Feast at Lele Luau
We are celebrating our wedding at the fabulous Feast at Lele Luau. “Lele is the ancient name for Lahaina, and this is the beach where the royal family of Maui would feast and entertain. Summon your spirit of adventure as we take you on a musical and culinary journey of Hawai’i, Aotearoa, Tahiti and Samoa.“
Such a handsome fellow!
As the guitarist strums soft melodies, we enjoy the cool Pacific air.
Surrounded by a young, virile Hawaiian men…she might be reconsidering this whole “commitment” thing… 😉
A bevy of beautiful babes. Or, more culturally sensitive, wall-to-wall winsome wahine. (W’s are hard…)
The show begins. The sun has not set, and the dancers are even more stunning framed against the blue-gray waters and sky.
There are many male dancers performing traditional dances.
It’s time’s like this that we wish we had a better understanding of all the different cultures we encounter. This pūʻili performance is captivating, but certainly has cultural significance that we don’t know.
Fire breathing does not seem to be part of Hawaiian culture, but is impressive nevertheless!
There are many, many different types of Hula. The coconut shells are not traditional garb, but instead are worn in deference to the delicate sensitivities of modern travelers. 🙄 (“Progress” can be overrated, in our opinion.)
The show is wonderful. We have many photographs, and have included a few more in the slideshow below. When you are in Maui, treat yourself to the Feast at Lele; you, too, will have memories to share.
The luau is perfect, and is topped off with a friendly desert face, smiling at us. 😀
We are blessed!