Old Lahaina Luau Is Hawaii's Most Authentic Luau

Old Lahaina Luau Maui Hawaii

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The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian luau - an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances, and island crafts. Guests will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii's rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset.

This is, by far, the best luau that you will find anywhere in the islands. It offers the most delicious and authentic food and the most well-produced and choreographed entertainment.

If you only attend one luau while you're in Hawaii, be sure to attend the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui.

Location

Oceanfront at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui.

Aloha Greeting

  • Guests are individually greeted with fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar included throughout the evening.
  • Luau hosts escort guests to reserved seats and acquaint them with our Luau grounds.
  • Professional photographers are available to capture the evening’s memories (no obligation to purchase).

Laulima & Imu Presentation

  • During the first hour, guests can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in the laulima (working together) area, along the ocean’s edge.
  • Guests may gather as the kalua pig is unearthed from the "Imu", our traditional Hawaiian underground oven.

The Feast (Pa'ina Ahiahi)

  • Freshly baked taro rolls and macadamia nut butter served at tables.
  • Hosts escort guests to the Hale A'i (Eating House). Traditional Hawaiian cuisine includes Kalua Roast Pork, Laulau (Pork wrapped in Luau leaf steamed to perfection), Poi, Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna), Big Island Sweet Potato, Grilled Tenderloin Steak, Chicken Long Rice, Island Style Chicken, Maui Style Mahi-Mahi Chef’s special preparation. Stir Fry Vegetables, Local Style Fried Rice, Island Crab Salad, Taro Leaf Salad with Coconut Sauce, Pohole Salad (fern shoots), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salmon mixed with tomatoes and onions), Banana Bread, Fresh Island Fruit, Assorted Island Desserts, Freshly baked taro rolls, Haupia. (subject to change without notice)

    Entertainment

    Upon sunset, the evening’s main entertainment begins. The award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians. They are proud to present the Hula as it was meant to be performed with the respect and honor of their ancestors. Beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution to a more contemporary style Hula.

    • Ote'a - The program begins with the early migration of the Polynesians across the Pacific to the "new islands" of Hawaii.
    • Kahiko - The ancient Hula was a way of communicating with the Gods. It is accompanied by chanting, and traditional implements and is performed with respect for our ancestors.
    • Missionaries and the Merrie Monarch- The missionaries brought many changes. Hula is presented depicting this era as well as celebrating 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.