Maui Luaus


All Maui Luaus that we carry 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:

South Maui Luaus for clients who are staying in Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Maalaea, Kahului, Paia, and Haiku

West Maui Luaus for clients who are staying in Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua

COVID-19 UPDATE: All Luaus will be making adjustments to the food service procedures as self-service buffets will not be possible for the near future. Of the luaus on this page, only the ROYAL LAHAINA LUAU and the TE AU MOANA LUAU have announced dates to resume operations. The Royal Lahaina Luau is available for dates on or after 12/20/2020 and the Te Au Moana Luau is available for dates on or after 11/23/2020

Wailea Marriott "Te Au Moana" Luau

The Te Au Moana Luau plans to resume operations on 11/23/2020 with availability of 11/23, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, and 12/5. In December they plan to operate on Monday and Saturday evenings.

Te Au Moana Luau - Private Table Seating Rate

$167.00 per Adult, $100.00 per Child (6-12), Infants (under 6) FREE
(plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)

This luau is typically held every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. During the month of December 2020 they will be operating on Monday and Saturday evenings.

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.

Te Au Moana is resuming operations and taking MANY steps to protect the safety and health of luau attendees. All tables will be COMPLETELY PRIVATE for just your party, and tables will be socially distanced from one another. Since it is just your party at the table, the meal will be served in three courses and presented to the table "Family Style." Due to the limited capacity of the luau, the minimum table charge is two paying guests.

After dinner you'll discover the fascinating stories of the Pacific through song and dance presented by Tihati Productions, Hawaii's premier entertainment company. The show will take you on a journey throughout Polynesia, and culminate with a spectacular Samoan Fire Knife dance.

  • Intimate setting with panormic ocean view
  • See the imu (pig cooked in Hawaiian underground oven) after it is dug out of the ground
  • Traditional luau cuisine served family style at your private table
  • Open bar for beer, wine, Mai Tais, and other mixed drinks
  • Polynesian Show called "Te Au Moana" (the ocean's tide)
  • Self parking is complimentary and valet is $35.

TAM / V

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AT TE AU MOANA LUAU:
  • Individuals wanting to be seated together must all be booked on the same reservation. We are unable to combine more than one booking on a table.
  • Each reservation must check in with all guests in their party at their designated time to have their temperatures taken. Individuals with temperatures at or over 100.4F (38C) will have a secondary screening. Those confirmed with temperatures at or above this threshold will be denied entry.
  • Guests must wear a mask at ALL times while on site. Masks can only be removed when seated at their physically distanced table and consuming food or beverages.
  • Individuals are not allowed to mingle with guests in other reservations. All guests will be required to maintain safe physical distancing and wear face coverings while entering or exiting the venue.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available throughout the venue.
  • Vegetarian and Gluten free meals are still available upon request but must be pre-ordered.

Cruise Ship Clients

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NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers who come into Kahului are not able to do this luau because it is not held on Sunday nights.

This luau isn't practical for Lahaina cruise ship passengers due to the distance from the harbor. There are other luau options that are much closer in West Maui.


Myths of Maui Luau at Royal Lahaina Resort

Royal Lahaina Resort will resume luau operations in December and reservations are available for dates on or after 12/20/2020

Myths of Maui Luau - General Admission - Low Season Rate

$115.00 per Adult, $50.00 per Child (6-12), Infants (under 6) FREE
(plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)

Low Season is 1/1-5/31 and 8/16-12/14. A premium seating option is available for $40 per seat. This fee applies to all seats, even to infants who are otherwise free in general admission.

Myths of Maui Luau - General Admission - High Season Rate

$125.00 per Adult, $55.00 per Child (6-12), Infants (under 6) FREE
(plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)

High Season is 6/1-8/15 and 12/15-12/31. A premium seating option is available for $50 per seat. This fee applies to all seats, even to infants who are otherwise free in general admission.

Sunday through Friday all year; Saturdays added during June, July, and August.

No Hawaiian vacation would be complete without attending a luau, a beachside feast and hula show, and the Myths of Maui Luau at Royal Lahaina Resort 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 12 are are just $30 and infants 5 and under are free.

The The luau at Royal Lahaina Resort is a good choice (and affordable) for families (at least in general admission seating where "infants" 5 and under are completely free. It gets a little pricier for VIP seats with a bunch of kid. 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!

RLL / V


Sheraton Maui Nui Luau

The Sheraton Kaanapali is not currently available and they have not announced a date for resuming operations yet.


The Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau

The Westin Wailele Luau has currently paused operations due to Covid. We don't yet have a firm date they will resume operating.


Grand Wailea Luau - Honua'ula

The Grand Wailea Luau has currently paused operations due to Covid. We don't yet have a firm date they will resume operating.


Hyatt Luau - Drums of the Pacific

The Hyatt Drums of the Pacific Luau is currently paused due to Covid-19 and they have not yet announced a date for resuming operations.

ACTIVITY TIPS

Kevin at Falls

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. 

Our favorite location for a luau ... hands down ... is at the Sheraton Resort. Their luau grounds is located on the grassy lawn right along the beach, and there is nothing obstructing that beautiful ocean view.

The  Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is another of our top luau choices. We REALLY like the show at this one, and the Westin does a great job with the food too. Their oceanside luau location was recently renovated in 2019 and it is a slightly more intimate setting than most of the other luaus on Maui. And their Samoan fire knife dance is the most elaborate, spectacular display on the island!

The Hyatt Regency Luau at Kaanapali is famous for offering an energetic show that guests love. 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 "VIP seating" option ... the cost of this upgrade is $30 per seat. 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).