Get Your Mai Tai On at Maui’s Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau Maui

Old Lahaina Luau is one of Maui’s most famous visitor attractions that people enjoy on a trip to Hawaii

No trip to Hawaii would be complete without attending at least one luau. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the culture of the islands than to indulge yourself in one of these traditional feasts. One of Hawaii’s most notable luaus is Old Lahaina Luau, located on the island of Maui. A favorite of the locals, as well as the tourists, the Old Lahaina Luau is sure to be the highlight of any trip to the islands.

One of the things that set this luau apart from the various others is the painstaking attention to every small detail that makes it a truly authentic Hawaiian luau. Upon arrival, each guest is greeted with a refreshing Maui mai tia to drink and given a lei made with fresh, tropical flowers. The luau grounds are situated right along the ocean and offer an incredible view of both Molokai and Lanai as well as the near guarantee of a spectacular Hawaiian sunset.

As you enjoy your evening, you can stroll around the grounds of the Old Lahaina Luau and enjoy the various arts and crafts that are locally made and perhaps pick up a souvenir. A traditional part of the ceremony is the unearthing of the Kallua pig from its imu (the traditional underground oven of Hawaii). After this ceremony, which draws a large crowd, dinner is served and the food is legendary in the islands. Along with the Kalua pig, there are other traditional island foods such as grilled mahi mahi, guava glazed chicken, and poi.

This luau, more than any others, tells a story filled with the history and culture of Hawaii that dates back to the migration to Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean. You can also learn the history of the hula dancing and trace its evolution from the kahiko to many of the more modern forms of today. The dance has changed greatly from the days of the missionaries and has been influenced greatly by tourism.

Whether you go for the food, the atmosphere, or the history, the Old Lahaina Luau is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your trip to Hawaii.

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