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Big Island Luau

Make sure you take in a Big Island Luau when visiting.

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Which Big Island Luau should you choose? Many are offered at discount pricing.

Every Big Island Luau is located along the leeward coastline of the island where the weather conditions are usually calm and sunny. But which Big Island Luau should you choose? We have them here broken down by location, either in the Kailua-Kona area or in Waikoloa. We have also included for you here a History of Luau and Luau Food.

Waikoloa Area

Hawaii Loa Luau Sometimes special events are worth waiting for! In this case this sensational luau located at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel in Waikoloa is only available on Saturdays, so you need to plan ahead. The theme of this luau gravitates around the Hawaiian explorer 'Hawaii-Loa' who famously fell in love with Hawaii after a long voyage of discovery from Tahiti. He traveled back and forth a number of times and finally made his home in this area which later became an important location for the 'Alii', or Hawaiian royalty. Everything about this luau exudes quality from the delicious buffet and open bar cocktails to the exceptional Polynesian entertainment. You can choose between regular seating or preferred seating up front. You will particularly love the finale fire-dance performance.

Client Sandy

Excellent!!! Beautiful place, great food and entertainment !!!! I definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau Located on the grounds of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott this luau provides another upscale option for a great evening of food, drink and entertainment. Much of the produce is provided 'farm to table' from the fertile locations in the upcountry Big Island areas. Regular seating is available throughout but can be upgraded to premium seating if still available. All the major cultures of the South Pacific are represented including Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii and Samoa. The luau buffet and an open bar are included with all seating arrangements and the evening will be topped off with a sensational fire-knife dance.

Client Keith

Great Fun. Loved it. We had some trepidation about just taking the regular seating without the upgrade but we were just as happy with where we were seated. We would do it again!

Kailua-Kona Area

Island Breeze Luau King Kamehameha was the greatest and most well known monarch in all Hawaii's history and this luau takes place on the location of what was his private beach estate. This beautiful ocean side location is just steps away from Old Kailua-Kona and the hustle and bustle of this Hawaii beach town. Hawaii crafts and demonstrations will begin your evening making this event a great one for the children. After the unearthing of the Imu where the traditional kalua pork (pig) is cooked you will be treated to a giant feast of Hawaiian and South Seas taste treats. A premium cash bar is available if you wish. As the evening winds down the stage will heat up with a stunning display of the traditional Samoan Fire Knife Dance.

Client Janice

Very enjoyable. Food and drinks were excellent and the dancing and singing was more than I could have asked for. Recommend to anyone visiting Kona.

Royal Kona Resort Luau One of the longest established luaus in Kona, the Royal Kona Luau has plenty to offer: Imu ceremony, Samoan Fire Knife Dance, Oceanfront viewing of Kailua Bay, welcome shell lei, Mai Tais, cocktails, beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, Polynesian revue with dance song and music, photos with performers, practice hula dancing, Hawaiian buffet, tatoo demonstrations, lei workshop and more.

Client Karen

Fantastic! The food and show was excellent. Did not know what to expect and we were not disappointed!

Haleo Luau Sheraton Keauhou This particular luau celebrates the area that surrounds it, the region of Keauhou. This important region of Hawaii is one of a series of Ahupua'a (individual slices of land ranging from the top of the mountain to the sea) that is steeped in Hawaiian history. This was the birthplace of Kamehameha lll, was the location of a number of battles that united the Hawaiian kingdom and and is the home of some serious surf spots. All this is told in story, dance and chants at the Haleo Luau. Your luau will include a full Polynesian buffet, an open bar and live entertainment which will include the Samoan Fire Knife Dance.

Client Jody

It is true that this was our very first luau, but I can't imagine it being any better. We met some great people there and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Royal Kona Resort Lu'au

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Hawaiian Lu'au Feast

The Royal Kona Resort Lu'au has been a mainstay on the Big Island of Hawaii for many years. It is of course located at the Royal Kona Resort Lu'au grounds in Kailua-Kona. This three-hour lu'au includes a large buffet dinner and show which is called "Lava - Legends and Legacies" and is operated by Tihati Productions which also offers a variety of lu'aus on the other Hawaiian Islands. The capacity of the Royal Kona Resort Lu'au is about four-hundred people.
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Lu'au

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Hawaiian Lu'au Feast

If you've not been to the Waikoloa beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii you've not seen all the beauty that the Big Island has to offer and one of the popular lu'aus that is offered there is the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Lu'au. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Lu'au has all the aspects of a lu'au you would expect to have with a fabulous lu'au buffet and open bar service. The dinner show is based on the songs and cultures of the islands of the Pacific including Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and of course Hawaii.
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Atlantis Adventures

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Submarine tours of Hawaii.

Atlantis Adventures will provide you with an opportunity to dive in absolute comfort in a 'state of the art', window filled submarine to a depth of about 100' for about forty minutes. Very spacious and air-conditioned these vessels hold just under fifty passengers as they are taken on one of the most unique rides of their lifetime.
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Island Breeze

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Hawaiian Feast

Island Breeze Productions produces three of the most well known lu'aus on the Big Island....The Sheraton Keauhou Lu'au, the Fairmont Orchid Lu'au and the Island Breeze Lu'au at the King Kamehameha Hotel. Each lu'au is perfect in its own but they are also very different in terms of locations and actual show productions.
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As you all are probably aware, lu'aus are the major feast that we have in Hawaii. You can find them on all the islands, and the big island of Hawaii is no exception. Lu'aus are a big event here on the islands. On the island of Hawaii, the big island, you're going to find that although we have a number of them, they're only located along this leeward coastline from Waikoloa down into Kona. Nothing if you're staying over in Hilo. You won't find anything that we have over there. They're all to be found in this area, and that's primarily because we all like to see the sunset from a lu'au. These are all at dinnertime. They're all as the sun is going down.

You got the tremendous feast that is served, all the traditional Hawaiian foods, the Lomi Lomi salmon, chicken long rice, Haupia, poi, the Kalua pork, the emu, which is the underground oven you cook the pork in. It's cooked all day with hot stones, and it's pulled out in the evening for the feast. There are cocktails that are happening beforehand. There's hors d'oeuvres, and then there's always some type of entertainment that's going on, usually a medley of all the cultures of the Polynesian, the South Pacific area, the Fijian and Samoan and the Maori, the Tahitian and so on, as well as the Hawaiian and the hula and the chants. You pretty much get it all in the lu'aus that you're going to find on the big island.

They're a great way to spend an evening. One of the few things that you can do activity-wise, most everything is in the daytime, but activity-wise, lu'aus are a great thing to do in the evening. You got to have dinner anyway. Might as well go to a lu'au and see what a Hawaiian feast is all about. While you're on Hawaii, the big island of Hawaii, make sure you go see one of our fantastic lu'aus.

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The Hawaiian Lu'au, of all the various activities available in Hawaii, is certainly the most Hawaiian activity of all! The lu'au in Hawaii can truly only be found in Hawaii and this is the reason the Hawaii lu'au party has established itself in the hearts of the visitors who come to Hawaii as the quintessential Hawaiian event.

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Kauai lu'aus are essentially a giant feast which includes Hawaiian entertainment such as the hula dancing and a considerable amount of socialization in the tradition of the "aloha spirit".

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Oahu is the home of three of the most famous Hawaiian lu'aus; the "Polynesian Cultural Center" Lu'au, Germaine's Lu'au and Paradise Cove Lu'au. The Hawaiian lu'aus and feasts on Oahu are heavily steeped in Hawaiian history, Polynesian history, hula dancing and all facets of Hawaiian culture.

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A party. Food, drink, dance, music and much aloha. Hawaii is the only place where you can attend truly authentic Hawaiian lu'aus. Maui is well known to have some of the very best lu'aus in the State of Hawaii.

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