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The Grand Luau at Honua'ula

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Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8443
Phone Number: +1 808-875-7710
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Voted the #1 Best Luau in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll, THE...

Voted the #1 Best Luau in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll, 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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First laua met expectations

This was our first luau even though we have been to Hawaiian Islands three times. Friends highly recommended attending one even though it is a "touristy" thing to do. Booked our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gatesville, TX
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Gatesville, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first luau even though we have been to Hawaiian Islands three times. Friends highly recommended attending one even though it is a "touristy" thing to do. Booked our luau 4 days in advance, which apparently wasn't early enough because all the premium seating was sold out. So booked the standard seating section. The Grand Luau at Honua'ula... More 

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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Disappointing for the Grand Wailea. Expected a better production however, it did get moved indoors because of the rain. The performers were ok the outfits were fake/plastic not made of real palm or grass for the hula skirts. Only interacted with the audience once. We didn't get to see how the cook a pig in the ground. The alcoholic drinks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience, the staff was very welcoming and helpful with the seating. They would come to the table and kindly refill your current drink. The show was great and we also got to see the sunset and enjoyed great food, dessert and an open bar. The only thing that bothered me which is not their fault is... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buy your tickets at Costco they are a great deal. The Luau at the grand Wailea was awesome. The event is very well staged and organized. The drinks were great and the food had many choices for everyone. If you are staying in Kehei or close by I would recommend this one as it is a little more quaint and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For not ever been to a luau it was good. Open bar and buffet style food. The show seemed geared for tourists. There was a high flying dancer, not sure the Polynesians high flyed in silks, but she was good ;-) Don't buy the flower leis they will sell you at the door, you will get one upon arriving. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this same luau 3 yrs ago. We were surprised to see no changes at all in the dances and pretty nearly all the same dancers. That being said, the dancers are awesome and the stories fascinating. The fire dancers at the end were the kids favorite. The food was decent, not exceptional. The pig came out of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touristy experience but if you're into that kinda stuff this place is high quality. The show was professional. The food was good and the location is stunning. The love music and fire dancers are an added value. Try to sit in the middle area and with your back to the show. This way you're closer and just need to turn... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good event. We thought the night was a little slow, but had some highlights. The fire guy was amazing and there was a gymnast type part using a cloth hanging from a palm tree. We felt like a luau was a must in Hawaii, and I'd say overall is was good. That said, we didn't leave saying... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is very beautiful perfect sunset to watch on the beach before dinner starts. Drinks were very watered down. The dinner was decent but not a lot of vegetables and no fruit at all.. You'd think in Maui fruit would be on the menu. Now as for the traditional dance there definitely wasn't any. Since when did Hawaiians wear... More 

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Jennifer P, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Luau at Honua'ula, responded to this review

Aloha, We're sincerely sorry to hear of your recent experience. We've shared your comments with our management. This feedback helps us as we strive to give each guest a wonderful luau experience. Thank you, Jennifer More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Decided to do this last minute. Food was average and it was kind of boring other than the fire guy at the end. It says it starts at 4 but if you show up at 4 you'll end up waiting in line for 1 1/2 hours. Also, book it through Costco if you're a member and you can save like... More 

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