The Old Lahaina Luau, is without a doubt, considered “Hawaii’s most authentic luau”, and from its humble beginnings, it has established itself as an industry leader, and set itself apart from all other Maui luaus. Those who want more than an entertaining and fun evening, who are looking to learn about Hawaii and its rich culture, will find a most fulfilling experience at the Old Lahaina! It’s an evening that combines the history and legends of Hawaii presented in its most pure form, through Hawaii’s traditional hula, a delicious Hawaiian feast featuring exotic dishes and beverages, and last but not least, a genuine sense of the Hawaiian spirit of hospitality.
- Hawaii’s most traditional luau
- Beautiful Ocean front and incredible sunsets
- Rated “Best Luau in Maui” by Maui News, Fodor’s & others
- Fresh flower lei greeting
- Delicious traditional Hawaiian buffet style dinner
- Open bar featuring premium cocktails
- Pre-reserved seating based on reservation date (book early!)
- Choose your favorite style of seating: Traditional (mat seating) Regular (table & chairs)
- Amphitheater style seating for best show views!
- Pre-show activities (games & crafts)
- Books up year-around! Book early to get in!!
Adult – $120
Child (Ages 3-12) – $75
Lap Child (Ages 2 & under) – FREE
Rates are plus 4.166% Hawaii G.E. Tax and do not include gratuity to your servers.
Days & Hours
7 nights a week
5:15 pm check-in (10/1 thru 3/31)
5:45 pm check-in (4/1 thru 9/30)
Duration: 3 hours
*Closed on Christmas Day (12/25)
and during yearly vacation in December (TBA)
What to Bring or wear:
Wear comfortable clothing
Wear comfortable walking shoes
Bring your camera & lots of memory & batteries
Bring a light cover-up
Location: 1251 Front Street, Lahaina
The Old Lahaina Luau built its luau grounds as an outdoor amphitheater, focusing on giving their guests the best possible viewing of their performances. It offers two styles of seats, both at tables which can sit up to eight guests each. When making your reservation, you’ll have the opportunity to choose to sit on cushions (traditional seating) or chairs (regular seating). The traditional seats are located closest to the stage, while the regular tables and chairs are located directly behind the traditional section. Traditional seats are set low on the ground and are not recommended for anyone with back problems, since there is no back support. The regular seating is by far the most popular since it offers more comfort for most guests and can best accommodate high chairs, wheelchairs, etc.
As your evening begins…
Upon your arrival at the Old Lahaina Luau you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and will be escorted to your table by your friendly luau host. Once at your table you’ll get to meet your waiter and start ordering your favorite beverages.
As you look around you will notice the beautiful surroundings, so we hope you’ll take the time to explore, take pictures and enjoy the pre-show games and craft exhibits located throughout the grounds. Don’t forget your camera with lots of memory and battery, as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take beautiful pictures as the sun starts going down.
Soon after all guests have been seated, you will be invited to participate in the Imu Ceremony and the unveiling of the Kalua Puaʻa, one of the luau’s main dishes. It consists of a whole pig cooked in an underground oven, wrapped in ti leaves, and the star of the buffet table.
Dinner is served!
After exploring the grounds and having lots of fun enjoying the Hawaiian games, we hope you’ll have workedup an appetite for the delicious buffet and a curiosity to try more of their exotic drinks. Don’t forget the bar is open, so give your waiter your drink order or walk up to the bar and enjoy! The buffet consists of assorted salads, hot entrees, vegetables and staple foods of Hawaii like the famous poi, and let’s not forget, awesome desserts! Eat and drink all you can, go back as many times as you want; after all, when in Hawaii, do like the Hawaiians… eat, drink and don’t be shy! (See complete food and drink menus below)
As the sun goes down, here comes “The Show”…
More than any other luau on Maui, or any other luau in Hawaii for that matter, the Old Lahaina luau will perform the hula to tell a story… the story of the Hawaiian Islands and its people. This award winning production will leave you mesmerized by the quality of its production, the beauty of its authentic Hawaiian costumes and the caliber of its dancers, singers and musicians.
The Old Lahaina Luau prides itself in presenting the hula the “right way”, by honoring and respecting our Hawaiian ancestors, beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then through the dances and chant of ancient Hawaiians, followed by the evolution to the contemporary hula, made famous by icons such as Elvis Presley and others. Here are just some of the segments showcased at the Old Lahaina Luau:
Ote’a – It showcases the early migration of the Polynesians across the Pacific to the new islands of Hawaii.
Kahiko – The ancient Hula, a way of communicating with the gods. It is accompanied by chanting and traditional implements and performed with respect for our ancestors.
Missionaries and the Merrie Monarch – The missionaries brought many changes. The hula will be performed depicting this era as well as celebrating one of our Hawaiian kings, King Kalakaua.
Auana- The modern Hula was influenced by immigrants and tourism. Hula dancers tell their stories through their graceful moves, subtle eyes and lovely hula hands.
The Feast (Pa’ina Ahiahi)
Freshly baked taro rolls and macadamia nut butter served at tables
Buffet Items (subject to change without notice)
- Kalua Pua’a – Pork roasted in our beachside Imu; the Hawaiian underground oven)
- Laulau (Pork wrapped in Ti leaf steamed to perfection)
- Maui Style Mahi-Mahi (Chef’s Special Preparation)
- Pulehu Steak (Tenderloin style steak, grilled to Perfection)
- Chicken Long Rice (Shredded Chicken, Maui onions, ginger and rice bean noodles in broth)
- Island Style Chicken (Chicken marinated with guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples and toasted sesameseeds)
- Stir Fry Vegetables (Zucchini, Maui onions, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, and baby corn)
- Local-Style Fried Rice (Fried rice with green onions, peas, and sesame oil)
- Hawaiian Sweet Potato (Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes)
- Island Crab Salad (Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts)
- Taro Salad (Taro and spinach folded in coconut sauce)
- Pohole Salad (Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce)
- Lomi-Lomi Salmon (Tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon)
- Ahi Poke (Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions)
- Poi (Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant)
- Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
- Assorted Island Desserts (Chocolate Mac Nut Brownie, Maui Macadamia Nut Tart, Lilikoi Mousse Chocolate Cups, and Coconut Haupia)
Premium Open Bar
Liquor Brands – Bacardi Light, Trader Vics Dark Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, Cuervo Tequila, Bombay Gin, Dewar’s ScotchWild Turkey Bourbon, Triple Sec, Blue Curacao, Wine, Budweiser & Bud LightSodas – Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Club Soda, TonicJuices – Fruit Punch, Passion Orange, Guava, Pina Colada, Orange Premium, Pineapple, Ice Tea, Cranberry, LemonadeTropical & Special Cocktails – Pina Colada, Chi Chi, Lava Flow, Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Margarita, Hawaiian Sunset