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A luau can be a blast, and they are highly recommended. The better ones are at the higher price end, and you should book them in advance.
Westin Luau’s food is good and they have a great fire knife finale, with the most fire knife dancers on the island.
Luaus are a major attraction. You get what you pay for, and many of the best book weeks or months in advance, so reserve early. Plan your luau night early on in your trip to help you get into the Hawaiian spirit.
Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.
Of the numerous luaus in Ka’anapali, the best show is at the Westin Maui. The fire dancers here are the best, and the food is above average.
Yes, advance booking is required, and this luau usually sells out.
1 round table currently fits up to 8-11 people, and parties will generally be seated with other parties (unless your party fills up a table). All seating is with tables & chairs.
Groups of up to 12 people can generally be seated altogether (and parties of 9-12 usually end up getting their own table). If you have a larger party, it is suggested to make a note at checkout how you would like to be broken up (please assume 11 max per table).
While submitting as one booking is recommended, if you do book separately, please make sure to answer the question at checkout about Associated Bookings so your bookings are linked together.
After completing your booking here, you will get an email (usually instant) with all the confirmation details, and you can just check in under your name (no printed tickets or vouchers required).
You will not receive specific seats listed in your confirmation email, although your seats will be assigned based on how early you book. The staff will lead you to your assigned table upon check-in.
Although the "fire knife dance" is steeped in ancient Samoan tradition where sharp knives were used by Samoan warriors to demonstrate their battle prowess, today in Hawaiian luaus the performers typically use wooden or metal staffs rather than knives. But it is still thrilling (and dangerous)!
Although Kaanapali Beach is located on the generally dry side of Maui, in the case of rain in the forecast, the luau will adjust seating so everyone is covered by the pavilion overhang and reduce overall capacity accordingly. In the rare case of a storm or other circumstance where the luau is cancelled, you would be contacted in advance to reschedule or be refunded.