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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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I would only recommend this luau for a family with small children. The jokes were corny, and it... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We've been coming to the Hawaiian Islands every year for the past 10 years. We've attended a luau... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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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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“premium seating” (57 reviews)
“fire dancers” (64 reviews)
“shell lei” (11 reviews)
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
+1 808-661-2992
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I would only recommend this luau for a family with small children. The jokes were corny, and it was very hard to understand what the emcee was saying from our table near the back. They welcome you with a shell lei and cocktail. The food...More

Thank BeachedRedRaider
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to the Hawaiian Islands every year for the past 10 years. We've attended a luau at each visit. This was by far the worst luau we've ever been to. Most Luau's provide fresh flower leis when you enter and take your photo....More

2  Thank Wlhilton
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I loved everything about this experience. I have been to one other luau on Maui and I can't even describe how much better this one is! The show was hilarious. The man who did the intro kept the whole crowd laughing and really warmed us...More

Thank capecodblonde
Reviewed 27 July 2017 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 24 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 8 July 2017 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

1  Thank dsnapp22
Reviewed 8 July 2017 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 1 July 2017

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 26 June 2017

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
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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
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