Which is the best Maui luau to attend on your visit to Kahana Villa? Make the wrong decision and you just wasted hundreds of dollars. You will make the right decision if you instead ask what the best luau is for you and your group.

The best Maui luaus for couples and adults generally cater to a smaller audience. They serve food at your table rather than a buffet line, offer a more authentic cultural show and feature less audience participation segments during the show. These luaus generally do not discount their tickets.

The most notable of these are:

The Feast at Lele Luau, with its multicourse gourmet good served to your table, is a favorite among couples.

The Old Lahaina Luau focuses on authentic Hawaiian hula and culture.

The Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin is noted for its small audience size and family-style food serving at each table.

The best Maui family discount luaus offer savings for families with kids and teenagers have larger audiences, buffet serving and more audience participation. Some of the best are:

Drums of the Pacific Luau, at the Hyatt Regency, offers a discount rate for teenagers in addition to the more common 12 and under discount.

The Royal Lahaina Luau, which frequently offers a Family Night special of one free child 6-12 years old per paying adult.

The best show for repeat vacationers who would like to experience something is the Grand Wailea Luau, which combines a standard luau with a Cirque du Soleil sensibility. This results in the most innovative new luau on Maui.

Here are some questions you should ask to help you decide which Maui luau is best for you and your family.

Which luaus are close to where you are staying? Most luaus are more alike than they are different, so you can probably find a luau that is acceptable to you that is a short drive or even walk from your hotel.

Is the luau showing on a day you can attend? Most luaus are not offered every evening. The Royal Lahaina Luau is held six nights a week, while the Wailele Polynesian Luau is two nights a week.

Does the luau sell out in advance? Highly advertised luaus (Old Lahaina) and ones with less seating capacity (Feast at Lele) can sell out weeks in advance. For these it is best to make advance reservations. Whichever one you choose, you’re sure to have a great time!