No Hawaii vacation is complete without attending a Hawaiian Luau!
What is a Luau you ask? A Luau is a Hawaiian Feast celebrating something special, here in Hawaii we have Hawaiian Luaus for Baby’s 1rst Birthday and for Weddings. We also have Luaus to help share the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures & hospitality with our Island visitors. Hawaiian Luaus
Most Hawaiian Luaus are beachfront and at Sunset time, generally lasting about 3-4 hours.
The majority of Hawaiian Luaus here on Maui, offer “all you can eat” Hawaiian dinner buffets, with free drinks, beer, wine and tropical cocktails, including Maitais and Blue Hawaii’s!
Going to a Luau party is the best way to see an authentic Hula show here in Hawaii, not to mention several offer cultural demonstrations before dinner. The Hawaiian and Polynesian Hula show usually last about an hour: Hawaiian Hula dancers, male and female, tell the stories of the ancient Hawaii and Polynesia through song and dance. No Luau would be complete without a Samoan Fire Knife Dancer! *except at Old Lahaina’s ‘traditional Hawaiian style luau.
Luaus check-in between 4:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.; ending between 8-9:30 P.M. depending on the Hawaiian Luau you choose.
‘ The First hour’ is “cocktail hour’ with live Hawaiian music & entertainment.
Most of the Luaus on Maui now days have interactive games and demonstrations as you wander the Luau grounds.
* 2 favorites are the Imu Ceremony where they uncover the Pig that has been cooking in the underground Oven. My other favorite ancient cultural demonstration is the Coconut Husking. The Coconut husking takes a good 10 minutes as there are 4 parts to the Coconut and the “handsome Samoan Warrior” will not only open the Coconut, he will shred the Coconut for taste testing as well as ….make coconut milk!
There are also several Hawaiian, Samoan & Tongan crafters selling made on Maui crafts, sarongs & Tikis. * you can purchase a hand carved Turtle or Tiki God for minimal; engraved.
The second hour is the Buffet!
They are all good! Help your self, as it is all you can eat ! Some favorites are the Kalua Pig, fresh Mahi Mahi (Dorado fish), Teriyaki Chicken, Hawaiian sweet potatoes, lomi lomi salmon, and what’s a Luaus without the Poi? *hint dip your kalua pig into the poi.
The third Hour is the Hula Show! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Show. While Hawaiian Hula shows differ depending on which Luau you choose, all are enjoyable, most will have a fire knife dance finale!
- Oceanside setting
- Sunset view dining
- Lei greeting
- Free Bar with Maitais & Cocktails
- Dinner Buffet
- Dessert Table
- Hula Show &
- Hawaiian Entertainment
- Cultural Demonstrations
- Polynesian Crafters
- Imu Ceremony (Hawaiian underground oven cooking of the Pig)*
- Professional Photographers
- Photo Opp with Hula Dancers
*Feast at Lele luau is currently the only Maui Luau that does not offer the Imu Ceremony. However, it is our best seller, as they only take 250 guests (vs 450-900) and everyone gets a private table, etc.
** Most Luaus are ‘first come first served’, however at the Old Lahaina Luau and their ‘sister’ luau the Feast at Lele, they are both “FirstReservation= Best Seats” hence why they sell out so fast! Typically 2-4 weeks out during our busiest months.