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Wailele Polynesian Luau

2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
+1 808-661-2992
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Fun evening.

Not a fan of Luaus. This one opened with a Polynesian comedian. He was hilarious. Great musicians... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Las Vegas, NV
Perfect Family Experience

I've been to quite a few luau's and I keep coming back to Wailele. In fact I've taken my family to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shannon W
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At Wailele Polynesian Luau dinner show, guests will embark on an exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands where dance was considered not just as a form of entertainment, but as a means of telling stories. Recognized for providing an award-winning experience, the luau is held oceanfront at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and features dances and songs from old and modern Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand (Maori), Tonga and Samoa. Highlights include the story of Pele (Goddess of Fire), Hi'ilave Hula Awana dedicated to Wailele (meaning waterfalls) and Maui's most extreme fire knife dance finale called "Siva Afi". The unforgettable evening of fun, culture and entertainment is complemented by a traditional dinner served buffer style and selection of beverages.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a fan of Luaus. This one opened with a Polynesian comedian. He was hilarious. Great musicians. Great dancers. More costume changes than at a Cher concert. Food was above average. I though it was well worth the cost for premium seating. All in all...More

Thank HendersonNVTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to quite a few luau's and I keep coming back to Wailele. In fact I've taken my family to this luau on two different occasions. Each time my family and I left raving about our luau experience. The food is excellent, entertainment was...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the luau. The food was better than expected for a buffet. The drinks plentiful. The host hilarious. The dancers wonderful. The fire knife routine was impressive. I forgot to grab my pictures after the event and after tracking down the photographer- she...More

Thank Kendall D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the luau on New Year's Eve. The price was higher than stated on the web-site. The hotel booking agent explained that, because it was New Year's Eve, it was "special event" pricing. We paid an additional fee for "premium seating" - also at...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the old Lahaina luau gets ranked as the top luau. Why, I am not sure. I assume because of shear number of people they push thru that place. The luau at the Westin was way more entertaining. I am sure no one is fooled...More

1  Thank A2TB
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

No clue why anyone would give this luau anything less than five stars. Everything was absolutely perfect. We paid up for the premium seating closer to the front just to make sure my Autistic son would be sufficiently engaged. The earlier checkin was nice too...More

Thank dklein
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went on thanksgiving this holiday weekend. I was told that there would be "normal" luau food, plus some extras for a "traditional" thanksgiving (aka turkey). To be absolutely clear on this, I waffled a bit, and called the concierge 3x to confirm this (regular...More

Thank lbconley
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This definitely was a mediocre Luau compared to various other ones we have attended in the past at other locations. There was no Kalua pork bring removed from below ground. Ceremonial piece was virtually non-existent. Except for the fire knives performance the show was rather...More

Thank Calvin S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The wife and I have been to several Luaus and were trying to decide which one to share with our older children during out recent (October 10-17 2017) stay. We decided on this one and am so glad we did. this is our third time...More

1  Thank moparman42
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This show was spectacular! Absolutely stunning performance and the dancing was so beautiful. Definitely recommend if staying in Ka'anapali!

Thank Victoria E
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Ruth N
14 August 2017|
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Response from Beverly K | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for more traditional Luau with a pig. I have been to 3 different Luau. This year we did Wailele Polynesian Luau. Their was 9 of us in our group . We all... More
Anthony S
15 August 2016|
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Response from MissMo1 | Reviewed this property |
Wailele was expensive (we did the prime seating which was really nothing prime), was really pretty boring. Your best bet would do as Lucas W stated above - get tickets if you can for the Old Lahaina Luau. From what other... More
David W
6 June 2016|
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Response from WestinMauiAmbassador | Property representative |
Aloha David, Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. At Wailele Polynesian Luau, a photographer is on-site to take photos of attendees. These are printed and ready for guests to take home at the end of the show... More