Old Lahaina Luau
The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian Luau. An evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and demonstrations. Guests will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii's rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset. Make sure you book the Old Lahaina Luau well in advance, as it regularly sells out. In order to get the best available seats during your stay, we recommend you calling us so our concierges can find you the night at the Old Lahaina Luau offering the best possible seating during your stay!
Highlights of the Old Lahaina Luau
Most authentic Hawaiian luau anywhere in Hawaii!
Choose Traditional (on a mat) or Table & Chairs Seating
Pre-assigned seating based on day of reservation
Book early to get best seating
Amphitheater style grounds for great show viewing
Delicious traditional Hawaiian buffet dinner
Table side service for drinks & dessert
Availability of the Old Lahaina Luau
Seven nights a week
This luau books fast & early! (For last-minute bookings, call us for availability)
Closed on Christmas night (12/25)
Closed in beginning of December for grounds maintenance (please call for exact days)
April 1st - September 30th: Meet at 5:45 pm. Luau ends at 8:45 pm.
October 1st - March 31st: Meet at 5:15 pm. Luau ends at 8:15 pm.
DUE TO ITS POPULARITY AND FREQUENT AVAILABILITY CHANGES WE RECOMMEND YOU
TO CALL US AT 1-888-959-4386
BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER ONLINE
(Availability subject to change without notice).
Dining: Premium open bar included throughout the evening. A bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with enough variety to satisfy everyone's palate. (See The Feast on Description of Evening).Entertainment: An award winning presentation of traditional Hawaiian music and hula which culminate the evening. (See Entertainment on Description of Evening)Seating: All seats are reserved and prioritized by the date a reservation is confirmed. Guests may choose from traditional Hawaiian mat seating, or regular conventional tables and chairs. Please confirm your seating style at the time of reservation, as it is difficult to change after all guests have arrived. Please let us know of any special considerations such as infants, wheelchair, etc. WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER PLEASE INDICATE WHAT TYPE OF SEATING (REGULAR OR TRADITIONAL MAT) BY CHOOSING THE CORRECT ORDER FIELD . PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW OF ANY OTHER ALTERNATE EVENINGS YOU MIGHT BE AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT YOUR PREFERRED EVENING IS ALREADY SOLD OUT.
Description of Evening
Guests are individually greeted with fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar included through out the evening.
Lu'au hosts escort guests to reserved seats and acquaint them with our luau grounds.
Professional photographers are available to capture the evening's memories (no obligation to purchase).
Hawaiian music presented by Na Leo Ho'oulu.
* Laulima & Imu Presentation:
During the first hour, guests can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in our laulima (working together) area, along the ocean's edge.
Guests may gather as the kalua pig is unearthed from the Imu, our traditional Hawaiian underground oven.
The Feast (Pa'ina Ahiahi):
Freshly baked taro rolls and macadamia nut butter served at tables.
Hosts escort guests to the Hale (Eating House). Traditional Hawaiian cuisine includes: Kalua Roast Pork, Laulau (Pork wrapped in Luau leaf steamed to perfection), Poi, Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna), He'e Poke (marinated cooked octopus/tako), Big Island Sweet Potato, Chicken Long Rice, Island Style Chicken, Maui Style Fish (Chef's special preparation), Pipikaula (grilled beef steak), Stir Fry Vegetables, Local Style Fried Rice, Island Crab Salad, Pohole Salad (fern shoots), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salmon mixed with tomatoes and onions), Banana Bread, Fresh Island Fruit, Assorted Island Desserts, Freshly baked taro rolls. (subject to change without notice)
Upon sunset, the evening's main entertainment begins. Our award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians. We are proud to present the Hula as it was meant to be performed with the respect and honor of our Ancestors. Beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution to a more contemporary style Hula.
~ Ote'a- Our program begins with the early migration of the Polynesians across the Pacific to the new islands of Hawaii.
~ Kahiko- The ancient Hula was a way of communicating with the Gods. It is accompanied by chanting, and traditional implements and is performed with respect for our ancestors.
~ Missionaries and the Merrie Monarch- The missionaries brought many changes. We present Hula depicting this era as well as celebrating King Kalakaua.
~'Auana- The modern Hula was influenced by immigrants and tourism. Hula dancers tell their
stories through their graceful moves, subtle eyes and lovely hula hands.
Kalua Pua`a (Pork roasted in our beachside Imu; the Hawaiian underground oven)
Laulau (Pork wrapped in laulau leaf steamed to perfection)
Maui Style Fish (Chef's Special Preparation)
Pipikaula (Grilled beef steak)
Chicken Long Rice (Shredded Chicken, Maui onions, ginger and rice bean noodles in broth)
Island Style Chicken (Chicken marinated with guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples and toasted sesame seeds)
Stir Fry Vegetables (Zucchini, Maui onions, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, and baby corn)
Local-Style Fried Rice (Fried rice with green onions, peas, and sesame oil)
Sweet Potato (Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes)
Island Crab Salad (Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts)
Pohole Salad (Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce)
Lomi-Lomi Salmon (Tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon)
Ahi Poke (Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions)
He'e Poke (marinated cooked octopus/tako)
Poi (Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant)
Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
Assorted Island Desserts
(Subject to change without notice)
Premium Open Bar Included
Bacardi Light, Old Lahaina Dark Rum, New Amsterdam Vodka,
Cuervo Tequilla, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewar's Scotch,
Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Triple Sec, & Blue Curacao
Beer & Wine
Maui Brewing Co. - Bikini Blonde, 'Uala (Sweet Potato - Seasonal)
Canyon Road - Chardonay, Cabernet Sauvignon
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Club Soda, Tonic
Fruit Punch, Passion Orange, Guava, Pina Colada, Orange Premium,
Pineapple, Ice Tea, Cranberry, Lemonade
Tropical & Special Cocktails
Pina Colada, Chi Chi, Lava Flow, Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Margarita,
Hawaiian Sunset, And More
Please note our calendar is not set up with updated availability. The ability to select a date does not constitute actual availability at your chosen activity or tour. Tours are only confirmed once our concierges are able to secure your reservation with the vendor.
Kahili Award Winner
Six time recipient of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Keep it Hawaii award, recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals who strive to perpetuate and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands.
Perennial winner of the Maui News Best of Mauiâ reader's survey.
Maui Today Magazine Readers
Maui Time Best of Maui reader's poll
No Ka Oi Maui Magazine, Best of Maui, reader's poll
Community Spirit Award Winner
Business Leadership Hawaii. A Pacific Business News event, honoring achievers in business
Hawaii's Fastest 50
First Hawaiian Bank and Pacific Business News program recognizes Hawaii's fastest growing
Maui County Small Business Person of the Year
Old Lahaina Lu'au partner, Tim Moore
Best Places to Work
Honored as #4 Best Place to Work in Hawaii in 2005 by The Society for Human Resource
Management Hawaii Chapter.
Food: Excellent -- Service: Excellent -- Decor: Extraordinary to Perfection
National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Conde Nast Traveler,
Travel Holiday, Travel and Leisure, Sports Illustrated, Brides, Modern Bride, Ladies Home
Journal, Home and Family, and more.
Food Network's Emeril Live! 74th, 75th & 76th Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Travel
Channel, MTV, ESPN, E! TV, BBC, CMTV, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and more.
Reviews From Maui to New York City
Best Lu'au. Once again, five-time winner Old Lahaina Lu'au danced the hula past the other
contenders. Guests relax under stately palms with views of boats and neighboring islands as a
backdrop. Tiki torches light the way, thatched roofs take one back in time, and you may even sit
on the ground on mats for traditional luau dining. The Old Lahaina Lu'au takes great pride in
presenting an authentic evening of traditional Hawaiian food, music, dance and crafts. The
evening reflects with taste and tradition the rich culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands.
Maui News Reader's Survey
The Best Activity category focused on a favorite outing or activity for visitors and Kama`aina
alike. Old Lahaina Lu'au scored high with twice as many votes. Readers recognize Old Lshaina
Lu'au warm Hawaiian atmosphere, tasty cuisine and cultural significance as a winner.
Maui Time, Best of Maui, Reader's Poll
With an award-winning show and a spread to make even the mightiest Alii quiver, it's clear why
you voted Old Lahaina Luau as one of the best
Hawaii Magazine, Best of Hawaii, Reader;s Survey
Its authenticity, intimacy, hospitality, cultural integrity, and sheer romantic beauty have made
this Maui's top Lu'au. Old Lahaina Lu'au staff, location, educational acuity, and quality of food
and entertainment make it a Lu'au to which visitors return time and time again. Flickering
torches, surreal sunsets, old milo and coconut trees, cultural sensitivity, romance and genuine
hospitality these are the elements we can count on with the Old Lahaina Lu'au.
Frommer's Guide to Maui
This is the best Lu'au you'll find in Maui. It's small, personal, and authentic. It feels like an old
seaside village. In addition to fresh fish and grilled steak, you'll get all-you-can-eat traditional
Lu'au fare. Then there's the entertainment, featuring a musical journey from old Hawaii to the
present with hula dancing, chanting, and singing.
Fodor's Maui and Lanai
This is our favorite Lu'au in all of Hawaii. Everything about it comes together just right, and it's
as authentic as they come. The Lu'au feast and traditional entertainment both serve as a
wonderful introduction to real island culture, and they're both terrific. Don't mistake this for a
deadly dull history lesson its riveting entertainment and the performers are first-rate. The food
is excellently prepared and well labeled (so you know what you're eating).
Complete Idiot's Travel Guide to Hawaii
The Old Lahaina Lu'au has reinvented itself authentically in a genre rife with cliche. At sunset,
guests sit at tables or on lauhala fiber mats on the ground in front of a grass-mound stage. The
program offers intelligent narration and excellent ancient hula. The food is authentic Hawaiian,
New York Times Travel
I appreciated the cultural and educational components of the evening. We saw food prep, crafts, dance lessons and Hawaiian games before the luau began. There is much to the culture besides the dance and I enjoyed that very much. Besides that, the food was superior and the service excellent.
Wonderful time, food, and entertainment excellent. Couldn't have been better.
What a great time. beautiful entertainment wonderful food. Note for ladies. no matter how warm it may seem. take a light wrap of some kind. gets a little cold after dark. we attended in Dec.
Excellent experience. Great food and entertainment. Would go again.
Was an amazing show. We were so glad we had booked before arriving since if we had waited we would not have been able to go since it was sold out
What a way to experience Hawaiian history and culture! From the moment you walk up everyone is friendly and delightful. We really enjoyed the cultural kiosks at the beginning of the Luau. The show was well put together and informative with great costumes and music. Altogether a delightful experience - we highly recommend this Luau.
wonderful show and excellent food. I would recommend to friends.
If you want to experience a luau I would definitely recommend the old Lahaina Luau. You won't be disappointed. The food as well as the staff were exceptional and the entertainment was awesome!
We had a great time...service was exceptional.
I brought my 10 year old grandson to the luau and it was excellent. It held all of our attention and was done with such good taste. I would recommend this luau to anyone going to maui, it is a must see!
We had a great time and were very. We would definately book again.
Unfortunately didn't get there as no transport is put on by hotels and the cost of getting there was over $100 each way. Sad but I hear it was one of the best although booking well in advance is advised.
They say this is the best Luau on the islands and we have now been to all the islands and the claim has been substantiated. Marvelous atmosphere, food, settings and people.Hospitable like no other. Stage and costumes were big stage and narrator was very informative. A must see for anyone in Maui. Thanks we really enjoyed our experience!
WE all had a fanastic time. The service was great, the food awesome.
The Old Lahaina Luau is the best luau we have attended. Everything from the arrival to the show was excellent. Our server was very attentive and we enjoyed the entire evening.
It was great. Easy parking, easy access, good food, good drinks, great service, great show.
This was the second time we've been to it so that should tell you how much we enjoyed it.
Loved it! Beautiful setting, food was excellent, drinks were good and the show was WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you sooo much!
Loved this Luau!
This was an excellent luau - we have been to one on Oahu and thought it was terrific, but now we have this one to compare it to - and the Old Lahaina Luau wins hands down! The food and entertainment were wonderful, and I can't say enough good things about the service!
Best Luau We have been to other luas around the Hawaiian Islands, but this was by far the best. Its more traditional than the tourist trap luaus you find on other islands. You can watch them make your Hawaiian souvenir, not something made in China! The food is great.
High Quality Luau We took our children (11 & 14) to this luau because it was their first time in Hawaii. This is a true Hawaiian show- not a Polynesian show that does a tribute to each island. There is no crowd participation which we were grateful for! It was a beautiful, very professional show. The food was tasty and the servers and hosts were incredibly helpful and friendly. The location is beautiful- right on the beach. There are plenty of gorgeous spots for photo opportunities. They even have a professional photographer there that will pose your group and sell you a photo or cd after the show. We got there 45 minutes early to avoid parking issues. To kill time before the show, we went right next door to the Aloha Mixed Plate restaurant and had drinks. We chose to sit traditional style which means you sit on the ground (a pillow is provided). The traditional style tables are closest to the stage. If you are able to sit on the ground- I highly recommend it!
Wonderful food, terrific dancers, and fabulous service. This is an all you can eat buffet with a show. As a vegetarian I had quite a bit less of a food selection that others (purple sweet potato with coconut, a green salad with an AMAZING Maui onion salad dressing, some rice, some veggies that weren't anything to write home about - I think carrots, onions and broccoli or something like that, then fresh fruit, banana bread, and another type of salad. It is all you can eat - including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. I loved the virgin lava flows... and had quite a few. The desserts were very good. You can see their menu on their webpage. It was buffet style, with about 8 tables allowed to go get their food at one time, starting with the tables where you sit on the floor. There were 4 buffets set up so you didn't have to wait long. Having taken hula lessons for 2 years in elementary school I could tell these were really good dancers performing after dinner. We got to sit really close to the dancers because we were at the tables where you sit on the floor. Our waiter was great! Very attentive and always friendly without being intrusive. I think the place opened around 5:30pm with drinks and almost everyone was gone by 9pm. If you can afford it, I highly suggest experiencing this Lu'au!
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