Island Hosted by the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, on reserved Luau grounds at one of top hotels in Maui.
A Cocktail Cruise near the Molokini Crater:
Ancestral Hawaiian stories told through lavish song & dance
Extensive buffet spread of authentic Hawaiian dishes
Hands-on activities including coconut husking
Pork roasted underground in a traditional imu
Stunning oceanside setting on luau grounds
Receive fresh flower lei, or carved wooden fish hook necklace
Witness lmu (Hawaiian Underground Oven Cooking)
Kapa and bookmark making
Casual hulas and storytelling
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Whether you prefer reclining in one of the six over-the-water cabanas, being served appetizing delicacies from chef Mark Ellman at the Amala Wailea restaurant and lounge, or refreshing your temperament with the Mandara Spa’s island-inspired treatments… The Au Moana experience offers something for everyone.
Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings
Doors Open: 4:30 PM
Cancellations must be made 5 days before your reservation starts to not be penalized with a fee. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds can be made.
Schedule of Luau Events
(Once luau commences, evening events may start & end earlier and times are subject to seasonal change)
4:00 pm Banquet staff available to start the evening.
4:30 pm Bar opens, Cashier Hut opens, Photo opportunity with fresh flower lei (subject to seasonal availability)
5:15 pm Live music
Crafters: Hawaiian crafter, Samoan crafter, Tongan crafter, and poi pounder
Interactive Stations: Flower craft, coconut husking, Ulumaika, Hula dancing, and kapa printing.
5:30 pm Imu Unearthing (underground oven).
5:45 pm Buffet opens
7:00 pm Te Au Moana Show begins
8:00 pm Evening ends
-Imu baked Kalua Pig
-Grilled Teriyaki Steaks
-Mahi Mahi with lemon butter
-Hawaiian Fried Rice
-Molokai Sweet Potatoes
-Stir Fried Vegetables
-Tossed Kula Greens
-House-made Macaroni Salad
-Lomi Lomi Salad
-Chuka Soba Noodle Salad
-Sweet Rolls and Butter
-Double chocolate cake
-Pecan chocolate chip cookies
-Key Lime Squares
-Open Bar and Blended Tropical Drinks
Te Au Moana (The Ocean Tide) Show
Following our Kupuna’s (ancestors) method of storytelling, Te Au Moana comes to life in a storytelling format.
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 that man could partake, and the fishing up of the islands from the sea.
Features dances from Tahiti, Tonga, and the Atolls of Cook Island to demonstrate the inherent relationship among all of Oceania.
Celebrates the island of Maui with contemporary songs and hula, including ukulele players, a vibrant torch dance, and the dangerous fire knife dance of Samoa.
Flower Leis/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 this pastime by creating their own floral piece; and learn of the significance of the lei and experience its timeless appeal.
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.
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
Hula Dancers(Casual Hula’s and Storytelling)
Hula to share with guests who wish to remain seated and enjoy the ambiance.
Dressed in traditional garments, our cousins the Tongan Crafters and Carvers display hand crafted artifacts for discussion and storytelling.
Native to the islands of Samoa, our Samoan crafter shares with you the crafts and stories behind the crafts that come from her homeland.
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.
A Hawaiian game played during the Makahiki otherwise harvest festival where peace and the arts were enjoyed by all.
Fresh Flower or Fish-hook Lei’s
Symbolic of the bond between oneself and the land, such is manifested by wearing a lei. (lei’s subject to availability)
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