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Wailele Polynesian Luau

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Address: 2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 18086612992
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At Wailele Polynesian Luau dinner show, guests will embark on an exciting...

At Wailele Polynesian Luau dinner show, guests will embark on an exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands where dance was considered not just as a form of entertainment, but as a means of telling stories. Recognized for providing an award-winning experience, the luau is held oceanfront at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and features dances and songs from old and modern Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand (Maori), Tonga and Samoa. Highlights include the story of Pele (Goddess of Fire), Hi'ilave Hula Awana dedicated to Wailele (meaning waterfalls) and Maui's most extreme fire knife dance finale called "Siva Afi". The unforgettable evening of fun, culture and entertainment is complemented by a traditional dinner served buffer style and selection of beverages.

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Fabulous dinner and great entertainment

First of all, I cannot believe the people who reviewed this luau and found the food "gross". I have to believe they either somehow came on an off night or more likely, just prefer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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Columbus, Ohio
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband & I had seen the Old Lahaina one several years previous, so we opted for this one at the Westin w/ the kids this time for convenience to our Villa at Ka'anna, the fire feature, & more favorable buffet items for the kids. I think the price is a little less than other luaus & we received preferred... More 

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were trying to go to Old Lahaina Luau for our first Luau in Maui. However it was completely sold out. So we stumbled upon the Wailele Polynesian Luau and none of us regret anything! We decided to do VIP seating which I highly recommend. My family and I got to the Luau 45 minutes before the... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved loved loved this Luau! Price is high, but food and entertainment is wonderful! We had a table just off to the side of the stage (early entry and better table due to premier seating offered as an SPG member with Starwood resorts). The fire dancers were the best I've ever seen...and I've seen and been to at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was our first time to Maui. Luau was on our definite must do list! Upon researching, I was going to go to the Old Lahaina luau. In talking to my neighbor who has been to Maui 11 times - he highly recommended the Wailele Luau! He said its a little more pricey (what isn't in Hawaii), but well worth... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

First of all, I cannot believe the people who reviewed this luau and found the food "gross". I have to believe they either somehow came on an off night or more likely, just prefer flavorless, mainland food. My husband and I attended the Wailele Polynesian Luau while in Maui on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint. We paid for... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

You have to go to a Hawaiian luau when visiting Hawaii for the 1st time. Most of them are your standard fare of food, drink and entertainment. If you're looking for something more than that make your reservation for the Wailele Polynesian Luau. The seating was intimate. Hint....pay the little extra for premium seating, it's so worth it. The food... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to this Luau based on a recommendation from our neighbor. We got the premium seating and were in the front row. The show was very entertaining and humorous. This being my only one, I don't think it was very authentic, but it was entertaining and that is why we went. The food was good and there was plenty... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We did the luau at the Sheraton Maui last time we were here and found it was more interactive than the wail else luau. Having said that they have a different space to work with and was a pretty good show. The "chief" was humorous and kept the crowds laughing. The buffet was pretty good and there was plenty of... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I read all the reviews for this luau and thought it would be great, What a gigantic WASTE of MONEY!! We opted for the premium seating which I didn't think was that much of an advantage and the cost for 4 was $560. They push the alcoholic drinks like crazy and constantly come over to your table interrupting the show,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to any other to compare but it was fantastic. Was so fun to watch. My daughter absolutely loved it! The food was delicious as well. I highly recommend this luau. We had premium seats and it was great. We were right up front!

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