This place redefines the luau by crossing it with island-style fine dining in an intimate beach setting. Each course of this succulent sit-down meal is prepared by chef James McDonald of the nearby PacificO restaurant, and coincides with the island cultures—Hawaiian, Samoan, Aotearoan, Tahitian—featured onstage. Wine, spirits, and cocktail options are copious and go beyond the usual tropical concoctions. Lahaina's gorgeous sunset serves as the backdrop to the show,
which forgoes gimmicks and pageantry for an authentic expression of Polynesian chants and dances. "Lele," by the way, is a more traditional name for Lahaina.