Best Luaus in Maui
The traditions that the best luaus in Maui recreate, began several centuries ago. Prior to 1819 large feasts were not yet know as luau’s, however. In addition, they had many differences from the luau’s of today. Men sat apart from the women and children, and the special dishes of pork, moi and bananas were only eaten by the chiefs. The rest of the feast participants enjoyed other types of fish, poi, and sweet potatoes. In 1819 King Kamehameha II began the practice of openly eating with women, breaking the long held tradition of separate meal celebrations. During this period the term luau was first used to describe these large feasts.
Today a luau is best known as a traditional Hawaiian party which mixes local food and lots of entertainment! Luau’s are used to celebrate the many stages of Hawaiian life including a child’s first birthday, sweet 16 birthdays, graduations and weddings.
The best luaus in Maui continue to be all about the food and dance. If your looking for a good Luau here are the two best rated shows. We would suggest you take advantage of your exclusive Ma’alaea Surf Resort discount by contacting Tom Barefoot’s Tours to book any of our recommendations. They also have a wide range of additional tours that you might enjoy!