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Luaus in Hawaii

A guide to the best luaus on each of the major islands of Hawaii plus many recipes for the foods served at luaus.
  1. Big Island Luaus (3)
  2. Hawaiian Luau Recipes
  3. Kaua'i Luaus (5)
  4. Maui Luaus (11)
  5. More Luau Recipes
  6. Oahu Luaus (7)

Luau - A Hawaiian Feast
A look at the history of the Hawaiian luau and information on what you will find at a luau today in Hawaii. We also offer tips for making the most of your luau experience.

Hawaii's Best Luaus

Which is the best luau in Hawaii? I get that question all the time and I'm not at all surprised. With so many luaus to choose from on each island and the cost and time commitment required, visitors want to make sure that they go to the luau that best suits their personal interests. Here are my favorites.

Luau Foods and Recipes
We look at the foods that you are likely to find at one or more of the many luaus throughout Hawaii. In the event that you would like to try to cook some of these foods yourself, we've included links to recipes for most of the dishes listed.

What's Your Favorite Luau in Hawaii and Why?
What's Your Favorite Luau in Hawaii and Why?See submissions

Old Lahaina Luau
Considered by many to be Hawaii's best luau, we'll show you what you can expect to do and see if you decide to attend the Old Lahaina Luau.

The Feast at Lele
It's much more than a luau. It's a fine dining experience featuring a five course meal from four Polynesian Islands and great entertainment from the folks that bring us the Old Lahaina Luau. Read our review of "The Feast at Lele."

Kilohana Plantation and Luau Kalamaku on Kauai
Ride an historic train, hike through a rainforest and orchard, taste Kauai's only island-made rum, shop, dine at one of Kauai's top restaurants and enjoy one of the island's best luaus.

Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort
The Paradise Cove Luau is held at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort and Marina. Having now experienced the Paradise Cove Luau, I can say that not only is it the best luau on Oahu, but one of the best I've attended anywhere in Hawaii.

Paradise Cove Luau Photo Gallery
A gallery of over 80 photos taken at the Paradise Cove Luau on Oahu, Hawaii.

Waikiki Starlight Luau
A review of the Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki Starlight Luau Photos
Enjoy our gallery of 24 photos taken at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Waikiki Starlight Luau.

Princeville Resort Beachside Luau Photo Gallery
A gallery of over 50 photos of the Polynesian entertainment at the Princeville Resort Beachside Luau.

Planning a Hawaiian Luau
About's Entertaining Guide, Donna Pilato, has lots of tips to help you plan your own Hawaiian luau for that special celebration at home.

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