Old Lahaina Luau

Why We Love It -  This is the most famous and popular luau on Maui. Sells out fast, so you have to book early!

Enjoy a beautiful night of Hawaiian music, dance, food, and entertainment, oceanfront, under the stars!

The only luau on Maui showcasing strictly Hawaiian music, dance, and food. Enjoy learning about Hawaiian history and culture along the ocean's edge, and gather around the 'Imu' (earth oven) as the kalua pig is unearthed. At sunset, the evening's main entertainment begins. Our award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians, beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution of a more contemporary style Hula.

Aloha Greeting
You will be individually greeted with a fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar is included through out the evening. A host will escort you to reserved seats and acquaint them with our Luau grounds. Professional photographers are available to capture the evening's memories (no obligation to purchase). 

Laulima & Imu Presentation
During the first hour, you can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in our laulima (working together) area along the ocean's edge. You may gather as the kalua pig is unearthed from the 'Imu', our traditional Hawaiian underground oven

The Feast (Pa'ina Ahiahi)
Freshly baked dinner rolls and guava honey butter will be served at all tables. Menu of traditional Hawaiian cuisine includes:
  • Pua'a Kalua - Pork roasted in our beachside Imu, the Hawaiian underground oven
  • Laulau - Lu'au leaf wrapped pork. 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 guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples and toasted sesame seeds
  • 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)
  • Stir Fry Vegetables - Zucchini, Maui onions, carrots, broccoli, and sugar snap peas
  • 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 - 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
  • Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
  • Assorted Island Desserts - Passion Fruit Cake, Upcountry Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies, Hawaiian Chocolate Chili Pepper Brownie, and Haupia (coconut pudding)
  • Menu subject to change without notice.
Premium Open Bar
Throughout the evening, enjoy the open bar that includes:
  • Liquor - Bacardi Light, Old Lahaina Dark Rum, New Amsterdam Vodka, Cuervo Tequila, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Triple Sec, Blue Curacao
  • Beer & Wine - Maui Brewing Co. - Bikini Blonde, 'Uala (Sweet Potato) - Seasonal, Canyon Road - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Non-alcoholic sodas and juices
  • Tropical Cocktails - Pina Colada, Chi Chi, Lava Flow, Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Margarita, Hawaiian Sunset, and more 
Gratuity is not included

Traditional Floor
Seated in our first-row around the stage, guests are seated cross-legged on cushions and dine from a low table.

Tables and Chairs
Enjoy the comfort of sitting at a dining table on chairs. Tables seat up to 8 people.

Time 5:30 pm - Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
6:00pm -
 Mar, Apr, May, Sep
6:30pm - Jun, Jul, Aug

Check-in 15 minutes before showtime. Schedule may vary.
Duration 3 hours
Location Lahaina

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted until 10:00 am the day before the scheduled luau. Cancellations after this time or no-shows are considered non-refundable and full charges apply.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Parties of 15 or more are subject to an automatic gratuity of $8 per person.  

Frequently Asked Questions


Review Summary
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- Nov -0001 -

Bill Hampton

There are luaus everywhere you turn in Hawaii. The majority feature warriors who twirl fire and frightening men with long tongues who circulate throughout the crowd scaring the pants (or skirts) off guests. Unfortunately, these features, while Polynesian, are NOT HAWAIIAN! The Old Lahaina Luau - while sometime criticized for "no fire" is the most authentic Hawaiian luau a visitor...

- Nov 2015 -

Kelland L.

We had experienced a luau during a previous visit to the islands - but not to the standards of the excellent Old Lahaina Luau. The meal and service were above and beyond and the setting sublime - right on the ocean toward the North end of Lahaina. There was a marvelous focus on Hawaiian history and culture from beginning to end, from the food preparation to the entertainment - which was impressive and lovely. Perfect for the whole family.

- Nov 2015 -

Amira P.

This luau is actually worth going to. The show tells the history and myth of Hawaii through traditional hula dancing. The dancers are extremely talented. It's not just a few people shaking their junk at you. They actually are serious hula dancers. They have an "open bar" and the food is decent. I would not say the food is the reason you go but at least it's good and there are plenty of choices. The give you a flower for your hair, a lei, and a mini banana bread to take home. We had a 13 year old and a four year old at our table and both were very into the performance. My one complaint is the wood carving artisans were hawking their wares in a real hard sell fashion. That was uncomfortable. That and you'll have to drive home with all the drunks from the "open bar".

- Apr 2018 -

Randy Lau

This is considered the best luau on Maui, but you have to take everything in as a whole because the individual parts are all lacking somewhat, but altogether is an amazing experience. Would highly recommend to cap a vacation trip with this at the very end to end on a high note. You can buy seats at a shared table or sit on the ground at a shared table, they all seat about 8, so everyone shares unless your party is basically the whole table, and kids usually need to buy a seat. If you sit at a table you'll be better because sitting on the ground the whole time is uncomfortable for long periods. However, sitting at a ground table gives you a better view of the performance and gets to go to the buffet section first. The food is good, but not outstanding, you do get unlimited drinks of a lot of varieties. They have a lot of photographers on hand to sell you photos, but bring your own camera and ask one of the staff to take it for free, they're more than happy to. The show is great showing a history of hula on the islands and the dancers are available to take photos with after the end of the evening for free.

- Mar 2018 -

Manuel Gonzales

We were here during the first week of October. Our first Luau ever. We were not disappointed. Great assortment of food. We received a great deal through the resort I was staying at for this luau. They had a great show after the dinner but we kept waiting for the dancing with the fire. We were informed that the Polynesian luau does the dancing with fire. Attached are pics of the luau.

- Apr 2018 -

Sara Sherman

Absolutely the perfect Hawaiian experience. I thought it was pricey when I made the reservation, but it's actually well worth the money. I can't say enough about the food selection, beverages, service and fantastic entertainment. The fresh flower lei upon arrival was the perfect start.

- Mar 2018 -

Alexandra Hevia

Amazing experience! We did this the first night we arrived in Maui and we felt it got us in the spirit oh Hawaii. The food and drinks were great and we felt all the staff was top notch. It’s pricey but you get so much for the price. We would def do it again.

- Feb 2018 -

Matt Brusoe

We have gone here both times we were in Maui. The food is great and the atmosphere is really nice also. The first time it was just my wife and I and the most recent we had her parents, sister and her husband and other sister and her boyfriend with us. They all enjoyed it, as did I. The show was consistent with what it was when we went a couple years prior. The drinks are good and bottomless so that's nice! It may be on the pricey side but if you are going to check out a luau, I suggest this one!


Heather R.

This was my first experience to a Luau in Maui, and it was a fun time. The night starts off with the employees welcoming you with a Mai-Tai (alcoholic of...


Jamie V.

Everyone says that Old Lahaina Luau is the best so that's what we did. The people that work here are very welcoming and nice. The atmosphere here is super...


Emily M.

This was my first experience at a Luau and it was fabulous! The location is beautiful, right on the water. Sunset was gorgeous. The lei greeting and welcome...