Royal Lahaina Luau
The Royal Lahaina Luau is the best family luau on Maui. With a beachside setting at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali, this luau features the largest buffet menu, a kid’s menu and a child-friendly rate. These are just a few of the amenities that separate the Royal Lahaina Luau from all other luaus in Maui. Join us for an evening of myths, legends, and tradition with a Polynesian Revue that spans the different cultures of Hawaii with dances from the islands that represent ancient Polynesia. The Royal Lahaina Luau is also known as “The Myths & Legends Show” and was the first Maui luau to introduce multiple fire-knife dancers to its show. The Royal Lahaina Luau is the longest running Maui luau. The show has evolved over the years as most luau shows do and is generally considered the best luau on the island by many. You can take home the memories with a souvenir photo that is taken when you enter the luau. There are local craftsmen’s offering handmade jewelry; traditional statue carving, local attire and much more that make great gifts. With a live Imu Ceremony and an audience participation with the lovely hula dancers, your evening under the stars will be long remembered after you return home.
The best seating is VIP. This is the first row of seats directly in front of the stage. The VIP section tables are spaced a little further apart providing a little more room to move around
Royal Lahaina Luau Menu
The buffet is legendary. It’s the largest buffet out of any luau and the only one that caters to children. Even during the challenging years for the visitor industry, the Royal Lahaina Resort has never removed selections from the buffet line as other Maui luaus have done. Known for their children’s buffet bar you can be assured that your kids will eat and you will be amazed at the immense variety of delicious food.
Entrees – Roasted Kalua Pork , Roasted Kalua Turkey, Fresh Island Fish, Asian Style Chicken, Grilled Teriyaki Steaks
Salads & Sides – Tossed Green Salad with Island Dressing, Fresh Fruit, 7 Assorted Salads, Corn on the Cob, Fried Rice, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Taro and Guava Bread, Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes
Children’s Buffet Bar – Mac and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs
Dessert Bar- Coconut Cream Cake, Chocolate Cake, Haupia (Hawaiian Pudding)
Bar & Beverage – The Tiki Bar offers all your favorite tropical blends and beer on tap.
After dinner sit back and enjoy the magic of Polynesia as the hula dancers weave their stories rich in culture and tradition. The ocean stage captures incredible ocean views, especially at sunset. Your worries will melt away and the kids will watch wide-eyed as the islanders perform the graceful hula to melodic Hawaiian music. You will be immersed in the simplicity and friendliness our Hawaiian Aloha and Ohana (family). This is a great experience for, one where your family will connect with the ancient Hawaiian culture still alive in the islands.
The exciting conclusion to your evening of entertainment is 7 fire dancers with some twirling poi balls igniting the night with circles of fire.
THE MYTHS OF MAUI
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free cancellation
- No booking or Credit card fees
Royal Lahaina Resort.
GPS: 2780 Keka’a Drive Lahaina Hawaii 96761
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Summer Only).
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Winter: 4:45pm Check-in, 5:15pm Luau
Summer: 5:15pm Check-in, 5:45pm Luau
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Duration: 3 hours
Tip of the Day:
The only seats you don’t want are the seats along the hedgerow that separates the luau grounds from the beach as they are too angled for good views of the stage.
Full disclosure, this was my first and only luau. My wife and I had a good time, it was an interesting show they put on, but I don't believe it was worth the $120 for each ticket. The show was fine but the seating arrangement wasn't great. I couldn't sit next to my wife and the way the tables were situatied I had 3/4 of the stage behind my back. The fire dancer also dropped his baton during the show.. that wasn't great and kind of put a damper on the crowd.
When it was time to eat I was also rather disappointed. The shredded pork was not warm (and rather dry). The fried fish that they served was more cold than warm, if that makes sense. Also they only serve house liquors, unless you want to pay an extra $5 per drink. If you want a frozen drink that's an additional $15 (you get unlimited refills but who is to say you will enjoy it?).
Our ticket also said we could get some photos with the cast but they were not around before/after the show... Due to all the above I would not highly recommend this show/meal.
So, given some of the reviews of this (which I only read after I booked it), I was a little bit nervous about what we would encounter!
But it feels like they have been acting on the feedback. We maybe queued for about 5 minutes to register - and as soon as the queue started getting longer they brought out extra staff.
The seats weren't close together at all - we had more than enough room!
They called up the tables logically to the buffet so again there was maybe a two minute queue. They brought drinks round all the time so there was no real need to go to the bar (but most of the time that was queueless too!).
Admittedly there were only two ladies toilets, but there were also lots of signs where there were alternative facilities.
So! The logistics of it all were much better than expected. BUT, we were left with a very sour taste in our mouths being asked to pay $5 to park. After spending $200 on tickets it just seemed a little petty and money-grabbing.
The actual show was great - and we really liked the Christmas twist. All in all, it was a great experience as part of our Maui trip.
My husband and I came here after the Feast at Lele cancelled on us twice. It ended up being a really nice luau and I'm glad we went to this one. We did the VIP ticket which I would recommend for the slightly higher price. You get let in before the general admission so it gives you time to get a drink, explore the grounds, take some pictures, and find your table before it gets crowded. It's located along the coast so you can enjoy a hopefully beautiful sunset to the west. The food was good but I wouldn't call it all stand out. I really enjoyed the pork, fish, and sweet potatoes. There is a wide selection in The buffet and I would recommend trying a little bit of everything that interests you. The drinks weren't the best I've had but it's an open bar so I can't complain too much. VIP tickets allow you to be first in line for the food and you get a special, shorter bar line. They keep the food lines moving pretty well so even if you're not VIP ticket it didn't seem like you had to wait too long. The show was excellent. The MC did a great job. They do a good job of filling the down time between dances to keep the audience engaged. The dire dancing part was fantastic! All in all a very standard luau worth checking out. And it's especially convenient if you stay at the Royal Lahaina because you can just walk home.
Luau show was great, but seating was crowded (almost as if over-sold). Would rather have paid and extra $5-10 per ticket and had fewer people and a more intimate setting. Also wish you could buy reserved seats.
Do not think you're missing out if this was full or you don't have time. Lame af!
You get there, you check in, stand in line, get a picture taken, and then stand in line for until about ten till six. No point in getting there at 530 because you just stand there. It was cloudy but if was sunny bring an umbrella for shade.
They seat you according to an assigned number. You get put at lunch style tables. You can grab a drink from the bar at this point. The bar tender was great.
They give a small plate of pineapple for half a table to share. Then you wait to get called for food. Food was okay but nothing great. It's just standard catered food.
Lines for bathrooms were too long. Basically two women's stalls for 100+ people. They weren't maintained through the night.
Overall, this is worth about 50 bucks.