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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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Awesome Night At The Wailele Luau

Absolutely phenomenal production. I have been to every Luau on Maui in the 40 years that I've lived... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
photosbyhopsing
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Lahaina, Hawaii
Been here before and keep coming back!

We've been to the Old Lahaina Luau in the past and it was so so in our opinion. When we were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Journey_On_Diana
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Roseville, California
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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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“premium seating” (63 reviews)
“fire dancers” (66 reviews)
“shell lei” (11 reviews)
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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal production. I have been to every Luau on Maui in the 40 years that I've lived here. After reading the reviews of this. I can understand some of the mixed opinions. Expectations verses reality. With family visiting the Island, I suggested lets go...More

Thank photosbyhopsing
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to the Old Lahaina Luau in the past and it was so so in our opinion. When we were referred to the Westin Wailele Luau it was the difference between night and day. We've been twice now and would certainly go again even...More

Thank Journey_On_Diana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid for premium seating and although we did get a front row seat, it was a seat facing the side of the stage. Who wants to see that? The dancers and band were excellent, from what I could see but the sound system was horrendous....More

Thank CPD050
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this show, having been referred by the Westin Ocean Resort Villas. While everything about the performance was wonderful, the physical plant where the show is performed was overcrowded with many tables only having partial views. At least six tables should be removed from...More

Thank Shay B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel down the street so we could walk here. My understanding they don't have free parking for the luau. We did not pay to upgrade to Premium since we already were paying $400 for our family of 4....More

1  Thank doublecrossed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and drinks were better than expected. Show was excellent. Get Premium Seating! Would definitely see this one again.

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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 12 January 2018

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 11 January 2018 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 6 January 2018

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

1  Thank Sharon K
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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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