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The Grand Luau at Honua'ula

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Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8443
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Voted the #1 Best Luau in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll, THE...

Voted the #1 Best Luau in South Maui by the Maui News readers' poll, THE GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA is a must-see, rich, cultural experience! Located at the award-winning Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, this luxurious setting, just steps from the sea, is truly magical!"HONUA'ULA" means "Sacred Lands" and refers to the Grand Luau's physical setting which is surrounded by the rising slopes of Haleakala and the expansive azure blue of the Pacific Ocean. Gather with your friends and family for an event destined to become the highlight of your island visit. Join in a variety of ancient Hawaiian activities and games. Discover a unique treasure at our island handicraft market. Witness the unearthing of the kalua pig from the "imu", our traditional underground oven. Sip tasty tropical drinks from our premium open bar available throughout the evening. Savor our bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with a generous variety to please everyone's palate. Dine comfortably at our intimate tables while viewing the breathtaking sunset and the star-filled skies above. Enjoy our spectacular show as THE GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA brings to life the ancient stories,songs and dances of the Pacific islands. Feel the genuine touch of Aloha, under the palm trees,caressed by breezes. Experience the GRAND LUAU AT HONUA'ULA and celebrate the true magic of Maui!

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Great family fun

While it's not the traditional Luau I have been to in the past, on the beach, it was great family fun. Can't beat the open bar and the food on the buffet was tasty. Beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it's not the traditional Luau I have been to in the past, on the beach, it was great family fun. Can't beat the open bar and the food on the buffet was tasty. Beautiful sunset in the background. Entertaining with dancers, swing acrobats, music, and fire routine. Quite enjoyable.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were originally booked for the Feast at Lele in Lahaina, but after driving to Lahaina one night for dinner and realizing how far a drive it was from our hotel in Wailea, we decided to find a closer luau to our hotel. The reason we booked the Feast at Lele was for the assigned seats, individual tables and waiter... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd always wanted to go to a luau - they look like so much fun on TV...and this one was fun, but not quite what I expected. On TV, everyone gets lei's to wear. At the grand luau, you need to buy them for an extra $10. Not a big deal. On TV, everyone has these big tropical-looking drinks. At... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should have realized when I saw the discounted tickets at Costco that there might be a good reason for the savings; our whole experience confirmed as much. Let me first explain that I have previously lived in Hawaii, I worked in the wholesale travel industry there and I have taught classes in customer service. I purchased tickets for this... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were scheduled to do the luau but while passing on a walk one night we were extremely underwhelmed by it that we canceled. I should note this was recommended by the Four Seasons, which is why we had originally booked. Thankfully, we were within the cancellation window an the Grand hotel was super nice about it. After going to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this luau as it had a nice combination of food, show, and a bit of history and culture. We were a group of five with varied interests and everyone had a great time. The other folks at our table were a lot of fun too. I think there are a couple of things to keep in mind.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We book through Costco, saved a few bucks. We were a party of 12 including 4 small kids. I was there at 4:00 pm to reserve a table, still ended up near the back, center though. The grandkids snuck up to front to watch the show. They had great seats! Typical buffet, nothing special, but they must do better on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Wailea & wanted to do a Laua & I can't understand why our hotel only recommended a Laua about a 40 minute drive away when this fantastic one held at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea is in walking distance of any hotel in Wailea. We booked premium tickets which gave us good seats 2nd row back. The... More 

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Jennifer P, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Luau at Honua'ula, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're glad you visited our luau and enjoyed the performances. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Lebam, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The food at this luau was very good. However the line is very very long. The servers and wait staff and bartenders could have been a little more friendly. The show was definitely unique. It was more like watching a play. But the setting was beautiful.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Really bad food! The pork was so bad smelling that I could not eat it and that's what I was looking forward to at the Luau! I've been to about 5 luaus in 3 islands in the past 18 years. The fish was over cooked, and the salad dressing was syrupy and tasked like a cheap one out of a... More 

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Jennifer P, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Luau at Honua'ula, responded to this review

Aloha, We're sorry to hear of your recent experience. We value our guests and their feedback. We'll share your comments with our management team as well as the resort. Thank you More 

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