Maui Westin Luau
On the Island of Maui John and I had the opportunity to take in another one of the best Hawaii Luaus – Wailele Luau at The Maui Westin Resort & Spa.
At the Wailele Luau at The Maui Westin Resort & Spa you can choose premium seating (reserved seats in the first three rows). The rest of the seating is first come first serve. By 5:05 there was a long line for regular seating so arrive early!
After receiving a shell lei greeting I was shown to my table and offered a drink – a Blue Hawaiian, Westin Sunset or a Mai Tai. I chose the Blue Hawaiian and it was delicious! The drinks at the Maui Westin Luau were some of the best luau drinks I have had! They also served wine, beer, soda, and fruit juice.
The set up for this Maui Luau was several rows of round tables – unlike the long tables used at most Hawaii Luaus. This made it fun and easy to get to know everyone at the table.
Another difference at the Maui Westin Luau was having table service at all tables. This gave us a chance to relax and enjoy our drinks as the food was brought to us. It was served family style. As the delicious food was brought to the table it was placed on a lazy susan and we took turns piling it on our plates. The pupus included Ahi Poke with Limu, Maui Gold Pineapple, Kalbi Ribs, Salad with Kamuela Tomato Kula Onion Hearts of Palm and Tahitian Lime Dressing, Taro Chips and Taro Rolls.
After Pupus and Salad we were treated to the Oli (chant) and a variety of beautiful hula dances as well as several Tahitian Dances and a Tongan Dance. The costumes and dancing were great! The back drop of the sun setting over the ocean and Kaanapali beach was stunning.
The entrees included Seared Island I’a (fish) with Lemon Ginger Butter Sauce, Kalua Pua’a (pork) and cabbage, Huli-Huli Chicken, Poi and Molokai Sweet Potato. My favorite was the fish. I also loaded up on the poi since I was told it makes you look young. It was all you could eat and the friendly, funny wait staff was quick to bring more of anything we ran out of. He even noted that our table was the first table that has ever asked for extra poi! This is a great Maui Luau for children because it has selections with keiki in mind such as chicken fingers and burgers.
After the entrees we enjoyed more entertainment including the Samoan Slap Dance, the Blue Hawaii Hawaiian Solo, Fijian Warrior and a Tahitian Dance.
Next we were served dessert and coffee. They came in small sizes so I had a chance to try each one but as with the rest of the meal they brought more of the table’s favorites! The Kona Chocolate Cake was my favorite but the Haupia, Macadamia Nut Tartlet and Pineapple Caramel Cake were all delicious!
The show concluded with the Hawaiian Wedding Song and an amazing Samoan Fire Knife Grand Finale.
Fire Dancers throughout the Maui Westin Luau grounds lit up the sky!
This was a fun and memorable Maui Luau! The food was some of the best I have eaten at Hawaii Luaus! I enjoyed sitting back and enjoying entertainment between the courses. Of course having the food brought to us instead of waiting in a buffet line was a nice treat too.
Although the Maui Westin Luau has delicious food it does not overshadow the amazing entertainment. From the beautiful hula dances to the amazing fire knife finale this was one of my favorite Hawaii Luaus and I can’t wait to go back!