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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 #19 of 62 attractions in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Fort Madison, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My sister and I paid the little bit extra to get the best seats and ended up front row, center. Wow, what a view! The host was really, really funny, and the entire show was great! The food was quite good and there was a large dessert table as well. This was the second luau we have attended and turned... More

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Gaffney, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We attended this luau last week. It was raining part of the time and there wasn't enough shelter for everyone. The staff brought towels but expected 3 of our family members to share. If you are looking for an authentic Hawaiian luau, this is not the luau you want to attend. The show was not that good. All of the... More

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Exeter, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Definately a great time, really impressed compared to another luau we had attended in the past . Food was tasty , and a great selection for everyone . Bar service was great , drinks were good. They made sure the drinks were flowing during entire time . (All included in price) Entertainment was great , even tossed in a little... More

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a great time at this Luau. At one point my husband became a part of the show and was pulled on stage which was a great memory for us. The servers were wonderful and made sure not to interrupt while the show went on. The food was really good and they kept the drinks flowing. I would highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a group of 17 people attend this Luau and everyone loved it! Great from beginning to end. Loved the host. He was very funny! Dancers were great! Food was very good (except poi--which everyone should try to say you had it). Don't know how the fire dancers do it--we were sitting on front row and could feel the... More

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Corona, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have been to about 4 different Luaus on Maui and this one is the best. The host was very funny, the dancers were great, and the fire guys are wonderful. The food was very good and the drinks were ok ( most luaus the drinks are watered down .... and about the same here ) My wife wasn't crazy... More

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Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Food was good, host and dancers very interactive with audience. The fire dancers were sooo talented and worth the time to attend. Only problem, Parking should be included, had to park at Whalers Village and the cost was way too much!!

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Spring, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our entire family enjoyed this luau. The opening act was funny, the dancing and music was good. There was fire, which always is fun. The food and drinks were way above average. Old Lahiana luau is a snoozer.

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Chicago, IL
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120 reviews 120 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First experience with luau. The show in Westin was pretty entertaining, but didn't appear authentic. The food wasn't very good, didn't like the drinks. For the price, I expected more.

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Mokena, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Average luau, food ok, service good. We landed here because the more popular lauas in the area (e.g., Old Lahaina, Hyatt) sell out far in advance. You might want to give this a try if you've never been to a luau. Just know, its cash only once you get in the doors--local artisans and photographers won't take your credit card

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