Your Hawaiian adventure won’t be complete without going to one of the top luaus on Maui. A Hawaiian luau is a traditional celebration of Polynesian culture through food, music and dance. Typically, a luau begins with Polynesian activities such as ulumaika (an ancient Hawaiian bowling game), hula dancing, kapa printing and more. Then, the imu celebration begins, which is the unearthing of the kalu pig. Authentic Hawaiian cuisine is served at sunset, featuring poi, lomi salmon, kalua pig, poke and haupia dessert. To end the night, there are performances of traditional Polynesian dance, kahiko (traditional Hawaiian hula), drumming and fire dancing. Luaus on Maui sell out fast, so make sure to book a table for your family, friends or partner in advance. Mahalo, and enjoy the show!
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Lahaina Old Lahaina Luau
This award-winning luau for cultural integrity and hospitality takes place on the beach in Lahaina. The Old Lahaina Luau is known for offering the most traditional and authentic luau experience in Maui. Make sure to book well in advance.
Wailea Te Au Moana Wailea Marriott Oceanfront Luau
Celebrate authentic Hawaiian storytelling on the beach in Wailea. Te Au Moana is praised for its “ono” (delicious) food and hospitality. This family-style event will allow you to experience Polynesian culture, foods and performances.
Kaanapali Drums of the Pacific Luau at Hyatt Regency Maui
An evening at the Drums of the Pacific Luau in Kaanapali takes you not only through the history of Hawaii, but also incorporates music and dance from other Polynesian cultures such as Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. This 3-hour luau is great for families and groups.