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 to a more contemporary style Hula.
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||5:30pm - Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
6:00pm - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
6:30pm - Jun, Jul, Aug
Check-in 15 minutes before showtime. Schedule may vary.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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".
This is my second Luau experience, my first being Smith Family on Kauai. Old Lahaina was better in almost every way. The service staff was excellent, the food was varied and delicious, and the dancing was very well done. If there was a bad thing, it was that there wasn't fire dancing, but this isn't really a problem in my opinion. I had a great time, and would go again (after I have a few years to digest all the food I ate from the all you can eat buffet.)
Thank you so much Old Lahaina Luau for teaching our 1 1/2 year old daughter "Presley" the hula dance!! You definitely made a lasting impression on her. She breaks out into the dance in public places all the time now. We are all just loving it and the memories back here on the main land! (Of course the food, the service and the show was best of the best.)
Love it!! 2nd time there. First time was my husband and I. Took him for our anniversary a few years back. The guys did a fire show the first time we went, but the show was nice and colorful. The food and drinks were good also. We all had a wonderful time and the weather could not have been better!!
Great atmosphere ...show was good..wait staff was great..view was amazing !! And it's all you can drink and eat!! Leave early so you have extra time for travel to get there. A lot of traffic!! Parking is available but limited! Food is traditional Hawaiian fare. There are activities for the kids like learning hula. Bring extra money for the local vendors and their fare and pictures at sunset! Bathrooms are clean and handicap accessible and you don’t have to walk a mile to get to it! Great atmosphere and the cultural experience is fantastic!! Go!
My wife booked this Luau and I was hesitant. I generally feel like going to a luau is like exploiting a local cultures past for financial gain. All I can say is that the waiting staff, chef, performers were SO stellar that it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had while on a trip. My perception was that they were all so professional and talented from the dancing to the food on the table that they take it seriously and genuinely want to help someone like myself enjoy being immersed in their history and culture.
Old Lahaina Luau * Great service * Military discount * Parking lot * Buffet * Open bar: Lava flow, beer, wine, well drinks * Reserve EARLY! If booked,...
Festivities start at around 5:15, show lasts about 3 hours. They start you off with a fairly strong Mai Tai which is nice. They follow it up with a bunch of...
Tips summary: 1. book early and choose the traditional seats to be closer to the stage. 2. If you decide to drive to the luau, get there earlier so you can...