No trip to Maui is complete without experiencing a authenticate Hawaiian Luau. The best place in our book is the Old Lahaina Luau which allows you to experience an ocean front luau where they cook a pig in a imu. A imu is an underground pit lined with hot rocks and the pig is placed inside of it can covered up with banana leafs and seaweed and allowed to cook for many hours.
This is about the most authenticate and entertaining show that you can get on Maui. Be sure to make reservations early as where you seat is dependent on how early in advance your reservation was made. Don’t wait until you are on your trip to make your reservation. Make sure to do it well in advance to guarantee a good seat. You can elect to seat on traditional Hawaiian mats or on conventional tables and chairs.
The entire event last about three hours. There is the presentation of traditional Hawaiian music and hula show. You are greeted with fresh flower lei and tropical drinks.
After the first hour of entertainment the pig is removed from the imu. You can watch them do this if you want. The pig is then cut up and every one is then escorted to a bountiful buffet. Among the things to be found on the menu is: Kalua Roast Pork, Laulau (Pork wrapped in Luau leaf steamed to perfection), Poi, Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna), Big Island Sweet Potato, Grilled Tenderloin Steak, Chicken Long Rice, Island Style Chicken, Maui Style Mahi-Mahi Chef’s special preparation. Stir Fry Vegetables, Local Style Fried Rice, Island Crab Salad, Taro Leaf Salad with Coconut Sauce, Pohole Salad (fern shoots), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salmon mixed with tomatoes and onions), Banana Bread, Fresh Island Fruit, Assorted Island Desserts, Freshly baked taro rolls, Haupia.
There is a bar area for those who need more than the tropical drinks. The Old Lahaina Luau is a experience that should not be missed.