Makena Beach Resort Luau – Maui

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As the sun sets over the crystal blue Pacific Ocean, the sound of the conch shell, the beating of the drums and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant signal the start of Maui’s Finest Lu’au. Presented by Tahu Productions, the Makena Lu’au will be an experience that you will no sooner forget. Enjoy a memorable celebration of the song and dance of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand and Tonga including traditional hula, culminating with the awe inspiring fire knife dancers. From the shell lei and Mai Tai tropical drink greeting, to the delicious island-style dinner buffet (Luau Buffet Menu) and riveting show, it will a celebration that South Maui has never seen.

Buffet Menu includes: Up-country mixed green salad, Island-style macaroni salad, Cucumber and Maui onion salad, Maui Gold pineapple with toasted coconut flakes, Green pea and roasted mixed-nut salad, Rotelli pasta salad with sun dried tomato vinaigrette, Lomi-lomi salmon, Poi, Freshly baked rolls with sweet butter, Hawaiian-style fried rice, Steamed sweet potatoes with coconut butter glaze, Teriyaki chicken with pineapple salsa, Pulehu beef steak with paniolo BBQ sauce, Crispy Maui onions, Kalua pig & cabbage with Maui onions, Steamed island mahi-mahi on bed of stir-fry vegetables, Haupia Coconut sponge cake, Banana sponger cake, Double-fudge chocolate brownies, Maui Gold pineapple bread pudding, Tahitian vanilla bean custard sauce.

Beverages: beer, wine, Mai Tai, and soft drinks are included in your price. Specialty Premium drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.

Ali’i Package:

Includes arrival lei greeting, Arrival Mai Tai, VIP seating in front, Hawaiian Luau Buffet and Tableside drink service.

Standard Package:

Includes arrival lei greeting, Arrival Mai Tai, Hawaiian Luau Buffet, Premier seating in the center of the lawn.


Show Only:

Includes arrival lei greeting, and seating in overflow center and wings

What to know


What days of the week do you operate? Wednesdays

What is your check in time? 5:00 pm

What is your schedule of events?

5:30 pm: Shell lei and Mai Tai greeting, Cultural presentations, poi ball dancing, coconut tree climbing, fresh flower lei making and Hawaiian games.

6:00 pm: Imu Ceremony and Luau Dinner

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Polynesian Show with Fire Knife Dance

Do you provide Transportation? No.

How much does parking cost? Our location offers free valet parking. Parking area leads directly to the Luau entrance.

Do children have special rates? All children 5 and under are free, with the exception of Ali’i type seating.

Driving Directions [ show ]

5400 Makena Alanui, Makena, Hawaii 96753

Makena Beach & Golf Resort

5400 Makena Alanui, Makena, Hawaii 96753

From Lahaina about a 50 minute drive

Head southeast on Front St toward Papalaua St.

Take the 1st left onto Papalaua St.

Take the 2nd right onto Honoapiilani Hwy/State Hwy 30

Slight right at N Kihei Rd

Turn right at S Kihei Rd

Slight left at Okolani Dr

Turn right at Wailea Alanui Dr

Continue straight onto Makena Rd

Continue onto Makena Alanui

Destination will be on the right



Check In: 5:00 pm
Gates Open: 5:30 pm
Food Served: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm
Duration: 2.5 hrs

(All times approximate and subject to change)

Includes: Shell lei and Mai Tai greeting, cultural presentations, poi ball dancing, coconut tree climbing, fresh flower lei making and Hawaiian games, imu ceremony, luau dinner, Polynesian show
Bring: Casual Attire
Required: Valid ID Required for Alcoholic Drinks (21+)
Location: Makena Beach Resort – 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena HI 96753

and Parking:

No transportation provided, free valet parking
Notes: • Special food needs can be accommodated with advance notice

• Only operates Wednesdays and Saturdays

• Premium Ali’i seating available for additional fee



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