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The Grand Luau at Honua'ula

Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: 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!... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

As luau entertainment troupes on Maui go, the Grand Luau at Honua'ula has some of the best performers on the island. The master of ceremonies (Pono Murray) does a great job of narrating the evening and tying the various stories and dances together to tell the tale of the various gods and goddesses who form the lore of the area.... More

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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This i imagine, would be great outside, sea as a backdrop, with the flaming torches, but unfortunately, rain was forecast(didnt appear), so it was performed in the Ballroom. It just had that feel of Butlins, which i couldn't escape from. Liked though the endless Pinas and the food was good too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I would not recommend this luau to other people, although it was not what I would call "terrible." First, the organizers screwed up our seating, which meant we had no seats for a while and then they tried to seat us behind where we paid until I put up a stink and they upgraded us to seats closer to the... More

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Seattle, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I've been to other luaus on Maui, but this luau definitely had the best food. The setting and the scenery were spectacular. I that the entertainment was very nice, but I've been to luaus with slightly better entertainment.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The atmosphere was like a high school reunion in a gym. The service was mediocre. The show lacked entertainment until the firedancer. T he stage in the ballroom was small and lightening blocked the view. Too many gaps between hulas. Sorry I thought it was going to be handled better even though it was brought inside.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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302 reviews 302 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Run by Grand Wailea resort, so food and service are very good. Show is good, too. Just inside of beach with beautiful views. Bar line is too long, but otherwise a worthy luau if you have not dined at a luau before.

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SF Bay Area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Some of the folks in our party had never attended a luau and some of the other luaus were already booked. So, I didn't have great expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was (this is my 4th or 5th luau). They do get off to a slow start. It's also a little silly that you have to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Horrible customer service, they are nothing but false advertisement. Show is cancelled frequently "due to weather conditions" even though the tickets clearly state "in case of inclement weather, the Luau and Show will be held indoors" We booked this Luau with the certainty that there would be a show regardless of the weather. Got to the show only to find... More

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Southlake, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went here because it was close to the Fairmont where we stayed. we walked there, very nice walk. This was a fun night, the show was good and the view was beautiful. food was OK. Would recommend this luau.

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We found this Luau from Costco which sold adult tickets for $80 ($25 discount). Children under 5-12 was discounted 25% from Costco but was confusing about if we needed to purchase ticket from Costco or not. Just in case we bought one but returned the xtra one. The 25% discount for our 1 child was paid via CC by calling... More

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