Hawaiian Luau

Overview & Activity Comparison


Rooted in a long-standing Hawaiian tradition for celebrating milestones, bringing people together, and making offerings to the gods, today’s luaus are a memorable way to experience Hawaiian culture and meet fellow travelers and talented local performers in a festive atmosphere. You will indulge in an abundance of Hawaiian foods, enjoy unlimited Mai Tais and other drinks at an open bar, witness an imu ceremony to unearth the cooked pig, engage in cultural activities such as hulu lessons, and be entertained by a series of performances, including the hula, dances of war, and fire knife dancing.
Guidebook Reviews

Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

A luau can be a blast, and they are highly recommended

Moon Guidebook:

Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.

Activity Comparison

We offer two luaus, one in Waikoloa and one in Kona. Both have beautiful waterfront settings and include an unearthing of the pig ceremony, hands-on activities, open bar, buffet dinner, and a cultural performance culminating in a fire knife dance. The key differences between the two are outlined in the table below. Additional details and booking options can be found by visiting the individual pages.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, official reopening dates for both luaus have not yet been set.

Activity 1
Marriott Waikoloa
Activity 2
Courtyard Marriott Kona
Location Waikoloa Kona
Days and Times Monday & Wednesday
5 - 8 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
5:30 - 8:20 pm
Open Bar Yes, with higher end offerings and requests included Yes, assortment of staple drinks included plus premium cash bar
Price Age 13+: $117
Age 6-12: $58.50
Age 5 & under: Free
Premier Seating Upgrade: $35
Age 13+: $114.27
Age 5-12: $58.38
Age 4 & under: Free
Premium Seating Upgrade:
Age 13+: $18.50, Age 5-12: $13.50
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