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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
Phone Number: 18086612992

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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This is a good but not authentic Luau. It's is more of a Polynesian style Luau that incorporates the fire dance. It's great to see but the food is not as good as the Old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wailele Polynesian luau is a Polynesian luau as oppose to Hawaiian luau. It is authentic because because out of the five Polynesian islands that is showcased, 4 natives are represented, the songs, the costumes, the numbers were taught by the natives of these islands. For the Wailele to be compared to the Polynesian cultural center is abit flattery. The cultural... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good but not authentic Luau. It's is more of a Polynesian style Luau that incorporates the fire dance. It's great to see but the food is not as good as the Old Lahaina Luau that I have written about.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to Luau at Polynesian Cultural Centre in Oahu and that was the best! This one at Westin Maui really sucked. The food was terrible. The drinks were aweful. Everything was below average! I'm sure there are other good Luaus in Maui but I would not recommend luau at Westin to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to previous luau experiences, this was by far my favorite. The tables are small and intimate and people are seated so that no one at the table has to turn around to see the stage. We had our 4 month old daughter with us and felt totally at home since there were many other young families there. The bathrooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Let me first say, I did not give this a five because we have not seen any other luaus. This was a first for us. We stayed at the Westin and this was on premises. We payed for the premium (vip) seating so we were on the second row. The table seats 8 people. We are a family of four... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was my first luau and I didn't know what to expect. All I knew was that this was something one must experience when visiting Hawaii. I was not disappointed and my family and I had a great time. The host was hilarious and the show was entertaining. They had an open bar and drank a decent white wine that... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Old Lahaina Luau was completely booked during our stay, so we prebooked here after looking at reviews of several luaus. We were talked into paying for premier seating so that our family could be seated together, which was just an added expense and really didn't save us much time, maybe five minutes. The food was pretty good, the entertainment was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The 1st time we were in Maui, we went to the luau @ the Hyatt Regency - Drums of the Pacific. This time we wanted to try a different one so we went to the Westin. Needless to say we were disappointed in the Westin. The Hyatt luau was much much better. The only / good things about the Westin... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you want an amazing evening in Maui book the Wailele Polynesian Luau! We had a party of 31 family members ranging from 18 months to 70 years old and everyone loved every minute. Authenticity, Handmade goods, photo opportunities, comedy, talent, over the top food & drinks galore. This event provides such a memorable Maui evening to visitors!

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Wapanucka, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

It sucked. You can't understand the dude talking and the food was disgusting. Don't waste your money-- go parasailing or surfing. So much time with nothing going on. And when something is going on its just dancing that's really not that impressive. The kids were board. The husband wanted leave. You can't drink enough to make this good. Please do... More 

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