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“Awesome experience”

Wailele Polynesian Luau
Ranked #10 of 17 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

At the Westin hotel, no bad seat in the luau. Great food, entertainment and open bar. Photo taken with one of the performers you can purchase, and some vendors there.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The best luau was the Wailele Luau offered by the Westin Maui. Cocktails were offered throughout the evening. Pictures with the featured dancer was great! Lots of unique trinkets to purchase at reasonable prices. Preferred seating for only a little extra money. This luau featured a buffet which offered Hawaiian entrees; quite delicious except poi. The show was terrific and featured dancers from several of the Polynesian Island cultures. A unique experience and quite and enjoyable evening especially the five ring fire dancers. Really a best bet for good food and a great show.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We throughly enjoyed ourselves at this luau. I was surprised to read skooterlee's review, but being our first one, we didn't have anything to compare it to. The MC was very funny to us and the dancers were enjoyable to watch. Food was good but I agree that the whole thing about the pig was absent. I liked the fact that it is a smaller audience so any seat looked like a good seat. I've seen pictures of other Luau's and it looks like a massive banquet with rows of tables. All and all, we would recommend this Luau.

2  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We went to this Luau our first full day in Maui for our friends birthday(and mine too). But on his actual day..It was so good and the main guy was hilarious. Highly recommend this one, and the food was really good.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I failed to plan ahead and thought we weren't going to be able to attend a luau on our honeymoon. We waited in line a long time and finally got it! Drinks were plentiful and good (and included in the price) We didn't pay for the premium seats so we were in the back. We still had a good view of the stage. The show was pretty good. We enjoyed the humorous host and the dances from the different islands. I was hoping for a little more intense dance numbers but they were still fun to watch. The food was decent. I try not to eat much meat but did try the pork. It was tasty. The fish they served was excellent. The sweet potatoes were delicious. The only thing I was disappointed with was the pig. Thats the whole thing about a luau, the roasted pig. They completely left the part about roasting a pig in the ground out. All in all it was a good time and I would do it again!

Thank bmoniqua
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