Island Breeze Luau at Courtyard Marriott in Kona

Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music
Luau performance with 3 men


  • Outdoors waterfront setting in central Kona
  • Authentic Polynesian performances, including war dances, the hula, and fire knife dancing
  • Elaborate Hawaiian feast, including slowly cooked pork from underground oven, coconut pudding, fresh fish, and other island foods
  • Open bar
  • Variety of cultural activities, including hula lesson
$148 per adult
  • 5:30pm
  • Duration 3 hours


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.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Convenient location in central Kona
  • Special historical setting (residence of the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii)
  • Reenactment of royal procession arriving by traditional outrigger canoe
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.8 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:

March 2020

Kathryn A wrote:

The food and drinks were delicious and the show was unforgettable.

March 2020

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.

January 2020

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.

Guidebook Reviews

Moon Guidebook:

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

Fodor's Guidebook:

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.


  • Kona
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Beach Hotel in downtown Kona

Driving Distances
45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 30 min from Hilo
Frequently Asked Questions
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
Other terms
  • Refunds are not given for when it rains (the event is moved indoors). However, you may reschedule pending availability.