COVID-19 UPDATE: All luaus will be making adjustments to their food service protocols as self-service buffets will not be possible for the near future. The Grand Wailea Luau is currently unavailable and has not yet announced a date for resuming their luau.
Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort

The Grand Luau at Honua‘ula

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort

Honua'ula takes you back in time

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort

...when seafaring Polynesians discovered this land of Hawaii

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort male dancers

Learn the history of the islands through song and dance

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort goddess of the mist

Elegant hula tells the tale of Lili‘noe - the goddess of the mist

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort Hula lesson

You can learn how to dance the hula, too!

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort goddess of fire

Pele, the goddess of fire, paving the way with her lava

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort hula an chanting

An exciting evening of traditional and innovative hula and chanting

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort male dancer

The kane (men) perform hula with power and precision

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort fire dance finale

The exciting fire dance is the grand finale!

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort frie dance finale

DO NOT try this at home!

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort oceanfront setting

Magical oceanfront setting on the shores of Wailea in south Maui

Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea Resort open bar and dinner buffet

An open bar and a Polynesian buffet with local foods

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At the Grand Wailea Luau, you will experience Maui’s discovery by ancient Polynesians and the stories and legends told by the peoples of Honua’ula, the area now known as Wailea and Makena. Traditional Hawaiian chanting, ancient hula, and modern artistic interpretations of Polynesian culture are blended together into an captivating evening of dramatic beauty. The Grand Wailea Luau also features the finest fire knife dancer in the state of Hawaii!

The Polynesian Buffet features imu baked kalua pig, shoyu chicken, grilled teriyaki steaks, macadamia sauteed mahi mahi with lemon macadamia nut butter, lomi lomi salmon, island style fried rice, fresh poi, stir fried vegetables, baked Moloka’i sweet potatoes, our Maui grown lettuce bar, green papaya salad with lime and cilantro, cucumber namasu salad, potato and macaroni salad, sweet bread rolls with macadamia nut butter, Kula strawberries and Maui Gold pineapple.

For an upgrade fee, you can reserve Premier Seating. This seating is in the first two rows of tables, and we highly recommend this option. You’ll have a excellent view of the show, especially for the fire knife dance! Premier seating ALWAYS sells out in advance, so don’t wait and reserve your seats now! If you want to reserve premium seating and it is not available, we will check other dates during your vacation and contact you to see if the date change is OK with you. We’ll book you at regular seating for the date that you requested if no other dates have premium seating available.

General Information
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Duration: 3 hours

Reservations: Reserve NOW as premium seating often sells out 3 weeks or more in advance.

Check In: 5pm at Grand Wailea Resort

Parking: For guests who are driving to the luau, the Grand Wailea Resort offers valet parking for $25.00 … effective 6/1/2019 this is the only parking option as they are doing away with “self parking.”

GPS: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.,Wailea, HI 96753 Click to view map

Luau includes: Lei greeting, Imu ceremony, Hawaiian lawn games, temporary tattoos, hula lessons, open bar, and Polynesian buffet

What to Bring & Wear:  Resort attire

Capacity: 500

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event

grand wailea luau
Enjoy an evening of beautiful entertainment
kane dancers
Kane (male) dancers move with precision

CGrand Wailea Luauruise Ship Passengers

NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers are not in port on the right night of the week to attend this luau. Lahaina cruise ship passengers should do a Luau in Kaanapali because it is much closer to the ship..

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A luau is a must-do event for the first-time Hawaii visitor. Personally, I never get tired of good food, open bar, sunset views, and Hawaiian music and dance.

The most important thing about attending a luau is WHERE YOU SIT!!! You are much better off sitting up front at the second best luau than sitting in the back at the best luau. Read that again and let it sink in! If you are ordering a few weeks before your vacation, go with PREMIER reserved seating at one of the luaus that offer that option. It is really nice to be able to walk in the luau grounds a few minutes before the show starts knowing that you’ll be able to sit in the first few rows of tables and not get stuck way in the back!

The Grand Wailea offers premium seating upgrade, which we think is very much worth the price. BUT YOU HAVE TO RESERVE IT prior to your arrival, so make your reservation NOW!

This luau is located right along the ocean and feature expansive ocean views. The Grand Wailea luau grounds faces the other way; when you face the stage you are looking at the mountains, and when you turn to look at the food line you are looking toward the ocean. This takes the focus off the ocean view a little.

The Grand Wailea’s show is technically excellent, but they use more taped music for parts of the show, and while parts of the show feature traditional dancing, there are some modern elements thrown in (stylistically influenced maybe by Cirque du Soleil).

Another South Maui Luau option is Wailea Marriott Luau. If you are interested in West Maui Luaus, we suggest Royal Lahaina Luau, The Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau, Hyatt Luau, and Sheraton Kanaapali Sunset Luau.