Te Au Moana, The Ocean Tide, is an extraordinary luau experience. A constant among the vast generations of Hawaiians and Polynesians is the ocean tide. The tide linking all of Oceania, Te Au Moana, shares the ancestral telling of the people of Maui and the Pacific through lavish songs and dances; songs and dances that celebrate their intrinsic skills. Fishing, gathering, gift giving, romance, tapa making (bark cloth) were vital aspects of daily Polynesian life. Te Au Moana celebrates these natural relationships among the Polynesians, and invites you to enjoy an extraordinary Luau experience like no other.
Te Au Moana is presented in 3 storytelling acts. Retelling of the legendary episodes of Maui as he lifted the heavens from the earth so that man could walk tall, slowing the sun so that his mother Hina could dry her kapa, retrieving ava from the gods so man could partake, and fishing up the islands from the sea. Features dances from Tahiti, Tonga, and the Atolls of the Cook Islands. Celebrates with ukulele players, torch dance and the dangerous fire knife dance of Samoa.
Flower Craft: It is common throughout Polynesia to find great gatherings of people weaving indigenous foliage and flowers into elaborate arrangements. Guests will share in the pastime by creating their own floral piece; and learn of the significance of the lei and experience its timeless appeal.
Kapa: Otherwise tapa or bark cloth can be found throughout all of Polynesia. To Hawaiians it is a hana no’eau or skilled art that survived extinction and is being constantly revived.
Coconut Husking: The coconut is a central staple to the Polynesian diet. Maui’s mother Hina is closely associated with the coconut throughout the South Pacific. Our coconut artisan will demonstrate the skill of husking, opening, and processing of the coconut from liquid to milk as it has been prepared for hundreds of years.
Casual Hulas and Storytelling: Hula to share with guests who wish to remain seated and enjoy the ambiance.
Tongan Crafters: Dressed in traditional garments, our cousins the Tongan Crafters and Carvers display hand crafted artifacts for discussion and storytelling.
Samoan Crafter: Native to the islands of Samoa, our Samoan crafter shares with you the crafts and stories behind the craft that come from her homeland.
Hawaiian Artisans: Maui’s own Kapu family will provide a Hawaiian exhibit and offer deep insight into the multitude of Hawaiian Weapons, epic voyages, and royal lineages of Maui.
Ulamaika: A Hawaiian game played during the Makahiki harvest festival.
Imu: The remarkable underground oven cooking of a whole pig using the same methods of the ancients.
Buffet Menu includes: Sauteed Fresh Island Fish with lemon macadamia nut butter, Potato Salad, Imua Baked Kalua Pig, Grilled Teriyaki Steaks, Shoyu Chicken, Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Stir-fry Vegetables, Tossed Kula Greens, Sliced Maui Onions with rock salt, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Poi, Asian Sambal, Tropical Fruit Compote, Cucumber Namasu Salad.
Beverages: Open Bar.
What to know
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
What is your check in time? 4:30 pm
What is your schedule of events?
4:30pm Banquet staff available to start the evening
5:00pm Bar opens, Photo opportunity with lei
5:45pm Live music, Crafters, and Interactive Stations
6:15pm Imu Unearthing
6:30pm Buffet opens
7:30pm Te Au Moana Show begins
8:30pm Evening Ends
(Once luau commences, evening events may start & end earlier. Times subject to seasonal change.)
Do you provide Transportation? No.
Do children have special rates? All children 5 and under are free.
Combo Special – $5 off Adult Ticket Price
Book a Maui Luau and any other activity on our website and get $5 off our already discounted price for your adult luau tickets.
Call our reservation center during normal business hours or put coupon code MAUILUAU5 in the comments box during checkout to get a $5 rebate.
*A special cancellation policy applies to package deals. Activities may not be cancelled separately. Cancellations must be done 48 hrs prior to first event.
Due to the popularity of preferred seating at this luau. Please call us to verify availability of preferred seating if you plan to attend within 4 weeks of booking.
(All times approximate and subject to change)
|Welcome Drink, Photo opportunity, Welcome Lei, Activities, Open Bar, Imu ceremony, Buffet Dinner, Polynesian Revue Show
|Casual Attire, Light Sweater
|Valid ID Required for Alcoholic Drinks (21+)
|Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
|No transportation provided.
|Free Self Parking. Valet Parking $40.00 (Prices liable to change w/o notice)
|• Special food needs can usually be accommodated with advance notice
• Children age 5 and under are free
• Preferred seating available for additional fee (Please call to check on availability.)