The Grand Wailea Luau

Why We Love It -  Absolutely gorgeous setting in front of the majestic Grand Wailea hotel along the boardwalk. Nothing like sipping a MaiTai and feeling the warm Makena breeze. This is the best luau on the south side, includes valet parking.
COVID Update -  We are open! Outdoor open-air seating with private tables physically distanced from other guests. Temperature screening upon arrival. All food and drinks are delivered to your table. Masks are required when not seated.
updated Jan 20, 2021

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

The Aha'aina Wailea, Grand Wailea 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

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)

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

Please be advised that we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy for our luaus prior to check-in time. Should you need to cancel your reservation please do so at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled luau day.

If the luau is cancelled, we will do our best to contact all attendees prior to 2 hours before show time via phone or text message. In the event of inclement weather during the show performance resulting in concluding event, no refunds will be made once show has commenced.

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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Review Summary
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- Nov 2019 -


I decided last minute to book a luau for my husband and I and found this one. Although we were staying on the other side of the island, it was worth the drive. I did purchase the premium seating and was very happy that I did. The food was very good and the setting was beautiful! The show itself was entertaining and lots of fun. It did help that we had a fun group of people sitting at our table. I think that if you're vacationing in Hawaii, a luau is a must and you will not be disappointed with this one.

- Oct 2019 -


great for big groups as well as small ones, great food!, learned interesting facts! very entertaining, lots of food and laughs!!

- Oct 2019 -

Carolyn F

Luau at Grand Wailea was so fun! We got premium seats so had table right by stage. Mai tais were ok, pina coladas were better! Food was pretty good and show was wonderful! They did a great job telling history of Hawaii!


Yang W.

Good Luau, excellent fire dance! Ocean view seating and delicious food. Recommend to all who are looking for a good Luau to enjoy.


Glenn R.

We were visiting Hawaii for the first time and my Wife wanted to go to a Luau. This was at a really beautiful venue. The staff were very nice and after...


Jennifer L.

Outstanding luau! We have been to four. All have been good. This one does everything well. My least favorite part was the desserts. There was coconut cake,...