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“A disappointing experience”

Wailele Polynesian Luau
Ranked #10 of 17 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This definitely was a mediocre Luau compared to various other ones we have attended in the past at other locations. There was no Kalua pork bring removed from below ground. Ceremonial piece was virtually non-existent. Except for the fire knives performance the show was rather boring. Premium seat purchasers had to eat their dinners under the rain. Parking fee of $25 was not validated. Definitely not worth the price.

Thank Calvin S
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The wife and I have been to several Luaus and were trying to decide which one to share with our older children during out recent (October 10-17 2017) stay. We decided on this one and am so glad we did. this is our third time seeing it and it still made us smile and laugh. The food was good and plentiful and the show is VERY entertaining for all ages. MAHALO and we will return again. Note, I always pay the extra for the VIP seating, SO worth it. assigned seats instead of mad dash, closer to the front and first dig into the buffet.

3  Thank moparman42
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This show was spectacular! Absolutely stunning performance and the dancing was so beautiful. Definitely recommend if staying in Ka'anapali!

Thank Victoria E
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I really enjoyed this luau! I get bored pretty easily so recommend this one for entertainment. The host is really funny and best fire spinners! There is a huge buffet which was delicious and the drinks are on point. The blue one is really strong : ) Fun time for sure.

Thank Rosie B
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We have attended several different luau's before and I would not recommend this one.
Most of them have two main components, the pig ceremony and during the show, a story of the history and the mythology of the islands. This lacked both.
The show was definitely entertaining, but didn't have the usual story.
The food was as good as any luau has and plentiful. However, I would not go back to this one again.

2  Thank Beverley G
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