawaiis, Westin Sunsets, Seagram's Vodka,
Beefeater Gin, Maui Light Rum, Johnny Walker Scotch, Century Cellars Chardonnay, La Terre Merlot,
sodas, juices, iced tea, milk, and a keiki (child's) signature
luau drink called the "Jackson Chameleon" made with
Sierra Mist and Honeydew Melon Syrup.
Review: We have been thrilled to offer this luau to our guests since it began five years ago. This is
a great luau for people who want something that is a step up
from your classic luau buffet line. The food was absolutely
impeccable and bridges the gap perfectly between the
traditional "luau motif" and fine dining. The show
is colorful and energetic as evidenced by the photos in the
slideshow above. The bar mixes up a great Mai Tai ... the same quality
you would find at a restaurant or bar elsewhere at the resort
(only you don't have to pay $9.25 a piece for them ... they're
included in the price of the show.) This luau is a tiny
bit more expensive than most others, but it is very much worth
the little bit extra for the quality that they deliver.
WPL / R
New in Wailea! Te Au Moana (the ocean tide), a luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
Current Rates: $99.84 Adults, $54.72 children (ages 6-12), children 5 & under free ... a premium up-front reserved seating option is also available for $9.60 per seat
- Fresh flower lei or carved wooden fish hook necklace upon arrival
- Ancient Hawaiian games and Polynesian artisans display their work
- Witness an Imu ceremony (pig cooked in Hawaiian underground oven)
- Traditional all-you-can-eat luau buffet
- Open bar for beer, wine, Mai Tais, and other mixed drinks
- Intimate setting with panormic ocean view
- Polynesian Show called "Te Au Moana" (the ocean's tide)
This luau is held every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening.
The ocean's tide links the generations of Hawaiians and Polynesians together, and Te Au Moana (the ocean's tide) is an extraordinary luau experience presenting those cultures in food, song, and dance. The Polynesians have great knowledge of the earth and ocean and its life giving elements. Their expert skill in fishing, gathering, gift giving, romance, and tapa making are brilliantly demonstrated and shared at Maui's newest luau experience.
Each guest receives either a fresh flower lei or a wooden fishhook necklace upon entrance to the luau grounds. As you stroll around you'll see Hawaiian games, flower crafting, artisans displaying works of tapa cloth and wood carving, and more. Prior to dinner you'll witness the Imu ceremony as the kalua pig is dug up from its underground oven. The menu for the evening's buffet includes sauteed fresh island fish, imu baked kalua pork, grilled teriyaki steaks, shoyu chicken, Hawaiian sweet potatoes, stir fry vegetables, poi, and a variety of salads (Kula greens, tropical fruit compote, and salads with an Asian flair). An open bar for beer, wine, Mai Tais, and other mixed drinks is included, and there is a desert bar as well.
Dine ... as the ocean sits peacefully before you. Dance ... under the Maui night sky. Discover ... the fascinating stories of the Pacific through song and dance presented by Tihati Productions, Hawaii's premier entertainment company.
A premium seating option in the first two
rows of tables is available for an upgrade fee of $9.60 per seat. This fee applies to all premium seats, whether they are adults, children ages 6-12, and children who are 5 and under who are otherwise free at the luau.
TAM / V
(12 & up)
Jan. through May:
|Sunday through Friday (closed Saturdays)
June, July, August:
|Shows held 7 days a week.
Sept. through Dec.:
|Sunday through Friday (closed Saturdays.)
FREE (1 per paying adult; additional children are $50)
No Hawaiian vacation would
be complete without attending a luau, a beachside feast and hula show, and
the Royal Lahaina Luau is an excellent choice. The main course is the
kalua pig, cooked all day in the underground imu oven. The all you can
eat buffet also includes smoked turkey, a delicious island-style mahi mahi, grilled
steak, shoyu chicken, and a huge vegetable and salad
bar. This luau is the most kid-friendly ... they even have a "keiki
food bar" with hot dogs and chicken nuggets. The open bar keeps the Mai Tais flowing from the moment the gates
open until the conclusion of the show, which traces the development of
hula through the ages. The show concludes with a spectacular Samoan fire
knife dance. This luau is also a great family value, as children under 11 are
free ... one per paying adult.
The Royal Lahaina
offers a "premier seating
option" up front and center. The cost of this upgrade is $15 per
seat for adults and children age 6 and older. If you order premium seating and it is not available
on the date you've requested, we will check other nights
during your vacation and contact you with availability. If
there is no premium seating available during your vacation, we
will confirm you for regular seating on the night that you
Caution: Our discounted rate for the Royal Lahaina Luau
is 15% off the list price. There are other companies who sell
this luau for less money, but every one without exception is a
company that markets timeshare presentations. They use cheap
luau tickets to get you in their door and then try to talk you
into attending a sales presentation while you are on Maui. Our
only goal is to help you have a good time while you are here.
Timeshare sales is BIG business here on Maui, but one in which
we've chosen not to participate.
RLL / V
(5 and under)
This luau is held on
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
seats are selling out three weeks in advance!
There is no premium seating upcharge for infants who are so young that they will not occupy a seat at the table. In this case, please call us after making your reservation and we will adjust your reservation accordingly.
The Grand Wailea is thrilled to become the new home of this luau show, which is titled Honua'ula
"Return to the Sacred Lands." The new show
portrays Maui's discovery by ancient Polynesians and the
stories and legends told by the peoples of Honua'ula, the area
now known as Wailea and Makena. The newly-produced show blends
traditional Hawaiian chanting, ancient hula, and some modern
artistic interpretations of Polynesian culture into an
enchanting evening of beauty. And yes, the Grand Wailea Luau still
features the finest fire knife dancer in the state of Hawaii! Check out this larger photo of
him in action doing the fire
Premier Seating in the
first two rows of tables is available
for an upcharge. We highly recommend this option. You'll get a great view of the
action, especially for the fire knife dance! Premium
seating ALWAYS sells out in advance, so don't wait! Reserve
your seats now!
seating and it is not available, we will check other dates
during your vacation and contact you to see if the date change
is OK with you. If no other dates have premium seating
available, we'll book you at regular seating for the date that
GWL / V
Hyatt Luau -
Drums of the Pacific
(5 & under)
These general admission
rates are $10 per person off the list price. Luau rate for Thanksgiving and Christmas is $15 more per adult. New Year's Eve has TWO shows. The regular sunset show is priced normally, but the "Ring In the New Year" show from 9pm-12:01am is $196 for prefered seating and $156 for general admission. To book this special show, please call us toll-free at 1.877.678.7333
NEW! Preferred seating luau upgrade is available for $15 per person. The upgrade charge applies to all preferred seats, even infants who are otherwise free at the luau. Preferred seating is the center section and second row of tables, which is the best seats you can get without being a "VIP" of the Hyatt.
Current Special: One free child per two paying adults! Free children special is available in general seating only. Free child not offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Hyatt Luau held 7 days a week from March through August, and Monday through Saturday September through February. Luau added last two Sundays in December.
The sound of the conch, the beating of the drums and the
echoes of the Hawaiian chant signal the start of Hawaii's most
exciting luau Ö complete with an authentic imu ceremony and
the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine. While you enjoy
the tastes of Hawaii, the Drums of the Pacific Polynesian
Spectacular (a Tihati Production) takes you on a journey
through the islands of Polynesia. Featured are authentic
dances and music of the old Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand,
Tahiti, Tonga, and Rarotonga in the hottest luau show in the
Islands! And new in 2013, the Drums of the Pacific luau now features is a three-man fire knife dance finale!
Guests are greeted with a flower lei for the ladies and a
shell lei for the gentlemen. Your evening begins with Hawaiian
music and audience participation featuring hula lessons, poi
ball lessons, coconut tree climbing, coconut husking and
finally the unearthing of the pig thatís been cooked in an
An all-you-can-eat generous buffet features Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Island Fish, Polynesian Rice, Vegetables Makamaka w/Medalions of Baked Molokai Purple Sweet Potato, Creamed Taro Leaf w/Coconut Milk, Fresh Sliced Tropical Fruits, Soba Noodles, Pickled Maui Onions, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Poi , Pacific Ahi Poke, Tossed Green Salad, and Taro rolls w/Whipped Lilikoi Butter. A dessert bar features Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cream Brownie, Haupia with Toasted Coconut, Pineapple Cake and Bread Pudding. An open bar for beer, wine, Mai Tais, and other mixed drinks is included. It's a great Hawaiian Lu'au Feast.
For those of you who are planning ahead and reserving in advance, don't forget about the PREFERRED seating option! Preferred seats are in the center of the luau grounds in the second row of tables. Preferred guests use the same entrance to the luau grounds as the VIP's of the Hyatt (who get to sit in the first row of course) and are admitted to the luau grounds prior to the opening of the general admission line. They also go through the dinner buffet before the general admission guests. The cost of this upgrade is $15 per seat in addition to our discounted general admission rate posted above and applies to all seats, whether they are for adults, teens, children, or free infants. Please note that the "one free child per adult" special is not available in the preferred section.
HL / V
A luau is a must-do event for the first-time Hawaii
visitor. Personally, I never get tired of good food, open bar, sunset
views, and Hawaiian music and dance.
important thing about attending a luau is WHERE YOU SIT!!! You
are much better off sitting up front at the second best luau
than sitting in the back at the best luau. Read that again
and let it sink in! If
you are ordering a few weeks before your vacation, go
with PREMIER reserved seating at one of the luaus that offer
that option. It
is really nice to be able to
walk in the luau grounds a few minutes before the show starts
knowing that you'll be able to sit in the first few rows of tables and not get stuck way in the back!
Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is the perfect luau for people who want to experience
luau cuisine but want something that is a step up from the
typical luau buffet. I have often
said that luaus aren't fine dining ... and most luaus are so
similar that if you blindfolded me and set plates of food from
5 different luaus in front of me, I couldn't tell which plate
was which. The Westin is different. Their food stands out from
the rest and it IS SO GOOD it is approaching fine dining
quality. This luau is also an exception to the "you gotta
get up front seats" rule ... this luau is less than half
the size of most other luaus and offers a more intimate
setting. We hope they add more nights to this excellent luau
offering in the near future. WELL
Regency Luau at Kaanapali offers an energetic show and one
thing families with teens really appreciate at this luau is that they offer a TEEN RATE (the
only Maui luau that has this). It only makes sense ... a luau
includes an open bar for adults over 21 ... beer, wine, Mai
Tais, etc. Why should 13-20 year olds pay the same rate as
adults? They do at every other luau ... but not at the Hyatt.
Down side here to this luau is that you can't really see the ocean much from any table. The luau ground is almost completely
surrounded by wings of the hotel, and the view of the ocean is
blocked by a row of shrubbery. It seems odd to be so
close to the ocean that you can hear it, but to have your view
intentionally blocked. We think it is to prevent people on the
beach sidewalk from standing there and getting a free
view of the show. On the upside it is now possible to get preferred seating, which will improve your luau experience over being in the general admission section.
The Royal Lahaina
Luau is a good choice (and affordable) for families. They are offering a "premier
seating" option ... the cost of this upgrade is $15 per
seat for adults and children age 6 and older. This luau has a
little more of a "local flavor" and they've done
quite a grand finale with their Samoan fire dance at the end
of the show. In addition to the main double fire knife dancer
they also have two other kane with single fire knifes and
several wahine twirling fire poi balls. It's a great photo op
at the end of your evening!
Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Marriott and the Grand Wailea Luau are both good choices for people staying down south. Both luau grounds are located right along the ocean and feature expansive ocean views. The slight advantage here would be the Te Au Moana luau at the Marriott because you face the ocean when you are looking at the stage. The Grand Wailea luau grounds faces the other way; when you face the stage you are looking at the mountains, and when you turn to look at the food line you are looking toward the ocean. This takes the focus off the oceanview a little.If you blindfolded us and had us taste the food, we couldn't tell which one is which. This is a tie here.As for the shows, both are well done. The slight edge would go to Te Au Moana at the Marriott for being a more traditional luau show featuring live musical accompaniment. The Grand Wailea's show is technically excellent, but they use more taped music for parts of the show, and while parts of the show feature traditional dancing, there are some modern elements thrown in (stylistically influenced maybe by Cirque du Soleil).