Try a Luau on Maui

By Hawaii.com Team


Myths of Maui Luau

All you can eat buffet and free drinks in an oceanfront setting in Lahaina, Maui. Enjoy live Hawaiian music and performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. VIP and General seating available. Gates open at 5:45 for VIP and 6p for General Admission.

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Luaus are standard fare in the Islands…they’re Hawaii’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” At a luau there’s dancing, singing, plenty of laughs and lots of food. The main course is almost always kalua pig, which is a whole pig cooked in an imu, or underground oven, then unearthed with a short, traditional ceremony, shredded and served with an array of side dishes that often include sweet potatoes, poi, lomi-lomi salmon, fresh fish, macaroni salad and an array of desserts. After the food comes the entertainment, which is usually some form of Polynesian review.

That’s the typical format, but not all luaus are alike, not by a long shot. Backyard luaus, often held to celebrate birthdays, graduations, weddings and other special events, are private parties, sometimes attended by hundreds of invited guests.

Each Luau is a Little Different

Commercial luaus are available to anyone who buys a ticket. You’ll find them throughout the islands, some in dedicated outdoor settings, others on the grounds of resorts or restaurants. Since each has its unique signature, you might want to ask a few questions before you book a seat.

Check on the number of guests that can be accommodated. Ask about the format. Will you see an international show, a Polynesian show, a sugar-era performance? Is a fire dancer part of the entertainment and are the dancers professional or amateurs? Questions about the food and bar service may also be revealing. How long is the bar open? Is service included in the luau ticket price or will you pay more after the first drink? What’s on the menu? What’s for dessert? How long is food available? Will you pay extra for a photo? Is the luau inside or outside? What happens when it rains? Is there a cancellation or no-show policy?

Luaus open to the public are presented each week at a variety of locations on Maui. Typically they include an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar and an aloha shell lei greeting along with great entertainment.

Book a Maui Luau


Myths of Maui Luau

All you can eat buffet and free drinks in an oceanfront setting in Lahaina, Maui. Enjoy live Hawaiian music and performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. VIP and General seating available. Gates open at 5:45 for VIP and 6p for General Admission.

$98 BOOK NOW

Visit www.hawaii.com/maui/things-to-do/luau for a full menu of Maui luaus.

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