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“#1 Fire Knife Dancer in the World”

The Grand Luau at Honua'ula
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Kihei, Hawaii
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“#1 Fire Knife Dancer in the World”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

I really like this Luau, Ill be honest with you ive been to almost every luau on the island and the show here is one of the best. The Food was excelent Keep in mind i grew up here so im used to all the Fish and Pork Dishes. And i find Poi Delicious. Anyways The thing i like about this Luau is The staff is so friendly and everything is so easy from the check in to the seating, This is my favorite Wailea Luau.

Visited September 2011
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“underwhelming, disappointing”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Although the location of this luau is very convenient to guests of Wailea resorts, the actual performance is far from what we expected. I have attended the Old Lahaina Luau so was expecting the same type of display since the cost was comparable. We were able to walk to/from The Grand Wailea, whereas parking in Lahaina is a problem.
We were in Maui to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my sister and her husband; there were 25 family members. We did not stay at the Grand Wailea but made our reservation far enough in advance to ensure good seating. We were actually seated at 3 tables in the very back.
The lei greeting was very flimsy, no flowers, just small shells on a string. Something offered for free at the ABC Store. The food and drinks were typical luau fare, but the performance was far from memorable. There were only 3 female dancers and 3 male. Each dance was very slow and not once did anyone wear the traditional grass skirt. The show lacked any sort of pizzazz ... it was boring. And, if we had just stood outside the ropes on the resort grounds we could have watched it for free.
The staff ... extremely unfriendly. I would never recommend this luau.

Visited August 2011
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Orange County, CA
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The staff is amazing!”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Luau is at the Wailea Grand Hotel. The luau staff went out of their way to deliver outstanding customer service. The show was beautiful and I would go back in a heartbeat!

Visited September 2011
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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Over priced”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

Grand luau was a flop. Over priced for food and performance that was unappealing and boring. Very disappointed and unsatisfied.

Visited February 2011
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HAWTHORNWOODS, Il
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

This is a must when you visit Maui. A real fun time had by all

Visited October 2011
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