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Please consider our other Big Island luau which is operating starting mid-March.
Experience an authentic Hawaiian lu’au at the renovated historical grounds on prime oceanfront property in the heart of Kona. Hosted by the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, you’ll enjoy a torch-lit evening of tasty Hawaiian cuisine and drinks, a display of authentic Polynesian activities, and stunning performances.
The Island Breeze Lu’au begins with a shell lei greeting and picture taking. Next, enjoy drinks from the open bar and participate in one of the many arts and crafts activities, including weaving coconut fronds, learning how to open a coconut, learning the art of hula, and getting a Polynesian tattoo. You can also take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.
Later in the evening, there will a traditional imu ceremony in which a pig that has been cooking all day in an underground oven is unearthed. The Court Conch Herald and Court Chanter will then announce the arrival of The Royal Court aboard an outrigger canoe. You’ll proceed to enjoy an elaborate lu’au buffet with traditional Hawaiian cuisine – including Kalua Pua'a (pork from the underground oven), poi (an ancient Hawaiian staple food made from taro), and haupia (coconut pudding) – that will give you a true taste of the Islands. The open bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to serve you complimentary drinks like Mai Tai cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, and non-alcoholic fruit punch.
The finale of the evening is a spectacular emceed performance with Fijian and Maori dances of war, the graceful Hawaiian hula, and the courageous Samoan Fire knife dancer.
Kathryn A wrote:
The food and drinks were delicious and the show was unforgettable.
Linda F wrote:
I really loved the luau. The announcer was funny, the food and drinks were wonderful and the dancers were absolutely mesmerizing. Best experience so far.
Jeffrey R wrote:
I have been coming to Kona since the 60's. When my daughter, her husband and inlaws came to visit for their first time, they wanted to go to a luau and I knew exactly which one. Still the best. Always most impressive.
Island Breeze offers the best show -- a traditional show with lots of hula
Lonely Planet Guidebook:
Family-friendly luau benefiting from a scenic oceanfront setting
These performers take their art seriously. The historic oceanfront location at King Kamehameha’s former royal compound adds to the authenticity.
Age 13+: $114.27 (June 15-Aug 19: $121.27)
Age 5-12: $58.38 (June 15-Aug 19: $65.38)
Age 4 & under: Free
Preferred seating is available for an additional $18.50 for adults and $13.50 for children (12 & under) and includes expedited check-in, reserved seating near the front of the stage, and first in line for the buffet. You can request an upgrade to preferred seating at checkout (not on this page but after your register), and the upgrade payment is due at check-in. Note: 24-hour cancellation policy also applies to upgraded seating reservation.
Holiday pricing is $135 for ages 13+, $67.50 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 & under, and it applies on Thanksgiving (Nov 26), Christmas Eve (Dec 24), and Christmas (Dec 25). On New Year's Eve (Dec 31), pricing is $150 / $75 / Free. Preferred seating would be additional charge as described above.