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“Great Luau for the Entire Family”

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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great Luau for the Entire Family”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were a family group with ages ranging from 1 to 70 and everyone had a great time. The grounds are beautiful, nice grassy area overlooking the beach, with lots of room. The second thing I noticed after the beautiful grounds was that the tables were spread out so no one was sitting almost on top of the next person like I have seen at many luaus in Hawaii. They had the bar open when we arrived and you were greeted with either a shell lei or flower lei if you had VIP seats. Flower leis were available for sell if you wanted to purchase one. Pictures were also taken. The drinks were good, not watered down, and you could choose whatever you wanted. Virgin Hawaiian drinks were also available and the children enjoyed them. There were artisans set-up along the fringes with crafts for sell , the wood carving was the best I have seen throughout the islands, and a young woman offering free stamped tatoos, everyone but the baby got one. Hawaii games were played along the opposite fringes. Warning if you have a child that is sensitive don't let them watch the pig being removed from the pit. We saw a close-up and personal view that caused the 4 year old to go meatless. The food was delicious and plentiful. Coffee, tea and desserts were also available and very yummy. High chairs are also available for babies The show started with a hula lesson and everyone was invited to send someone up. Our birthday boy and his 4 year old daughter dance for us. The show was great with some storytelling and some acts I have never seen. Great dance involving a parachute, another with the performer hanging from white drapes attached to a coconut tree and a lot of dancing with fire. Fun evening for all. Valet parking and tip are included in the price.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great experience.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this more than expected. The food was good and with the open bar you cant go wrong. Make sure you show up a few minutes early to get a descent table. We arrived around 3:40pm and managed a centre table when they stated at 4:00pm the seat selection. Go to Costco (maui airport) if you want to save 30% off the regular prices by purchasing in advance .

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This was so much fun, a Luau was on my top this to do and I am so glad we were able to do it!

This hotel is amazing and has a great view. We saw how they cooked the pig, had pictures taken with the hula boy and girl. Food was fantastic as were the Mai Tais at the open bar. And the show was so much fun, and before it begun we got on stage and learn't (tried!!) to dance!

Our waiter was excellent and bought us endless cocktails. We sat with a great bunch of people at our table.

You can buy real Lei for $10 and the photos are $25 or $20 if you buy more than one.

Highly recommend!

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calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food, drinks, and welcome activities for the kids”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

We have attented the Hyatt luau in kaanapali many times, the food and drinks were much better at the grand wailea, but I would say the show wasn't as good, so it is sort of a compromise. It still had the fire dancers and a bonus of a cirque du sol type Performance by Lady in tree. We'd go again just based on the food, try to go on a night when it's not too full, we went at about 50percent capacity which was pleasent, we arrived at 415, were assigned a table, then came back at 5:00 for cocktails. Overall, a great night! Btw, u can see the show from pathway for free!

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ohio
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“Nice way to spend New Year's Eve”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We enjoyed the show, the fire element and the MC were very nice. The drinks were plentiful, mai tai, pinas as well as beer and wine. The food was ok, the pig they pulled from the ground was not what appeared in the trays which was disappointing. The grounds and view made for a great night.

Visited December 2012
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