Luau at The Westin Maui Kaanapali

Duration: 3 hours

West Maui

Time: Evening

  • 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 the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with the Wailele Luau at the Westin Maui Resort in Ka’anapali. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar served to your table, educational storytelling showcasing the Polynesian Islands of Hawaii, Fuji, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. 

COVID-19 UPDATE (January)

This luau is operating. For the foreseeable future, the buffet has been replaced by full table service, with dinner served family style. Every party receives their own private table.


This luau is selling out. Please check the calendar for real-time availability, and feel free to check back as openings often occur, including within a few days of a luau date. You can also submit our waitlist form, or check out our South Maui luau. Dates after March have not yet been released; please check back or submit our waitlist form.

TravelShack's Choice


  • Exciting fire-knife performance
  • Thrilling Maori war dance
  • If staying along Ka’anapali Beach, it's likely only a stroll along the beach pathway (no need to drive)
  • Servers bring drinks to table (no need to stand in line at bar)
  • Smaller crowd and intimate setting compared to other luaus that can be 500+ people (this luau has a max of less than 175)
  • Gratuity included (unlike the large Lahaina luau)

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Traveler Reviews

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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.