• Te Au Moana VIP: Wailea Marriott Luau

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Te Au Moana VIP: Wailea Marriott Luau

MAUI Activities - Spoil yourself in a top ranked Wailea Luau while enjoying preferred Seating, no lines, fresh flower lei greeting, VIP check-in and be the first to the buffet tables at "Te Au Moana, an Extraordinary Experience", also known as the Wailea Marriott Luau, Maui's newest luau, hosted by the Wailea Marriott Resort in Wailea, featuring one of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world. This luau has one of the best sunset views of Maui and while watching the show you'll also enjoy the ocean as your back drop! 


     * Fresh lei greeting
     * Visit with the local artists
     * 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)
     * FREE SELF PARKING with Luau validation (Valet Parking: $35) 
     * The best dancers, fire-knife dancer, and more...


Days & Hours:
Available:Monday,Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Check in: 4:30pm
Duration:3.5 hours


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.

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.


Schedule of Luau Events

(Times & features subject to change without notice)

4:00 pm Banquet staff available to start the evening.

4:30 pm Bar opens, Cashier Hut opens, Photo opportunity with fresh flower

5:15 pm Live music
Crafters: Hawaiian crafter, Samoan crafter, Tongan crafter, and poi, pounder Interactive Stations: Flower craft, coconut husking, Ulumaika, Hula dancing and kapa printing.

5:30 pm Imu Unearthing (underground oven).

5:45 pm Buffet opens

7:00 pm Te Au Moana Show begins

8:00 pm Evening ends

Interactive Activities:

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.

Coconut Husking: The coconut is a central staple to the Polynesian diet.
Maui's mother Hina is closely associated with the coconut throughout the South Pacific. Our coconut artisan will demonstrate the skill of husking, opening, and processing of the coconut from liquid to milk as it has been prepared for hundreds of years.

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

Ulumaika: A Hawaiian game played during the Makahiki    otherwise harvest festival where peace and the arts were enjoyed by all.

Special Features

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 (NOT AVAILABLE DURING GROUND RENOVATIONS, FROM 5/2 THRU 8/31/16)




  • Upcountry mixed greens with house made dressing (Ranch or Papaya seed)
  • Hawaiian potato salad with green onions and green onion oil
  • Soba noodle salad, crispy fried soba noodles
  • Cucumber, red onion namasu, toasted seasame seeds
  • Pineapple cole slaw, julienne red onion, diced tomatoes and cilantro
  • Wailea Beach Macaroni pasta salad, chive
  • Lomi lomi salmon with candied citrus zest
  • Poi
  • Fruit salad (pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, passion fruit puree, toasted coconut)
  • Freshly baked taro and Hawaiian sweet roll & Mango basil butter

Hot Entrees

  • Kula Farms stir-fry vegetables with fresh herbs
  • Seafood vegetable pasta primavera with olives and parmesan cheese
  • Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes with coconut syrup and toasted coconut
  • Roasted garlic edamame fried rice
  • Shoyu, honey & ginger roasted chicken
  • Honey teriyaki grilled steak, peppers and onions
  • Imu kalua pig


  • Pineapple upside down cake
  • Sweet potato haupia squares
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Key lime squares
  • Banana nut bread
  • Assorted cookies

Reviewed by: Jeff Abbott, Canada, June 2014

Our second time at Te Au Moana and we are hoping to do many more!

Reviewed by: Nancy Berky, United States, June 2014

Best yet, been to others but too many people. Loved the smaller group and everyone was very friendly from our table mates to the staff and dancers.

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.

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