Feast at Lele OPEN
(West Maui: Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua) This popular luau books out months in advance! Current availability starts in July.
The evening begins with a fresh flower lei greeting & possibly the best mai tai in all Hawaii. The Lahaina beach setting allows optimal views of the manta rays & surfers frolicking in the bay at sunset. This is a sit-down, 5-course dinner at your private table featuring Hawaiian, New Zealand, Tahitian & Samoan cuisine, then dessert. Each course is accompanied by Polynesian entertainment from the featured island, including the famous fireknife dance. Vegetarian courses are available with 48 hour advance notice. The open bar includes tropical cocktails with umbrellas, mixed drinks, beers, and wines, but you won’t lift a finger with tableside service.
Advance reservations are recommended here too. The Feast generally books up a couple of weeks out during holidays, spring break & summer.
SEATING TIMES CHANGE SEASONALLY:
6:30 to 9:30 PM MAY 1ST-AUGUST 31ST
6:00 to 9:00 PM SEPTEMBER
5:30 to 8:30 PM OCTOBER 1ST-JANUARY 31ST
6:00 to 9:00 PM FEBRUARY 1ST-APRIL 3OTH
Child (3-12) $98.96
For groups of 10 or more, a 15% gratuity is included in the price.
Does not qualify for SB Special $5 OFF per FAL policy
505 Front Street, in Lahaina, about 5 minutes from me, Snorkel Bob.
Did I, Snorkel Bob, tell you the feast is prepared by Chef Adrian Aina? Here’s a sampler from each of the courses.
Pupu (Appetizer): Banana and sweet potato chips with tropical ginger & ogo seaweed salsa.
1st Course, Hawaii: Imu roasted Kalua pig; Pipikaula (dried cured beef), pickled vegetable salad, poi
& chef’s special.
2nd Course, Aotearoa, New Zealand: 5-hour braised beef in kiwi jus, stewed mushrooms over baked orange and purple sweet potato & chef’s special.
3rd Course, Tahiti: This is one of my, Snorkel Bob’s, favorite places to snorkel, besides Hawaii, mais oui! Chicken in mango soy sauce with lime aoli & mango relish; Poisson Cru (diced fish & vegetable marinated in lime & coconut milk) & chef’s special.
4th Course, Samoa: Braised coconut cream corned beef with baked ulu in taro leaf; fresh island fish with mussel, calamari, clam & shrimp stew & chef’s special.
5th Course, Dessert: Vanilla coconut mousseline cake with carmelized pineapple and salted caramel & whipped haupia cream with island fruit sauce. Juice, soda, coffee & tea too.
Sheraton Maui Nui Luau
(West Maui: Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua)
Maui Nui was the name for one island consisting of Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe & Maui, later separated by water. Maui Nui Luau is a Polynesian luau with a flower lei greeting, open bar, traditional games, crafts, informal hula (pre-show), Imu ceremony, luau feast, and a Polynesian show. The luau kicks off with a torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony at sunset, then a traditional Imu ceremony (unearthing of the pig from the ground). The luau feast is buffet style, seating is “aloha” style (shared table with other guests). If it’s fire-knife dancing you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. The Polynesian show by Tihati is one of my, Snorkel Bob’s, most favorite luau performances.
The luau goes Wednesdays only.
Advance reservations are highly recommended in summertime.
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Child (6-12) $75
Under 5 FREE if seated on lap
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali, Maui