Royal Lahaina Myths of Maui Luau in Lahaina, HI

Royal Lahaina Luau Grounds2780 Keka'a DriveLahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Held at the Royal Kona Resort, the Lava, Legends and Legacies Polynesian Luau offers an amazing experience for all ages. Guests are welcomed with beautiful shell leis, followed by a mouthwatering all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet featuring an unearthing ceremony of the Kalua pua’a (roasted pork), and a high-energy music and dance show. The luau also showcases a Samoan fire knife dance, a traditional imu presentation, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lahaina, Maui Travel Experts
  • Bring your camera for photos with the cast after the show.
  • Features an all-you-can-eat buffet and a kids buffet.
  • Gates open at 6:00 pm.
  • The oceanfront landscapes lead to beautiful photos and memories.


from Royal Lahaina Myths of Maui Luau
Every evening as the sun sets over the crystal blue seas of the Pacific, the sound of a conch shell and the beating of drums signal the start of an exciting Polynesian Luau. Enjoy a breathtaking celebration of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian and Samoan dance and music as the performers weave the legends of the South Pacific into spellbinding performances.

Highlights include:
  • Prime Oceanfront Location on Kaanapali Beach
  • Aloha Shell Lei Welcoming, photo opportunities and arts & crafts demonstrations
  • Open Bar with standard cocktails, mai tais, beer, wine, soda & fruit punch
  • Traditional Imu (Underground Oven) Presentation
  • An All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet with traditional island fare & delicacies
  • Keiki (Children) Buffet
  • Dynamic & lyrical Polynesian revue with Master of Ceremonies, Dancers, Musicians & Fire Artists
  • Fire Dance Finale with all performers

Gates open at 6:00 pm
Pre-show starts at 6:15 pm
Dinner Buffet at 6:30 pm
Show Starts at 7:20 pm

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Alyssa Davis
San Diego , CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Royal Lahaina Luau"
June, 2018
Great show. The worst part is the wait to get in and seated. You have to go early and wait in line. Food and drinks were good!
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Tip: Go early!

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Araceli Arroyo
Corona , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Luau on Maui"
May, 2018
Overall it was a pleasant luau. The food was better than we expected from the reviews we had read. The presentation could’ve been a little bit longer. I think a lot of time was spent on just waiting around. We went for our two-year-old to experience Hawaiian culture as she loves musical productions and she seemed to enjoy it.
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Tip: Make sure to take your sun glasses off before they snap your picture

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"Great show, only medium food"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
This was the first Luau we joined. It was all in all a nice experience. The show was really great. Especially the male dancers seemed to have fun. The female dancers seemed more reserved. But the dancing was very good. The food was unfortunately not great. The drinks were ok but the hot tea was brewed chlorine water and undrinkable. (Many people went for tea as the night was much more chilly than expected.) All in all, I would not really recommend this Luau if there is a chance to see another one.
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"Tourist Trap! Buyer Beware!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019 NEW
We attended this Lu'au during our first visit to Maui. It was our first Lu'au and something I wanted to do for a long time. All of the other reviewers who state that this is a "cattle call" operation are spot on. The "VIP" seating in the "first row" is a clear misrepresentation. The first row actually refers to the first table row, which is 10 or 12 seats deep. So we sat in the middle, but paid for first row seating. Also, the food...well, that was a certain let down. The pork was so dry, it was difficult to swallow. The food is served buffet style, so there is a constant flow of people walking about. The place never settles down. But...the food...mediocre cafeteria level food at best. Nothing stood out and it definitely tasted mass produced. The vegetables in the rice were frozen, not fresh, and the whole meal was just troth for the masses. The drinks are watered down, bottom shelf mixed drinks...served in plastic cups, airplane style. Our server appeared to have had a bad day...she could not bring herself to smile, no matter how much we tried. The show itself was mostly about sales pitches for merchandise (they do a "fashion show" and then strongly encourage that you get the wraps and such from their merchandise stand outside). It was embarrassing...even the people at our table were appalled. The dancers do their routine with little passion. The fire dance lasted about 3 minutes and consisted of two or three dancers twirling torches. The show is called "Drums of the Pacific" but they actually only have one dance involving one drum...So...with that, it was in no way what we expected and we fell like we paid Madison Square Garden prices for a community theater presentation. If you are looking to attend a Lu'au...please take your money elsewhere. Luckily, we booked our event through our hotel, the Ritz Carlton, who stood behind their brand and refunded us our money immediately with apologies. I was told that the Old Lahaina Lu'au or the Lu'au at the Andez Resort are supposed to be wonderful...
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"Awful food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2019 NEW
I would have guessed that a lu'au would have fabulous food, but the food that was served on New Year's Eve was mediocre at best. Their buffet included prime rib, but it turned out to be very thin slices of roast beef, more like shoe leather. And come to think of it, I'm not sure that I saw all of the buffet items that they advertised. They had a large dessert bar, but nothing there was worth the calories. They were like the strange pre-made items that you find on a Chinese buffet. While the drinks were free-flowing, they were quite tasteless. Even the Shirley Temple was awful. That all said about the food, the entertainment was quite good. We paid approximately $200 for our tickets. They were ultimately worth less than $100 in my opinion.
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"Food just ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2019 NEW
The Show was good. The food was ok . The drinks were very watered down. The dessert was horrible . i had to spit my dessert out into a napkin . i was very dissapointed in the dessert my favorite part of any meal. My family of 5 said the same thing . The fish was really good. Overall it was just ok .
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Owings, MD
"Real good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2019 NEW
Show was engaging interesting and food was very good.Great way to enjoy the evening with friends and family.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Lahaina Myths of Maui Luau

What is included in my ticket price?
All guests enjoy exceptional entertainment including photo opportunities of the gorgeous oceanfront or after the show with our performers, arts and crafts, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Maori traditional music and dance, and more.

Dinner and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also included with every purchased ticket. Adults can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet including traditional island fare and delicacies, while the children enjoy their own buffet. Our open bar includes cocktails, Mai Tais, beer, wine, soda, and juice. Guests also can view a traditional Imu (underground oven) ceremony.

What is on the buffet menu?
The buffet menu includes:

Cold Entrees:

  • Green Salad
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • Papaya Seed dressings
  • Macaroni Salad: a combination of elbow macaroni noodles, mayonnaise, shredded carrots, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Banana Mandarin Macadamia Nut Salad: a fruit salad including banana, mandarin oranges, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts mixed together with mayonnaise.
  • Cucumber Namasu: a tangy Asian mixture of cucumber, carrots, onions, and rice vinegar
  • Asian Shrimp Salad: fresh watercress, bean sprouts, cucumber, celery, carrots, tomato, bell pepper, onions and shrimp in mixed with oriental dressing.
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon: a Hawaiian recipe of salted salmon, onions, and tomatoes
  • Poi: a Hawaiian delicacy, pounded taro root with water

  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Whole Kernel Corn
  • Molokai Sweet Potato: a purple sweet potato variety that is steamed and served with coconut syrup and flakes

Hot Entrees:
  • Fried Rice: rice, pan-fried with peas, carrots, garlic, onions, and soy sauce
  • Pan-fried Noodles: chow mein noodles pan fried with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, chives, and soy sauce
  • Huli Chicken on veggie long rice noodles: a recipe of chicken, veggies and long rice noodles marinated in an Asian influenced sauce and baked.
  • Kalua Pork: Roasted pork cooked in the imu, underground oven.
  • Teriyaki Beef
  • Sesame, Honey Island Fish w/ spinach, and a mango, coconut sauce:  a sesame, honey basted fish broiled on spinach, topped with a mango, coconut cream sauce.

Keiki Menu:
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Hot Dogs
  • Potato Chips

  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate frosting
  • White Cake with White Frosting and Coconut Shavings
  • Guava tart: A filling guava jam and vanilla pudding on a tart crust
  • Haupia: A Hawaiian dessert of gelatin coconut pudding
When should I arrive?
The gates open at 6:00 pm with the pre-show beginning at 6:15 pm. We recommend that guests arrive right around 6:00 pm.

Is fire dancing safe?
Yes. Audience members are not in danger when the fire artists and dancers are performing. Our performers and crew are all thoroughly trained in all safety practices in the case of an emergency.

What should I do if I need to cancel my reservation?

You can change your order at NO COST before the cancellation date. To modify the number of tickets, you must cancel the original order and make a new order for the new date or time. This can be done from within your account by logging in or by contacting customer service by telephone. Any additional costs for changes would be charged to a card number you provide for the new purchase. We do not keep your credit card information on file for security purposes.

Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.