Hawaiian Luau

Overview & Activity Comparison

Overview

Experience the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with a luau at a beautiful beachfront resort while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar, emceed entertainment with audience participation, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes from Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance.
Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

A luau can be a blast, and, if your time allows for one, they are highly recommended. The better ones are at the higher price end, and you should book them in advance.

Westin Luau’s food is good, the lit palm trees behind the stage provide an alluring backdrop, they have the best open bar, and they have a great fire knife finale.

In South Maui, we prefer the Marriott luau over the other option. The show is better with some audience participation, the mai tais weren’t watered down, the food was better, and the pig you saw come out of the ground is the pig you eat.

Fodor's Guidebook:

Luaus are a major attraction. You get what you pay for, and many of the best book weeks or months in advance, so reserve early. Plan your luau night early on in your trip to help you get into the Hawaiian spirit.

At the Marriott luau, there is a simply breathtaking backdrop of the ocean, and the tasty buffet serves a plethora of local staples and desserts. The performance concludes with a jaw-dropping solo fire-knife dance.

Moon Guidebook:

Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.

Of the numerous luaus in Ka’anapali, the best show is at the Westin Maui. The fire dancers here are the best, and the food is above average.

The Marriott luau has a highly entertaining performance, and the backdrop of the setting sun creates a panorama you would expect from a luau in paradise.

Activity Comparison

We offer two luaus, one in Ka’anapali (West Maui) and one in Wailea (South Maui). The key differences between the two are outlined in the table below. Additional details and booking options can be found by visiting the individual pages.
Activity 1
Westin Ka’anapali Luau
Activity 2
Wailea Marriott Luau
Location West Maui
(Kaanapali/Lahaina)
South Maui
(Wailea/Kihei)
Days Tuesday, Wednesday (summer only), Thursday, and Sunday Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Cultural Games/Activities No Yes
Imu Ceremony
unearthing of cooked pig
No Yes
Price General Seating
Age 13+: $115
Age 6-12: $65
Age 5 & under: Free

Preferred Seating
Age 13+: $135
Age 6-12: $80
Age 5 & under: Free
General Seating
Age 13+: $118
Age 6-12: $75
Age 5 & under: Free

Preferred Seating
Age 13+: $135
Age 6-12: $85
Age 5 & under: $17
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