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Old Lahaina Luau - Maui's Most Traditional Hawaiian Oceanfront Dinner & Show

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Well known as Maui's most authentic and popular luau, the Old Lahaina Luau offers a beachfront experience complete with traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment. Be sure to book Maui's best luau today for an unforgettable evening in paradise!

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Since its beginning almost 30 years ago, the Old Lahaina Luau, crafted by the creators of the Feast at Lele, has continued to be the most popular activity in all of Maui. By holding true to their passion of creating an authentic Hawaiian experience with award-winning cultural integrity and hospitality, this luau offers an unforgettable evening complete with mouthwatering Hawaii luau food featuring Polynesian cuisine, island dances, and a thrilling musical journey through the history of Hawaii and its people. You will even have the unique option to sit in the traditional Hawaiian way on cushions and as you dine from a low table in front of the stage. If you are ever wondering what to do in Maui, your answer should be the Old Lahaina Luau!

Very Popular! This is the most popular luau in Hawaii, and it sells out fast. It is highly recommended that you book as far in advance as possible. Do not wait until last minute!

Please Note! All seats are reserved and prioritized by the date a reservation is initially confirmed. Guests may choose from our Traditional Hawaiian Mat seating, or our regular Conventional Tables and Chairs. Please confirm your preferred seating style at the time of reservation, as it is difficult to change after all guests have arrived.

Dinner Luau Buffet Menu:

  • Pua’a Kalua: Pork roasted in a beach-side Imu (Hawaiian underground oven)
  • Lauau: Succulent bundles of pork wrapped in taro leaf and cooked until tender
  • I’a - Maui Style Fish: Chef’s Special Preparation with fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Pipi Ko’ala: Grilled Beef Steak
  • Chicken Long Rice: Shredded chicken, Maui onions, ginger and rice bean noodles in broth
  • Moa - Island Style Chicken: Chicken marinated with fresh island fruits flavored sauce
  • Mea’ai Ola Pono: Taro, Sweet Potato, and Tofu Patty served with a side of Pineapple Salsa and Garlic Chili Vinaigrette (Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free)
  • Roasted Assorted Vegetables: Butternut Squash, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, White Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Carrots Broccoli Crowns, Cherry Tomato
  • Local-Style Fried Rice: Fried rice with green onions, peas, and sesame oil
  • ‘Uala - Sweet Potato: Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes
  • Island Crab Salad: Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts
  • Lu’au Kalo - Taro Leaf Stew: Taro and Lu’au leaf combined with creamy coconut milk for an authentic island favorite
  • Pohole Salad: Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce
  • LomiLomi Salmon: Local tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon which are lomilomi or “massaged” together with Aloha
  • Poke ‘Ahi: Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions
  • Poke He’e: Marinated cooked octopus/tako
  • Poi: Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant
  • Poi: Tossed Greenswith Maui Onion Dressing or Papaya Seed Dressing
  • Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
  • Assorted Island Desserts: Guava Cake, Kiawe Bean Tart, Hawaiian Chocolate Brownie, and Haupia (Creamy Coconut Jell-O)

Premium Open Bar:

  • Liquor Brands: Bacardi Light,Trader Vics Dark Rum, New Amsterdam, Vodka, Cuervo Tequila, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewar’s Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Triple Sec and Blue Curacao
  • Beer & Wine: Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde & Big Swell IPA and Canyon Road Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Club Soda and Tonic
  • Juices and Tea: Fruit Punch, Passion Orange, Guava, Orange Premium, Pineapple, Ice Tea, Cranberry and Lemonade
  • Tropical & Special Cocktails: Pina Colada, Chi Chi, Lava Flow, Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Margarita, Hawaiian Sunset and much more!

Hula History & Information

One aspect of any luau that everyone often looks forward to are the hula performances. Hula is an ancient tradition of storytelling that began hundreds of years ago as a way of both honoring the gods of Hawaii, and a way to preserve the stories and myths surrounding them. Hawaii luau music is now accompanied by both ancient (kahiko) and modern (auana) hula, and both offer a look into Hawaiian culture and history.

Kahiko, or traditional Hawaiian hula, is normally accompanied by a thudding drumbeat of a gourd drum, whereas auana, or modern hula, is a recent Hawaii dance form set to the sound of the ukulele and the Hawaiian slack-key guitar. On your next visit to a Hawaiian luau, be sure to take the opportunity to learn a dance, and always watch the hands and it is the hands of a hula dancer that will tell you the story.

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  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Open bar (all-you-can-drink) / Welcome drink / Dinner buffet / Fresh flower lei greeting / Entertainment
Group Service Charge (price per person) For groups of 15 or more. per person + USD 8.00
Group Service Charge (price per person) For groups of 15 or more. per person + USD 8.00
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  • 17:15 Check-in at the Old Lahaina Luau
  • 17:30 Aloha Greeting (30 min)
    oll-comp-menu-1 Once you arrive at the luau, you will receive a traditional lei greeting and after enjoying your welcome tropical drink, you will be ready to begin your evening at Maui's most popular luau. Open bar included throughout the evening.
  • 18:00 Island Crafts & Imu Ceremony (15 min)
    old_lahaina08 Explore the area and take this opportunity to learn about the fascinating Hawaiian history and culture. See how lei are made, how certain food is created, and then finally gather around the imu (underground oven) for the an authentic unearthing of the slow-cooked pig.
  • 18:15 Luau Dinner Buffet & Premium Open Bar (1 hr)
    oll-comp-menu-1 Be sure to come to the hungry since you will want to eat your fill of the gourmet all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet. With a variety of different food options ranging from traditional pulled Hawaiian kalua pork to freshly prepared marinated octopus, there is something for everyone.
  • 19:15 Hawaiian Hula & Music Performance (1 hr)
    old_lahaina12 After dinner, sit back and relax to watch the award-winning presentation of traditional Hawaiian music and hula! Take a musical journey across the islands as local dancers and musicians perform incredible hula and the music of Hawaii.
  • 20:15 Check-out
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: Facilities at the Old Lahaina Luau are all wheelchair accessible. Front row seating is on floor cushions with low tables, and all other seating is with chairs and a table.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • A valid government-issued photo ID is required to consume alcohol.
Additional Note(s)
    • Infants age 2 and under are free of charge as long as they are able to sit in someone's lap or in a high chair throughout the evening.
    • All seats are reserved and prioritized by the date a reservation is initially confirmed.
    • Guests may choose from our Traditional Hawaiian Mat seating, or our regular Conventional Tables and Chairs. (*It is difficult to change after all guests have arrived.)
    • Professional photographers are available to capture the evening’s memories (no obligation to purchase).
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
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How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • The Old Lahaina Luau operates at maximum capacity (440 guests) all year round and is often sold out up to 30 to 45 days in advance. It is highly recommended that you book your luau at least two months prior to your visit to Maui.
How many staff members will be at the luau?
  • Even though the luau is normally sold out, you will still get personalized service and attention since there are normally over 160 employees, or one staff member for every 12 guests.
Is parking available?
  • Yes. Free parking is available on site, but fills up quickly. Come early to ensure you find a spot. Overflow parking is available nearby and on the street.
What happens if it rains?
  • If it starts to rain heavily, the luau will be cancelled and refunds will be given dependent on the circumstances of cancellation. In light rain, the show will go on!
What is the dress code?
  • Resort Casual. Most ladies wear nice shorts, slacks, or capri pants and a blouse or a casual sundress. Shorts and a Hawaiian Aloha shirt tend to be the attire of choice for men. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater if there are cool ocean breezes that evening.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

    *Cancellation policies vary for parties of 15 or more. Please call for further details.
USD 130.00
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(4.83/5.00) 4.83 / 5
(58 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Dinner buffet


by: B Simmons
Easy parking, easy exit even with the large crowd. Hospitality A++, servers and staff amazing! The show was exciting and beautiful!
This luau did not disappoint. I've attended other luaus on other islands (this was my husband's first) and I was very impressed! The set-up and format of the activities and dinner were excellent. ...more
Everything and everyone exceeded our expectations. Your greeted with a lei and a drink take you to your seats explain how things work suggest trying all the drinks on the menu answer any questions hos...more
USD 130.00
USD 130.00
4.83 / 5
Old Lahaina Luau - Maui's Most Traditional Hawaiian Oceanfront Dinner & Show