Hawaii
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Our most recommended Hawaii Luaus

  • Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience and a “must see” for any visitor. The twice-weekly extravaganza has welcomed guests since 2007, offering great views from every seat. Following dinner, the cast takes the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land); the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. The evening begins with craft and cultural demonstrations, and Hawaiian games, followed by the traditional imu ceremony. Guests are treated to delicious traditional local cuisine, while hula dancers and musicians entertain. The show culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife ...

    It is as exactly like advertised. Amazing experience, Once in a lifetime when you come to Hawaii.

  • Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

    2. Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

    Visit the Royal Kona Resort to experience an interactive luau show celebrating the rich cultural history of Hawaii with seating on the glimmering shores of Kailua Bay. Start the evening with an aloha shell lei greeting, and craft demonstrations. Soon after, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Hawaiian dishes made with local ingredients. Savor authentic island entrees such as honey soy braised beef, and fresh-catch fish. Be treated to Big Island flavors with sides like Hawaiian sweet potatoes, coconut rolls, macaroni, and Lomi Lomi salmon salad. Enjoy stir friend vegetables and kalua style pork and cabbage. Finish off your culinary experiences with tasty favorites like Hawaiian haupia pudding and coconut cake. Sip Mai Tais, wine, beer, and soft drinks as you embrace the local culture and radiant sunset. Then, as drumbeats build, the sensational Voyagers of the P...

    I would have loved a more traditional spread of food. we will do another after Covid:)

  • Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

    3. Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

    Immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Hawaii and Polynesia at the Myths of Maui Luau. Located at the breathtaking Royal Lahaina Resort, atop 27 tropical acres along Ka'anapali Beach, enjoy an evening of entertainment and authentic food fit for the whole family. Edging the sand and surf of Maui, this luau is surrounded by scenic trails and beaches. Begin your evening with an Aloha shell lei greeting to get in the spirit of the celebration, then head to the Imu ceremony where the roasted pig is unearthed from an underground oven. Soon afterwards, prepare for a bountiful Hawaiian feast, as well as a kids buffet suitable for all palates. Hear the spirited sound of the drums as you enjoy fresh local fish, teriyaki chicken, salads, pan fried noodles, Molokai sweet potato, fresh fruit, and taro dinner rolls from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Sip on tropical cocktails as you listen to ...

    Really enjoyed watching the dances from different Polynesian cultures! Also loved learning about the Polynesian gods and goddesses.

  • Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

    4. Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

    Check in starts at 5:15 PM and doors open at 5:30 PM. Once inside, you can take part in a number of cultural activities including lei making, temporary tattoos, hula lesson, coconut-headband weaving and a ukulele lesson. The dinner selections are from Sea Life Park's executive chef. The buffet selections include: Greens and Salads: • Island greens with mandarin oranges, radish sprouts crisp rice noodles and Asian dressing • Fruit salad • Lomi lomi salmon Starch options • Fresh taro rolls • Poi samples • Crisp vegetable stir-fry • Sweet potatoes • Steamed white rice Main Dishes: • Fresh grilled mahi mahi with macadamia nut crème sauce • Chicken yakitori with teriyaki sauce • Kalua pork Dessert: • Pineapple cake Beverage Options: • Coffee • Hot tea • Fruit punch Bar menu: • Island Mai Tai’s • Salmon Creek Chardonnay, Merlot and White Zinfandel • Domestic Beers: Budweiser and Bud Lig...

    Very funny group of people, very educational and a lot of fun! Good food and great staff. They should include in their tickets that the aquarium’s hours are 10-4 so if you plan to go right before the luau like I did you can’t and have to wait around for an hour and a half before the show starts.

  • Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    5. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    Experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a spectacular story-telling Hawaiian show. You will begin your Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary journey back in time. Feast on a traditional dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, located in Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Following dinner, take a leisurely stroll over to the Luau Kalamaku venue where you will enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology. As the sun sets, marvel at the live Hawaiian music and cast of entertainers including graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing. The cast will take the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land”), the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi alo...

    They did a good job dancing. The VIP food is very good. We enjoyed ourselves. The facility is kept up, clean and nice looking.

  • Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    6. Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    Let an expert show you the real Kauai on this tasting adventure through the island's unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Specially curated tours run daily from different sides of the island. Select the tour option that best suits your schedule, depending on the day you're looking to go, or the neighborhood you want to visit. Tour Options: Tuesdays - North Shore Tour 11 AM-3 PM Adventure through Kauai's famous North Shore to try local fruits, teas, grass-fed beef, and fresh-caught fish. Learn about Hawaiian food culture and meet the makers of some of Kauai's locally grown and raised food. Enjoy tastings on this North Shore adventure. For guests staying in Princeville, this is a convenient location for you to meet and explore the lush farms and restaurants on the North Shore. Wednesdays - South Shore Tour 12:45 PM-4:45 PM Savor the flavors of the Sunny South Shore on a full day of eatin...

    This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Susan, has lived on Kauai for decades and was very generous in sharing information. Not only on the places we visited, but Kauai in general, especially restaurants. We have a new appreciation for Kombucha - delicious, not the vinegary stuff I've had in the past. I never would have tried Saiman unless I went on the tour, it was a delicious experience. The mahi mahi burger and beef burger were sooooo delicious, and the Shave ice was one of the best. Tour was very well organized and smoothly run. DO take this tour, and arrive hungry! Definitely something we'll do again!

  • Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    7. Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    Elevate your Hawaiian experience with Maui's most authentic luxury Luau at Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Take part in a beautifully-curated cultural and culinary experience set among our iconic grassy lawn and the sandy shore of Mokapu beach. Take a journey into Polynesian history as your host regales you with the story of the arrival of the Polynesians in Maui. Learn about how ahupua'a was settled and gain insight into Hawaiian values. Marvel at Hula dancers and be thrilled by the fire dancers. Indulge in an ohana (family) style meal, beautifully plated and executed by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco. Handcrafted cocktails personalized to your liking will also be available to enhance this culinary family style experience. Choose Classic seating if you'd like to be seated in the second row and beyond. Upgrade your party to Premium Seating for a truly VIP experience. Premium sea...

    We've been to a number of Luau's in Hawaii. This one is excellent. Loved that we were served instead of lining up for a buffet. In a buffet, you take what you "think" you want and skip many item. Usually put too much on the plate. They provided just the right amount of everything. So we tried everything. In a buffet you feel hurried to finish before the show. Here the show was integrated so that both can be enjoyed to the fullest. We were fully satisfied with the super delicious courses and the show was absolutely spectacular. Highly recommended.

  • Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

    8. Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

    Enjoy an immersive tour of Honolulu with a cultural day sail excursion on a one-of-a-kind Polynesian canoe. Listen to the history of the Hawaiian Islands through storytelling and song. Enjoy hands-on traditional activities and try local foods while on the beautiful ocean waters. Start your excursion with oli (Hawaiian chant) that welcomes guests to board. Follow with introductions, music, and storytelling. Hear about the history and stories of the islands as you sail along the coast from Kewalo Basin towards Diamond Head. Learn to make poi (traditional Hawaiian food) and enjoy locally grown pupus (Hawaiian snacks). Try out a hula lesson and make Hawaiian lei. Benefit from a teacher/practitioner on board for guidance. Between activities, relax and enjoy the spacious wooden decks on the Polynesian canoe that's 44 feet long and 21 feet wide. Lay in the canoe's nets while marveling at oc...

    Hands down the best family excursion. Very thoughtful, informative, full of life. Went with grandparents and our 4 year old. Everyone had a blast.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 46 reviews

We booked the standard seating area at this luau. The stage for the show is in the middle with the tables surrounding it. Therefore there is no bad seating. The food is buffet style serving the different seating areas as called. There is an open bar and entertainment at all times with the main show starting after dinner.

Very funny group of people, very educational and a lot of fun! Good food and great staff. They should include in their tickets that the aquarium’s hours are 10-4 so if you plan to go right before the luau like I did you can’t and have to wait around for an hour and a half before the show starts.

Luau was amazing! Great entertainment & dinner was delicious! Server and bartenders were very attentive and friendly!

It is as exactly like advertised. Amazing experience, Once in a lifetime when you come to Hawaii.

The show was excellent, very entertaining. The food was great with lots of choices.