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Luau at The Westin Maui Ka’anapali

Westin Maui
West Maui
Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music


  • 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
$175 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 2.75 hours

Pricing & Availability


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, emceed entertainment with laugh-out-loud audience participation, educational storytelling centering around the demigod Maui, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The luau has operated a few times on major holidays and is scheduled to reopen more regularly starting in mid-February. 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 will be replaced by full table service, with dinner served family style.

You may also want to consider our South Maui luau, which is currently operating. 


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 Tip

Seating is assigned at the time of booking, so the earlier you book the better!

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Exciting fire-knife performance
  • Thrilling Maori war dance
  • Comedic host entertains the crowd
  • 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
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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.


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


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.


  • West Maui
Westin Maui Resort Ka’anapali, Lahaina

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)