Luau at The Westin Maui Kaanapali


Luau at The Westin Maui Kaanapali

West Maui

Time: Evening

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Spectacular Samoan fire knife dance
  • Performances depicting Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history
  • All-you-can-eat feast with variety of Hawaiian dishes
  • Open bar with mai tais, tropical cocktails, local beer, and wine


Experience Hawaiian culture and history with the Wailele Luau at the Westin Maui Resort at Kaanapali Beach. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of Hawaiian cuisine (menu here, or below), an open bar served to your table, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes, culminating in the exciting fire dance. 

Want to consider more luau options? Check out our other Kaanapali Beach luau at the Sheraton Resort (reopening Dec 27), or you can compare all our luaus, including our South Maui (Wailea) luau.

Booking Tip
It is recommended to book at your earliest since seats are assigned based on when you book. In addition, booking now will lock in 2023 pricing before a possible 2024 increase. You can even choose the Pay Later option at checkout, with free cancellations if your plans change.

TravelShack's Choice


  • Exciting fire-knife performance, especially dramatic with the number of performers lighting up one of the largest areas including a "waterfall" of fire
  • If staying along Ka’anapali Beach, it's likely only a stroll along the beach pathway (no need to drive)
  • Servers can bring drinks to table (no need to stand in line at bar)
  • Extensive buffet with high quality offerings
  • Smaller / more intimate compared to other luaus that can be 500+ people 
  • Private area compared to some luaus that can be easily seen by non-luau attendees 
  • Gratuity included (unlike the large Lahaina luau)
  • Children's buffet
  • Everyone receives flower leis (for other luaus, it's usually just the upgraded package, if at all) (in rare cases due to supply issues, shell leis may be substituted)

Lahaina Fire Update
The Westin Resort area was not physically impacted by the early August Lahaina fire, and the luau reopens Friday, December 1. Maui is fully open to visitors outside the town of Lahaina, although individual lodgings, activities, and other businesses may have their own reopening schedules. 

Maui's economy, which is heavily dependent on tourism, is counting on the return of visitors to fully recover from the Lahaina wildfire disaster and to preserve jobs, especially for the vast majority of Maui residents who are not eligible for disaster assistance and whose livelihoods revolve around tourism. Please consider visiting Maui soon as a way to support the broader island community. The physical destruction was generally limited to the town of Lahaina, or around 1% of Maui's land area, and did not include Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua, and the many other areas of Maui. Thank you.

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Maui Revealed Guidebook:

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.

Fodor's guidebook:

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.

Moon Guidebook:

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.