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Hawaii Luaus

Our most recommended Hawaii Luaus

Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

Start your evening with a lei greeting. Browse the wares at the craft fair of local artisans. Witness the unearthing of the pig from the imu. Discover the legend of Kalamakū with a thrilling theatrical performance. Enjoy local favorite dishes and drinks from the open bar. Sit down to a luau buffet of poi (mashed starchy vegetables), fresh salads, Kalua pork baked in the imu, and seasonal fish. Dig into teriyaki chicken, fresh fruits, salad, pineapple upside down cake, haupia (coconut pudding), and a banana crème tart. After dinner, experience the the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (child of the new land). Watch the story of an epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi on 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. See fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing during the show. Have the chance to take a photo of the cast at the end of the show.

Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

2. Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

Get tickets to the oceanfront dinner theatre of Ka Moana Luau and enjoy an evening of Polynesian entertainment and a tropical-themed buffet dinner. Sip on a welcome Mai Tai with the celebrity option. Upgrade your experience by choosing hotel transfers from Waikiki. After check-in, head inside the venue where you can take part in a number of cultural activities like lei making, temporary tattoos, hula, and drum lessons, coconut-headband weaving and a coconut tree-climbing demonstration. The buffet selections include: Pre-show appetizers: • Hawaiian-style ahi poke • Tahitian poisson cru • Lomi lomi salmon • Traditional poi • Taro chips • Kiawe wood-roasted organic pork Farm-to-table buffet: • Mixed greens salad • Hapa rice (brown and white rice) • Bread rolls w/ small-batch honey guava butter • Stir-fry veggies • Mahi mahi • Guava chicken • Local kalua pork Dessert: • Haupia • Ube cheesecake Complimentary beverage options: • Fresh lemonade • Water Bar menu: Enhance your Luau experience by indulging in some refreshing Ka Moana pineapple, served in a freshly cut pineapple and filled with a signature cocktail. • Island Mai Tai’s • Tropical Cocktails • Mixed premium and well drinks • Beers: Bud Light, Stella Artois, Kona Big Wave • Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Passion Fruit Orange Juice, bottled water Following dinner, enjoy an award-winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia. The show navigates through Polynesia on a way-finding adventure. Your experience culminates with the Polynesian Sword of Fire dance and don’t be surprised if you find yourself as part of the experience. 

Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

3. 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. Feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Hawaiian dishes made with local ingredients. Savor authentic island entrees such as teriyaki beef and freshly-caught fish. Be treated to Big Island flavors with sides like, coconut rolls, sweet potato-macaroni salad, and Waipio Valley Poi. Enjoy stir fry vegetables, 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 Pacific Luau show unfolds on stage. Be captivated by a dramatic show inspired by Polynesian stories told through live music, song, and dance, culminating in the exciting Samoan fire knife dance finale.

Honolulu: Queens Waikiki Luau

4. Honolulu: Queens Waikiki Luau

Get entry tickets to the Queens Waikiki Luau feast in Honolulu, with traditional foods and entertainment. Enjoy cultural activities, Polynesian performances, and a buffet dinner, and drinks right in the heart of Honolulu. Sit back and relax as you go on a journey through Polynesia. This spectacular event includes unique cultural activities where you can learn the hula, delicious Hawaiian food, and an authentic Polynesian show. Begin with some cultural activities before you taste traditional flavors and finish by watching a Polynesian performance including the fireknife dance. Menu Rice Macaroni salad Tossed green salad with lilikoi dressing Kalua pig cabbage BBQ shoyu chicken Long rice noodles with garlic Steamed vegetables Cake with haupia drizzle

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

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

Experience an authentic Maui luau with an entry ticket to the Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Take part in a beautifully curated cultural and culinary event set on the grassy lawn of Mokapu Beach and feast on local cuisine. Journey into Polynesian history as your host tells you the story of the first Polynesians in Maui. Learn about how Ahupua'a was settled and gain insight into Hawaiian values. Marvel at Hula dancers and death-defying fire dancers. Indulge in an ohana (family) style meal, beautifully plated by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco. Sip on handcrafted cocktails personalized to your liking and enjoy the cozy ambiance. Choose classic seating if you'd like to be seated in the second row and beyond. Upgrade your ticket to premium seating for a truly VIP experience with front-row seats and the best views of the luau. 

Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

6. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

At historic Kilohana Plantation's 60-acre orchard and agricultural park, experience an unforgettable evening featuring a delightful four-course island dinner and spectacular 45-minute main show chronicling an epic sea voyage between Tahiti and Kauai along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. As the sun sets, leisurely walk to the luau pavilion on a torch lit path, where you'll enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku main show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology and the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamaku "child of the new land." Relax with live Hawaiian music and marvel at the cast of entertainers, including graceful hula dancers and traditional fire knife and fire poi ball dancing. The interactive stage design with transport you back in time to ancient Polynesia, during the time of the people’s remarkable migration to the Islands. Four-Course Meal Menu: First course with a choice of: • Shrimp phyllo or • Roasted vegetable tartine Second course with a choice of: • Island caprese or • Caesar salad Third course with a choice of: • Fresh catch and kalua pork or • Short ribs and kalua pork Fourth course with a choice of: • Taro and Hawaiian sweet bread pudding or • Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream or • Seasonal fruit bowl

Oahu: Mele Luau Standard Ticket

7. Oahu: Mele Luau Standard Ticket

Visit Coral Crater Adventure Park and get a taste of a traditional Hawaiian luau. Watch a Hawaiian cooking demonstration, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet, and delight in a show featuring hula. fire knife, and Tahitian dancing — and many other Polynesian dance styles. After arrival, enjoy local pupus (appetizers) and cocktails while you experience fun interactive pre-show activities, including a demonstration of imu, a traditional Hawaiian cooking method. Depending on your chosen option, enjoy an included welcome drink and a $10 or $20 drinks voucher. Before you know it, it’s time to gather for the traditional celebratory feast, featuring authentic Hawaiian luau cuisine including favorites such as Kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, locally caught fish, poi, delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and some child-friendly favorites. Following the feast, prepare to marvel at the thrilling Mele Luau show. Admire the combination of awe-inducing Polynesian dancing, ancient legends, and a sweet love story that creates an interactive experience full of humor and energy.

Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

8. Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

Witness a traditional Hawaiian luau at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Watch a Hawaiian cooking demonstration, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet, and enjoy a show with hula, fire knives, and Polynesian dancing. Get a $20 drinks voucher, front-stage seating, and priority dining with your VIP ticket. Upon arrival, be greeted by the talented cast of dancers and entertainers. Receive a deluxe shell lei necklace to wear and take with you as a souvenir. Enjoy local pupus (appetizers) and cocktails while you experience fun interactive pre-show activities, including a demonstration of mu, a traditional Hawaiian cooking method. Quench your thirst with an included welcome drink and a $20 drinks voucher. After, it’s time to gather for the traditional celebratory feast, featuring authentic Hawaiian luau cuisine including favorites such as Kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, locally caught fish, poi, delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and some child-friendly favorites. Enjoy premium seating and dining with the VIP Option. Following the feast, prepare to marvel at the thrilling Mele Luau show. Admire the combination of awe-inducing Polynesian dancing, ancient legends, and a sweet love story that creates an interactive experience full of humor and energy.

Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset Luau

9. Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset Luau

Enjoy a completely intimate Luau experience in Wakiki of just 40+ people, rather than a crowded 500. Experience various cultural activities, an authentic Luau Dinner, and a Polynesian show, with a Mai Tai cocktail as your partner. Conveniently located in Waikiki, arrive at Oahu’s only penthouse luau dinner show at the Imperial Hawaii Resort. Get settled as the doors open, and participate in some fun cultural activities like shell necklace making. Sit down for your traditional Luau dinner, with delicious Kalua Pig cabbage, BBQ Shoyu Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Chicken long rice, and much much more. Partake in a piece of cake with Haupia drizzle, before the Polynesian Show begins. Watch the stunning mix between culture, dance, and presentation as the show unfolds. Sip on a Mai Tai, or cocktail of your choice, with a buy one get one offer to make it a double.

Maui: Gilligans' Island Luau with Dinner and Drinks

10. Maui: Gilligans' Island Luau with Dinner and Drinks

Join us for an intimate and up close authentic luau experience like no other. We'll take you on a mesmerizing journey through various types of Polynesian culture presented in a fun and engaging format. Through storytelling, audience participation and remarkable performances, we present an experience unavailable anywhere else. Locally owned and operated, we bring you the very best of Polynesian Culture. Our space is limited to maintain the integrity of the experience. So, every seat in the house has a great view. Gilligans is located on the Maui Nui Golf Course in Kihei and is the only luau in Kihei. We are excited to welcome you here! When you arrive, you'll be shown to your table by one of the performers in the show. Then, you'll order drinks from your server from the open bar. Tropical drinks, well drinks, red or white house wine, beer and all non-alcoholic beverages are included with your admission. You'll head to the Hawaiian Buffet. The buffet includes: Hawaiian kalua pork, teriyaki chicken, panko-crusted mahi mahi with lemon dill cream sauce, hummus with vegetable crudites, lomi lomi salmon, mixed vegetables, mac salad, poi, white rice, molokai sweet potato, green salad w/pineapple vinaigrette dressing and Hawaiian sweet rolls with honey butter. , Molokai Sweet Potato, Green Salad w/Pineapple Vinaigrette dressing and Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with honey butter. Save room for dessert: fresh pineapple cubes, chocolate haupia or lilikoi pie, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and lilikoi bars. Then sit back and watch the show take you on a journey through the evolution of Polynesian hula, through Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. With a Samoan fire dancer finale and Hawaiian musicians and drummer, you'll be on the edge of your seat. And in our intimate venue, you'll be up close and more personal than anywhere else in Hawaii. We sell out quickly - Reserve your seats today!

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4.3 / 5

based on 46 reviews

The luau was the crown jewel of our Christmas in Hawaii. The experience, hospitality, food, and entertainment were all perfect. Even though we were a large group, we were treated very well. The food was delicious; every part of it was so tasteful. The entertainment was top notch. It is apparent the dancers rehearse in order to give us the best experience possible. Lastly, the venue was breathtaking. The views were 360 degrees of amazing beauty.

This was our first luau experience and it did not disappoint. The location on the lawn with the ocean and the sunset was spectacular. The food was great ... so glad that you get to try everything on the menu! The performers were wonderful too. Our 17-yr-old son said that he liked it and he is glad that we went. Huge win! Glad we chose this for our first luau!

It was an excellent experience and different from the any other luau that I had been too. The food was very good and selection allowed choices for everyone. We went when there was the local craft market which was enjoyable, small but nice to have there. The actual performance was fantastic

Spectacular show with the setting sun in the background, yummy free cocktails and a great buffet with Hawaiin cuisine staples. We loved the representation of the various island cultures and the Samoan fire display is a can’t miss.

It was a lovely evening! Food was good, and the entertainment was awesome.