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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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Longing for a real Luau

The cost was too expensive The wait in line was too long. Acoustics were terrible. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wendy W
I wouldn't call this a "Luau"

This is a decent buffet and drinks, and a show. Other than that, not impressed for the price. If... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“premium seating” (66 reviews)
“fire dancers” (66 reviews)
“fire knife” (8 reviews)
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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cost was too expensive The wait in line was too long. Acoustics were terrible. The highlight was the fire dancing. I enjoyed the buffet food but for the price we were expecting a more authentic overall experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a decent buffet and drinks, and a show. Other than that, not impressed for the price. If this is a "luau," then every Hawaiian buffet that includes some native dishes is. Pros: - Food is okay if you like a buffet - Fire...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several hotel/resort luaus and have always found them fun and enjoyable this experience however was just not worth the price. We did pay extra to get reserved seats which was helpful, not having to wait in line and being show directly to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The acoustics in this Venue make it difficult to hear the MC, so the first part of the show we couldn't enjoy. People constantly got up during the show to go get drinks which blocked our view of the show. For the price tag, I...More

1  Thank bonvanceistheman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have attended this Luau 3 times now and feel it is a good value for the money. It is a dinner show with Pacific Island dancers, music and various acts. The food is very good and buffet style so plenty to eat.

1  Thank mjmcclare14
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the luau tonight with two adults and a 5 year old and 2 year old. We paid for premium seating so the kids would be sure to have a good view, but unfortunately the premium seats were the only ones exposed to the...More

1  Thank KendraJes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entertainment far exceeded our expectations. Our 9 and 11 year olds were just captivated! The food was quite good, and there was a nice mix of offerings.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the Luau (at the Westin Hotel) and purchased the premium seats which were nice because it was closer to the stage and we were able to eat first. I wished they had a little bit more choices on the...More

Thank eve2717
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wailele Polynesian Luau was a very welcoming experience. We were greeted with seashell leis and delicious Mai Tai drinks upon entering. (There were other drink choices offered as well but, I chose the Mai Tai.) We shared a table with other small groups but,...More

1  Thank danapyzik
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

My first luau, so nothing to compare it to - but after reading about others, this one is probably less traditional (no pig for instance). MC was hilarious but a bit hard to understand. dancing got a big boring and lost the audience after a...More

Thank troy2018
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Ruth N
15 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
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
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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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