Find a luau for your group...
Children and Teenagers Like
Family Discount Luaus
Hyatt Maui Luau
Royal Lahaina Luau
Couples and Adults
These Upscale Luaus
Feast at Lele Luau
Old Lahaina Luau
Westin Maui Luau
Try Something New
Entertains All Age Groups
Cirque du Soleil Style
Luaus and Shows
Grand Wailea Luau
Ulalena Theater Show
Open or Reserved
Larger Maui luaus, such as the
Hyatt Maui Luau, have a large enough audience capacity that you can usually book them during your vacation.
Maui Luau Seating?
But you may find yourself further away from the stage in the general seating with the great masses of visitors.
Most Maui luaus have a reserved seating section close to the stage for an additional charge of about $10-$15 a seat - but this reserved section may sell out well in advance.
Beware of blindly following Maui Luau reviewers recommendations - including mine! We may have different criteria than you on what makes a good luau.
Example 1 Luau Show. Some reviewers rate the best Maui luau show as the Old Lahaina Luau, which limits itself to traditional Hawaiian luau.
From Frommer's Maui travel guide: ...authenticity, intimacy, hospitality, cultural integrity and sheer romantic beauty have made this Maui's top luau.
But as you watch authentic Hawaiian ancient hula and then authentic Hawaiian modern hula, do you yearn for the exciting finale of a Samoan fire knife dancer or a Tahitian dancer?
Many vacationers (kids, teenagers, and some adults) find hula boring compared to exciting acts such as fire knife dancing from nearby island cultures.
Example 2 - Luau food. According to Travel & Leisure magazine, ...this (Feast at Lele luau) is the most fabulous cooking on Maui, which is saying a lot.
But do you think someone in your group might hold their nose when this course is served - Iota - Raw fish marinated in coconut milk with cucumbers, cilantro, carrots, Maui onions & tomatoes?
Look over the menu before shelling out over $100 for their seat.
Question your group on this before relying on a review (including my reviews - I include show descriptions and menus) to select your perfect luau.