Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui, Hawaii

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Te Au Moana Luau

From $265.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Participate in a traditional Hawaiian luau during your time in Maui and learn about the Polynesian ancestry of the islands. Watch dancers portray the stories of fishing, gathering, and voyaging in “Te Au Moana: The Ocean Tide” along with pre-show entertainment, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, and a fire knife performance.
  • Watch the “Te Au Moana: The Ocean Tide” luau
  • Learn about Polynesian ancestry and culture
  • Enjoy a delicious Hawaiian cooking self-service buffet
  • Watch cultural performances including a fire knife show

What's Included

  • Traditional Hawaiian luau meal served in three courses tableside
  • Receive fresh flower lei (subject to availability), kukui nut lei or carved wooden necklace
  • Pre-show music and entertainment!
  • Featuring the dances of Polynesia, concluding with a spectacular fire knife performance!
  • Valet parking available for $50. Self-parking is free, validation required if exiting after 8:30pm.
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase online from Blinnk Photography)

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • Te Au Moana Luau, 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8347

What To Expect

Your evening at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui begins with lively pre-show music and entertainment, priming you for a night of cultural immersion, so you can understand the island’s history and ancestral tales.

After your pre-dinner entertainment, settle down to watch the show—”Te Au Moana: The Ocean Tide," a captivating performance that demonstrates the dances and ancestral stories of Polynesia, including a lively fire knife performance.

During the performance, indulge in a hassle-free, all-you-can-eat buffet. This luau-style dinner offers a variety of Hawaiian specialties, allowing you to sample a wide range of local flavors without the need to choose from a menu.

As a souvenir of your memorable evening, receive a special gift, such as a traditional flower lei, a kukui nut lei, or a hand-carved wooden necklace. After the show, you’re free to arrange your transportation and plan the rest of your Maui evening.

Te Au Moana Luau

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide your hotel details and a cell phone number capable of receiving text messages in the special requirements field at check-out. You will receive a text message with your table assignment and check-in time, or in the event of cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Please note any Food Allergies for guests in your party at the time of booking.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years Valid I.D. will be required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I recommend preferred seating sends you past long lines waiting to get seated.


714 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The dancers were very...
mary_j, Dec 2023
The dancers were very excited about sharing their culture with us. Everyone one who was in the troupe was amazing. It was beautiful, graceful, and ferocious. It was a great introduction to the culture. Very happy with the experience.
Kristen_W, Nov 2023
We had a fantastic time at this luau, it was definitely worth the money! The food was great, the entertainment was spot on, and the servers were phenomenal! Highly recommend this luau to complete your Hawaii experience!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Kristen! Thank you for your fantastic review of Te Au Moana Luau! Your kind words about our food, entertainment, and service are truly appreciated. We strive to provide our guests with an authentic and enriching Hawaiian cultural experience, and we are so happy that we were able to achieve that for you. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we hope you will share it with your friends and family who are planning a trip to Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa for choosing Te Au Moana Luau!
Great Luau!
Sue_B, Nov 2023
Beautiful setting and very good food and service. The show was amazing and well worth the money. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Sue, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's fantastic to know that you found the show amazing and well worth the money. Your recommendation means the world to us! Hope to see you again for another memorable experience.
Don’t be fooled and pay extra for premium seating
Sarah_J, Nov 2023
Review coming from a 31 year old female who brought their in-laws, husband, and sister to the Marriott for Thanksgiving. The luau overall was pretty standard, especially the food. The drinks were an awful selection of sugary fake mai tais and only one selection for white wine (Pinot Grigio). We were extremely disappointed to have paid for premium seating, which was a significant cost difference. My expectations were pretty low already, as this is a commercial, family event. This is so far from a dining experience or a show. We were sat at a table away from the stage with a family who did not pay the premium, which tells us that we paid up for absolutely nothing. The communication for this event was minimal, and even required me calling Viator to review a receipt for payment.
Great Dancers
Christina_G, Nov 2023
The entertainment was amazing and the food was good. The dancers were enthusiastic and entertaining.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the amazing entertainment and found the food to your liking. Thank you for recognizing the talent and efforts of our dancers, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another fantastic time at Te Au Moana Luau!
Great way to end our Maui trip!
Stephen_D, Nov 2023
Food and staff were 5 star, very friendly and helpful. The show was awesome, worth every dime. When we are back in Maui next year we will defiantly be back.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our Te Au Moana Luau! Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are so grateful that you chose to spend your last night in Maui with us. It was our pleasure to be a part of your Maui adventure, and we hope to welcome you back again next year. Mahalo nui loa for your glowing review!
Great time!
Justin_W, Nov 2023
The food was excellent, the dancing and story was great! It was enjoyable for the whole family, the kids loved it.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Justin, Thanks a bunch for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had a great time at our luau. Delighted to know the food, dancing, and story resonated so well with everyone. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for more memorable experiences!
Good Experience
Sushma_K, Nov 2023
Get to know the Polinatian culture. Their dances and history was described through stories and dances. The food was delicious. I found it a little overpriced for what we got. Just good for one time experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience with our luau. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time learning about Polynesian culture and enjoying our delicious cuisine. We appreciate your feedback regarding the pricing of our luau. While we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience that is worth every penny, we will take your feedback into consideration as we continue to evaluate our pricing structure.
Don’t go if wether iffy
Mary_E, Nov 2023
Two things that prevented a 5 star - food was excellent and so was the entertainment. However, the 2 issues were 1) transportation from front of Marriott to the Luau spot was onerous for elderly or those with walking difficulties- very long walk and 2) not clear communication on backup plan for inclement weather - it was drizzling and wet weather (which we had to be in for 30 minutes with our elderly mother). The rating would have been worse had the rain not stopped because there was no plan for shelter if the rain would have gotten worse.
Book now!
alicia_t, Nov 2023
Such a great show! The dinner was amazing and the property was stunning. Definitely a 5 star must see!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Alicia, We're grateful to know that you enjoyed your time with us at our luau. Your enthusiastic recommendation is music to our ears and we thank you for this wonderful review.
Fantastic Food and Entertainment!
Kathleen_O, Nov 2023
The Best food and entertainment at a Luau we have ever had! The outdoor venue was wonderful! The food was tasty and the open bar was awesome. I highly recommend this Luau to anyone looking to enjoy a fully entertaining evening!
Amazing Show
JOE_R, Nov 2023
This is a beautiful luau. One of the best luaus we’ve seen. The food is delicious and served communal style at the table which is much better than the buffet style you get with other luaus. The table gets so much food, it ensures everyone gets a sizable portion of every offering and the table host will bring out more of what you like not like the buffet styles where the first served get the major and best food leaving minimal and less craved food for the last served. The setting for the luau is breathtaking as the show starts just before dusk and the get to eat as the sun is setting in front of your eyes, huge plus. The hostess beautiful and dancers are amazing. The hostess sings beautifully and all the other dancers are graceful in their traditional dances, not to mention funny outtakes throughout the show. This was our second time watching this luau show and we loved it as much as the first time. I highly recommend this luau show.
Top quality luau
Brian_W, Nov 2023
Great music, food, and cultural entertainment. Told as a sort of story, the music and dancing are really well done. The food quality was impressive given the number of attendees, and the cocktails of full bar quality. Would highly recommend.
Denise_H, Nov 2023
Everything from the food to the entertainment was excellent. I would definitely go again and recommend it to everyone should experience it atleast once.
William_G, Nov 2023
The dancers are very talented.The Luau was awesome.The story’s they told about Hawai’i history was very interesting. The food was good.We had such a great time.
The food and drinks were...
Mark_F, Nov 2023
The food and drinks were excellent as well as the entertainment. I would highly recommend this event
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Mark, We're thrilled you had a fantastic time at our luau! Your kind words about our food, drinks, and entertainment mean the world to us. Mahalo nui loa for recommending us. We hope to see you again soon!
Magical evening in Maui🥰
Christine_A, Nov 2023
If you’re looking for a luau in Maui, I highly recommend this one! It’s located on the beautiful grounds of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort. Dinner was served tableside family style and was much better food than other luaus with buffet dinners. Open bar with generous pours, fabulous entertainment and views made for a very special evening 🌺🏝️🎶
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for this sweet and lovely review! Reviews like yours make our day and put our team in a good mood for the evening's festivities. We're truly grateful for your kind words and the recommendation. Hope you can visit us again soon!
Table 15
Josie_E, Nov 2023
The show was spectacular but the poke gave our table food poisoning. Anyone who ate it at our table threw up.
Luau in Wailea
Ionel_E, Nov 2023
Great show with a lot of polinezian culture. The food was delicious and something to remember. Beautiful scenery and great dancing team
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Mahalo nui loa for sharing your wonderful experience at our Te Au Moana luau. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Polynesian cultural showcase, our delectable cuisine, and the mesmerizing performances of our talented performers. Your kind words mean the world to us and we are incredibly grateful for your patronage. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon to create more lasting memories.
Hawaiian thanksgiving vibe
Megan_S, Nov 2023
Such a great experience. Highly recommend for family's and couples. We made friends with the family sat at our table and even exchanged numbers. Great since of togetherness and family. Felt like a Hawaiian thanksgiving
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Megan, Mahalo nui loa for your awesome review! We're so happy that you had such a great time and felt the Hawaiian Thanksgiving vibes at our luau. We love creating a welcoming atmosphere where guests can connect and make lasting memories. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Hope to see you back soon!

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