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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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Fantastic

We had a great time.The food was really tastee and plenty of it and topped it off with delicious... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
JRexS
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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Enjoyable evening

We have only been to one other luau at Disney many years ago so I do not have a comparison on the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
Mandy007
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Toronto
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“fire dancers” (66 reviews)
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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great time.The food was really tastee and plenty of it and topped it off with delicious pastry of all kinds and of course good Coffee. I don't believe there is a better luau anywhere. The Hula dances were great and the Fire...More

1  Thank JRexS
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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We have only been to one other luau at Disney many years ago so I do not have a comparison on the island. I read the negative reviews here and the good reviews as well. The negative reviews I can sort of understand because it...More

Thank Mandy007
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a great time. The show was wonderful and the Chief was great. Buffet style dinner with lots of choices. We took the bus from our Westin Resort so we wouldn't have to drive as they have an open bar. This was the second...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We loved this luau!!! We were a little skeptical, because we thought that it was a tourist trap. It was not. It was not just a luau, but an entertaining show with the Chief, the keiki, the dancers, and the musicians, true professionals giving their...More

Thank mcmolteni
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

It was a good show and decent food. However, there was a pushing towards selling things before the show. The show itself was good, but not as great as the one we watched a few days earlier at the Hale Koa in Oahu. Food was...More

Thank Herbert E
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We joined three other families with kids for the Wailele Polynesian Luau during our trip in August. The adults and kids all had a great time - the dancers are incredibly talented. The food was also very good - and great service. We highly recommend...More

Thank Kris1227
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

pricy but a good show... the Chief is halarious! the teenagers also enjoyed the shopping from local vendors at the venue..

Thank Keith4E
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

This luau was fantastic! We had a party of 9 and we called to make reservations for this luau about 8 months before our trip and we were able to get the table in the front row in the middle. The view was perfect. We...More

2  Thank Melissa P
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

One of the best organized luau I've been to, of all the islands. Even though the dinner has changed from a sit down , family-style to buffet, the food is still high quality and the buffet lines are very well managed. The staff is very...More

2  Thank rumbanow
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Everyone has said The Old Lahaina Luau is the 1 to go. I disagree. The Wailele Polynesian Luau was amazing. Very personal . Not a huge crowd made this more enjoyable! Great host who kept us entertained. Great show for the whole family. I loved...More

3  Thank azcardsfan5
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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
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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
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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
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