Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau: An Hawaiian Experience Of A Lifetime
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Hawaii is known for luau's...celebrations featuring local cuisine, lively music, and vibrant cultural performances. Everyone who visits this beautiful land should attend a Luau that we like to call, a feast for the senses. We recommend one of the oldest and most authentic destinations to experience this vibrant ritual celebration is Old Lahaina. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Hawaii is known for luau’s…celebrations featuring local cuisine, lively music, and vibrant cultural performances. Everyone who visits this beautiful land should attend a Luau that we like to call, a feast for the senses. We recommend one of the oldest and most authentic destinations to experience this vibrant ritual celebration is Old Lahaina. 

Old Lahaina in Hawaii is one of the most spectacular locations in the entire world. It is called paradise by many who live and visit there and for good reason. There are eye-catching coconut palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, awe-inspiring beaches, and some of the most breathtaking ocean views. It is magnificent and something you must see and experience. You will enjoy every single second and want to make plans to return again and again. 

Lele, the former name of Lahaina, means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian. This is a historic town that has transformed into a Maui hotspot. Visitors will find many entertaining things to do and see including art galleries unique shops and restaurants. Lahaina, City is located on the northwest coast of Maui Island. It is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Maui Airport. Old Lahaina Luau is easy to find because it is right behind the popular Lahaina Cannery Mall and near the historic Mala Wharf. The address is Oceanfront at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui. There is parking by the entrance and across the street, so driving to the luau is an option.

Old Lahaina Luau features plenty of room for you to enjoy some of the most authentic hula performances while showcasing the Mala Wharf in the background. The views are amazing, but it is the spectacular costumes, decorations, mesmerizing hula dancing that is a feast for your senses. This is truly a celebration of Hawaiian history and culture that dates back hundreds of years. As a matter of fact, Lele was the first luau in Hawaii to offer fresh flower leis to all the guests that visited their destination. The tradition continues today and as you probably are aware Hawaii and lei presentations to visitors go hand in hand. 

You will also taste some of the most wonderful refreshing drinks and unique cuisine. When you arrive to the Old Lahaina Luau, you will be presented with a gorgeous lei and a welcome tropical beverage. This will get you in the mood for what is to come. You have your choice of enjoying the entertainment at a conventional table and chair set up or sitting cross-legged on mats by a lower table. This is closer to the live performances and the more traditional of the two. Either way, you will enjoy an authentic five-course feast that includes a variety of delicacies ranging from traditional pulled Hawaiian kalua pork to freshly prepared marinated octopus.

The food is like no other in the world and created using freshly farmed ingredients. Some dishes you will experience are Kalo hummus, Luau leaf wrapped pork, marinated tuna, lomilomi salmon, mango glazed barbeque, sweet potato mash, stir-fry vegetables, pineapple upside-down cake, and homemade ice cream. 

The Old Lahaina Luau is so popular guests travel far and wide to see this memorable, authentic experience like no other. They are known for their Ho’okipa (hospitality), Po’okela (excellence) and aloha (love) that are celebrated in each and every luau they perform. Prepare to take in a unique and genuine reflection of Hawaii’s rich history in an ocean view setting at sunset.

We suggest you plan in advance. Old Lahaina Luau is usually sold out due to its popularity. It is truly a Hawaiian experience of a lifetime.  

Insider Tip:
Lele, the former name of Lahaina, means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian. This is a historic town that has transformed into a Maui hotspot. Visitors will find many entertaining things to do and see including art galleries unique shops and restaurants, or simply taking in the magnificent ocean views.