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The Grand Luau at Honua'ula

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Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808.875.7710
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Description: Voted the #1 BEST LUAU in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll in...
Voted the #1 BEST LUAU in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll in 2011, THE GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA is a must-see, rich, cultural experience! Located at the award-winning Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, this luxurious setting, just steps from the sea, is truly magical!"HONUA'ULA" means "Sacred Lands" and refers to the Grand Luau's physical setting which is surrounded by the rising slopes of Haleakala and the expansive azure blue of the Pacific Ocean. Gather with your friends and family for an event destined to become the highlight of your island visit. Join in a variety of ancient Hawaiian activities and games. Discover a unique treasure at our island handicraft market. Witness the unearthing of the kalua pig from the "imu", our traditional underground oven. Sip tasty tropical drinks from our premium open bar available throughout the evening. Savor our bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with a generous variety to please everyone's palate. Dine comfortably at our intimate tables while viewing the breathtaking sunset and the star-filled skies above. Enjoy our spectacular show as THE GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA brings to life the ancient stories,songs and dances of the Pacific islands. Feel the genuine touch of Aloha, under the palm trees,caressed by breezes. Experience the GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA and celebrate the true magic of Maui!
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Good value, lovely location

As someone from Vegas who is used to spending $100 on just a show, this dinner and show combo with open bar seemed like a very attractive option--and it is. The oceanfront setting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As someone from Vegas who is used to spending $100 on just a show, this dinner and show combo with open bar seemed like a very attractive option--and it is. The oceanfront setting is already enough to make me happy, and the operation is very professionally run. It feels like a very lovely and casual wedding, but if you like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Overall, our experience was so, so. The food was good, the performers were extremely talented and entertaining. However, my husband arrived early to check us in and the attendants made him wait while letting women behind him go first which resulted in them getting better seats even though he was in line first. When he asked the attendant what was... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

With so many luaus to choose from on Maui, this one should probably be near the bottom of your list. We chose this one because of the significant discount at costco.com, and its proximity to your digs in Kihei. First off, you can forget the suggested 4:00 PM check-in time; we arrived at 4:35 (we got a little lost), and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I looked up the various luaus in Maui and since I have 2 young kids, I decided to go with the best reviews for the value: 2 adult & 1 child tickets from costco was half of what it would have cost us at Fete of Lele or Old Lahaina. The Grand Wailea hotel is gorgeous and the service was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I cannot express enough what a beautiful experience this Luau is!!! I've been to Hawaii many times and visited other Luaus - but this one takes the cake in my opinion. From the 'CLOUD GODDESS' to the 'WIND GODDESS' on silk ropes> this wasn't just your normal stage show with dancing - IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE!!! We had heard so... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed this luau very much. The unveiling of the pig was the first we had seen of it's kind. The food was delicious and the service was very good. The show itself was great, hula dancers, fire dancers, and a good story on the background of Hawaiian culture. The show runs about 4 hours from start to finish.

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Red Oak, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have lived on Maui, been to many Luau's on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai. I believe the Grand Wailea Luau is one of the best. HOWEVER, if you go to Kauai, the #1 luau in my book is at "The Smith's Luau"......it is outstanding. For some of the poor reviews....all Luau's have LOTS OF PEOPLE, BUFFET STYLE...so it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Mostly consisted of waiting in line for first half. Someone of the performances were just plain poor or fair at best. The extra things like tattoos or playing a game with rolling a roll last seconds and we never even found some of the activities. They definitely have other activities that last longer but cost. Value for this luau was... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We originally booked what we thought was a Luau at another hotel but learned that it was just a dinner show. After researching Luaus we found that The Grand Luau at Honua'ula in the Grand Wailea Resort is a true Luau in every sense of the word. We were staying at the Grand Wailea so it couldn't have been easier... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Even with Costco discounts as many have inadvertently advertised...the entire experience was worth well below that price point as well.. Where to begin with all that went wrong? Sure..the grounds are beautiful but you've paid for is "South Maui's best dinner show" what you get..is as described... Premium seating: when you have a whole ton of heads allowed to roam... More 

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