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Old Lahaina Luau

Basic Facts and Description of the Evening

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Old Lahaina Luau - Lei Greeting

Old Lahaina Luau - Lei Greeting

Old Lahaina Luau - Used with Permission
The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian luau - an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and island crafts. Guests will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii's rich history, while enjoying an ocean view and sunset.

Your Guide has enjoyed this luau three times - once at it's original location and twice at it's new beautiful and spacious location. I can attest that this is, by far, the best luau that you will find anywhere in the islands. It offers the most delicious and authentic food and the most well-produced and choreographed entertainment. If you only attend one luau while you're in Hawaii, be sure to attend the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui.

Old Lahaina Luau Location

Oceanfront at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui.

Website

www.oldlahainaluau.com

Dining

A bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with enough variety to satisfy everyone’s palate. (See "The Feast" on Description of Evening). Premium open bar included throughout the evening.

Entertainment

An award winning presentation of traditional Hawaiian music and hula which culminate the evening. (See "Entertainment" on Description of Evening)

Days & Hours

Seven nights a week.
Schedule may vary. Please call for availability.
April 1st – September 30th: Meet at 5:45 p.m. Luau ends at 8:45 p.m.
October 1st – March 31st: Meet at 5:15 p.m. Luau ends at 8:15 p.m.

Reservations

Advance reservations are necessary.
For reservations, please call: (808) 667-1998
Agency reservations: (808) 667-6998. Toll Free: (800) 248-5828

Seating

All seats are reserved and prioritized by the date a reservation is confirmed. Guests may choose from traditional Hawaiian mat seating, or regular conventional tables and chairs. Please confirm your seating style at the time of reservation, as it is difficult to change after all guests have arrived. Please let us know of any special considerations such as infants, wheelchair, etc.

2011 Rates

Regular Ticket: $95.00 + $3.96 (4.166% state tax) = $98.96
Children Ticket: $65.00 + $2.71 (4.166% state tax) = $67.71
(Children ages are 12 and under. Infants not occupying a seat, no charge)

Cancellations

Except for groups of 15 or more, cancellations are accepted until 10:00 a.m. on the day of scheduled Luau. Cancellations after 10:00 a.m. or "no-shows", will be a full charge.

Description of Evening

Aloha Greeting

  • Guests are individually greeted with fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar included through out the evening.
  • Luau hosts escort guests to reserved seats and acquaint them with our Luau grounds.
  • Professional photographers are available to capture the evening’s memories (no obligation to purchase).
  • Hawaiian music presented by Na Leo Ho'oulu.

Laulima & Imu Presentation

  • During the first hour, guests can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in our laulima (working together) area, along the ocean’s edge.
  • Guests may gather as the kalua pig is unearthed from the "Imu", our traditional Hawaiian underground oven.

The Feast (Pa'ina Ahiahi)

  • Freshly baked taro rolls and macadamia nut butter served at tables.
  • Hosts escort guests to the Hale A'i (Eating House). Traditional Hawaiian cuisine includes: Kalua Roast Pork, Laulau (Pork wrapped in Luau leaf steamed to perfection), Poi, Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna), Big Island Sweet Potato, Grilled Tenderloin Steak, Chicken Long Rice, Island Style Chicken, Maui Style Mahi-Mahi Chef’s special preparation. Stir Fry Vegetables, Local Style Fried Rice, Island Crab Salad, Taro Leaf Salad with Coconut Sauce, Pohole Salad (fern shoots), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salmon mixed with tomatoes and onions), Banana Bread, Fresh Island Fruit, Assorted Island Desserts, Freshly baked taro rolls, Haupia. (subject to change without notice)

Entertainment

Upon sunset, the evening’s main entertainment begins. Our award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians. We are proud to present the Hula as it was meant to be performed with the respect and honor of our Ancestors. Beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution to a more contemporary style Hula.

  • Ote'a- Our program begins with the early migration of the Polynesians across the Pacific to the "new islands" of Hawaii.
  • Kahiko- The ancient Hula was a way of communicating with the Gods. It is accompanied by chanting, and traditional implements and is performed with respect for our ancestors.
  • Missionaries and the Merrie Monarch- The missionaries brought many changes. We present Hula depicting this era as well as celebrating King Kalakaua.
  • 'Auana- The modern Hula was influenced by immigrants and tourism. Hula dancers tell their stories through their graceful moves, subtle eyes and lovely hula hands.

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