Go to a Lu‘auMaui
With food in abundance and festivities in full swing, a lu‘au is a fun way to experience Maui’s culture of camaraderie.
Loosely translated, a lu‘au is a big HAWAIIAN FEAST. At the heart of this gathering is the ceremonial kalua (roast) pig. In an age-old island technique, a whole pig is buried in an imu (underground oven), and then unearthed after a day, which leaves the meat cooked to incomparable tenderness. In addition to this delicious main dish, lu‘au-goers also get the chance to sample an array of favorite local side dishes, including sweet potatoes, poi (Hawaiian taro starch), lomilomi salmon, fresh fish, macaroni salad and a selection of desserts.
SUNSET LU‘AU at WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA is set at sundown next to ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay. Marriott’s lu‘au, such as Island Breeze Lu‘au and Hilton Waikoloa Village’s, treat guests to an IMU CEREMONY—where the pig is brought out of the underground oven—TRADITIONAL DANCES from around Polynesia and Hawaiian fare.