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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
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 July 7, 2016 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 June 27, 2016 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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