In ancient Hawaii people would gather and feast for many an occasion; to celebrate the arrival of royalty, to herald the changing of seasons, or just to relish in the delights of life, family, and friends. They would call this gathering filled with traditional foods, music, and hula an ‘Aha’aina. Over time, the name ‘aha’aina fell out of use, becoming replaced with the term lū’au, referencing the leaf of the taro plant found on many of the dishes served at an ‘aha’aina. Today, on the shores of Wailea, we harken back to an earlier time when true names and authentic Hawaiian hospitality ruled the land. We welcome you to experience Aha’aina Wailea, A Grand Wailea Luau.
Hosted Bar featuring: Mai Tai | Pina Colada | Mixed Drinks
Beer | Wine | Assorted Soft Drinks
What to Expect
The evening takes us back to a time when the mighty seafaring Polynesians discovered these islands of Hawai‘i, thereafter calling themselves Hawaiian. It touches upon the documented voyages of La‘amaikahiki and Mo‘ikeha who ﬁrst came to this sacred island Maui, and named this place Honua‘ula. It speaks of gods and goddesses that watched over these courageous people and how they were able to co-exist and live in harmony. Lilinoe, the goddess of the mist was said to linger above sending cool rains to nourish the uplands of Maui. The ancient Hula evolves and in the 30s, swingtime hula emerges and takes the stage. The love story legend of Naulu, the goddess of the clouds, could only visit her lover Kanaloa upon the clouds.
These stories combined create an exciting evening of traditional chant and hula bringing the history of our island home Maui to life.
In the event of inclement weather, the luau may be moved indoors. In the event indoor space is unavailable and it is raining at 3:00 PM at Grand Wailea, the show may be cancelled. Guests holding tickets to the cancelled show can either reschedule for another show (based on availability) or receive a full refund. There may be times when the luau has moved indoors and the weather has cleared by show time, the luau will remain indoors. There will be no refunds if the luau has been moved indoors.
Please be advised that we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy for our luaus. Should you need to cancel your reservation please do so 24 hours prior to your scheduled luau day.
* Prices are subject to change without notice and applicable to Hawai‘i State Tax 4.166%. Dates, times and menu items are subject to change without notice. Not combinable with any Grand Wailea promotions, discounts or programs.