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Wailele Polynesian Luau

2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Ranked #23 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
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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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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For our family needs this Luau worked for us. Had I not been with a 4 and 6 year old I would have probably been disappointed My 2 teenagers enjoyed it but have also never been to a luau before . Lets start with the drinks, I tried the Mai Tai and the Guava punch and honestly couldn't taste any... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We planned this in advance after reading about it and was advised to pay for the premium seating..We were in the front round tables and had a great view. The seating was laid out perfectly for all who attended and the view was breath taking. The food was fresh and delicious and the staff was very expedient in removing dirty... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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