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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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Family of eight including children enjoyed the experience as a family. Agreed, M.C. jokes were... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Sydney, Australia

The show was OK, the meal was 'meh. I would not recommend this luau, given the price. I didn't... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Jessie R
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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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2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
+1 808-661-2992
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Family of eight including children enjoyed the experience as a family. Agreed, M.C. jokes were tired, the queuing for photographs is tedious when one is on holiday however, if you wait long enough the 'rush' will subside and, we were very pleased with the family...More

1  Thank ontheroadsince73
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The show was OK, the meal was 'meh. I would not recommend this luau, given the price. I didn't feel it was good value. The fire dance was cool. But it was 15 minutes of a 3 hour event.

Thank Jessie R
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Seems like Lazaro had a bad experience at the luau. Out of the three reviews he wrote, two out of three was way bad. Looks like he has a high standard interms of service and production.

Thank fijiatu
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This review is for the luau at the Westin Maui. I suspect Westin wants to share in the profits of this endeavor, held on their premises, while minimizing damage to their brand from bad reviews, so "Westin" does not appear in the name of the...More

2  Thank Lazaros P
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The setting for this luau is quite interesting: when you stroll around the luau pavilion, you discover that the ocean is just a few steps away, but you get no view of the sea from your table. The “welcome” had a good variety of free...More

Thank LauraDiItaly
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were originally going to go to the Old Lahaina Luau but it was cancelled due to rain, so we decided to try the one at the Westin. The show was very good and the MC was really funny. We paid for the premium seats...More

Thank Shelleym18
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We made a premium reservation so that we wouldn't have to wait in a long line and would have a good seat. The venue was lovely, the food was very good, service was excellent, the show was great BUT the sound was poor. I saw...More

Thank Smiller5704
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I only have one other luau to compare this one to. It was at the Sheraton 6 years ago. They have a M.C who is amusing but it seems like his pre-show banter went on way to long. I would have preferred more dancing and...More

Thank Raiderfe
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We bought the premium pkg so no worry about getting a front row or second row seat. Great service by our waiter. Very funny M.C. Food was great. Open bar was good. Nice white wine. The dancers were fantatastic and the fire show was spectacular....More

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

So much fun! Good service, good food, excellent show! Front row seats which was worth the extra cist5.

1  Thank debfrenz
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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