Hawaii’s authentic lū’au is one of the best ways to experience all that makes Hawaiʻi and its neighboring South Pacific islands so special. Here are six of the best Big Island resorts to book your next trip to Hawaii Island.
1. Legends of Hawaiʻi Lū’au, Hilton Waikoloa Village
Legends of Hawai’i Lū’au is more than just a night of food and live music. The outdoor dining experience at the Hilton Waikoloa Village is a wonderful island experience in Hawaiʻi this which begins with a lei and coconut husk greeting. Before the show, enjoy a lesson in Ōlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language) and hula for sure this will deepen your appreciation for the art of telling this complex story. As the sound of Polynesian drumming fills the air, galloping dancers light the torches of the Kamehameha Court and a Hawaiian blessing opens the festivities. While enjoying a hot buffet of traditional island cuisine, hula dancers reveal the true magic of Hawai’i.
Prices: For regular seats, $171.14 adults; $84.74 children (ages 5 to 12)*; children 4 and under* are free. For Aliʻi residents, $198.20 per adult; $111.59 children (ages 5 to 12)*; children 4 and under* are free. * Must write with an adult. Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m., 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, (808) 886-1234, hiltonwaikoloavillage.com
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2. Lūʻau at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Experience the sound of waves accompanied by live steel guitars at Lū’au at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Made in 1960s Newsweek magazine, this Hawaiʻi this has stood the test of time as one of the best this on the Big Island. Your keiki will love to taste the finger-licking and melt-in-your-mouth poi for the first time. And we don’t blame you if you pile on the sashimi, lazy fish, salmon, pineapple, and papaya on your plate. If the highlight of your night isn’t the sweet island of Hawaiʻi this food, Polynesian entertainment certainly will be. Make your own hula first dance with other guests to “Hukilau” then sit back and let the fire dance entertain you on one of the most luxurious islands. this.
Prices: Shows only, $130 adults; $94 children (ages 5 to 12). For regular seats, $180 adults; $120 children (ages 5 to 12). For premium seats, $200 adult; $140 children (ages 5 to 12). For all seats, children 4 and under are free. Tuesday and Friday, 5:10 to 8 p.m., 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala, (808) 882-5707, maunakearesort.com
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3. Travelers to the Pacific, Royal Kona Resort
History begins at Royal Kona Resort’s Voyagers of the Pacific this. After receiving a shell and taking pictures of the sun setting over the beautiful Kailua Bay area, visitors can enjoy themselves bite traditionally cooked pork you (underground oven), and another island of Hawaiʻi this food at an all-you-can-eat buffet. There’s an open bar all evening, so sip an original Mai Tai while the stories of ancient Polynesians sailing to the Big Island unfold for you. After enjoying the flavors of Hawaiʻi and the South Pacific, the song ends with a spectacular dance of the Samoan people, creating this great island. this a favorite among families.
Prices: Most seats: $169.60 adults; $56.19 children (ages 6 to 11); children 5 and under are free. VIP seat: $212 adults; $108.65 children (ages 6 to 11); $42.40 children 5 and under. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4:45 to 8 p.m., 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, (877) 631-9793, konaluu.com.
4. Island Breeze Lū’au, Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
Take a trip back to the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and Ahuena, the former site of Kamehameha the Great in Kailua-Kona, at Island Breeze Lū’au at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Starting with the arrival at King Kamehameha’s palace on the outbound boat, thisThe production of “He Ohana Kakou” (We Are ‘Ohana) honors the stories and traditions passed down by families throughout the Polynesian islands. Next is a night of culture and art, including a hula lesson. Guests at the beach enjoy a buffet breakfast bite pig, lazy salmon, sweat you are not here, etc. After dinner there is a wonderful Polynesian Revue, which includes Fijian and Māori war dances that will make for an unforgettable evening.
Prices: $169 adults; $84.50 children (4 to 12 years old); children 3 and under are free. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, (886) 482-9775, Islandbreezeluau.com
5. Sunset Lū’au, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Enjoy the unique culture of the Kohala Coast at what continues to be its best this on the Big Island, Sunset Lū’au at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The evening begins with you ceremony, followed by a formal dinner with modern and Hawaiian dishes made from the best local ingredients, and an open bar. As the sun sets over the beautiful `Anaeho’omalu Bay, you will be swept away in the beautiful scenery of hula is a song that showcases the music and traditions of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Hawaiʻi culminating in a spectacular Samoan fire dance.
Prices: Most seats: $157.74 adults; $78.59 children (ages 6 to 12). First seat: $190.62 adults; $ 111.47 children (6 to 12 years old). For all seats, children under 5 are free. Monday and Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, (808) 886-8111, thesunsetluau.com
6. Party & Fire Lū’au, Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
Experience Hawaiian culture at a new Kona and Hawaiian dinnerthis show, Party & Fire, at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa. Located on 22 acres of beautiful ocean views in Keauhou Bay, the evening show pays tribute to the Polynesian people who first came to Hawai’i through the ocean. this food, soulful music, hula, and fire dancing. When the sun goes down, try to do something hula lessons, stories, and a candle lighting ceremony before partying under the stars. The impressive menu features a bar stocked with beer, wine, and signature Mai Tais, as well as a round pineapple cake, haupia, and other sweet foods.
Prices: Most seats: $160 adults; $80 children (ages 6 to 12). Ali’i private seats: adults $200; $100 children (ages 6 to 12). For all seats, children under 5 are free. Monday and Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., 78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, (808) 930-4900, outrigger.com
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