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), an open bar served to your table, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes, culminating in the exciting fire dance. 

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)

2023 Update

Starting in 2023, there have been some significant enhancements to deliver an even more upscale, intimate, and enriching experience. These include 1) Capacity reduction of almost 25%, 2) Everyone receives flower leis*, 3) More elaborate decoration and higher end flatware/glassware, 4) Revamped & upgraded menu, 5) Children's stand-alone buffet, 6) Pre-show live music, 7) Everyone receives assigned seating (based on when booked) to streamline check-in process without needing to line up early, and more.

* in rare cases due to supply issues, shell leis may be substituted


Please check the above calendar for real-time availability. If you prefer limited Premium Seating and it's not available, it is recommended to book Standard Seating and make a note at checkout you'd like to be upgraded, which may be possible in the future. If there is no availability at all, openings may occur, including within a few days of a luau date, although the luau does not currently run on Mondays or Saturdays. In addition to checking back, you can submit our waitlist form. You can also check out our South Maui luau for another option. 

Seating Diagram

"Ohana" = Standard Seating

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Guidebook Reviews

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.