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Wailele Polynesian Luau

Address: 2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-661-2992
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Type: Luaus, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: “The most extreme Fire-Knife performance on Maui!”The exhilarating Wailele Polynesian Luau has been...
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Type: Luaus, Theater & Concerts
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!

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Corona, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Tonight, My husand and I treated our 19 of kids and grandkids (ages 1-42) to the Wailele Polynesian Luau and we were so impressed with the quality of the hilarious host, talented performers and delicious food that I had to write this review upon returning to our hotel room at the Westin Maui Resort. This was my 10th luau and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had priority seating but we're one table back from the back and had a poor view. We too went New Years eve and given the previous review it was obvious we had a bad view as I missed half of what they saw. We did not get priority for meals and actually was pushed around by people trying to... More 

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Calabasas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been to several luaus during our many trips to Hawaii. We tried to get into Old Lahaina for New Years Eve but it was sold out, so our hotel recommended this one. If you pay the premium to sit up front, then you'll be ok but if not it is really hard to see anything the way they... More 

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St. Louis
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were staying at the Westin, so it was very convenient. Tried to get the special reserved seating but watted to long. book early. However, our seats were just fine. It happened to be Thanksgving so it was great to have turkey and all the trimmings along with the other luau food. Loved the open bar.. They seemed so organized... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Dec 21, 2014 My husband surprised me on my birthday with a beautiful luau dinner. I thought we were heading to the Westin to have dinner with my mother but this was a full nights' entertainment. We were greeted at the door at promptly 5pm with an Aloha, shell lei & told we could take 2 drinks of the 3... More 

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Dobbs Ferry
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was expecting something really amazing because I paid a lot of money for it. It was nice and the food was good but I don't think it was worth the money I paid for it.

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This luau was fantastic. The show was great, especially the fire dancers. The food was great. The pictures taken by the luau were a bit expensive but were fantastic. A little different from other luaus because it is buffet style but the food was amazing. My table was the first called to the buffet so this was fabulous. Great luau!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I poured over luau reviews and I chose the Westin's because it sounded as if you could see the beach behind it, the food was high dollar restaurant quality, it was served home style, and if you chose premier seating, you waited in a VIP air conditioned room before the show, bypassing the regular check in line. Instead we stood... More 

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Bonsall, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The fire dance at the end was worth the wait, but most of the dances seemed repetitive and the costumes weak. The drinks that were included were shameful imitations of the real thing. Certainly Westin should do better. Come on guys, orange juice and a dash of rum is not a Mai Tai. They will also provide some pretty decent... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It is nice to be able to go to a luau at the hotel but if you're looking for a traditional luau this is not it. No buried pig in the beach oven, no climbing of coconut trees, etc. There is no plate service, you have to line up and get your food from buffet style trays. You have to... More 

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