The magic of Micronesia: Westin Resort Starlight Barbecue

by Ayaka Yamaguchi
The Guam Guide

Experienced dance troupe delivers authentic Tahitian show

This performance takes places in the middle of Tumon’s Pleasure Island, close to JP Superstore and DFS. You can reach this destination from your hotel in a matter of minutes. Near the beach and pool side, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset as well. Arrive a little early to enjoy the setting sun.

This dinner show is operated by a Tahitian group called Star of Tahiti. The owner of the show, Julian Tuiho, arrived on Guam in 1968 and believe it or not, was the first to bring Polynesian dance to dinner shows on Guam. Young Pin is responsible for establishing the well-known barbecue dinner show at the now-closed Fujita Hotel.

All the dancers were trained by Tuiho’s wife, a pro Tahitian dancer. She traveled to Japan at 19, performing more than three shows per day (with little time to sleep). She eventually traveled the world as a dancer, inspiring people of all nationalities.

Tuiho’s daughter is a bright spot in this fast-paced Tahitian performance. She is the winner of “Best Dancer” in
the Tahitian festival called Heiva.

The spear dance originated in Tahiti and is an aggressive, masculine dance. This show is mainly composed of Tahitian music at incredible speeds. The scene changes at breakneck pace. The dancers exhibit abundant pride and spirit and they never slow down. This is definitely a show you will not want to miss. The fire dancers are very dynamic. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Westin show is better than a Tahitian show in Tahiti.

Follow the link below to read more reviews on cultural dance shows on our restaurant page.

Fish Eye Polynesian Dinner Show
Onward Beach Resort Barbecue & Polynesian Dance Show
Pacific Fantasies Dinner Show
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