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Maui luau

Just One Bite Oct 4, 2011 08:58 AM


My husband and I just decided a few days ago to go to Maui for our anniversary. So we leave next Wednesday for 6 days! We are very excited but don't have our normal time to plan.

We'd love a suggestion for a luau, and an anniversary meal too. I've been reading these boards so have written down lots of suggestions but didn't find any luau info except the Feast at Lele (which sounds great, but are there others we should consider?)

We're staying at the Grand Wailea.

Thanks for any info!

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    rexster314 RE: Just One Bite Oct 4, 2011 10:19 AM

    Doesn't the GW have their own luau? One thing to consider that it's a long drive from Lahaina back to Wailea after an evening of an open bar. If you don't imbibe or have a designated driver it would be ok. That being said, the Old Lahaina Luau is your best bet. The Sheraton and Royal Lahaina Resort both do luaus as well.

    Old Lahaina Luau
    1251 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761

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      Just One Bite RE: rexster314 Oct 4, 2011 10:52 AM

      Thanks for the info. The GW does have their own, but I thought there might be a better/more authentic choice. However, good point about the driving!

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        rexster314 RE: Just One Bite Oct 4, 2011 10:35 PM

        I know first hand. We had happy hour at Tommy Bahamas in Wailea last year. It was quite a trip back to Ka'anapali. It's not something I would like to do again.

    2. Bill Hunt RE: Just One Bite Oct 4, 2011 07:52 PM

      It has been many years, but back then, the Old Lahaina Lu`au was quite good, for a commercial lu`au. Also, we dined at I`o, not that long ago, and it is immediately adjacent to the Feast of Le`le, and the exec. chef is the same for both. Did not attend, as we were dining at I`o, but things looked, and sounded good.

      The above comments are NOT current, nor all inclusive, so please take the qualifications into account.

      Now, I do agree with Rexster314, regarding the distance. That keeps us from exploring some restaurants, away from our location, as we love our wines.



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        palmtree38 RE: Bill Hunt Oct 5, 2011 05:44 PM

        I hear yah Bill... We love our wines and happy hours and we are staying in Ka'anapali so we are looking for on the trolley ride locations.. lol.

        I had read on TA that the luau at the Grand Waleia was good.. I would just stick with one or another close by so you could leave your car behind.

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          Bill Hunt RE: palmtree38 Oct 5, 2011 07:38 PM

          Were I staying in Waileia, and wanted to do a lu`au, I would keep it local. I have not read any reviews of it, but have to admit that I do not spend any time in the Hawai`i news groups any more - they just died, IMHO. If there are some good reviews of it, then that is where I would book, rather than drive about the island, especially after a few mai tais, or whatever. I have gotten to the point, that I will add hotels/resorts, just to accommodate my dining.

          Even on O`ahu, when staying in Waikiki, I'll pay for the valet parking for my rental car, and then cab it to Alan Wong's, or Chef Mavro's, though they are not THAT far away. Just the price of loving my wines... [Grin]


          Alan Wong's Restaurant
          1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826

          Chef Mavro restaurant
          1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

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