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Oct 19, 2006 04:29 AM

Lahaina Luau or Feast at Lele?

Going to Maui in November, was wondering which one is more highly recommended. Realize that they are different from each other, but looking for pros and cons. Thanks.

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  1. I was torn between those 2 luaus, too and I chose to make reservations (online)for the Old Lahaina Luau. Interestingly enough, I called their 800 number first and was told there were no traditional mat seats available for the night we wanted but I was able to get them online. There were 5 of us: my 67-year-old mother, my husband and I and our 2 kids ages 11 and 9 and we all absolutely loved it. That being said, the food itself was certainly not the tastiest we had during our trip. I think the menu is available online at their website. The food was certainly varied and plentiful but generally like you would expect any banquet food to be. The drinks are free all night long and, once you are seated, servers will bring them to your table. The entertainment featured storytelling, drumming, music and the most amazing dancing I have ever seen. The staff was unbelievably gracious, especially considering they do this every night. The setting is beautiful and I took lots of photos of the sunset from the grounds of the luau. Next time we go to Maui, we will definitely go back to the Old Lahaina Luau. I also want to go to their breakfast show where they demonstrate traditional methods of fishing and craftmaking and tell more history of the island people.

    1. We've been to the OLL in 2001 and really liked it - as said above, the food is O.K. - the show great and the drinks are fine. I really don;t think I'd return. We are planning a return to Maui in February and are booked at the Feast at Lele - I have great expectations for the food.

      1. Thank you for the responses. Has anyone gone to both? Right now I am leaning more towards Feast at Lele, if only for the food.