I have been to a lot of Luau's, but none like the Feast at Lele. Most luau's have the same basic flow pattern. You enter, get seated and wait to be dismissed for your buffet dinner before the show starts. I knew going in, that the Feast at Lele was different in this regard, but had no idea how phenomenal my experience was about to be. Upon entering, we were greeted with fresh orchid leis and immediately shown to the bar area for our complimentary welcome drinks. From there we were brought to our table. Unlike other luaus where you are seated at a large table with a bunch of other people, here we were shown to our own private table for two.
There were already pupu's (appetizers) waiting for us when we sat and our table host went right into showing us the menu and drink options. After a brief rundown of how the night was going to progress, we were brought our first round of drinks and the entertainment began.
The Feast at Lele takes you on a journey through several of the Polynesian cultures. Not only do you get to experience the native dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Samoa, but you also get to experience the amazing food that compliments each culture. The food is hands down amazing.
The entertainment is broken into parts, allowing time in between for each new course to be delivered to the tables. The wait staff takes the time to explain what everything is and is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Once the guests have been served their next course, the entertainment resumes taking you to the next culture.
The view and beach side setting provides the perfect backdrop to take in, while you enjoy some of the best food you will have while visiting Maui. The staff was delightful and the overall experience was top notch. I highly recommend the Feast at Lele, whether you have been to one luau or all of the luaus...This is one that you would want to experience repeatedly.
P.S. Save room for dessert!!!!
Mendes Ranch is a beautiful cattle ranch located near the historic Kahakuloa point. As soon as you walk into the ranch you see first hand that it is still a working cattle ranch.
During our trip today we went out going to Molokini aboard the beautiful Ali'i Nui Catamaran. We arrived to the Maalaea Harbor and quickly found slip #56.
Being a Maui resident for over 25 years and never going on the Altantis Submarine out of Lahaina should be a crime. Please don't send me to jail! I finally made it, and yes, it was a crime, but only to myself for missing this totally fun and cool adventure all of those years.
There was a gentle rain falling as we parked the car at Piilholo Ranch that morning. I knew we could be in for a good soaking but I was still excited to see what the day was going to bring.
Today I'm out on the Quicksilver Charters out of Ma'alaea Harbor for a whale watch.The harbor is situated in the crux of the valley that gives Maui it's "Valley Isle" designation.
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