The Best Maui Luau

Some say the best Maui luau is the best luau in the world. For my family, there is one luau that outshines them all on Maui...The Old Lahaina Luau!

Reservations about Reservations? Not If You Plan Ahead!

When Kim and I made our first trip to the island, we planned well ahead of time. One of the long term plans was making sure we had the BEST Maui luau experience we could have. To make sure we got in during our visit, we got our reservations 7 MONTHS in advance.

Why so far in advance??

Because Old Lahaina Luau sells out every night of every week of every year. It has do so for years!! So the ONLY reservations I have about suggesting this truly spectacular event (because that's what it is) is to make your plans early and make your reservations as soon as you know you'll be visiting Maui!

There are five ingredients that make Old Lahaina Luau the absolute best

  • As with most great human endeavors, it all starts with the people. Everyone who works there exemplifies service and hospitality. And the result is an evening of delight and satisfaction for all who visit.
  • Located on Front Street in Lahaina, it has one of the most exquisite ocean views to enjoy the evening.
  • In the first hour guests are able to interact and learn about Hawaiian history right on the edge of the ocean. There are some local craft artists who set up shop near the sidewalk and encourage the guests to view and even purchase their work (Kim bought necklaces and bracelets for our girls right there on the sidewalk during sunset)

  • The Feast is incredible. It is made up of traditional Hawaiian cuisine and it is anything but ordinary. What is most striking is the presentation. Simple food made attractive. I am proud to say that I tried as much as I could. And it was all worth it. The feast includes:



Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna)

Big Island Sweet Potato

Grilled Tenderloin Steak

Chicken Long Rice

Island Style Chicken

Maui Style Mahi-Mahi

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


  • The entertainment is magical. As they say so well, " (They) are proud to present the Hula as it was meant to be performed with the respect and honor of (their) ancestors." Well, I cannot imagine their ancestors being anything but proud!

There are several luaus that are performed in a variety of locations in Maui. And if you are discerning and wish to experiment and try them, I encourage you to do so. But if you are looking to go to just one....go to the best Maui luau: Give Old Lahaina Luau a chance. You won't be disappointed.

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Whale Watching

Old Lahaina Luau

Deep Sea Fishing


Stand-Up Paddle Boarding


Mama's Fish House

Horseback Riding