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Review of The Grand Luau at Honua'ula

The Grand Luau at Honua'ula
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Walking distance to our hotel - lovely sunset and fantastic show. This particular one had a competition and that was really neat to see. - something different.

Visited April 2011
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Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The show was great...the fire dancer was crazy good!...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We had heard about this luau because our friends had gone and said it was great. It was a bit of a drive from where we were staying in Ka'anapali. My kids were having a hard time with the idea of getting in the car for an hour to go to a "grown up" show. Well, by the end of the night both of my boys were super excited, asking if we could come again tomorrow! The luau is held on this grassy area in front of the ocean, where you get to see a spectacular sunset. You get to watch the roasted pig unearthed from it's cooking place underground. The food was really good...even my picky eaters found something they liked. Loved the narrator of the show! Her voice really pulled you in! The dancers were great too! But the fire dancer was amazing! The guy made fire dance like I'd never seen before! He was so into it, he was almost in a trance. We all really enjoyed it. Both my boys say it was the highlight of their trip!

Visited January 2012
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Brandon, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An entertaining evening”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This luau is not a traditional luau, but it was quite entertaining. The service was friendly and fast (we were in VIP seating), I'm not a picky eater, and I found the food decent, although nothing to get excited about. The show was entertaining and the fire dancer at the end put on a good show. It wasn't an amazing experience, but I wasn't upset about what we got out of the evening.

Visited January 2012
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Qingdaosh�
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic folklore, entertainment, location but the food was so-so”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The location on the ocean was magnificent, especially when we saw a whale frolicking while we were drinking Maitais from the open bar.

The show was very well done and entertaining. It featured Hula lessons, a folklore filled storyline, fire show and more.

The food was so-so and we were all so disappointed in the Long John Silver style fried "local" fish, it was dry dry dry. I mean come on, it is Hawaii for crying out loud, a nice grilled or sautéed fish is not too much to ask for. The desserts with coconut and pineapple cakes redeemed the food experience a little.

Visited January 2012
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Crescent City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Horrribly Commercialized”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

No poi at this luau! The main staple of any Hawaiian Luau to begin with. Also the Kaluha Pig smelled like a road kill ! It did not smell any better after it was placed on serving platters. I have been to my share of Luaus over the years and never saw a pig covered with "Gauze"!! Traditionally, a lava rock pit, with burlap and banana leaves cover the pig and all in red dirt. The smell should be a wonderful, smokey, barbeque smell. This was so bad, we had to walk away as far as possible. Yuckkk!
The entertainment, was so "OVER" performed and so far from traditional Hawaiian performances. It would of been nice to have seen basic Hawaiian hula dancers in actual green grass skirts. It was truely disheartening to see wonderful Hawaiian traditions camoflauged with such commericializim. I suppose many tourists have never been to Hawaii and wouldn't know the difference. I regret we bought the deluxe tickets to boot! Sad to see such a lack of authenticity.

Visited September 2011
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