Maui Activities: Top Maui Luau Shows
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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 must-do activity features the largest buffet menu, renowned fire-knife dancers as well as a special kid’s menu at 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 traditions 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 the longest-running Maui luau. Also known as “The Myths & Legends Show”, they were the first to introduce multiple fire-knife dancers to its show.
The show has evolved over the years as most shows do and is generally considered the best luau in Maui by many. You can take home the memories with a souvenir photo that is taken when you enter the luau oceanfront grounds. There are local craftsmen offering handmade jewelry; traditional statue carving, local attire, and much more that make great gifts or a perfect keepsake to remember your special evening. 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.
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.
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 its 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.
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, one where your family can connect with the ancient Hawaiian culture still alive on the islands.
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
Location for Royal Lahaina Luau:
Royal Lahaina Resort.
GPS: 2780 Keka’a Drive Lahaina Hawaii 96761
Royal Lahaina Luau Available Days:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.
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.
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