Hilton Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea Luau: Honua’ula
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings
A walk through the Grand Wailea Hotel is stunning all by itself. I live here and I am always taking pictures as I walk down to the Oceanside Luau Grounds!
Honua’ula Lu’au is on the beach in front of the Grand Wailea Resort.
Check-in for seating assignment begins at 4:00 PM and the Grand Wailea Honua’ula Luau commences at 5:00 PM.
As you enter the oceanside Lu’au grounds, have your photo taken with one of the pretty Hula Dancers, both male and female. Photos with Hula dancers make for great souvenirs to take back to the Mainland with you. Especially if you are having family reunion or wedding reception…
5:00-6:00 PM The first hour at the Grand Wailea Luau is “cocktail” hour. The self-service bar is located adjacent to the Ocean. Drinks are free! Try one of the Blue Hawaii drinks, the Lava Flow is popular, as well as the most famous of them all: the Hawaiian Mai Tai. The Grand Wailea is one of the few Hawaiian Luaus on Maui that has table-side service for cocktails. There will be a waiter coming around for drink orders.
Sip on a Mai Tai as you wander around the Luau grounds. Participate in some of the cultural demonstrations and then watch the famous ‘Imu Ceremony’. What is an Imu Ceremony you ask? It is the unearthing of the Pig that has been slowly roasting in an underground oven, called an Imu. While we have all seen the movies with the Pig and the Apple in its mouth, traditionally speaking, the Pig is cooked in an underground oven. *the exception to that rule is Legends of Ka’anapali Luau.
6:00 PM Time for the Dinner Buffet…Teriyaki Steak anyone? The Wailea Hotels (at the time of this writing) are the only ‘Hotel Luaus’ still serving Steak on the Buffet. You can also try the Island Fish, Chicken and of course the Pig.
Grand Wailea Luau Menu
The Grand Wailea Honu’ula Luau Menu
- Imu Baked Kalua Pig
- Sautéed Island Fish
- Grilled Teriyaki Steaks
- Shoyu Chicken
- Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk Glaze
- Hawaiian Fried Rice
- Stir Fry Vegetables
- Purple Taro Rolls
- Coconut Haupia
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Macadamia Nut Cake
- Coconut Macaroons
- Coconut Cream Cake
- Chocolate Key Lime Cake
- Strawberry Cream Cake
- Chocolate Brownies
- Tropical Fruit Platter
Told in a storytelling format, Honua’ula takes us back to a time when the mighty seafaring Polynesians discovered this land of Hawaii, thereafter calling themselves Hawaiian.
The show touches upon the documented voyages of La’amaikahiki and Moikeha who first came to this sacred island we call Maui, specifically this area named Honua’ula. It speaks of gods and goddesses that watched over these courageous people and how they were able to co-exist and live in harmony.
Pele, the goddess of fire is described as one who came prior to the settlers, paving the way with her lava so there would be land sufficient for the Hawaiian people to live. Lilinoe, the goddess of the mist was said to linger above sending cool rains to nourish the lands.
The mermaid of Maui, Kananaka, swooned near the surfers and tried to capture them for fun. The love story legend of Naulu, the goddess of the clouds could only visit her lover Kanaloa in upon the clouds.
The love story legend of Naulu, the goddess of the clouds could only visit her lover Kanaloa in upon the clouds.
These stories & legends combined to create an exciting evening of traditional chant and hula bringing the history of our island home Maui, to life. The Grand Wailea Lu’au choreographer used to work for Ulalena, because of that, there are several aspects of Ulalena in the Luau show. This is more a ‘storytelling/acting” hula show. (fyi, The Marriott, Sheraton and Hyatt Luaus are mostly all Hula)
Adult Luau Tickets: ages 13+ $112.00 ($116.67 w/ Tax)
Discounted Children Luau Tickets: ages 6-12 Years 60.00 ($62.50 w/ Tax)
1 Free Child Luau Ticket for children ages 0-5 years old, per Adult Ticket Purchased | Each additional Child Luau Ticket is ( $20.83w/ Tax) ages 0-5 Years old.
VIP Seats (Based on Availability)
Adult Luau Tickets: ages 13+ $125.00 ($130.21 w/ Tax)
Discounted Children Luau Tickets: ages 6-12 Years $94.00 (97.92 w/ Tax)
Discounted small Children Luau Tickets: ages 0-5 Years old $65.00 ($66.67 w/ Tax)