Luau at The Westin Maui Ka’anapali

Westin Maui
West Maui
Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music
Performers on stage with fire


  • Spectacular Samoan fire knife dance
  • Emceed entertainment with audience participation
  • 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
  • Adjacent to Ka’anapali Beach
$115 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 2.75 - 3 hours

Pricing & Availability


Experience the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with the Wailele Polynesian Luau at the oceanfront Westin Maui in Ka’anapali. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar, emceed entertainment with laugh-out-loud audience participation, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes from Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. All of this takes place in an open-air pavilion adjacent to the beach and with a backdrop of cascading waterfalls among palm trees and tiki torches.


The luau is conveniently located right off the main Kaanapali Beach. If you are staying at lodging on this beach, you can likely just take a short walk on the paved beach walkway. Complimentary shuttle service is available for guests at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, and the Sheraton Maui Resort. Also, most hotels have a free Ka’anapali Resort Shuttle that goes to Whalers Village which is next door to the Westin Maui Resort. 

Booking Tip

March 2019 & Later Premium Seating: At this time, premium seating has not yet been made available beyond February 2019. If interested, please proceed with a general seating booking, and please just make a note at checkout to indicate your interest to be upgraded. You will be automatically upgraded once 2019 premium seating is released. A benefit of booking now is you will have priority access to these limited seats, and also you can lock in 2018 prices before a potential 2019 price increase. Otherwise, you could check back at the beginning of 2019 and book once these seats have been officially released.


TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • Exciting fire-knife performance
  • Thrilling Maori war dance
  • Comical host entertains the crowd
  • If staying in Ka’anapali, likely only a stroll along the beach pathway (no need to drive)
  • Servers can bring you drinks at 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 often less than half that)
  • Gratuity included (unlike the large Lahaina luau)


October 1 - March 31:
Doors open at 5 pm for Premium Guests, 5:15 pm for Standard Guests. Program begins around 5:45. Ends around 8 pm.

April 1 - September 30:
Doors open at 5:30 pm for Premium Guests, 5:45 pm for Standard Guests. Program begins around 6:15. Ends around 8:30 pm.


Reserved Premium Seating & First to Buffet (usually sells out)
Age 13+: $135
Age 6-12: $80
Age 5 & under: Free

Standard Seating (first come, first served)
Age 13+: $115
Age 6-12: $65
Age 5 & under: Free

Holiday Pricing: $10 more per adult on Easter (April 1), Thanksgiving (Nov 22), Christmas (Dec 25), and New Year's Eve (Dec 31).


  • West Maui
Westin Maui Resort Ka’anapali

40-60 min from Kihei/Wailea
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, the lit palm trees behind the stage provide an alluring backdrop, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Reusable flatware, silverware, etc. and cloth napkins reduces waste
  • Walking distance from most Kaanapali hotels/condos means less transport used (i.e. less pollution/carbon emissions)
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)