Te Au Moana Luau
Te Au Moana Luau
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,267 reviews
Excellent
721
Very good
335
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126
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Jodi M
Lethbridge, Canada491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first trip to Hawaii and the thing I debated the most was if a luau was worth the money. I was worried I would regret not doing one and therefore we booked and I didn’t regret it.

The main reason I picked this luau is because it was not a buffet, but instead had table service (family style). This allowed us to ask questions about what was being served and try a small about before taking a full helping.

Here are my thoughts:
- free parking in the parkade
- it is a bit of a hike to get there ~10 minutes so plan accordingly for your timing.
- welcomed with a lei
- I’m not sure if our premium seats were worth the extra money per person. It didn’t seem like there was a bad seat.
- our waiter was amazing accommodating to the dietary concerns at the table, taking pictures at sunset, asked about our trip and future plans and even had written recommendations for when we left
- open bar
- food was good (not mind blowing but a good variety)
- entertainment throughout and bits of Hawaiian history
- fire dancers were our favorite
- long and slight confusing walk back to the parkade in the dark. They did offer shuttles back up

Overall happy with it, but will never need to do one again, especially at that cost.
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Written 5 May 2024
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Aloha, jodim344! Mahalo for sharing your experience at Te Au Moana Luau! We're glad you enjoyed the entertainment, the family-style service, and the open bar. We also appreciate your feedback on the premium seating and the walk back to parking as it would help us improve the guest experience. Glad you had a fun evening in Hawaii!
Written 7 May 2024
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Lisa P
Sacramento, CA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The performers were amazing! So gracious, talented and vivacious. Everyone was friendly and accommodating, the drinks perfect, and the food was pretty good. We paid for premium seating and it was worth the extra money. A highlight of our trip!
Written 26 April 2024
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lplein9820, thank you for your wonderful review of the Te Au Moana Luau! We're honored to have been a highlight of your trip, and we're grateful for your kind words.
Written 30 April 2024
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supermanmo
Florida152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had been on their wait list for over a year as this was the ONE luau we wanted to attend during our Hawaiian cruise. We purchased the highest level and had front row middle seats...the best seats in the house. The setting was stunning (we knew this as we reviewed a lot of luaus). It did not disappoint and the sunset was amazing. The show was exactly what you think about, when you think Hawaiian luau. Dancers, music, and fire. The food was served family style at your table. Most was good, some was ok. Go for the show as the food was secondary. The drinks were ok also, but it was an open bar. Each location in the resort. We took both a taxi and uber to and from the resort to the cruise terminal. Be prepared, taxi prices are high. Easy pick up and drop off. The resort...was WOW!
Written 24 April 2024
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Aloha, supermanmo! We are so incredibly honored to hear that Te Au Moana Luau was the highlight of your Hawaiian cruise and that you made it a priority to join us! Earning your top spot after a year on the waitlist truly means the world to us. Mahalo for sharing the details about transportation to and from the cruise terminal - that will be helpful to future guests. A huge thank you for choosing Te Au Moana Luau - we hope to create another unforgettable memory for you on your next Maui adventure!
Written 25 April 2024
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TravelingJodie
Detroit, MI117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was our family of four's first time to Hawaii and we debated whether it was worth it to pay so much for this Luau experience. No regrets! The setting is stunning on the lawn at the hotel overlooking the ocean. When you walk in, you are given a lei - flowers for the ladies and beads for the men. There is an emcee who talks through the cocktail hour and of course the live musicians. There was some activities to do before dinner and the show - watch the pig being over covered, some bookmark making stamp tattoos, and photos by the ocean. My teenage son even thought the tattoo stamps were cool. The food was plentiful and tasty. We liked the first course and the dessert more than the main course, but it was all good. If your party is not large enough to fill an entire table, you are sat with other people. We were with another family of four, which was nice to converse with them. The cultural information, the music and the performance were top notch. I equate it to a broadway performance, with high level of artistry, costume changes and live music. When you think what you pay for a performance, dinner and a beautiful setting - the price seems much easier to justify. We paid for the VIP tickets, which is closer to the stage, but the way the venue is shaped with a slight slant downward, I am not sure that the VIP is necessarily worth it. A few areas for improvements - drink line upon entering was long. If you pay for VIP seats, maybe have a VIP line for drinks. The walk from the parking lot to the venue is a bit far, but well marked. However, if you have mobility issues, this would be a concern. Not sure if there was more than one bathroom, but there was a line for the ladies room bathroom since it only had maybe 3 stalls and the bathroom was just so so, as I think it used as one of the pool bathrooms during the day.
Written 13 April 2024
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Aloha, TravelingJodie! Mahalo for your fantastic and detailed review of the Te Au Moana Luau! It's always a pleasure to receive feedback like yours on our feed. It sounds like everything from the stunning setting and flower leis to the delicious food and Broadway-caliber show exceeded your expectations! We appreciate your comment about the VIP seating and drink lines. We're always looking for ways to improve, and your suggestions will be valuable in making the experience even better. We apologize for the long walk from the parking lot; we'll explore options for guests with mobility concerns. We're thrilled you decided to splurge on the luau and hope it becomes a cherished memory of your Hawaiian adventure! Mahalo again for choosing Te Au Moana Luau.
Written 25 April 2024
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Don K
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Parking at Marriott was confusing and construction in the parking ramp greatly restricted parking and movement. Long walk from parking to luau site. All sitting out in the hot sun...no shade. Expensive. Dancers were good. Food was mediocre. Guests got up on the stage for pics and horse-play. No intervention from staff. We have been to Old Lahaina Luau many times and it is far superior all around.
Written 3 April 2024
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Hi, donk119. Thank you very much for your feedback. Rest assured that we will forward it to the hotel.
Written 26 April 2024
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Billie O
Maple Valley, WA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great staff, excellent show. Dancers were so talented. We learned so much about the culture and history of the islands. Magical!
Written 30 March 2024
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Matthias T
Cambridge, MA29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Overall a strong and positive experience, though not without some small imperfections. The performers and performances were great. If it was just them, I'd give the overall experience 5 bubbles. The show was a good mix of tourist-friendly silliness and educational notes about Polynesian history. Really liked the show.

The team leads for the staff obviously knew what they were doing and did their best to run a tight ship, but some of the staff just were not up to snuff. Food was sometimes taken from us while we were still eating, requests were forgotten. The food itself was slightly better than I expected from something of this scale.

I know it can't be helped, but about that scale: it's just a little too big. If you go, definitely spring from the pricier tables that are closer to the performance. But even without that consideration, I think this would be more fun if you weren't one of ~400 people watching the show.

Oh and others have noted, be prepared to be staring directly into the sun for the first hour or so of the show.
Written 13 March 2024
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Aloha, 374matthiast! Thank you for your honest feedback. We truly appreciate you highlighting the exceptional performances and educational value of the luau. We sincerely apologize for the shortcomings in service and will address them with our team. Mahalo for choosing Te Au Moana Luau!
Written 26 March 2024
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Jim R
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We expected a great quality show, and this luau delivered. What we did not expect was high-quality food. Usually, the buffet is marginal, but the family style service with plenty of food specifically for our table was excellent. Our server, Jack, also did incredibly well with keeping in touch, helping to take pictures, and being an all-around nice guy.
Written 8 March 2024
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We're so glad you chose Te Au Moana! It makes our day to know the show exceeded expectations, and that our family-style serving impressed you. Truly, this is the type of review we love finding on our feed. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 March 2024
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arcalle
Reno, NV8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was blown away!!! The organization of the production and table setting was perfection but what I enjoyed the most was the energy of staff and passion of the production. The food was absolutely delicious, the dancing and host were inspiring and absolutely stunning!! They offered temporary tattoos and painting for the kids. Now let’s talk about the setting!! An ocean backdrop can’t be matched. This is a perfect luau!!
Written 3 March 2024
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Hi, arcalle. Thank you so much for your glowing review of the Te Au Moana Luau! We take pride in our presentation and other offerings, so it warms our hearts to know that our luau blew you away. We're especially grateful for the kind words you shared about our staff. And of course, we couldn't agree more about the unbeatable ocean backdrop. Thank you for choosing us as your Maui luau destination, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another unforgettable evening!
Written 26 March 2024
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leslie k
Haddon Heights, NJ29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful time. Plenty of food and drink (consider not drinking the fruity heavy drinks prior to dinner-we were stuffed!!). Quality of food was great and the service equally so. Nice place for a traditional Hawaiian experience.
Written 23 February 2024
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Hi, Leslie. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Te Au Moana Luau! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time and that you found the abundance of food and drink to be enjoyable. Your tip about pacing yourself with the fruity drinks is certainly helpful for future guests - thank you for sharing your insight! It's heartening to know that you found our luau to be a nice place for a traditional Hawaiian experience. Preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii is something we're deeply passionate about, and we're thrilled that you appreciated the authenticity of our event. Should you ever find yourself back in the area, we would be honored to welcome you back for another memorable evening at Te Au Moana Luau.
Written 23 March 2024
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