The Grand Luau

Why We Love It -  Idyllic 5-star South Maui setting. Show up early for the best table assignments and fun pre-show activities.

Travel to ancient Hawaii during an exciting and memorable evening exploring the legends of Maui!

The Grand Luau lies along Maui’s southern coastline and has been consistently voted as the best Wailea luau. It is located in the luxurious Grand Wailea resort and includes complimentary valet parking.

Honua'ula will take you to the time when seafaring Polynesians discovered the majestic Hawaiian islands. The story begins with the voyages of Moikeha and La'amaikahiki who first visited the sacred island of Maui, specifically the area called Honua'ula. The story reveals the goddesses and gods who guarded these courageous individuals while they co-existed and lived in harmony.

First, Pele, the goddess of fire, is described paving the way with her lava so there would be land sufficient for the Hawaiian people to live on. Then, Lilinoe, the goddess of the mist, sent cool rains to nourish the lands. The mermaid of Maui, Kananaka, swooned near the surfers and tried to capture them for fun. Lastly, the love story legend of Naulu, the goddess of the clouds, who could only visit her lover Kanaloa in and upon the clouds.

These stories combine to create a memorable and exciting evening with traditional hula and chants that explore the Hawaiian history of Maui.

Pre-show Activitivies
  • Lei greetings
  • Traditional imu (buried pig) ceremony
  • Hula dance lessons
  • Hawaiian lawn games
  • Photographs with cast members in full costume
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm:  Assignment of tables 
  • 5:00 pm: Bar Opening and general seating 
  • 5:45 pm:  Imu ceremony and torch lighting 
  • 6:00 pm: Start of buffet 
  • 6:30 pm: Hula dance lessons 
  • 7:00 pm: Start of show 
  • 8:00 pm: End of open bar and show 

Salads and Appetizers
  • Turf and surf poke (Shrimps, Pipikula, Maui onions, Kim Chee base, Pohole ferns and Wasabi Vinaigrette)
  • Fresh Poi
  • Lomi Lomi salmon
  • Fresh papaya salad served in lime with Cilantro flavor
  • Maui lettuce bar
  • Potato Mac salad
  • Kula strawberries and Maui pineapples
  • Cucumber Namasu
  • Macadamia nut butter and sweet bread rolls  
  • Maui grilled sirloin steak with Teriyaki Sauce
  • Baked sweet potatoes with Macadamia nut butter and guava syrup
  • Fried and crusted Macadamia nuts with lime and light coconut sauce
  • Kalua pig
  • Shoyu chicken
  • Fried vegetables with ginger, soy sauce, and garlic
  • Island style vegetables and rice in sesame oil and oyster sauce
  • Por Char Siu  and Maui vegetables  
  • Coconut cakes
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Pineapple cakes
  • Guava mousse
  • Conventional Hawaiian Haupia
  • House and standard cocktails
  • Local beer
  • White wine
  • Red wine
  • Soft Drinks
  • Blended and tropical cocktails (such as Mai Tai and pina colada)
Seating Assignment
The Grand Luau offers one of the most guest-friendly and unique table assignment systems in Hawaii. You will be assigned the most suitable table in your seating class (premium or standard) when you check-in. Premium seating ($15 per person) is the first two rows of the luau. The check-in starts at 4:00 pm. Check in with your voucher to receive your wristband and table assignment. You can then freely roam the area, explore the immaculate Grand Luau grounds, enjoy a Mai Tai by the poolside or even visit the beautiful Wailea beach.

The doors open at 5 pm - if you have already checked in and have your wristbands on, the seating captains will escort you to your assigned table.  

Special note: in case of rare inclement weather, the luau may be held indoors. 
Time 5:00 pm
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 4:00pm check-in
Duration 4 hours
Location Wailea

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Changes and cancellations can be made more than 48 hours before check-in without penalty. Failure to show up for the activity on time is deemed a non-refundable cancellation. Please note, in case of inclement weather, the luau and show may be held indoors.

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.


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Lourise L.

After having a tremendous day at the pool, I really have my hope up on this night section. But it's kind of disappointed, we waited for almost 45 minutes...


Emily R.

This was our second time at a Luau in Hawaii (our first at the Waikoloa on the Big Island) and we enjoyed our time. The food was good, couldn't even get up...


Steffini A.

The process of getting in kind of sucks. You have to come between 4-5 to get your table assignments. Come early if you want the best spots. Then the seat...