Have been to Hawaii 3 times but never tried a luau. Should I go to one? If so, which one is the best?
I think they are fun to do at least once. Where are you staying? I typically like to keep it somewhat close to where I am staying. Having that said, I enjoyed the Old Lahaina Luau and still hear good things about it.
I like the idea of going to one that is close to you. In 2019, we stayed at the always awesome MKV. So we walked maybe four minutes to the Luau at next door Royal Lahaina Resort. It may not be "the best", but we liked it . I also like have a few more adult beverages than I normally drink and only have to walk four minutes to our condo.
Suggest checking back with the OLL as there are cancellations. I've read of several last minute spaces opening up.
I love going to a luau. I've been to 7 different ones on 3 different islands. Get on a wait list for the Old Lahaina Luau. Although not a luau, in the "traditional" sense, the Feast at LeLe comes highly recommended. The menus isn't to my liking so I haven't been to this one.
For a luau at an hotel take a look at the Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt in Kaanapali.
OLL does have a waiting list. Have them out you in at. We have been a few times and enjoy it
We did OLL on our first trip. Once was enough. It was fine, food was fine, drinks were fine.
I have seen a lot posts where people on the waiting list got in...Good luck!