Luau at The Westin Maui Kaanapali

Westin Maui
West Maui
Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music

Highlights

  • 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
From
$175 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 2.75 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

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 centering around the demigod Maui, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. 

COVID-19 UPDATE (July): This luau is operating. There is only one seating tier ("Ohana") at reduced capacity and private tables only, with pricing at $175 for ages 13+ and $80 for ages 4-12 (free for ages 3 & under). For the foreseeable future, the buffet has been replaced by full table service, with dinner served family style.

AVAILABILITY UPDATE (July): Option 1: Private Table has real-time availability and is usually instantly confirmed. However, availability is currently quite limited, especially this summer, so it is recommended to book early.

If you're not seeing any dates that work for you, additional seats are usually added within a week of a luau, as well as due to cancellations. While you are welcome to periodically check back (since Option 1 shows real-time availability) for more openings, if you are a party of 4+ we can help secure these openings that usually go very fast (often within 15 minutes). Please proceed in booking Option 2: Tentative. We need your booking and payment info and can most of the time secure seats, although it may not be until within a week of the luau. The pending charge at checkout is temporary and will be released if we don't confirm your booking with 7 days (or by request).

Alternatively, you can instead fill out our waitlist form (parties of 4+ please), although if contacted off the waitlist, openings usually go very fast, so making a Tentative booking does increase chances. 

You may also want to consider our South Maui luau, although that is generally sold out until August.

Dates in October and later have not yet been released. Please check back, perhaps in August, or you can submit a Tentative booking (Option 2) which will be confirmed upon official release of dates. Or you can submit our waitlist form and we will let you know when they open up.

Location

The luau is conveniently located right off the main Kaanapali Beach. If you are staying at lodging along this beach, you can likely just take a short walk on the paved and lit 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 (which is also walkable). Also, most hotels in the area have a free Ka’anapali Resort Shuttle that goes to Whalers Village which is next door to the Westin Maui Resort. Validated parking ($15) is also available at the Westin Resort.

Booking Tips

  • Seating is assigned at the time of booking, so the earlier you book the better!
  • The calendar above shows real-time availability, and you can proceed with last-minute bookings. Please just make sure you checkout shortly after adding to your cart, since the spots aren't secured until after you finish checkout.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • 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)
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.5 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:
TripAdvisor

July 2021

Wonderful evening. The food was great and the show was spectacular! Our entire family loved it!


June 2021

Eddie wrote:

Excellent show! I think the back drop makes it memorable. The dances were mixed and very technical. Very passionate dancers. I would definitely come again and I would recommend it.


April 2021

Lisa wrote:

It was a wonderful family night! The show and service were top notch! Totally recommend this experience!

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.

Pricing

Age 13+: $175
Age 4-12: $80
Age 3 & under: Free

Times

October 1 - March 31: 

Check-in begins at 5 pm. Program begins around 5:45. Ends around 8 pm.

April 1 - September 30: 

Check-in begins at 5:30 pm. Program begins around 6:15. Ends around 8:30 pm.

Location

  • West Maui
Westin Maui Resort Ka’anapali, Lahaina

Distance
40-60 min from Kihei/Wailea
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Reusable silverware and cloth napkins
  • Biodegradable/compostable bamboo plates & paper straws
  • Walking distance from Kaanapali Beach 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)