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 offers an energetic 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.

Held three nights a week at the resort’s garden setting at the intimate Valley Isle Terrace, guests will embark on an exciting journey to the Polynesian Islands in a setting that is a fraction of the size of the larger luaus that hold in excess of 500 people. 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 a three-to-four-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.

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.

The Westin Luau is currently being held at the Valley Isle Terrace, which is on the mauka (mountain) side of the resort while their normal oceanfront location is being remodeled … they will be moving back to their regular luau ground on the ocean side of the resort starting November 5th, 2019.
General Information
Schedule: Typically Tuesday, and Thursday evenings with additional dates added during peak season. See booking calendar for available dates.

Reservations: 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 ; October – March 5:00pm

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: 150

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

Polynesian dancers
Polynesian dancers from Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga & Fiji
luau setting
Fantastic Samoan Fire Knife Dance

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 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 a third of the size of most other luaus and offers a more intimate setting. For most of 2019 they are holding the luau in the Valley Isle Terrace, which does not offer an ocean view (their regular luau location is currently being remodeled). But what it does offer is an intimate garden setting where you will enjoy a show that is intimate, authentic, and energetic. A limited number of premium seats is available for an upgrade fee of $20 per adult and $10 per child, but due to this luau’s small size this is a good choice even if premium seating is already sold out for your nights.  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  Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show.