Grand Wailea Luau – ʻAhaʻaina Wailea

(28 customer reviews)


An excellent luau option in South Maui, The Grand Luau focuses on Hawaii’s history and legends, including the voyages of Laʻamaikahiki and Moikeha to the area known as Honuaʻula, as well as Pele, the Goddess of Fire & Volcanoes, Lilinoie, the Goddess of the Mist, and the mermaid of Maui, Kananaka, among others. Enjoy a delicious meal and pre-show activities like Hawaiian lawn games, hula lessons, temporary tattoos, photos with the cast members, and more. This relaxed, family-friendly luau is perfect for those staying near the golden shores of this beautiful area of Maui.  Premium Seats are available!



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Grand LuauLocated in Maui’s most pristine resort area of Wailea, The Grand Luau – ʻAhaʻaina Wailea (formerly known as Honuaʻula) provides a gorgeous backdrop of Wailea’s sprawling shoreline, as well as the neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe and Molokini Crater. Arrive early to receive your table assignment, and spend the next hour wandering the grounds and enjoying pre-show entertainment such as lawn games, hula lessons, temporary tattoos, and photos with the cast members in full costume.

The Feast

When the General Seating begins, you’ll be treated to an open bar followed by the torch lighting and traditional Hawaiian Imu Ceremony. Menu items include a variety of delicious island cuisine, including Surf and Turf Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Fresh Poi, Green Papaya Salad, Mac Salad, Cucumber Namasu, Sweet Rolls with Macadamia Nut Butter, Maui Cattle Sirloin Steaks, Molokai Sweet Potatoes, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pig, Maui Chow Fun, Stir-Fried Vegetables and more, as well as desserts like the Coconut Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and more.

The Show

Guests will be entertained by lively performers and dancers, including an amazing fire dance performance, as well as a fascinating look at the history of the area and many of Hawaii’s most intriguing Goddesses and legends. This luau is great for families and groups seeking entertainment with a view.




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Grand Wailea Luau Allergy List

See the Grand Luau menu items below to find out what’s vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, sesame-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and shellfish-free.

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Important Information about this activity


Table Assignment at 4pm, Luau Grounds Open at 5pm


Approximately 2.5 Hours


Grand Wailea Resort at 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea

Open Bar

Cocktails, Beer and Wine


Receive fresh flower lei or carved wooden fish hook necklance, witness Imu (Hawaiian underground cooking oven), flower crafting, Kapa and bookmark making, casual hulas and storytelling, Polynesian Crafters.


Open Seating, Buffet Style Dining, Fire Dancing, Complimentary Valet Parking

28 reviews for Grand Wailea Luau – ʻAhaʻaina Wailea

  1. BIG Z

    I have been going to Maui since I was little. My family and I would always go twice a yes. I just turned 21 and I wanted to go without my family. I had me and my 2 other friends pack up (one from Germany and me and my other friend from California) and fly to Maui. We stayed in kihei at my family’s condo for the next 15 days. We wanted the Maui experience. We had no car as we were too young to rent a car so we took the Maui bus around and met lots of people and hitched rides off them. Went to little beach and went to all the hotels. My favorite is the Grand Wailea so we would always take the bus to chill on the beach there. One night, we thought we’d do something different. The Grand Luau was so much fun! We got to dance on the stage, learn a little hula. The food was great. I loved it!

  2. Sarah Johnson

    I went last week with my husband (our anniversary!) and 2 kids. It was AMAZING! The dancing was great, the food tasty, and the sunset view so gooooood. Is there a place on here to upload my best sunset photo? It’s to die for. Thanks again for the easy ticketing. We’ll be back (probably to this same luau too.)

    • Activity Authority

      Oh! So glad to hear it! We don’t have a place to upload luau photos yet, but we’ll look into it. You can always email it to us. Maybe we can share it on our social media? Thanks for letting us know how it went, and we hope you come back to the Grand Luau on your next visit to Maui. OH, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  3. Tif

    I’ve been once before and loved it! We’re going again when we arrive next week. What’s the difference between the standard and premium seating? Need to know before I book

    • Activity Authority

      With Premium seating you are given tables in the front of the show and you can enter early.

  4. John F.

    Great show! We’re staying at the Four Seasons, and we walked over for this. I learned quite a bit about Maui’s history and lore. Thank you so much!

  5. Lily K.

    this luau was the highlight of my trip in Maui! I’ve always dreamed of watching the dancers gracefully swaying in that tropical paradise! If we ever get back to Hawaii, this is at the top of my list. I loved the food, show, EVERYTHING! Just stopping by to recommend it. it was so worth it! Maholo!

  6. Keo

    I’ve been to 3 luaus. Old Lahaina Luau, Wailele and now Grand. This is my favorite. Everyone says the Old Lahaina Luau is best, but they don’t have fire dancing and I enjoyed the food more at the Grand luau. Also, I usually stay on the south side of the island, so it’s super close to the condos I usually rent.

  7. Steven Henry

    My wife and I are staying at the Grand Wailea, so we just did the luau. I wish I’d have gotten the premium seats to be closer to the stage. We had a great time, but being closer would’ve been worth it. Maybe we’ll do it again before we go. thank you!

  8. Jess H.

    I travel the world with my family, pretty much every year on multiple trips. We’ve been to over 23 countries and experienced cultural displays of so many different natures. That’s the main reason we go: to expose our kids to the culture and people, broadening their perception of the world. That being said, the luau at Grand Wailea was fantastic. Such beautiful music, dancing, chant, blessings, as well as delicious food and sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We won’t forget it. My kids will remember it forever and the world is yet a little bit more tangible now that they’ve seen this show.

  9. Gabriel

    A little confused about the name. I thought it was called Honuaula Luau? But I guess the name changed? Don’t know why. Anyway, whatever luau we went to at the Grand Wailea was AWESOME! I’ll go again without a doubt! Mucho mahalo!

    • Activity Authority

      Sorry for the confusion, Gabriel! The Grand Wailea was recently sold to a new group, and they’ve decided to take over much of the luau operations and rebranded it from the Honua’ula Luau to the ‘Aha’Aina Wailea Luau. Most people refer to it still as just the Grand Wailea Luau or the Grand Luau. We’re really glad you had a good time! See you next time!

  10. Nathan Goldstock

    Last year I was staying at the Grand Wailea, so it made sense to go this luau. Last time we went to the Marriott Luau. I think I liked that one a little better, but this Maui luau was pretty great too. The big differences were that the stage at the Grand luau is facing the buildings, not the ocean. Other than that, the food, service, show, and fire dancing were all amazing. We still watched the sunset over the water from our table, but I liked that the stage at the Marriott was situated in front of the sunset view. Only real big difference. If I stay at the Grand Wailea again, I may go here to save a few minutes walk, so really the difference was minimal. Thought I’d share, since I’m daydreaming and missed my trip this year… Thanks!

  11. David Sherman

    Hands down, this was the best meal we had in Hawaii! We did 3 nights in Kauai, then 5 in Maui, then ended with 2 in Oahu before flying home. We ate out for almost every meal, and had some great food and great times. But the spread at the Grand Wailea was impressive on a different level. Now, my only wish is for a group of Hawaiians to move to my home in North Carolina so that they can start and luau and bring their delicious food, music and dance to us full time! I’d be a regular, for sure. Thanks again!

  12. Katie May

    It was really fun, but I didn’t really like 1/2 the food. I’m kind of a picky eater, but still I was hoping for some food that wasn’t just all Hawaiian food.

  13. Lindy O.

    Phenomenal! My expectations were high and exceeded! I urge anyone looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience to do this luau. The music, food, dance, and sunset made it all encompassing. Then, of course, the fire dancers was the whipped cream and cherry on a great night.

  14. Leilani

    Hula is nothing new to me. I’ve been training since a very young child. I’ve been to more luaus than I can count (keiki 1st, graduation, wedding reception imu, plenty competiton and on and on. The dancers at the ‘Aha’Aina are spectacular. They’re 1st class and I’m glad to know a few of them. This show is worth going to, even as a local. ALOHA!

  15. Marie

    I’m so glad we chose to do the raft trip over the big boats. It was a friendly, fun trip where we all got to talk. I felt truly alive speeding to Molokini Crater from the boat ramp in Kihei. We got there before many other boats and had a great snorkel. When we left, the other boats were filling in, and there were tons of people in the water. But not on our boat. We were the only ones near us. Then we went to the backside and got to ride the elevator. If you’ve never done it, you need to try. I don’t think many other boats go to the back side. it’s pretty impressive looking down into the depths while rising up and down with the waves.

  16. Chelsea Cousins

    They want to charge me $120 to hold my five-month-old. She doesn’t eat food or sit on her own yet. Doesn’t make sense to charge an infant the same price as a 12-year-old that eats as much food as an adult. Greedy and stupid!

    • Maui Hawaii

      That does seem wrong. We’ll ask to see if they are looking to change this. Most luaus offer free infant rates.

  17. Tera Jones

    I’ve been to all the main islands and done luaus on 3 of them. This was my favorite because of the fire dancers and the food. Thank you!

  18. Bob N.

    If I had known, I would have gone twice on this trip. My first time at a luau and it was well-beyond my expectations. I’ll be back!

    • Maui Hawaii

      WOW, That’s a recommendation. Love to hear it! ALOHA!

  19. tatum

    I’m so glad I booked 2 months ago! You guys were sold out when I started looking at more activities.

  20. Ursula Littman

    Didn’t know we’d have that much fun! I want to go again tomorrow, but you’re booked up. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  21. Isabella Thompson

    I don’t understand how anyone could give this luau less than five stars. That one girl gave it one star because they charge for babies? For real? Maybe it’s not about the food consumption but more about the fact that you have a distracting baby possibly crying at your table? I don’t know, but this was a great dinner and show and I would dare anyone to give it less than 5.

  22. Jacqueline S

    I would recommend this. Never much for touristy stuff but this was good.

  23. Alice Wooten

    Worth the money time and energy. Even my husband left with a smile.

  24. Stan R. Bell

    Get the premium seating! Its worth the extra cash to have a closer table to the show. I’d do it again.

  25. James Gonzales

    I had an incredible time at The Grand Wailea Luau and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience authentic Hawaiian culture and cuisine. It made our night!

  26. S. Wilson

    During and after dinner we watched their amazing Polynesian show which had spectacular dance performances from dancers in colorful costumes to what I assume is traditional music. I particularly enjoyed the fire knife dancing which was a highlight for my husband and I. Thanks again!

  27. Jacob Anderson

    I’m a foodie, so trying the new dishes was my favorite part. Hawaiian dishes that I’d never tried like kalua pork, poi, lomi-lomi salmon, and haupia (some kind of coconut dessert pudding). The food was absolutely delicious! I need to learn how to make the pork like that.

  28. Matthew

    I recently had the pleasure of attending your Grand Luau in Maui, Hawaii and it was an unforgettable experience. My kids loved exploring the various activities including lei making, hula dancing, and cultural arts demonstrations. Fire dancing was the best though. Mahelo!

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