Wailele means waterfalls, an apt name for the Westin Maui Lu‘au. It’s held on the Westin Maui grounds amidst waterfalls, streams and ponds. Its theme gets back to basics. The show emphasizes elements of earth, fire and water as imagined by the Polynesians.
Performance highlights include a dramatic segment devoted to Pele’s story. Besides the Hawaiian hula, you’ll enjoy dances of Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and, of course, Samoa. Some people rate this the most exciting Samoan fire dance on Maui.
The buffet offers lomi lomi salmon, pipikaula poke, Maui gold pineapple and poi. And you’ll find pupus, Kalua pork, huli huli chicken and Moloka‘i sweet potatoes. Ginger steamed fish and island greens add a light alternative. At dessert expect pineapple upside down cake and haupia. Festivities take place in the renovated Aloha Pavilion with stunning sunset views.
Pricing offers two tiers — premium with a reserved seat and traditional on a first-come basis.
However you go, the sound of cascading water provides a backdrop for the evening.