If you’ve never been to a luau, all of the Hawaiian Islands are chock-full of them. Take part in a truly festive experience and watch the stories of the island truly come to life at these feasts. With entertainment and a buffet of delicious eats, you must experience these Hawaiian parties at least once in your life. When it comes to luaus, Maui has some incredibly exciting options. If you’re wondering just which ones to go to, you’re in luck! We have created a list of 7 luaus that will resonate in your memory bank forever!
Here are 7 of the top luaus that you must see while visiting Maui:
Maui Nui Luau
At the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, this beachfront luau is a heated experience full of culture and history. Maui Nui Luau offers up songs and dances of Maui and the Pacific, including a fire dancer! Listen to the story of Molokai, Lanai, Kaho’olawe, and Maui – known previously as a larger landmass called Maui Nui. Being greeted by fresh lei and sitting down to enjoy the all-you-can-eat family-style makes for an authentic experience.
Old Lahaina Luau
Since 1986, the Old Lahaina Luau has kept a long reign of history and passion. Walk into this luau and get greeted by fresh orchid lei as you get seated at a private table or traditional floor seating. Experience the utter beauty of Lahaina and admire the sky as the sun sets and you settle into your feast set before you! With menu items like lomilomi salmon and island-style chicken, you’ll fill up on loads of food as you listen to the music of the island.
Myths of Maui Luau
Set on Kaanapali Beach, Myths of Maui Luau is a popular luau that definitely sells out quickly. Start your night off with a shell lei greeting as well as delicious mai tais as you get ready for the night. Embrace the dances and drums of Polynesia as hula dancers and fire knife dancers take the stage. Packages are also offered like VIP seating which offers some of the best views of the luau as well as priority dinner access.
A Grand Wailea Luau
At Waldorf Astoria Resort, A Grand Wailea Luau offers huge portions and incredible and delicious tropical drinks. Listen to the traditional sounds of Hawaii as hula dancers take the stage with some interactive entertainment. This luau also has magnificent views of the sunset and is known to be great for the whole family! Interested in some hula lessons? Head to the Grand Wailea Luau to get your fill of your own hula dancing!
Drums of the Pacific Luau
Listen to the rhythms of the island at Drums of the Pacific Luau. Hawaiian chants, great service, and fiery entertainment awaits at this luau. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa holds the longest-running show on Maui. Indulge in the open tiki bar or the plated dinner items like kalua pork or Polynesian fried rice. Enjoy 3 hours of entertainment like fire knife dancing and learning about the Polynesian adventure!
The Feast at Lele
Honor the Hawaiian lands and royalty at the Feast at Lele luau experience. With a table service experience and views of the West Maui mountains, you’ll be smitten with this feast and its atmosphere. Enjoy each bite with this true Polynesian cuisine luau — foodie lovers will appreciate the time and effort they go into making each dish. This luau is especially different with its plated meals — instead of a buffet experience, with waiters that serve each table.
Te Au Moana
At Wailea Beach Resort, Te Au Moana luau is a wonderful experience with a beachfront setting. Connecting islands, people, and generations, you’ll hear about the history and stories of the people and their expert skills like fishing and voyaging. A three-course menu is served family-style with items like pineapple upside-down cake and local honey coconut glazed baked purple sweet potato.
Learn about the culture and history of Hawaii while you taste the flavors of the island with each delicious meal! Admire the performers as they tell stories through song and dance, and truly appreciate the spirit of “aloha” at each luau. If you and the family are looking for an entertaining experience, magnificent views, and plenty to do — check out any one of these luaus in Maui!