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Luaus And Shows

The "Hawaiian Luau" the Most Hawaiian Activity of All.


The Hawaiian Luau, of all the various activities available in Hawaii, is certainly the most Hawaiian activity of all!


The luau in Hawaii can truly only be found in Hawaii and this is the reason the Hawaii luau party has established itself in the hearts of the visitors who come to Hawaii as the quintessential Hawaiian event.


The luau is steeped in the traditions of old Hawaii and no other single cultural event distinguishes itself so clearly in the minds of visitors than the luaus in Hawaii.


From the delicious luau food to the exotic and hypnotic hula dancing, to the Hawaiian chanting and the sharing of the aloha spirit, the luau is at the top of everyone's 'to do list' of activities to be enjoyed when visiting the islands.


The origins of the Hawaiian luau of course were brought to the islands by those cultures who first discovered and populated Hawaii beginning about the 4th century AD.


These included the Polynesian peoples south of the equator in the Pacific such as those from the Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji.


In most luaus of today homage is paid to all these related cultures with a tribute to their cultural contributions.


Whether it be the fire-knife dancing of Tahiti, the threatening war dance of the peoples of New Zealand, the frenzied sounds of the Tahitian drums or the complex 'Meke Dance' of Fiji, all are included in a tribute to the ancestry of the Hawaiian peoples in most present day luau feasts.


Some of the luau celebrations found in the islands do however present a more traditional focus and deal exclusively with the culture and traditions of 'Old Hawaii'.


The Luau Menu is Unique to the Hawaiian Islands.


Certain features of all Hawaii luaus will however always be the same. The luau food will undoubtedly always include the 'Kalua Pork' which is of course the pig that that is cooked for the feast in the underground oven heated with hot stones called an 'Imu'.


The tart pudding like substance 'Poi' which is derived from the pounding of the taro root and which is all too often referred to by visitors not familiar with its nutritious qualities as "wallpaper paste", is certain to be included on the table of any traditional luau.


Chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, haupia (coconut dessert) and some form of fish entree will always be included on the menu of an island luau.


Song, dance and chanting are likewise always going to play a prominent role in any luau in Hawaii.


Modern day Hawaii luaus are most always meticulously crafted with well planned choreography and dynamic on stage lighting.


The Hawaiian luau, which has evolved from the most essential of core elements in the old days, is played out in the contemporary luaus in Hawaii today as a spectacle worthy in many cases of a Las Vegas show.


No matter how contemporary the entertainment however, the heart and soul of the luau with its 'aloha spirit' is always acknowledged at points in the show with a humble prayer or a few moments of heartfelt gratitude which is expressed by the luau performers.


In this way the essence of the meaning of the original Hawaiian luau is still carried forward and is dovetailed quite genuinely with an often 'high tech' presentation found in many of the luaus in Hawaii.


Hawaiian Luaus are found on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.


There are many different Hawaii luaus found throughout each island in the chain.


Each luau in Hawaii is unique to itself and the differences can be quite defined.


Many of the luaus are found at the large hotels on each island.


These luaus are customarily located in the grassy areas overlooking the ocean and facing the sunset.


Other luaus are not located at hotels at all but are found in special locations that are dedicated precisely for the use of these luaus alone.


Some luaus like some that are found on Oahu will provide a merry feast for hundreds and even thousands of people.


Some luaus will routinely carry much, much less in the number of people.


Many of the lesser luaus that have seen their day in Hawaii have come and gone like a 'flash in the pan' and others have played a predominant role as a favorite and have performed to literally generations of island visitors.


One such luau that fits into this mold is without a doubt the unchallenged best luau on the island of Kauai.


For those of you have known Tom Barefoot's Tours as a company over the years you know that in almost all cases we like to present many options to clients regarding their activities.


In the case of the luaus on Kauai however the fact that no other Kauai luau even 'holds a candle' to the Smith's Luau has compelled us to limit our luau options on Kauai to just them.


Located on a beautiful botanical garden setting along the Wailua River they are an example of a Hawaii luau that has performed to the generations of Hawaii visitor's we made mention to above.


All the other islands provide ample quantities of fantastic luaus and the Hawaiian luau is the one activity that you should set time aside to enjoy for one special evening on your Hawaii vacation.

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Royal Kona Resort Luau

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Hawaiian Luau Feast

The Royal Kona Resort Luau has been a mainstay on the Big Island of Hawaii for many years. It is of course located at the Royal Kona Resort Luau grounds in Kailua-Kona. This three-hour luau 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 luaus on the other Hawaiian Islands. The capacity of the Royal Kona Resort Luau is about four-hundred people.
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Paradise Cove Luau

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Polynesian Revue and Hawaiian Luau Buffet

The Paradise Cove Luau is the largest luau in the state of Hawaii. Prepare to be social for this one because the "aloha spirit" is alive and well at Paradise Cove. Every effort has been made to provide you with "all things Hawaiian" including various participatory games, demonstrations and the sharing of arts and crafts.
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Old Lahaina Luau

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Traditional Hawaiian Luau, Lahaina

It is believed by many that the Old Lahaina Luau is not only the very best luau on Maui, but actually in the entire state of Hawaii as well. The Old Lahaina Luau has been a tradition on Maui for years now, and as a testimony to its quality is almost always sold out. Not just sold out, but sold out for days and even weeks in advance.
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Smith's Tropical Paradise

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Smith's Tropical River Cruise, Wailua Marina State Park, Wailua River and Marina State Park, River B

No luau on Kauai has ever been able to compare in any way with the Smith's Luau on the banks of the Wailua River. Dating back decades to its opening, its location, ambiance and Hawaiian hospitality bring you back to the days of old Hawaii. The acres of grounds filled with Hawaiian plants by themselves are worthy of a visit here and the dinner and special bowl like amphitheater they created specifically for their entertainment creates just the perfect environment for the quintessential Hawaiian luau.
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(11 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Chief's Luau

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Luau at Sea Life Park

Only 25 minutes from Waikiki at Sea Life Park's private, stunningly scenic Makapu'u Meadows and its breathtaking panoramic backdrop, join world famous Chief Sielu for a Hawaiian luau like none other. Interact up close & personal with your Pacific Island hosts with Hawaiian crafts, hula lessons, spear throwing, fire making, weaving, tattooing, and more.
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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Polynesian Luau, Famous Hawaiian Culture, Seven Authentic Polynesian Villages

Considered to be the largest paid attraction in the state of Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore of Oahu is a Hawaii 'icon' and is a 'must visit' when you come to Oahu. All the major cultures in the Pacific Rim are spread out in replicas of island villages with traditional housing and complete with actual South Pacific islanders dressed in traditional garb who are there to interact with you regarding all aspects of their island lifestyles.
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Te Au Moana - Wailea Marriott

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Polynesian Dinner Show in Wailea

The Wailea coastline of Maui is spectacular and the sunsets seen from this area are among the most beautiful you could find on Maui. You'll be able to see the West Maui Mountains, the island of Lanai, the island of Kahoolawe and the little inlet island of Molokini.
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Feast At Lele

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Gourmet private table service, Lahaina

One of the most popular, intimate and well received luaus we have ever had on the island of Maui is the Feast at Lele. This luau is held right on the beach at sunset time in the town of Lahaina. The luau only holds just over one-hundred and fifty people which makes it one of the smallest and most intimate luaus offered in all of Hawaii.
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau

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Hawaiian Luau 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 luaus that is offered there is the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau has all the aspects of a luau you would expect to have with a fabulous luau 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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Grand Luau At Honua'ula

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Polynesian dinner show, Wailea

If you are familiar at all with the Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, you know that everything that is offered there, from the guest rooms to their spectacular Spa Grande to their restaurants and amenities of all types are of the very highest quality. This is also the case regarding their luau called the Grand Luau of Hanua'ula.
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Luau Kalamaku

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Luau Kalamaku

Like other luaus, we feature ono Hawaiian food, a dramatic torch lighting and imu ceremony, Tahitian rhythms, Hawaiian games, fantastic music, and traditional hula dancing...even the drums are crafted by the hands of our own drummers. This is where the similarity ends. Lu'au Kalamaku features a state-of-the-art media system and an interactive stage design which transports you to ancient Polynesia during the time of their remarkable migration to the Islands.
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Hyatt Regency Luau - Maui

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Polynesian dinner show, Kaanapali

Enjoy a Traditional Luau at Maui's Hyatt Regency with a variety of rates to fit everyone's budget. Along the shores of West Maui this luau boasts Holiday Luau's too!
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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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Germaine's Luau

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Polynesian Revue

One of the longest standing of all luaus in Oahu is Germaine's Luau. This luau has been a tradition of sorts for decades and generations of visitors have enjoyed the food, cocktails, entertainment and overall fun that happens here. The luau itself is located on an isolated private area along a white sand beach in West Oahu.
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Island Breeze

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Hawaiian Feast

Island Breeze Productions produces three of the most well known luaus on the Big Island....The Sheraton Keauhou Luau, the Fairmont Orchid Luau and the Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel. Each luau is perfect in its own but they are also very different in terms of locations and actual show productions.
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Sheraton Maui Nui Luau

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Polynesian dinner show, Kaanapali

The Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach is one of the most famous landmarks in the area. It is an ancient lava flow that made its way to the ocean and divided the beautiful white sands of Kaanapali Beach. The Sheraton Hotel is located here and the black rock is well known for the nightly dive that is made off the cliffs after the torches are lit along the path of the lava.
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Westin Wailele Luau

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Kaanapali Luau

If you're looking for a smaller luau on the beach at Kaanapali, you won't be disappointed in the luau at the Westin Hotel called the Wailele Luau. The Westin is one of the upper class hotels located along this shoreline, and the Wailele Luau reflects the same image.
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Royal Lahaina Luau

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Polynesian dinner show, Kaanapali

The Royal Lahaina Luau has always been known for their commitment to providing a great luau at a great value. They will provide a full Polynesian feast with such dishes as Lomi Lomi Salmon, Kalua Pig, Huli Huli Chicken, Chicken Long Rice and more. After everyone has had an opportunity to go through the buffet the show will commence. The Polynesian show consists of a variety of different dances from all around Polynesia. You will see the Hawaiian Hula as well as Tahitian, Fijian, Tongan, Samoan and even a fire dancer!
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Royal Hawaiian Luau

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Royal Hawaiian Luau

One of the most famous Hotels in all of Waikiki is the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, affectionately known in Hawaii as "the pink lady". The Royal Hawaiian hotel was in fact the very first hotel built on Oahu and in Waikiki. This is a fabulous location for one of the very best luaus you will find on Oahu, the Royal Hawaiian Luau.
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