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Wailele Polynesian Luau

2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-2992
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Ranked #23 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
Owner description: “The most extreme Fire-Knife performance on Maui!”The exhilarating Wailele Polynesian Luau has been designed to bring traditional and authentic... more » Owner description: “The most extreme Fire-Knife performance on Maui!”The exhilarating Wailele Polynesian Luau has been designed to bring traditional and authentic dances, songs and colorful costumes to visitors of this beautiful island, Maui. Here, guests will embark on a vibrant and exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands where dance was considered a form of vivacious entertainment and as a means of telling stories. Located at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa among lush tropical greenery and flowing waterfalls, the breathtaking sunset forms the perfect backdrop for an evening of entertainment and a delicious Hawaiian meal. The full show is complemented by a four course meal presented family style to each table, just like in the olden days. An open bar offers a free flow of drinks including a signature Mai Tai and other tropical drinks, wines, locally brewed beers, sodas and fruit juices. Local crafters offer interactive arts and culture for guests to enjoy including a poi ball demonstration, tiki carving, hand made jewelry and henna tattoo. The show itself boasts Fijian and Maori Chief choreographed dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa. The evening concludes with the most extreme fire knife performance on Maui, featuring 5 native dancers led by Chief Tavita, a third generation fire knife dancer. It is a breath taking evening that is truly a magical moment in paradise! « less
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Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was our first and only luau, but it was everything we thought it would be and more! The dancers were excellent, the host was hilarious, and we were blown away by the athleticism and skill of the men with the fire batons! There wasn't a dull moment throughout the whole show, and there was an endless amount of delicious... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Staff is friendly and well organized. Food is nicely represented and the show is great. The evening was enjoyed by all my family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even if it's not the best Luau in Maui, you will still have a great night. Drinks were offered all night. Got to meet new people sitting on your table. The food was average and the MC had a few too many inappropriate jokes. But the dancers were great and the 5 man fire dance at the end was spectacular.... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The dancers were great. The beginning had nothing to do with a Luau. It was just a guy on stage opening a coconut. The food was good. They don't do the traditional pig unveiling. paid for premium seating, but didn't need to.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews we selected this Luau because we did not want to be herded like cattle as other Luaus do. The show was entertaining, the food was good, and the crowd was managable. We paid for premium seating and was not disappointed. Very nice evening.

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Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Overall maybe a C plus. Maybe a C minus. Expensive. The dancers were good but the MC was so corny and the food was like a not so great wedding reception. Are they all like this?

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Paid for premium seating. Waste of money. Food was fair. Childrens table better with the pizza and veggie sticks. Sound system for mc was hard to understand. Dancers were great. Too bad you cant just go see the dancers.

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key
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

$130 dollar preferred seating gets you watered down drinks, terrible service, cheap shell necklace (not a flower lei, they cost $10)' processed chicken parts that have pre-burned grill marks, and terrible tasteless white fish. There is a real small stage that only fits 4 dancers. They switch men and women that change the dances just a little. The fire twirler... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I loved this Luau, especially since it was located in the Westin Maui Resort and Spa, which happened to be where I was staying. The food is buffet style, you can select anything you want on the menu. There is an open bar, so you have a selection of mixed drinks, champagne, or beer. I loved the show itself, the... More

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Vacaville, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

At the Westin hotel, no bad seat in the luau. Great food, entertainment and open bar. Photo taken with one of the performers you can purchase, and some vendors there.

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