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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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Not the best

We practically forced our 11 and 13 year old to go to the luau and should Have listened to them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Plymouth, Michigan
via mobile
Wonderful Setting

Nice intimate, beachfront setting (<300 people) with great views and good buffet choices for adults... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Albuquerque, NM
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
+1 808-661-2992
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We practically forced our 11 and 13 year old to go to the luau and should Have listened to them. Very hard to understand the mc and the man who told the story during the show. I don't know if this was due to the...More

Thank HSGP
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice intimate, beachfront setting (<300 people) with great views and good buffet choices for adults and kids. A welcome shell lei was given to all attending as well as a welcome cocktail or juice drink (followed by unlimited refills). Our 3 kids loved meeting and...More

Thank JWS407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Luau tonight and found it to be okay. The food was good but the selection of items was limited. The service was okay. While the dancers were good,I found many of the performances/routines to be a little cheesey. The emcee was often garbled...More

Thank SunBurntBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family, which consists of 2 teen boys, absolutely loved this Luau! The emcee was very entertaining and made us all laugh at loud. The food was delicious and the drinks never stopped. The fire dancers made a spectacular ending to a great show! It...More

Thank dsnapp22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This luau has premium seating for extra $20/person, but you can be in good seats if you arrive a little early and wait in the line. They seat premium first. Cocktails are ready as you walk in with a few fruity options. My husband doesn't...More

1  Thank Donna c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years we have attended a number of luaus, and they are no longer much of a draw for us. But this trip included our two 12-year-old grandduaghters and we thought they should experience a luau. This turned out to be a great decision....More

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good, however, the ventilation in the pavilion was almost non-existent--no breezes so it was very hot. The dancers were very good and the fire show was outstanding!

Thank cfavr59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The narrator did an excellent job, and he was very humorous. His humor is half the show and I enjoyed it more than the dance. The fire dance was good, even though it is not traditional. The food and desserts were good.

Thank rishi277
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Tip #1- Spend the extra money and get the premium seating. Tip #2- Get in line 1 hour early. We did both items above and had fantastic seating, it also helps to be seated with fun families. The fire show was fantastic. The M.C. was...More

Thank prosailortim
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I am a local on the island and decided to try the Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau. My family is in town and I wanted to show them our culture through music and dance. I was first given a rate by the Westin concierge (locals receive...More

1  Thank andallthatjaz
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Anthony S
16 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
6 November 2015|
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Response from JRexS | Reviewed this property |
we booked ours through the concierge desk at the Westin resort and Villas where we were staying.