Te Au Moana Luau
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Trip17475
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Jun 2022
This was my favorite thing that we did in Hawaii. The food was good with a variety of meats. The timing of the show was perfect for us. They even took a break just in time for everyone to go get pictures by the water at sunset. The show was so interesting and our group of 11 with ages 15-50 really enjoyed it. I appreciated that it was longer because I felt like we got our money's worth. The music was awesome as well. We upgraded to the premium seating and it was worth it. With premium seating, you can go to a special line to get in that is a lot shorter. Overall, great memories.
Written June 23, 2022
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Shyster951
Atlanta138 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
We saw 3 luau performances: 2 given onsite at our hotel grounds (Fairmont Kea Lani) for corporate meetings plus this one at the Marriott just down the road. This one had the better quality performances, especially the fire dancers!

The buffet was good with plenty of selection of meats, fruits and local vegetables (blue sweet potatoes, poi), juices as well as adult beverages.

I’d recommend springing for the preferred seating: its only about $20/ticket more and you’re guaranteed a table in the first 2 rows as well as first access to the buffet.

Free ponchos were available during a brief light rain.

The setting is westward facing and so you’re treated to the sunset during your time there.
Written March 16, 2020
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Dear Shyster951, Thank you for sharing your experience at Te Au Moana. Your praises about our performances and the variety of food and drinks we serve are a pleasure to read. We are grateful for your excellent comments and look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo, Mike Giamundo Resident Manager Wailea Beach Resort
Written March 17, 2020
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Gabrielle F
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The property and the Luau itself is breathtaking! My boyfriend and I were able to book the week of. We were seated at a table of eight to eat family style and it was so nice to meet new people! The food was incredible and authentic. If you have any dietary restrictions and/or allergies this luau is for you. I am a vegetarian who is allergic to mushrooms and was honestly expecting a bowl of rice to be thrown down in front of me because that’s the usual elsewhere, however that is not the case here. They made me my own platter and my server even came over to explain which items on my plate match up with the authentic meal that everyone else was eating. It sounds corny but it was nice to be included and they definitely exceeded my expectations. The liquor served was towards the well-mid liquor side (Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Svedka) however they had beer on draft and wine available too. The performance itself was incredible, especially with the sunset views. Be sure to support the local vendors on your entrance or exit, they have amazing handmade items!
Written October 11, 2022
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Bradley R
16 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Oh, how so terribly disappointed we were with our second time to the Te Au Moana Luau. For the cost of this Luau ($725 for a family of 4) it is NOT worth it!! Without question it was the LOWLIGHT of our 12 day trip to Maui. 😩😭

Now that the food service has changed to family style (vs. buffet) it was NOT good. What a bummer because the last time (July 2019) the food was a highlight. This time the pork was dry, the beef was undercooked, the noodles were hard, the desserts were underwhelming, and the drinks were watered down. Sadly, the best part of the meal was the bread.

Our kids were also sad that there were no activities this time (temporary tattoos, lei making,
Etc.) They loved that so much last time and I’m sure this is a Covid protocol now, but how can you charge more money for the Luau and offer less!?!

We enjoy the actual show very much and all the participants give a really good performance, but why pay the incredibly high ticket price when people just walking by can stop and watch the entire show for free. In fact we saw multiple families bring their own food and camp up on the hill by the pool watching the show and eating their dinner. (Notice in our one photo that you can stand/sit from where the photo was taken and watch the entire show for free)

What a terrible waste of money that we could have used to do so many other things on Maui. Shame on Wailea Beach Resort to charge so much for this Luau and have a far less enjoyable experience.
Written August 11, 2021
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tom s
Turlock, CA35 contributions
Jun 2022
I will start by saying my expectations of a hotel, large luau are usually not too high. But I felt that the Te Au Moana pleasantly exceeded my expectations at almost every level. We had our own table for my family of 9. 3 course meal served family style at our table. We all felt the food was much better than expected with lots of options for everyone. Server was friendly and attentive. The emcee kept us entertained without going over the top and told interesting stories of all of Polynesia. The dancers had lots of energy and looking like they were having fun keeping us all entertained. This was an excellent luau for the family. And of course, the background scenery was gorgeous. I would recommend this luau.
Written June 7, 2022
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Enjoy60
Pequot Lakes, MN62 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Well done!
The luau was in a beautiful setting. The serving team members did a great job! They made sure everyone had what they needed and there was plenty of food. The food was good not great. It was certainly what one might expect when feeding a large group.The entertainers were really good and appeared to be enjoying their jobs.
We booked last minute and were right up front.
Overall nice job and I would visit again!
Written November 26, 2022
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Tina Lee
Emporia, KS73 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
There was a lot to love about this luau. Each family unit had their own table and were served family style (due to Covid). They brought SO much food! And if you liked something and wanted more, they’d bring you that too. All of it was delicious. Plus the open bar was available all night. The show itself was very good. They had to make a lot of adjustments with Covid, making all the performances, demonstrations, etc up on the stage, but it was well done. I loved being able to watch the sun set behind the stage, the weather was perfect. We actually walked over from the Four Seasons, and it was an easy walk. We’d go again!
Written April 6, 2021
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Greyo
Baku, Azerbaijan238 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Ok, I’ve nothing to compare this to apart from a few Elvis films from the 60’s but I loved it. Yes, it’s commercial but you get to see a fantastic sunset, witness a great show and have some tasty food with included drinks. I’d recommend it if you’ve never been before as it’s fantastic entertainment particularly if you’re staying at the hotel.

I noted some people commenting about the costs but actually you’ll find that it’s pretty comparable to the hotel restaurant prices particularly when you consider the inclusive bar. I thought it was good value. Go, enjoy!
Written January 1, 2020
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Dear Greyo, Thank you for sharing your experience at Te Au Moana. We are thrilled you enjoyed our ancestral storytelling and loved our food and drinks. Moreover, we are happy that the ocean views and the beautiful Maui sky elevated your time with us. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to serving you again soon. Mahalo, Mike Giamundo Resident Manager Wailea Beach Resort
Written January 1, 2020
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Carlos R
Porto, Portugal41 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great Luau with a lot of food, tasty food. Open bar until the end of the event. The show is nice and a trip though Polynesia itself and not just Hawaiian culture.
Parking lot available for free.

But, you can get other Luau for a much cheaper price so just book as early as possible and not 1-2 days before as we did.
Written August 10, 2022
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Shana S
Longview, WA2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
BEWARE.. There are 2 tables that look directly into the setting sun. They have full sun for 2+ hours and make it impossible to see the performers as you cannot look any way but to them to view the show and behind them this huge setting sun so you only see black shadows. All other tables were shaded as the sun set. Reminded me of always being told never stare into the sun or it will damage your eyes. There were no vendors or flower leis as advertised or shown in the pictures. We got nut leis that heated up so hot in the sun they burnt us and we had to remove them. The kid taking the pictures was pretty rude when I refused to purchase 2 portraits instead of just 1 and told is " You should just go sit down and enjoy the show it cant be that bad." I replied " I do want to see it but I invite you to go sit in our chairs and try and see anyone up there, and if you do you have to use your hands to shade your eyes on a full circle and squint ."
We left at 6:40pm during after dinner intermission as the show hadnt even begun and we were seeking shade. Our cold food heated up within 10mins of sitting on the table. Our ice cubed water was warm in 30 mins of sitting. We asked if we could move our chairs into the shade away from anyone and were told no we needed to remain seated at our own table.

I expected more from Marriot than to put customers health at risk by having them stare into the sun and not let them move into the shade when requested. If you can get a seat in the shade I imagine this would be a great experience, but you can't request it prior or worse when you arrive. What we did see when we were standing in the shade was nice.
Written April 20, 2021
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