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“Fun for all”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This luau was excellent for our family. One 2 year old and some grandparents. Drinks were plentiful - food was great (for buffet style) and entertainment was awesome. We went in October and perhaps this is a slower season but there were no big line ups for the bar. Everyone had a great time.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

After standing in the ridiculously long buffet line, three main entrees were empty. Served ourselves a bland macaroni salad and fried rice. Returned to see if they replenished the empty entree dishes, instead they had completely cleared the buffet. Went do get ad drink at the "included" bar, they only stock bottom of dithering barel wines and liquor. Was served a drink with vile triple sec and half coke. Took a sip, BLECH! Discarded the drink and returned to our room to nibble on crackers. A complete waste of $200.00

1  Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were staying at the Grand Wailea so decided to try out the Luau there. This was our first and only Luau so I cant compare to any others but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The price of the ticket included dinner, dessert, soft drinks, beer, wine, mai tais, pina coladas, coffee and tea. You can buy VIP tickets to get better seating, but we did not bother and could still see the stage fine (although it was not fully booked when we went and had empty tables in the back row).

They recommend to go over and check in at 4.00pm for better seating, which was easy for us as we were staying there and one of us just headed over to do it. I can see how it would be a bit annoying if not staying there though. You then go back over at 5.00 start your Luau experience.

You are greeted by a couple of the dancers and get your photo taken (not obliged to buy, I think was around $20 if you did want it). You then head to your table (10 per table) and you are free to go and get drinks or you can go have a look at a few stalls that are selling souvenirs and gifts. They also did some Hawaiian lawn games which our boys aged 6 + 8 loved. You also get to witness the raising of the pig, which the kids were fascinated by.

They start the buffet by tables and the VIP ticketed tables go first. It is all done in an orderly manner and they just call up a table at a time so no real queues when getting the food. We loved the food, it was great quality for a buffet and a there was a good selection. It's in a great location and you get a spectacular beach sunset over dinner.

They start the show by getting people who want to go up on stage and do some Hula Dancing. All the kids on our table got up on the stage and had a ball. Then the dancers begin the show which was great and the storyline was easy enough for the kids to follow. They especially loved the fire dancer at the end. There are photo opportunities with the dancers after the show.

Would definitely recommend anyone staying at the Grand Wailea to go and experience the Luau.

1  Thank Craig W
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the only Luau we have done in Hawaii, and we had a great time. The food was good as well as the show. The show told the history of Maui through the various dances. I highly recommend it. You need to do a Luau if in Hawaii! All food and drink is included in the cost. They have some local vendors at the show, so bring some cash if you'd like to purchase some of their crafts/jewelry.

1  Thank KyleOnThePlane
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The food is good, the show is very good, and the ambiance nice. It's a little cheesy, but it is a tourist attraction. Less authentic than the Old Lahina Luau, which has the best dancing, but it's not worth the trip to Lahina to get there. So this is your best South side bet!

1  Thank Patti A
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