Wailea's Best Luau Te Au Moana
The Te Au Moana Luau at Wailea Marriott Resort in Wailea features one of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world. Enjoy stunning views, top-quality food, an open bar, and much more.
Highlights of the Te Au Moana Luau
* Visit with the local artists
* An all-you-can eat Hawaiian buffet dinner
* Open bar, including mixed cocktails, Maui's famous Mai-Tais and more
* Fresh kalua pig (cut right after being taken out of the imu and paraded before the guests)
* The best dancers and fire-knife dancer, and more...
Show available on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Check in: 4:30 PM.
Show duration: 3.5 hours
About The Te Au Moana Luau
A constant among the vast generations of Hawaiians and Polynesians is the ocean tide. The tide linking all of Oceania, Te Au Moana, shares the ancestral telling's of the people of Maui and the Pacific through lavish songs and dances; songs and dances that celebrate their intrinsic skills. Fishing, gathering, gift giving, romance, tapa making (bark cloth) were vital aspects of daily Polynesian life. Te Au Moana celebrates these natural relationships among the Polynesians, and invites you to enjoy an extraordinary Luau experience like no other.
Running Order for the Te Au Moana (The Ocean Tide) Show
Following our Kupuna's (ancestors) method of storytelling, Te Au Moana comes to life as it tells a story:
Act I: Retelling of the legendary episodes of Maui as he lifted the heavens from the earth so that man could walk tall, slowing the sun so that his mother Hina could dry her kapa, retrieving ava from the gods so that man could partake, and the fishing up of the islands from the sea.
Act II: Features dances from Tahiti, Tonga, and the Atolls of Cook Island to demonstrate the inherent relationship among all of Oceania.
Act III: Celebrates the island of Maui with contemporary songs and hula, including ukulele players, a vibrant torch dance, and the dangerous fire knife dance of Samoa.
(Times & features subject to change without notice)
4:00pm Banquet staff available to start the evening.
4:30pm Bar opens, Cashier Hut opens, Photo opportunity with fresh flower
5:15pm Live music & crafts
5:30pm Imu Unearthing (underground oven).
5:45pm Buffet opens
7:00pm Te Au Moana Show begins
8:00pm Evening ends
Interactive Activities and Crafts at the Te Au Moana Luau
Flower Craft: It is common throughout Polynesia to find great gatherings of people weaving indigenous foliage and flowers into elaborate arrangements. Guests will share in this pastime by creating their own floral piece; and learn of the significance of the lei and experience its timeless appeal.
Kapa: Otherwise tapa or bark cloth can be found throughout all of Polynesia. To Hawaiians it is a hana noeau or skilled art that survived extinction and is being constantly revived.
Casual Hula's and Story Telling: Hula to share with guests who wish to remain seated and enjoy the ambiance.
Tongan Crafters: Dressed in traditional garments, our cousins the Tongan Crafters and Carvers display hand crafted artifacts for discussion and storytelling.
Samoan Crafter Native to the islands of Samoa, our Samoan crafter shares with you the crafts and stories behind the crafts that come from her homeland.
Hawaiian Artisans: Maui's own Kapu family will provide a Hawaiian exhibit and offer deep insight into the multitude of Hawaiian Weapons, epic voyages, and royal lineages of Maui.
Ulumaika: A Hawaiian game played during the Makahiki otherwise harvest festival where peace and the arts were enjoyed by all.
Fresh Flower or Fish-hook Lei's: Symbolic of the bond between oneself and the land, such is manifested by wearing a lei (lei's subject to availability).
Imu: The remarkable underground oven cooking of a whole pig using the same tools and methods of the ancients.
Please note, the Imu is not available from until 8/31/2016 due to ongoing ground renovations.
There is free self parking on site (please bring parking ticket to luau check-in window for validation). Valet Parking: $35
Cancellations must be made by calling our concierge lines at 808-214-9283. We will not accept cancellations via email, voicemail, fax or chatline. You must call at least 48 hours before the event for credit or refund to be applied. Some activities require a longer notice or will not allow cancellations once booking is made (each tour description will show exceptions to the 48 hour rule if applicable). Activities are 100% refunded in the event of your tour being canceled by the Activity Provider for any reason, such as weather, mechanical, etc. Ohana Fun! Hawaii will make every effort to get approval from an activity provider but cannot guarantee a refund until such approval is granted. If you have any questions regarding a specific activity refund policy please call our concierge lines at 1-808-214-9283 prior to making your booking.