Choosing a Maui Luau

One of the choices that you will be making prior to your trip to Maui is the authentic luau that you will attend. There are quite a few choices that are offered on Maui, and though they each offer their own unique experience, there are elements of a luau that you should consider before making your decision. A luau is a special time, and spending an evening beneath the stars at a celebration of this magnitude is always one of the best times visitors have, so choosing the right luau is important.  

There are a few things to consider in a luau, each as important as the next, and all just part of the recipe that creates that special evening. The best Maui luaus include:

  • A delicious luau feast
  • Fun games and activities
  • Live entertainment, including music and dancing
  • A beautiful setting

Each of the available Maui luaus are set at a beautiful place that perfectly compliments the rest of the evening, and there is always something so peaceful and relaxing about sitting beneath the night sky with a cool breeze blowing and palm trees swaying.

Next, the games and activities are important. Most luaus permit time to experience the culture and history of Polynesia and learn of the importance and influence that the islands have played throughout the years. From the very first arrivals to Hawaii, culture and history have been an important part of life, and at an authentic luau, you will discover the origins of the islands.

The feast is what everyone loos forward to the most, and the best luaus, including the Huakai Luau on the shore of Ka’anapali Beach, provide a delicious, all you can eat buffet that is filled with specialties and favorites that have been eaten in Hawaii for hundreds of years. For those over 21 years of age, enjoy a welcome cocktail to get the evening started and then once the buffet opens, enjoy all of the traditional favorites, including:

  • Ahi Poke
  • Lomi Salmon
  • Kalua Pork
  • Shoyu Chicken
  • Local veggies and fresh fruit

After the buffet, the action begins and the best part of any luau takes over the evening. Live music and captivating performance fill the air and traditional dances that have been passed down through generations, their accompanying songs, and the stories of Hawaii and Polynesia share the history and legends that are so important to life in the islands. The grand finale is fire-knife dancing that is effortlessly performed by some of the best in Hawaii.

The luau that includes all of these elements, and may even have a surprise or two in store is the Huakai Luau, boasting one of the best views on the island at an oceanfront location on Ka’anapali Beach. No other Maui luau offers views of Molokai and Lanai, in addition to an incredible evening that is sure to be the highlight of your vacation to Maui.

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