Old Lahaina Luau
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The Old Lahaina Luau is hands down one of the most popular things to do on Maui. Many say that if you haven't been to a luau before, this is the one to attend, and it's largely because Lahaina prides itself on sticking to tradition while other luaus have started to kowtow to touristy notions. You'll dine on a meal of Kalua Pua'a (roasted pork), Pulehu steak, lomi lomi salmon and poi (mashed taro plant). Plus, you'll listen to chants and witness hula dancing, all set along the waterfront on Front Street at sunset.
But opinions of the food are split. One disappointed vacationer describes it to Yahoo! Travel as "luke warm at best, bland, and not all-you-can-eat." But a TripAdvisor traveler says,"I wish I had got some of the recipes like the guava chicken. YUM!" The price tag (nearly $100 for adults, and more than $60 for children) also causes pause.
The Old Lahaina Luau takes place nightly in the town of Lahaina and lasts about three hours. Luaus from April to September start at 5:45 p.m. while those from October to March begin at 5:15. p.m. Visit the website to plan your night out, and remember to make your reservation well in advance.