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Wailele Polynesian Luau

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Address: 2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
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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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Really fun evening!

Purchased premium tickets with reserve seating that had us close to the stage, but sheltered from sun and potential sprinkles. Included leis were a special treat. Entertainers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Penny S
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this luau to surprise my sister and family on Chrismas day. I was hoping for a nice Chrismas Luau experience for everyone. I can't help but compare this to the other luaus we experienced the other times we were in Maui. Overall, our experience was pretty basic, disappointing and not as much fun as we had on other... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased premium tickets with reserve seating that had us close to the stage, but sheltered from sun and potential sprinkles. Included leis were a special treat. Entertainers were excellent and the show included a wide variety of dances and costumes. While buffet style, we had a waiter that kept our glasses filled (water, wine, beer mixed drinks) and dirty dishes... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy taking our guests to this fun luau. It has the best food that we have had and the comic emcee is fantastic! The setting is awesome and romantic. This is one of our must dos when visiting!

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Thank Victoria L
St. Louis, MO
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We booked this in our resort the Westin vs traveling to another. We did not look up reviews and this was a mistake. We booked through Pleasant Holidays. 1. You receive another cheap shell lei , give a flower lei or at least a silk flower lei would have been better 2. You are offered drinks upon arrival. The cocktails... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Family of eight including children enjoyed the experience as a family. Agreed, M.C. jokes were tired, the queuing for photographs is tedious when one is on holiday however, if you wait long enough the 'rush' will subside and, we were very pleased with the family photographs we paid $50 for in memory of this experience. The buffet was absolutely disgusting.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The show was OK, the meal was 'meh. I would not recommend this luau, given the price. I didn't feel it was good value. The fire dance was cool. But it was 15 minutes of a 3 hour event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Seems like Lazaro had a bad experience at the luau. Out of the three reviews he wrote, two out of three was way bad. Looks like he has a high standard interms of service and production.

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Thank fijiatu
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This review is for the luau at the Westin Maui. I suspect Westin wants to share in the profits of this endeavor, held on their premises, while minimizing damage to their brand from bad reviews, so "Westin" does not appear in the name of the show. The truth is, the fire-knife dancers were pretty spectacular - and performed for around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The setting for this luau is quite interesting: when you stroll around the luau pavilion, you discover that the ocean is just a few steps away, but you get no view of the sea from your table. The “welcome” had a good variety of free drinks, but I thought that - for the price charged -Westin could present guests with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We were originally going to go to the Old Lahaina Luau but it was cancelled due to rain, so we decided to try the one at the Westin. The show was very good and the MC was really funny. We paid for the premium seats and I don't think it was worth the extra money it cost. The food and... More 

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