It’s hard to say a first trip to Hawaii is complete without a visit to a Luau. Since this was Mrs. Weekly Flyer’s first trip to the Hawaiian islands, I wanted her to say her trip was complete. So I booked us a table reservation for the Feast at Lele in Lahaina. After our visit to the Garden of the Gods and Shipwrecked beach on Lanai, we headed back to the Ritz Carlton Kapalua to rest up before driving the 15 minutes back down to Lahaina for the Luau.
The Feast at Lele isn’t inexpensive. It will run adults about $115 per person and children about $85. The Luau does get good reviews, isn’t a buffet and has a great view. It features food from all over the Pacific Islands and comes with unlimited Mai Tai’s, Pina Colada, beer and wine.
Each guest is greeted with a lei and a choice of drink. We chose the classic Mai Tai and were escorted to our seat towards the back. This Luau is a little different than most others. You have a single table and are served food rather than buffet style. I have nothing against buffet’s, especially when it’s the best buffet in Vegas – Bacchanal At Caesar’s Palace, but this just felt like more our style than the communal tables and long lines at some luaus.
We were seated and enjoyed two drinks before the multiple course dinner was served.
I didn’t really take any pictures or video of the food. But If interested, the guy in the video below did. It’s a pretty good video walk through of the entire Luau including a review of the food.
The show started with an announcement and then the music and dance began to a backdrop overlooking the island we had toured that day, Lanai. Couldn’t have been a better setting for Mrs. Weekly Flyer’s first Luau.
If you don’t think Luaus are for you because you have an aversion to long lines and buffets, then the Feast at Lele may be the one for you. We enjoyed our evening show overlooking Lanai.
Have you ever been to a Luau on one of the Hawaiian Islands? Where was it, what did you think?
Check out our other Hawaii Day Trip tips and ideas here.
- Maui Day Trip to Lanai’s Shipwreck Beach – Many Pictures
- Maui Day Trip to Lanai’s Garden of Gods – Many Pictures
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- Kauai Day Trip – Waimea Canyon Lookout
- Kauai Trip Report – Exploring Kauai’s North Coast
- Kauai Trip Report – St Regis Princeville
- Kauai Day Trip – North Shore Beaches
- Maui Day Trip – Biking Mount Haleakala
- South Shore Kauai Surf, Sand And Pool At Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa