Maui Luaus – Prices, Schedules and Reviews

Note: Due to the many restrictions and complications of COVID-19, many Maui luaus have been in a bit of a flux and may continue to be in transition for the foreseeable future. Some schedules have changed. Some processes have changed. Another big change is that most luaus have begun table service rather than buffet style, for safety reasons. More luaus are providing private tables for social distancing rather than the large tables with many people. With more service and private tables, we’re seeing higher prices.
hula dancers at a maui luau
At Go Visit Hawaii, we know that there are a number of different Maui luau options. We also understand gathering all the key details such as prices, days of operation, and reviews can be time consuming and difficult to gather.  Trust me.  I know it is time consuming because it’s taken me many hours and several phone calls to compile this list.

As promised in the article on tips for choosing a Hawaiian luau and as a service to our readers, we’ve researched and compiled the information to assist you in finding that special luau experience.

This Maui luau list is probably the only place you’ll be able to review all of Maui’s top luaus at a glance without a sales pitch or hidden agenda.

Though there are usually a number of options for seating and upgrades, for simplicity and quick scanning, we’re only going to list the starting price for an adult luau ticket. Tickets for children are generally less. Note that if tax is not included, estimate an addition cost of 4.16%.

I’ve organized the luaus by area of Maui – West Maui and South Maui.  You’ll notice that most of the luaus are based in West Maui in Kaanapali and Lahaina.

— West Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali) —

Old Lahaina Luau
Nights: 7 nights per week
Location/Setting: Oceanfront sunset on North side of Front Street in Lahaina
Prices: $145.83 for adults
Price Includes: Plated-food service, drinks, Polynesian show and fresh floral lei. Tax is included in the above price.
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Call 1-800-248-5828 or book online.
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: You choose from two different style seating options – traditional Hawaiian mat seating with a low table (close to the ground) or conventional tables and chairs.  The mat seating is closer to the stage.  The earlier you make your reservation the better, particularly for seating preference.  In my opinion this luau is one of the top luaus in Maui and  in Hawaii as a whole. The only thing that they don’t offer that most other luaus do is Samoan fireknife dancing. They don’t offer a fireknife dancer because they are trying to remain as Hawaiian as possible. The official website for Old Lahaina Luau is here.

The Feast at Lele
Nights: 7 nights per week
Location/Setting: Ocean front sunset on south side of Front Street in Lahaina
Prices: $176.04 for adults (ages 13 and up)
Price Includes: Gourmet table service, open bar, Polynesian show, orchid lei greeting and tax. (Gratuity not included in the pricing.)
Imu Ceremony: No
For Reservations: Call 1-808-667-5353 or book online
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information:
Official website.  This is a unique fine dining type luau. This luau is operated by the same folks who run Old Lahaina Luau. Unlike Old Lahaina Luau, the Feast at Lele does offer a Samoan Fireknife dance show. See our review of Feast at Lele.

Wailele Polynesian Luau
Nights: varies by month, see their booking engine on their site for their exact schedule. In general, they usually operate on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other nights may be added during the busy summer months and/or holidays.
Location/Setting: The grounds of the Westin Maui at Kaanapali Beach
Prices:  $TBD per adult.
Price Includes: Luau dinner, open bar, and Polynesian show. (Tax is not included.)
Imu Ceremony: No
For Reservations: Book online or call 1-808-661-2992
Reviews: Tripadvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official website.

Drums of the Pacific Luau
Nights: Every night, but Thursdays
Location/Setting:  On the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort in Kaanapali.
Prices: Standard seating $395 for two adults. Additional adults $100
Price Includes: Mai Tai or fruit punch greeting, Kukui nut lei, plated dinner, open bar and Polynesian show. (Tax not included.)
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Call 1-808-667-4727 or book online
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: See the hotel’s website along with the production company’s website for more information.

The Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort
Nights: 7 nights per week
Location/Setting: Oceanfront gardens at the Royal Lahaina Resort grounds by Kaanapali Beach
Prices: Start at $140.63 for adults
Price Includes: Buffet, shell lei, open bar and Polynesian show. (Tax is included.)
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Call 1-808-661-9119 or book online
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official website They sometimes offer discounts or upgrades for booking directly online.

Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock at the Sheraton Maui
Nights: Open Mondays and Wednesdays.
Location/Setting: Beachfront on the lawn of the Sheraton Maui Resort by Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach
Prices: $180 for adults
Price Includes: Plated meal service served at private tables., cocktails, Polynesian show, fresh flower or carved wood lei, tax and gratuity.
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Call 1-877-846-5554 or book online
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official Production company’s website and hotel’s luau page. They have a cocktail and show only option.

The Beach Club Luau at Kapalua Bay
Nights: Tuesdays
Location/Setting: On the lawn fronting Kapalua Bay at Montage Kapalua Bay
Prices: start at $274.87 for all guests over three years old.
Price Includes: ohana (family) style dinner service at private tables, welcome Mai Tai and Polynesian show. (Price includes tax, service charge and fees.)
Imu Ceremony: No
For Reservations: Reservations can be made by contacting Resort Services at (808) 662-6627 or by visiting Eventbrite.
Reviews: This is Maui’s newest luau.
Additional Information: This luau is capped at 40 guests making it a more intimate setting, plus all guests have a closer/better view of the performance.

— South Maui (Wailea) —

Grand Luau at Honua’ula at Grand Wailea Resort
Nights:  Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Location/Setting: Beachfront lawn on grounds of Grand Wailea Resort 
Prices: $116.67
Price Includes: Lei greeting, cocktails, beverages, buffet and Polynesian show. (Tax not included.)
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Book online or call 1.808.875-7710
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official website with youtube video description.

Te Au Moana at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
Nights: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,  Saturdays
Location/Setting: On the lawn at the beachfront luau grounds at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
Prices: start at $238.50 per adult
Price Includes: Fresh floral lei or carved wooden fish hook necklace, private tables, family-style food service, cocktails, beverages and Polynesian show. (Price include tax and fees.)
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: Call 1-877-872-2740
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official website

The Feast at Mokapu
Nights: Sundays, Tuesdays and some Thursdays
Location/Setting: On the lawn fronting Mokapu Beach at Andaz Maui at Wailea
Prices: start at $240 per adult
Price Includes: Lei greeting, ohana (family) style meal, hand-crafted cocktails and Polynesian show. (Price does not include taxes or fees.)
Imu Ceremony: Yes
For Reservations: see this link.
Reviews: TripAdvisor and Yelp
Additional Information: Official website

Notes:
– All prices, websites, schedules and notes were accurate at the time of the most recent update in November 2021. However, the information is subject to change without notice. Before booking, be sure and verify all the details that are important to you. We have provided contact information for each luau provider for your convenience.

– We have listed the adult pricing. Pricing for children under the age of 13 is generally much lower than adult pricing.

– We have listed the lowest adult pricing for general seating. In most cases, luaus offer upgraded seating, which is closer to the performance stage. Pricing, of course, is higher.
– This luau list is periodically updated as and when new revisions are discovered. The most recent update was January 2018.

Have you been to any of these Maui luaus?  What did you think?

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We’ve also covered Oahu luausBig Island luaus and Kauai luaus.

22 comments
  1. Great list! We have only been to OLL and it was great. Although it is a buffet serving a ton of people, everything worked like clockwork. We did not make long lines for anything! We probably will not “do” a luau next time but it’s nice to have such great info in one place. Just in case 😉

  2. Hi Lissete – thanks for sharing your experience at Old Lahaina Luau. I really enjoyed that one. Hopefully you’ll get back to Hawaii soon whether you plan a luau or not. 🙂

  3. We’ve done both the Old Lahaina Luau and the Sheraton Ka’anapali Sunset Luau thus far on our visits to Maui. The Old Lahaina Luau, as Lissete pointed out, hosts a ton of people and it is almost like a well-oiled machine with how they run everything like clockwork. The Sheraton luau, on the other hand, was much smaller and hand more of an ohana feel to it.

    I think it’s worth noting that each of these luaus offer up different experiences and slightly different atmospheres and scenery. We like to take in at least one luau every trip, and we tell people it’s definitely not a “seen one, seen them all” type of attraction.

  4. Hi Kris – Thanks for adding your Maui luau insight. It’s nice to hear that you had good experiences at both luaus. I’ve been hearing quite a bit of nice things about the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset Luau. One thing they have that the others don’t is the cliff diver, which is quite impressive.

  5. Hi there,

    I’m leaving for Maui on Wednesday and am wondering if there are any free luaus(cultural activiites) on the West side.

    Thanks,

  6. Hi, We will be on Maui the last half of April staying in Kihei. We have heard mixed reviews about the Marriott Wailea show (some have said it was cheesy) and are wondering if we should make the extra effort to attend a West Maui Luau. Do you have an opinion. We are there on a girls trip so we are looking for one that is fun with great entertainment, food & drink. Any opinions would be gratefully appreciated.

  7. Hi Danna – That’s a very good question and I’m not sure if there is a correct answer. Here’s some food for thought:
    – it was difficult for me to find reviews of the Wailea Marriott luau and they really don’t carry much information about it on their own website. Just speaking from my personal experience, the lack of information kind of scares me.
    – There’s probably a little bit of cheesiness in every luau.
    – In my opinion, I’d go to one of the West Maui luaus….I’d put the Old Lahaina Luau, the Feast at Lele, and the Sheraton Kaanapali Sunset luau on the top of my list.

    I hope this helps. I’d love for others to chime with their opinion.

    Please let us know what you choose and how you liked it. Have a wonderful time in Maui!

  8. Hi Sheila,
    Are you aware of any small-scale luau providers on the West-Maui side? We are sponsoring a rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding at the Sugarman Estate and we would like to hire someone to host a luau for approximately 40-50 people. This luau could be in someone’s backyard or rural property. We are not looking at one of the large, commercial-scale parties, but rather a small, intimate setting.
    Robb

    1. Hi Robb – you might want to look at the Feast at Lele, which is a smaller, more upscale luau. Additionally, contact some Maui event planners.

  9. Thank you so much for this list, I have spent several days trying to figure out which luau to go to on our upcoming visit to Maui, and today I found your blog post. 🙂 The Migrations Luau looked very interesting, so I called the venue, but unfortunately, as of 2019, Sugar Beach is no longer doing them. They only do luaus for private parties.

    We did the Old Lahaina Luau last time we were in Maui, back in 2013 and it was great!! Really liked everything about it, just want to try a different one this time.

  10. Hi Sheila,

    My family and I are heading to Maui in July. Do you know how they might be with food allergies? I plan on giving a few a call, but was wondering if you may know the answer.

    Thank you,
    Kristie

  11. Hi Sheila,
    am bringing my 3 college kids to maui for xmas. Special time for sure. We are staying at Wyndham kihei. Where is the best Kihei, wailea luau for xmas eve? Grand Wailea, Marriott, or ?? Mahalo for any help.

    Best,

    Lauren

    1. Hi Lauren – I really like the ocean backdrop for the luau at the Marriott. You can’t go wrong with any choice you make, though.

  12. Hi :

    I have booked both the Old Lahina Luau and the Feast at Lele, would that be too much? Are these two similar? Thanks

    1. Though they are both luaus, they are very different experiences. They’re both excellent. I’ve been to both, but not on the same trip. If your budget allows, why not? Id start with Old Lahaina and then do the Feast at Lele second — that’s starting with the good one and finishing with the better one.

  13. We’ve always only done the Feast at Lele luau. You get your own table no matter how many people are in your party. Last time we were there the stage was on the ocean side so the tables all faced the ocean. Not sure if they still have the stage there. Very intimate and the wait staff brings each course to your table. Unlimited drinks too. Hoping to come back again next year 2023 and maybe try a different luau although our hearts belong to the Feast at Lele.

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