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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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Really fun evening!

Purchased premium tickets with reserve seating that had us close to the stage, but sheltered from... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Penny S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Love this Luau!

We really enjoy taking our guests to this fun luau. It has the best food that we have had and the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Victoria L
Cody, Wyoming
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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 good24%
  • 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 20 February 2017

Purchased premium tickets with reserve seating that had us close to the stage, but sheltered from sun and potential sprinkles. Included leis were a special treat. Entertainers were excellent and the show included a wide variety of dances and costumes. While buffet style, we had...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy taking our guests to this fun luau. It has the best food that we have had and the comic emcee is fantastic! The setting is awesome and romantic. This is one of our must dos when visiting!

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this in our resort the Westin vs traveling to another. We did not look up reviews and this was a mistake. We booked through Pleasant Holidays. 1. You receive another cheap shell lei , give a flower lei or at least a silk...More

1  Thank bethann222
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
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Anthony S
Hi we will be visiting maui for our honeymoon in October. What separates your luau from others? thanks!
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
Do you offer a professional picture of us as a couple? We are wanting a nice picture of us as it is our 50th anniversary.
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
Do you offer a New Year's Eve show? Is it any different than a regular show? Show time/pricing?
6 November 2015|
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Response from JRexS | Reviewed this property |
we booked ours through the concierge desk at the Westin resort and Villas where we were staying.