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Address: 2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-661-2992
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Description: “The most extreme Fire-Knife performance on Maui!”The exhilarating Wailele...
“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!
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Overprized compared to the one we went at Oahu

It was a good show and decent food. However, there was a pushing towards selling things before the show. The show itself was good, but not as great as the one we watched a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Herb E
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Southwest Oklahoma

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King George, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great time. The show was wonderful and the Chief was great. Buffet style dinner with lots of choices. We took the bus from our Westin Resort so we wouldn't have to drive as they have an open bar. This was the second time to this show as we saw it 3 years ago and loved it. Highly... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We loved this luau!!! We were a little skeptical, because we thought that it was a tourist trap. It was not. It was not just a luau, but an entertaining show with the Chief, the keiki, the dancers, and the musicians, true professionals giving their best at the stage. When the Chief said the grace before dinner, it raised goosebumps.... More 

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Southwest Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It was a good show and decent food. However, there was a pushing towards selling things before the show. The show itself was good, but not as great as the one we watched a few days earlier at the Hale Koa in Oahu. Food was also just average.

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Anaheim, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We joined three other families with kids for the Wailele Polynesian Luau during our trip in August. The adults and kids all had a great time - the dancers are incredibly talented. The food was also very good - and great service. We highly recommend this luau at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

pricy but a good show... the Chief is halarious! the teenagers also enjoyed the shopping from local vendors at the venue..

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This luau was fantastic! We had a party of 9 and we called to make reservations for this luau about 8 months before our trip and we were able to get the table in the front row in the middle. The view was perfect. We attended the Old Lahaina Luau last year and that one was great too but that... More 

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newport coast, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the best organized luau I've been to, of all the islands. Even though the dinner has changed from a sit down , family-style to buffet, the food is still high quality and the buffet lines are very well managed. The staff is very courteous and helpful, and the vendors offer very nice quality souvenirs. Overall, everything runs quite... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Everyone has said The Old Lahaina Luau is the 1 to go. I disagree. The Wailele Polynesian Luau was amazing. Very personal . Not a huge crowd made this more enjoyable! Great host who kept us entertained. Great show for the whole family. I loved it. Highly recommend. I got to talk to dancers at the end. Very humble and... More 

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Saratoga, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We signed up for the Westin (where we were staying) Luau, which featured Wailele Polynesian Luau, not expecting much. We had been to a luau on another island a few years ago, and we're not too impressed. This luau was hands-down the BEST ever. The hosts, the dancers, the musicians, even the photographer (usually they take ugly photos, and this... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Wailele experience is not to be missed. It is a polynesian show, not just Hawaiian, featuring many authentic dances and costumes. The fire dance was spectacular, the MC/comedian was so funny and all of the staff professional and friendly and anticipated every need. Food very good. I would recommend this as a comfortable, educating and entertaining show.

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