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"The Big Island" of Hawaii Luaus And Shows

There is nowhere else on the planet that you can truly attend an authentic Hawaii Luau outside the Hawaiian Islands and the Big Island of Hawaii offers you a wonderful variety of luaus.


Though there are many Big Island of Hawaii luaus, they all display certain similarities:

The Food:

Sharing of the "gift of food" is an integral part of every Big Island of Hawaii Luau.


The main ingredient of any luau is "Kalua Pork" or pig.


Preparations for the cooking of the pig begin early the day of the luau. A large pit called an "imu" is dug in the sand.


Dry, hardwood Kiawe wood (known in North America as Mesquite) is placed into the pit with rounded river rocks assembled on top.


The wood is lit on fire and after a couple of hours all that is left on the bottom are hot coals and incredibly hot rocks which will maintain the heat for hours to come.


The rocks are then spread evenly on the bottom and juicy, fresh cut banana stalks are placed on top.


Finally, a layer of banana leaves provide a bed for the pig.


The pig is then place in the pit and covered with more banana leaves and ti leaves and usually a gunnysack to keep the heat in.


Finally the pit is covered with a tarp and beach sand.


The rocks heat the juicy banana stalks causing a pressure cooker effect in the imu. After 6 to 8 hours the finished pig is unveiled.


The intense steam has cooked the meat so it just falls away from the bone and the moisture from the banana stalks has kept the meat moist and delicious.


Other delicacies which are usually provided at a Big Island of Hawaii luau are chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, haupia (coconut desert), poi (very nutritious), veggies, salad, steaks, roasted chicken, fresh fish, rice, lots of specialty items, deserts and much more.


An open bar is usually provided which includes Mai Tais and other adult beverages while the children are provided with lots to drink.


Although you will probably find any number of the items on your plate unusual to say the least, you can always be assured that there will still be plenty of food available that still has some semblance of familiarity.


The Big Island of Hawaii Luau Entertainment:

Another integral part of every Hawaii luau is of course the entertainment included from many of the various cultures from Polynesia.


Here you will find some variation with regard to what different luaus provide.


Very few luaus in the entire state are traditional Hawaiian in that they will only provide dance and song of the hula that is specific to the culture of old Hawaii.


The vast majority of the others will provide entertainment that can be found from other cultures throughout the Pacific Rim such as from Tahiti, Samoa (with its famous fire dance), Fiji, and New Zealand.


All Big Island luaus are always held during sunset. Most are located on beautiful beach locations with a view of the setting sun over the ocean.


They will last about three hours or so in duration and there is no question that you will not only leave full and happy, but with an extra bit of the "Spirit of Aloha" that Hawaii is so famous for.

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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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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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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 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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As you all are probably aware, luaus 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. Luaus 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 luau. 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 luaus 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, luaus are a great thing to do in the evening. You got to have dinner anyway. Might as well go to a luau 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 luaus.

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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.

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Kauai luaus 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 luaus; the "Polynesian Cultural Center" Luau, Germaine's Luau and Paradise Cove Luau. The Hawaiian luaus 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 luaus. Maui is well known to have some of the very best luaus in the State of Hawaii.

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