Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau – #2 Luau on Maui

This is the second most expensive luau on Maui and worth every penny!  If you only have time to enjoy one luau this is the one you should visit.

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Visiting Maui without taking in a luau should be illegal – you can’t spend all that money to fly to Maui and stay at a fantastic resort and not go to a luau!  Period.  The luau has turned into the last vestiges of Hawaiian culture.  ALL the best luaus are sold out way way in advance of the luau.  You can not wait until you are on Maui to book them – they are sold out by then – you’ve been warned!

Many folks see crazy cheap prices for all kinds of luaus – I can assure you that is exactly what you will get – cheap luaus that will disappoint you.  I’ve been to many luaus and the expensive ones are 10 times better than the cheap ones.  There is NO such thing as an “excellent cheap luau” – they are just cheap and a waste of your money and time.

As you probably know, the only place on the planet you can truly attend a luau is in Hawaii, and arguably, the very best luaus to be found in the state are on Maui, so if your going to do a luau, you should do it right here. The other thing that I should mention at this point is that if your going to decide to book a luau on Maui, you should probably consider doing it right now or as soon as you possibly can, long before you actually arrive on vacation, because some of our very best luaus (not all but some of them) actually are sold out weeks and even months in advance. I know it seems incredible, but it is the absolute truth. Even if the luau is not sold out, the sooner we make a booking for you the better the seating arrangement will be for you and your family when you attend.

Open Bar: the two recommended luaus have a 3-hour open bar – drink yourself silly with premium drinks.  Ask for all the top brands of liquor for your drinks.  Just about any other luau give you one (1) free drink as you enter then opens a bar tab for you to pay at the end.

Premium seating: sign up early and you will get premium seating at these two fine luaus.  Many other luaus want big bucks for you to get a premium seat.  These two fine luaus assign seats based upon when the tickets are purchased – the earlier the better the seat!

20% Tip/Gratuity: these two fine luaus have the gratuity built into the ticket price.  All the other luaus don’t and that amounts to 15% – 20% more of a charge.

Total Cost: Buy a cheaper luau then add in the bar tab plus the 20% tip plus the premium seating and they will cost way way more than these two luaus which are the best on Maui and perhaps all the Hawaiian islands.

Old Lahaina Luau

For over 25 years the Old Lahaina Luau has been has been the most well known and respected luau to be offered in Hawaii. The luau is often sold-out many weeks in advance. If you’re coming to the islands for a visit this is a “must book early”. Although the seating is excellent from any vantage point if you want to sit closer to the stage, or even sit traditional style with legs folded and near the front, your seat placement is dependent upon the date it was booked so this is an additional reason to book early. And will it be worth it? A case could be made, in fact a very good case could be made that the Old Lahaina Luau is not just the very best luau on Maui but in all likelihood the very best luau in all of Hawaii.

Old Lahaina Luau is the traditional buffet type luau with all the adult beverages you can drink in 3 hours.  They give you a list of their specials – about 20 of them.  I’ve personally tasted all 20 and they are all good.  They make the best Mai Tais I’ve ever had.

Old Lahaina Luau Menu

The food is served buffet style. To avoid long lines at the buffet like at some luaus, your host lets you know when your table can go through the buffet line. This does decrease wait time in the line, but some visitors feel like they are back in school again.

• Kalua Roast Pork Laulau (steamed pork wrapped in luau leaf)

• Chicken Long Rice Shredded chicken, Maui onions, ginger & rice bean noodles in broth

• Island Style Chicken Chicken marinated with guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples & toasted sesame seeds

• Stir Fry Vegetables Zucchini, Maui onions, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, and baby corn

• Local-Style Fried Rice Fried rice with green onions, peas, & sesame oil

• Sweet Potato Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes

• Island Crab Salad Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts

• Taro Salad Taro and spinach folded in coconut sauce

• Pohole Salad Fern shoots, Maui onions & tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce

• Lomi-Lomi Salmon Tomatoes, Maui onions, & salted salmon

• Ahi Poke Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions & Maui onions

• Poi Made from boiling & mashing the root of the taro plant

• Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread

• Assorted Island Desserts Chocolate Mac Nut Brownie, Maui Macadamia Nut Tart, Lilikoi Mousse Chocolate Cups, & Coconut Haupia

You must book early – you can’t wait until you are on Maui to get a good seat – click here to book NOW!

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