Depending on your desires, visitors and residents have an exceptional selection of venues to enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment. Peruse our list of the 10 Best Maui Luaus below, and welcome to the warm and friendly shores of Maui Nui.
The Feast at Lele Luau is located in West Maui. In the ancient Hawaiian language, Lele translates to Lahaina. This is an especially unique luau to enjoy in Maui because it takes place at an oceanfront location that was historically, and in fact, reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Unlike a traditional luau, Feast at Lele provides private tables for guests as opposed to communal tables.
Drums of the Pacific Luau takes place at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Ka’anapali. This is another fantastic Maui luau to enjoy and has a reputation for having the best fire dancing performance of all Maui luaus. Entertainment takes place on a beautiful stone stage and feels more like a theatrical performance than a traditional luau.
Located in the heart of Historic Lahaina Town, the Old Lahaina Luau is one of the most popular and most visitor frequented luaus in Maui. It’s a very authentic luau, and it’s been operating on Maui since 1996. Oftentimes, Maui visitors can book Maui activity packages that include discounted tickets to the Old Lahaina Luau.
The Myths of Maui Luau is located oceanfront at the Royal Lahaina Resort. This is a beautiful Maui luau show and accentuates the ancient Hawaiian stories and folklore that specifically derive from the Island of Maui’s cultural history. It also showcases aspects of other Polynesian cultures like Tahiti, New Zealand, and Tonga. This Maui luau has been in operation since the early 1970s.
The Wailele Polynesian Luau is located at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Ka’anapali. Guests can book both general or premium seating, and the luau feast is a buffet. Held outdoors in a lush garden setting, guests will enjoy live music and performances that highlight Hawaii’s demi-gods like Pele, the fire goddess.
The Maui Nui Luautakes place at The Sheraton Maui Resort at Black Rock. The evening begins with a blow of a conch shell and an exciting cliff dive from Black Rock. The location offers gorgeous coastline and outer island views, and the overall luau experience is amazing.
The Legends of Ka’anapali Luau is located at the Kaanapali Beach Resort– West Maui’s Hawaiian-style resort.
At Legends of Ka’anapali, all guests will surely enjoy Hawaiian hospitality, and an interactive luau experience. Guests can book General Seating and VIP Premium Seating for this Maui luau.
Aha’aina Wailea, A Grand Wailea Luau takes place in South Maui at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa. This is hands down, one of the most incredible luau shows in Maui. With the opulence and outstanding service that the Grand Wailea is known for, all guests will enjoy a well-produced show and a fabulous luau feast. The setting is picturesque and inviting, and all will love the beautiful South Maui sunset views.
The Te Au Moana Luau is located at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort in South Maui. In the ancient Hawaiian language, Te Au Moana translates to ‘the ocean tide.’ This Maui luau is an homage to all Polynesian cultures that are connected and tied together throughout Oceania.
Pride of Maui’s Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise is an excellent way to maximize your vacation time on Maui.
Obviously, experiencing a luau in Maui is one of the most popular activities in all of Hawaii. When you pair that with a sunset dinner cruise aboard a spacious and stable catamaran, guests can enjoy more than one incredible Maui activity at the same time. If you book a Sunset Luau Cruise during Maui’s Winter months (roughly December-March), guests are also given the opportunity to whale watch during Maui’s most magical hours.