Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa posing with dancers

Wailele Polynesian Luau held Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa luau ground

Lavish Luau buffet and full open bar are included

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa Kahiko hula

Hawaiian Hula ... both ancient and modern portrayals of island culture

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Dances from Polynesian islands ... including Tahiti, Tonga and Fiji

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa Maori dance from New Zealand

Maori dances too ... fascinating tribal dances of New Zealand

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaiian wedding song

A classic & elegant rendition of "The Hawaiian Wedding Song"

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa fire dance finale

The Samoan Fire Knife Dance ... this show has the hottest 'Grand Finale'

Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa fire dance finale

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The Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau is held outdoors beside the stunning Ka’anapali Beach. The ocean is a perfect backdrop to the dinner show that comes to life through elements of earth, fire and water. The stellar performances with vibrant costumes reflects the rich Polynesian culture. Three-time Merrie Monarch winner Kamaka Kukowa and choreographer Reri Septirno redesigned the spectacular dinner show.

You will be surrounded by cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens and tiki torches in the newly-revitalized Aloha Pavilion. Guests will embark on an exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands. The dance is more than just entertainment, its a way of telling their stories. Captivating highlights include the story of Pele, Goddess of Fire, and a new performance dedicated to Wailele (waterfalls). Dances from from Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa are featured in this show. The fire-knife dance champion Martin Tevaga leads the breathtaking finale by Maui’s only extreme five man fire-knife spectacle, which is the most impressive fire dance of any of the Maui luaus.

The delicious Hawaiian buffet includes Pipikaula Poke, Cucumber Seaweed Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Hawaiian Style Potato Macaroni Salad, Kula Island Greens, Island Poi, Maui Gold Pineapple with Tahitian vanilla dip, Kalua Pua’a slow-roasted pork, Steamed I’a (fish in a ginger/tomato relish), Huli Huli Chicken in a guava BBQ sauce, Moloka’i Sweet Potatoes, Pa’ia Dry Mein Noodles, Hawaiian Sweet Bread Pudding with a Maui pineapple rum sauce, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Guava Chiffon and Chocolate Chantilly Cake and Haupia (Hawaiian coconut pudding). All evening enjoy endless drinks such as Mai Tais using Maui Pineapple Rum, signature cocktails, local beers, sodas and fruit juices.

A premium seating option is available for an upgrade fee! Premium seating guests are guaranteed a premium view reserved seating, and also bypass the general admission check in line. The regular seating is first come first serve after the premium seating.

Editor’s Review: Since the Westin Wailele Polynesian Luau began about 10 years ago, we have been thrilled to offer this luau to our guests. This is a wonderful option for people who want an elevated dining experience from the classic luau buffet line. The impeccable food bridges the gap perfectly between the traditional “luau motif” and fine dining. As seen in the slideshows above, the show is colorful and energetic. The bar mixes a great Mai Tai, which is the same quality you would find at a restaurant or bar elsewhere at the resort except you don’t have to pay $9.25 a piece for them at the resort … here they’re included in the price of the show! Although this luau is a tiny bit more expensive than most others, it is very much worth it for the quality that they deliver.

General Information
Schedule: Typically Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings with additional dates added during peak season. See booking calendar for available dates.

Reservations: Premium seats often sell out two weeks in advance! When you reserve this luau on our website your reservation will be guaranteed on your credit card. The charge is made 5 days prior to the start of your vacation.

Check In: April – September - 5:30pm for Premium Guests and 5:45pm for Traditional Guests; October -March 5:00pm for Premium Guests and 5:15pm for Traditional Guests.

GPS: The Westin Maui, 2365 Ka’anapali Parkway, Maui, HI 96761 Click to view map

Luau includes: Hawaiian meal served buffet style & free flow of drinks all evening with Mai Tai using Maui Pineapple Rum, signature cocktails, local beers, sodas and fruit juices.

What to Bring & Wear: Resort attire

Capacity: 300

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Polynesian dancers
Polynesian dancers from Tahiti, Tonga & Fiji
luau setting
Enjoy the evening at this beautiful lua setting

CThe Westin Wailele Polynesian Luauruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do the Westin Luau if they are here during the time of year that this luau is offered on Sunday evenings. A drive of about an hour is required and we can assist you with a rental car reservation. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do this luau as long as you are here on a night that it operates and your ship is running tenders until at least 10pm. A cab ride of about 10 minutes is required.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A luau is a must-do event for the first-time Hawaii visitor. Personally, I never get tired of good food, an open bar, sunset views and Hawaiian music and dance. The most important thing about attending a luau is WHERE YOU SIT!!! You are much better off sitting up front at the second best luau than sitting in the back at the best luau. Read that again and let it sink in! If you are ordering a few weeks before your vacation, go with PREMIER reserved seating at one of the luaus that offer that option. It is really nice to be able to walk onto the luau grounds just a few minutes before the show starts – knowing that you’ll be able to sit in the first few rows of tables and not get stuck way in the back! The Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is the perfect luau for people who want to experience luau cuisine but want something that is a step up from the typical luau buffet. I have often said that luaus aren’t fine dining … and most luaus are so similar that if you blindfolded me and set plates of food from 5 different luaus in front of me, I couldn’t tell which plate was which. The Westin is different. Their food stands out from the rest and it IS SO GOOD it approaches fine dining quality. This luau is also an exception to the “you gotta get up front seats” rule … this luau is less than half the size of most other luaus and offers a more intimate setting. We hope they add more nights to this excellent luau in the near future. Other West Maui Luau options are Royal Lahaina Luau, Hyatt Luau, and Sheraton Kanaapali Sunset Luau.  If you are interested in South Maui Luaus, we suggest Wailea Marriott or Grand Wailea Luau.  If you’re looking for other evening entertainment, check out ‘Ulalena at the Maui Theater or Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show.