Marriott Te Au Moana Luau – Premium Seating
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The Marriott Te Au Moana Luau in Wailea is the only luau that has an unobstructed ocean view from every seat. With the backdrop of the stage the Pacific Ocean, the sunsets are incredible. Photo opportunities overlooking the beach make for a great souvenir. Local craftsman’s display their wares which can be purchased for gifts or as a keepsake of your Maui vacation. As your evening begins, you will embark on a journey through the South Pacific with the pulsating syncopated drum dances of Tahiti. Enjoy the ancient chants, the beauty, and grace of the lovely hula girls; the rascal nature of the male hula dancers and warriors of New Zealand. Fall in love again to the romantic presentation of the “Hawaiian Wedding Song”. Be mesmerized by the daring and skillful fire knife dance, the ‘Siva Nifo Oti’. Finally, experience the true meaning of “Ohana” or family as you are invited to join in and dance the “Tamure”.
Sponsored by Tihati Productions the Marriott Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Marriott Resort has reinvented itself. With a combination of ambiance, an outstanding show and extensive buffet the Marriott Te Au Moana Luau is the perfect choice for a luau in Maui.
Considered a Polynesian Revue, the Marriott Te Au Moana Luau takes you on a journey through time sharing the legends of Hawaii and the South Pacific. From ancient hula to the modern era of Hula dancing the show is flawless. Each graceful movement, the beautiful costumes, the chant with the beat of the Palau Drum weaves a story from the culture of Hawaii.
Most critics believe the best luaus on Maui are in either Lahaina or Kaanapali. They probably haven’t attended this Maui luau. If you are staying in Kihei or Wailea, it makes sense to avoid the long drive to the west side for a luau when the Te Au Moana is minutes away from where you are staying.
As the sun arks in the late afternoon, the sun’s reflection off the water is bright. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses, you will need them until the sun sets below the horizon line.
Premium seating is also called Upgrade seating. The second row of tables and back is considered standard seating. They are great seats. The Wailea Marriott luau is the only luau where standard seating is as good as the premium seating. Why waste the cash on a seating upgrade when the Premium seats are just as good?
The menu at the Marriott Te Au Moana Luau has all your favorites that live up to the standards you would expect from the Marriott Hotel.
Te Au Moana Luau Menu
Stir Fry Chicken
Tropical Fruit Salad
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Macaroni & Potato Salad
Molokai Sweet Potato
Rolls & Butter
Coconut Cream Pie
Guava Chiffon Cake
Chocolate Mac Nut Cream Pie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Coffee & Tea
The Wailea Marriott Luau includes an open bar that features tropical blends, mixed drinks, Mai Tais, beer and wine.
Juice, soda, and water are available for children.
Please note a valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.
Marriott Te Au Moana Premium Seating
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- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free Cancellation
Meet at the Wailea Marriott Hotel
GPS: 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei Hawaii 96753
Free covered garage parking with validation
Advance Reservations Required
48-hour cancellation policy
Tip: Arrive at 4:30 pm for the best seats. They are first come first serve. You can sit at any table you like in the section your tickets are geared for.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
4:30pm Check-in, 5:00pm Luau
Total Duration: 3 hours
This show was awesome! The resort is beautiful, the host was amazing, the dancers were fantastic and the food was delicious. We arrived at 4:30 and roamed around the resort for a few minutes and took some photos in front of the Aloha sign that is at the entrance of the lobby. We stood in line until 5:00 when they started getting people checked in. Getting there earlier definitely got us a better seat near the front. They kept the night flowing well with the kid activities, unearthing of the pig, luau lessons and even recognizing couples for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. I’m not a huge fan of the sweet/sugary cocktails they were serving. I did try them, but ended up asking for wine in the end and they did accommodate. The food selection was spectacular. My daughter even found food she liked and a few new favorites, and they did let guests go back for seconds. The show was super fun and interactive and all of the outfits were beautiful. It was such a fun experience all around and definitely worth the money, in my opinion. It was kid friendly, had a beautiful view, super interactive for guests, great menu and just such a fun time overall. The only downfall was that the photo they take of you in the beginning is $40 to buy, but other than that it was a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend.
The setting was absolutely beautiful. I saw the locations of several other luaus and this one was definitely the best with the ocean as a background. The food was great. Not the best food of my life, but tasty. The alcohol pours were heavy. They didn't skimp. The show was entertaining. Priority was worth it!
Enjoyed the food, enjoyed the show. Paid for the preferred seating to avoid lines and get good seats. The performers seemed to enjoy what they were doing.
This was our first luau. We were very pleased. We purchased the preferred seating and would recommend that. This allows you to bypass the long line to register upon arrival (we arrived promptly at 430 but it looked as if the majority arrived prior to that). It also allows seating in the first or second row. Again, arriving at 430 still allowed for only a second row preferred seat if that is important to you. Our visibility was great, however, and actually think it is just fine to be second row. Preferred also gets you first call at the buffet which is nice as you probably will be hungry after pacing your eating throughout the day in anticipation!
The setting was perfect. The sun sets over the water behind the performers during the event (performance ended at 730pm) and there are enough breaks to catch some spectacular pictures. The grounds are beautiful and everything is accessible (restrooms, craft demonstrations, local vendors, bar). The performers were professional and genuinely friendly. The master of ceremonies was particularly impressive. A beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. Despite repeating this performance regularly on a weekly basis, all seemed to want to respectfully share the Hawaiian culture and history.
Some advice now for attendees and what not to do: don't overindulge and start to believe you are the show, don't talk loudly and laugh during the prayer - show respect, don't hold your cellphone over your head recording the entire performance while blocking the view of those behind you and/or standing in the aisles to do the same, and finally, children are great (I have three) but try to keep them from running into the performance area during the show. Other than that, have a great time and get to know the other folks at your table (tables of 8 btw)!
Really enjoyed the luau performance here! It was full of energy and will keep you engaged. Moreover it is performed in the backdrop of the ocean, which adds to up the amazing ambiance! The food was decent and the desserts were great! If you are vegetarian, let the staff know up front so that they can prepare a tofu based dish for you.