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A luau can be a blast, and, if your time allows for one, they are highly recommended. The better ones are at the higher price end, and you should book them in advance.
In South Maui, we prefer the Marriott luau over the other option. The show is better with some audience participation, the mai tais weren’t watered down, the food was better, and the pig you saw come out of the ground is the pig you eat.
Luaus are a major attraction. You get what you pay for, and many of the best book weeks or months in advance, so reserve early. Plan your luau night early on in your trip to help you get into the Hawaiian spirit.
At the Marriott luau, there is a simply breathtaking backdrop of the ocean, and the tasty buffet serves a plethora of local staples and desserts. The performance concludes with a jaw-dropping solo fire-knife dance.
Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.
The Marriott luau has a highly entertaining performance, and the backdrop of the setting sun creates a panorama you would expect from a luau in paradise.
If inclement weather is forecast, the event may be moved into a ballroom, with guests also given the option to reschedule or receive a refund if they'd prefer.
Although the "fire knife dance" is steeped in ancient Samoan tradition where sharp knives were used by Samoan warriors to demonstrate their battle prowess, today in Hawaiian luaus the performers typically use wooden or metal staffs rather than knives. But it is still thrilling (and dangerous)!
Yes, the facilities are ADA compliant. Wheelchairs can even be provided if needed.