Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott

South Maui

Duration: 3 hours

Time: Evening

  • Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history depicted through song and dance
  • Spectacular fire knife dance
  • All-you-can-eat feast with variety of Hawaiian dishes and open bar with tropical cocktails
  • Imu ceremony with unearthing of cooked pig
  • Overlooking beautiful beach and sunset as backdrop


Experience the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with the Te Au Moana (“The Ocean Tide”) Luau at the oceanfront Marriott Resort in Wailea. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar, an Imu ceremony unearthing the pig cooking in a traditional underground oven, interactive activities such as island tattoos and hula dancing, and authentic and entertaining performances with vibrant costumes depicting the stories of Hawaii and the Polynesian people, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. All of this takes place with a scenic backdrop of a tropical beach and a setting sun over the Pacific Ocean.

Full current menu here, with allergen information noted. If you have dietary restrictions that are not supported sufficiently by this menu or have severe allergies, please answer the question at checkout so arrangements can be made in advance by the luau.

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  • Exciting fire-knife dance
  • Warm host provides insightful commentary to audience that compliments the beautiful storytelling through song and dance
  • Everyone receives fresh flower lei necklace (pending availability, otherwise a carved wooden turtle necklace)
  • Wide variety of traditional Hawaiian activities, as well as imu ceremony
  • Free self parking
  • Plentiful audience interaction

UPDATE (September)

This luau has returned to the pre-COVID seating setup -- shared tables with up to 10, and both standard and premium seating options. Other COVID changes that continue for now (but are subject to change) are: 1) pre-arranged table assignments to allow for some social distancing at tables, 2) table service instead of buffet (except walk-up bar), and 3) limited interactive activities, audience participation on stage, and flower leis.

If you've checked the booking calendar above and don't see any availability for the only dates you can do (note: luau doesn't operate on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays) and you are a party of 4+, please submit our waitlist form. You can also check out our West Maui luau


Standard Seating

$240 for ages 13+
$165 for ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 & under

Premium Seating

$275 for ages 13+
$190 for ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 & under

Pricing for both packages reflects full table service (gratuity is included). 

2023 Schedule
Although 2023's schedule and pricing is currently tentative, we are now accepting bookings for most of 2023. Once 2023 details are finalized this fall, in the unlikely event there is a change that impacts your booking, you will be contacted right away. A benefit of getting your booking in early is it will be at the top of the line for securing the best seats (in the package booked). However, if you prefer to wait until the 2023 schedule is more final, you can check back this fall for when this message is removed/updated, or you can submit our waitlist form to be contacted at that time.

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Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

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.

Fodor's Guidebook:

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.

Moon Guidebook:

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.