THE BEST HAWAIIAN LŪʻAU MAUI STYLE
When you step through the gates at the Old Lahaina Lūʻau, you’re swept into a well-preserved epicenter of Hawaiian culture, storytelling, and feasting with a breathtaking ocean view. This isn’t just any Hawaiian Lūʻau, it’s the best one the islands have to offer. Throughout this challenging time, every welcoming masked face still reveals smiling eyes with a greeting of aloha and safety according to Maui guidelines.
STAYING SAFE DURING COVID
The Old Lahaina Lūʻau has been a favorite of worldwide visitors for a reason; you’re treated like ʻohana, or family. Even during this trying time, the staff has come together to continue bringing aloha to visitors who are looking for the most authentic Hawaiian Lūʻau Maui has to offer. A few things have changed since the days before this pandemic, but the goal is to keep everyone safe while still providing aloha.
How exactly are we staying safe?
- Guests receive a confirmation QR code and are spaced while waiting for entry.
- Each party gets their own space and food and drinks will be served to the tables (no buffet/bar).
- All staff follows strict Maui county COVID guidelines.
- Staff wear masks at all times while serving, cooking, and greeting guests.
- Surfaces are frequently wiped down with disinfectant.
- Everyone washes hands often so they only spread the aloha spirit.
E KOMO MAI – WELCOME
After arriving with your loved ones, you are greeted with the gift of a fresh orchid lei, a flower necklace, to celebrate this exciting evening. Then, you’re escorted to your own private table, either raised, or a traditional mat style on the floor.
Learn what makes this the best Hawaiian Lūʻau across all of the islands. Get serenaded by local musicians playing island melodies on the ukulele. Take a seat, order a drink, and settle in for an evening of entertainment, Hawaiian culture, bright clothing, and oh, so much food. We have a rule that nobody goes hungry at the Hawaiian Lūʻau Maui visitors rank at the top of their list.
The stunning west side of Maui offers the best Hawaiian sunset view. Take epic photos and enjoy oranges, reds, and pinks with silhouettes of palm trees dancing in the tropical breeze as the sun settles in for the night. Watch the sun sink into the ocean as the tiki torches are lit and the food service begins. Out of all the places to attend a Hawaiian Lūʻau, Lahaina, Maui does not disappoint.
Due to current guidelines, the buffet option has been replaced with a taste of EVERYTHING delivered right to your table. This authentic Hawaiian Lūʻau starts with crispy kalo (taro) and sweet potato chips and flavorful kalo hummus to dip them in. Next, enjoy a fresh local greens salad with a breadbasket and honey-guava butter to slather it with. Diving in for an ono taste of Hawaiian food, you’ll get a sample of the kālua pig roasted underground in an imu among hot stones, lau lau (bundles of pork and taro leaves), fresh ahi poke, and salty lomilomi salmon that goes perfectly with freshly pounded poi. For a sweet palate cleanser, try the silky coconut haupia and sweet kulolo.
The food keeps coming with the main courses—samples of steak, chicken, fish, and veggies with an island twist. A sweet potato mash and poi round out the meal at the Hawaiian Lūʻau with the most generous servings.
After some unmatched entertainment and storytelling, enjoy coffee and/or tea with shared petits fours and pineapple upside-down cake. Drinks are free-flowing throughout the night for guests 21+. Guests who are vegetarian or have food sensitivities can let staff know and theyʻll be taken care of.
Experience Hawaiian Culture
Feel the beat of the pahu, the Hawaiian drums, through your body as the stage entertainment begins and the story of Hawaii is told through dance. This musical and mystical performance begins with early migration to the islands. The story continues with ancient hula and chants to communicate with the gods in the heavens. The next intricate dance tells of the missionaries and celebrates the influential King Kalākaua. The final dance is inspired by the new waves of tourism and immigrants to the Hawaiian islands. The costumes in each dance are detailed, beautiful, and accentuate the graceful movements of the best hula dancers on Maui. Old Lahaina Lūʻau is known for having some of the most talented entertainers on the island.
TAKE HOME MORE THAN MEMORIES
You’ll feel a sense of fullness after attending the Old Lahaina Lūʻau, and that’s not just your opu, or belly. The overall ambiance of this event will leave you more knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture, the food, and the cultural traditions. Grab a delicious banana bread snack on the way out and reflect on the incredible story that is Hawaii. Make sure to take photos throughout the night to share the memory of this authentic Hawaiian Lūʻau Maui style with friends and family. This is definitely a memorable evening to share and experience again and again.