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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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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 NEW

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The host of the Luau was sooo funny. His humor was enjoyed by both adults and kids. The dancing and dancers was lovely. My 17year old son and husband were proud as peacocks to have their photo taken with these beautiful girls. The food was very good, from the slow cooked pork to the desserts.

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Bothell, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The reason I chose this luau was the fact that they had a kids buffet. My kids are super picky eaters and I figured they wouldn't be open to traditional luau fare. It was perfect for them to eat something they would enjoy (and I have a peanut allergy child), plus we were able to enjoy the food, drinks were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was a great luau!! It was nice that we could eat during the show. Other luaus I have been to have you eat first and then have the "show" afterwards. The food was great; they had all the authentic Hawaiian foods. The main announcer was REALLY hard to understand, unfortunately. When I could understand him,though, he did a great... More

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