If you’re intrigued by traditional Polynesian music and dancing, this West Maui luau staple is one of the most entertaining you’ll find on Maui. Combining styles from Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand and Rarotonga, guests will love the beautiful setting on the Sunset Terrace, as well as the exotic feast, fire-knife dance finale and delicious cocktails. Held only steps from the award-winning Ka’anapali Beach, sit back and prepare for an evening of Hawaii-style entertainment at Maui’s longest running luau.
The ancient name for Lahaina, Lele is indeed a feast! From the creators of Old Lahaina Luau and Pacific’O Restaurant, guests at this luau will be treated to a 5 course, sit-down dinner from the Pacific Island nations of Tahiti, Aotearoa, Samoa and of course Hawaii. Once the playground for Maui’s Ali’i, or royalty, guests will enjoy amazing cuisine, exotic entertainment and stunning views at this intimate luau experience. Located conveniently in the heart of Lahaina Town, the Feast at Lele is within walking distance of West Maui’s famed Banyan Tree Park.
While almost everyone is familiar with Maui’s wide variety of luaus, there is also another option for entertainment after dark on Maui. Named the “Best Cultural Production in Maui,” ‘Ulalena is a captivating theatrical performance and cultural experience found nowhere else on earth. Located conveniently at Maui Theatre in Lahaina Town, guests will be treated to a stunning performance of Hawaii’s history and legends, including authentic Hawaiian music, dancing, instruments and more from the beginnings of Hawaiian civilization to the fall of the monarchy. Treat yourself to an evening of unique Hawaiian entertainment with friends or family.
Ulalena has been cancelled until further notice. SORRY!
If you’re an Elvis fan, you don’t want to miss this fun, family-friendly evening attraction! Voted TripAdvisor’s #1 Attraction on Maui, Burn’n Love showcases the sounds of award-winning performer and Elvis impersonator, Darren Lee. Capturing Elvis’ love of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as his top hits, dance moves and overall charm, guests of Burn’n Love are in for a real musical treat. Back-up dancers and a full band only add to the experience, and are guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat in no time. If you think you can only see Elvis in Las Vegas, here’s your chance to share in his love of Hawaii!
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One of the most well-reviewed and most authentic luaus on Maui, Old Lahaina Luau has been a West Maui entertainment staple since its opening in 1986. Located conveniently on Front Street in Lahaina, we love the level of detail and care that goes into this specific luau, from traditional floor seating to the cultural performances, music, atmosphere and more. For those interested in learning more about Hawaii and its rich history and culture, all while enjoying a gorgeous island backdrop, we highly recommend the Old Lahaina Luau.
Tip: Purchasing Old Lahaina Luau Tickets
Due to high-demand, buying Old Lahaina Luau tickets should be done well in advance. Most often, you need to book your seats at least 2 months ahead. We highly suggest booking one of these other great Maui Luaus.
If you love the idea of exploring Maui’s underwater world without actually having to get wet, we encourage you to check out the views from a Maui Submarine! Located conveniently off the shores of West Maui, guests will take a quick boat ride from Lahaina Harbor to arrive at the submarine before descending to depths of 100+ feet below the surface. Enjoy fun commentary from entertaining and knowledgable guides, as well as stunning views of the Carthaginian replica shipwreck, its artificial reef and surrounding marine life, and maybe even scuba divers! This is a perfect half-day activity for the whole family.
While the majority of travelers probably don’t think of horseback riding when they think of adventures in the Aloha State, it’s actually one of the best land activities on Maui and a great way to experience the stunning panoramic views of the island. Family-owned and operated, Mendes Ranch offers an intimate look into the history and terrain of some of Maui’s most remote areas. With morning and afternoon trail rides, guests will be treated to a horseback ride to the edge of Waihee Valley and along Maui’s coastline. Perfect for families, couples, groups of friends and solo adventurers, and no experience necessary!
While there are plenty of picturesque spots on Maui that can be reached by car, kayak, boat, bike or on foot, several of the most jaw-dropping and remote sites can only be experienced and appreciated from the sky. These Maui helicopter tours have over 30 years of flying experience on Maui and the rest of the major Hawaiian Islands, and each pilot doubles as a State-Certified Tour Guide, providing in-depth knowledge of Maui’s history, geography, culture, flora and fauna. Whether you’re excited to see hidden waterfalls within the West Maui Mountains, backside of Haleakala Crater or even the beauty of Maui’s neighbor islands, every member of your group will enjoy a helicopter ride in paradise.
Important note: Your ticket agent will need to know the full names and exact weight of each person flying.$179
It’s well known that Maui’s hiking trails offer some of the most gorgeous views of Hawaii. Whether you’ve always wanted to hike along lush trails to remote rainforest locations or in the otherworldly crater of the world’s largest dormant volcano. Guests will have a memorable experience alongside an experienced Maui trail guide. All hikes are considered easy to moderate levels, and vary by area of the island and length of time. Take the stress out of worrying about getting lost or which hiking trail is best for you and your travel group, and let a Maui local lead the way!
Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the semi-submerged cabin of the Reef Dancer as you watch fish, coral, and other impressive ocean life. We also have divers that follow the boat and bring some of the harder to find gems up to your large viewing window, including star fish and octopus.
Located only a short ferry ride from Maui, a trip to the neighbor island of Lana’i is an unforgettable experience. Departing multiple times per day from Lahaina Harbor in West Maui, the Maui-Lana’i passenger ferry is the easiest way to make a trip to this unique island. Crossing the Auau Channel, guests aboard the double decker ferry are likely to spot humpback whales in winter months, as well as other marine life like Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles year round. Once on island, explore nearby sites like Hulopoe Bay and Sweetheart Rock before heading back to Maui.$29.95
Whether the weather isn’t cooperating for an afternoon on the beach or you’re simply seeking a fun, family-friendly, educational experience for everyone in your group, a visit to the Maui Ocean Center is a must do. Named one of the Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S., guests will be intrigued by the variety of local marine life, talks from local marine naturalists and experts, weekly events, and even a scuba diving experience with sharks in the 750,000 gallon Open Ocean Exhibit. Learn more about Hawaii’s endemic marine life at this centrally located Maui visitor staple.
Named one of NBC’s “Best Things To Do In Maui,” Rappel Maui offers a thrilling tour that combines hiking, swimming and rappelling down some of Maui’s most remote waterfalls, tropical cliffs and freshwater pools. With the guidance and assistance of expert canyoneering guides, guests will be transported to a 30-acre botanical garden along the famous Road to Hana before practicing their rappelling skills down a 60 foot dry jungle wall, as well as scenic 50 foot and 30 foot waterfalls! No experience is necessary for this exhilarating Maui activity, and we highly recommend it for a unique way to see some Maui’s most beautiful natural landscapes. We’ll be offering booking soon!$67
Ride leisurely downhill for 26 miles with jaw-dropping views of Maui. These self-guided Haleakala Bike tours allows you the freedom to stop at anytime for photos on the side of the road and grab a coffee or a bite to eat at a deli, restaurant or snack stop. This is the best price for an expertly narrated van ride up and then experiencing the thrill of this world-famous Maui bike ride down.
Unique things to do in Maui
We’ve put together some of our favorite things to do that aren’t normally on Maui visitor radars. We’ll continue to add this and make it more discerning as we go. Visit again in a bit and see what’s changed!