Royal Lahaina Luau
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The Myths of Maui – Royal Lahaina Luau
The Royal Lahaina Luau is on everyone’s shortlist of best luaus on Maui. With a beachside setting at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali, this luau features the largest buffet menu, renowned fire-knife dancers as well as a special kid’s menu and a child-friendly rate. These are just a few of the amenities that separate the Royal Lahaina Luau from all other luaus in Maui. Join us for an evening of myths, legends, and tradition with a Polynesian Revue that spans the different cultures of Hawaii with dances from the islands that represent ancient Polynesia. The Royal Lahaina Luau is also known as “The Myths & Legends Show” and was the first Maui luau to introduce multiple fire-knife dancers to its show. The Royal Lahaina Luau is the longest-running Maui luau. The show has evolved over the years as most luau shows do and is generally considered the best luau on the island by many. You can take home the memories with a souvenir photo that is taken when you enter the luau. There are local craftsmen offering handmade jewelry; traditional statue carving, local attire and much more that make great gifts. With a live Imu Ceremony and audience participation with the lovely hula dancers, your evening under the stars will be long remembered after you return home. The exciting conclusion to your evening of entertainment is 7 fire dancers with some twirling poi balls igniting the night with circles of fire! Other great luaus include the Mariott Te Au Moana and Feast at Lele.
VIP Seating – Treat Yourself
The best seating is VIP. This is the first row of seats directly in front of the stage. The VIP section tables are spaced a little further apart providing a little more room to move around. It also gives you early entry into the luau grounds.
Royal Lahaina Luau Menu
The buffet is legendary. It’s the largest buffet out of any luau and the only one that caters to children. Even during the challenging years for the visitor industry, the Royal Lahaina Resort has never removed selections from the buffet line as other Maui luaus have done. Known for their children’s buffet bar you can be assured that your kids will eat and you will be amazed at the immense variety of delicious food.
Thousand Island dressing
Papaya Seed dressings
Macaroni Salad: a combination of elbow macaroni noodles, mayonnaise, shredded carrots, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Banana Mandarin Macadamia Nut Salad: a fruit salad including banana, mandarin oranges, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts mixed together with mayonnaise.
Cucumber Namasu: a tangy Asian mixture of cucumber, carrots, onions and rice vinegar
Asian Shrimp Salad: fresh watercress, bean sprouts, cucumber, celery, carrots, tomato, bell pepper, onions and shrimp in mixed with oriental dressing.
Lomi Lomi Salmon: a Hawaiian recipe of salted salmon, onions and tomatos
Poi: a Hawaiian delicacy, pounded taro root with water
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Whole Kernel Corn
Molokai Sweet Potato: a purple sweet potato variety that is steamed and served with coconut syrup and flakes
Fried Rice: Rice, pan fried with peas, carrots, garlic, onions, and soy sauce
Pan fried Noodles: chow mein noodles pan fried with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, chives, and soy sauce
Huli Chicken: on veggie long rice noodles: a recipe of chicken, veggies and long rice noodles marinated in an Asian influenced sauce and baked.
Kalua Pork: Roasted pork cooked in the imu, underground oven.
Sesame, Honey Island Fish: with spinach and mango, coconut sauce: sesame, honey basted fish broiled on spinach, topped with a mango, coconut cream sauce.
Macaroni & Cheese
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate frosting
White Cake with White frosting and Coconut Shavings
Guava tart: A filling guava jam and vanilla pudding on a tart crust
Haupia: A Hawaiian dessert of gelatin coconut pudding
After dinner, sit back and enjoy the magic of Polynesia as the hula dancers weave their stories rich in culture and tradition. The ocean stage captures incredible ocean views, especially at sunset. Your worries will melt away and the kids will watch wide-eyed as the islanders perform the graceful hula to melodic Hawaiian music. You will be immersed in the simplicity and friendliness at the Royal Lahaina Luau where Hawaiian Aloha and Ohana (family) come alive. This is a great experience for, one where your family will connect with the ancient Hawaiian culture still alive in the islands.
Royal Lahaina Luau
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Royal Lahaina Luau VIP Seating
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Location for Royal Lahaina Luau:
Royal Lahaina Resort.
GPS: 2780 Keka’a Drive Lahaina Hawaii 96761
Royal Lahaina Luau Available Days:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Summer Only).
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Winter: 4:45pm Check-in, 5:15pm Luau
Summer: 5:15pm Check-in, 5:45pm Luau
Check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of the Royal Lahaina Luau.
Duration: 3 hours
Tip of the Day:
The only seats you don’t want at the Royal Lahaina Luau are the seats along the hedgerow that separates the luau grounds from the beach as they are too angled for good views of the stage.
The only thing is they took away the food so fast. Had to rush to eat. I hope they keep the buffet out longer so people can munch and eat while watching...but instead they take the food away after the show starts.
Good: unlimited drinks, buffets, and ocean side luau. Lots of people and good seating.
Food: tastes great! Especially the fish and the pork. Corn is awesome too. Desserts not too fantastic but acceptable for the buffet. Drinks are nicely made. Buy the extra tiki cup upgrade as souvenir.
Very nice time after all.
The Luau is well organized and amazingly structured. The dance and the ambience is great.
When it comes to food, I didn't have a lot of expectations about vegetarian food. But the vegetarian food was next to nothing. Deserts were okish to taste. Heard really good comments about fish being served but not much about other non veg options.
We went to this luau 5 years ago and it was fantastic and used this luau to compare others but the today it was disappointing. The value was good and the show and dancers were good but some thing just didn't make sense.
The first thing that didn't make sense was the starting time. The sunset was at 5:50 pm but they don't open the gates until 6. The luau is right on the beach which would be great to watch the sunset and take photos. Why have the west facing beach for the luau if you don't open until after sunset?
Once they allow you inside and show you to your table the buffet was already in progress. The food was good and plenty. The next thing that didn't make sense was after you ate they then had the ceremony to bring the pig out of the pit. This makes me wonder how old was the pork I ate?
The show was your typical luau show. The dancers are talented and perform a nice show however it seemed a little rushed and shorter than others I have seen. They advertise this show as a fire show so I expected a little longer fire dance. It was nice to see them include the women dancers into the fire dancing.
It is difficult to recommend this show because of the start time and the little things that didn't make sense but if you're staying in west Maui and don't want a long drive it is a good option.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience at the Luau last night. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I loved the stories and the entertainment. I am a first time visitor to the islands so I appreciate the local lore very much!
Good food, interesting show. Enjoyed the pre show band and singing that started 1½ hours before the show. Thus we had entertainment throughout dinner. I took away a star because were told to arrive more than an hour before the gate was actually opened for the non VIP attendees.