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An important part of Hawaii life is celebrating special occasions together with family and friends at a luau – a grand celebration of food, music and culture. Luau are often held to celebrate family milestones – a baby’s first birthday, a graduation from high school or a wedding.
Welcoming honored guests is another reason to hold a luau, and visitors are welcomed to luau on the island of Hawaii every week. You can find a variety of luau venues across the island, mostly in the resort areas of Historic Kailua Village and Keauhou in Kona and along the Kohala Coast.
You’ll dine on kalua pig cooked in an imu (earth oven), haupia (coconut pudding) and poi (Hawaiian taro starch), among many other delightful dishes. Then you can settle in under the stars, listen to live music and watch skilled hula performances that tell stories of the islands. For a colorful, interactive experience of our culture, there’s nothing quite like an authentic luau – a must-have experience for any visit to the island of Hawaii.
The background sound of ocean surf and a soulful steel guitar; a welcome lei and Mai Tai; tables laden with traditional island foods; this is The Mauna Kea Luau - everyone's dream Hawaii experience shared through music and food.
As the sun sets on the legendary shores of Kailua Bay, the excitement of the Royal Kona Luau, Voyagers of the Pacific, comes to life. Spectacular ocean views, awe-inspiring sunsets and the sound of waves softly breaking on the lava shore provide a breathtaking backdrop for an unforgettable journey.
Big Island's most popular luau at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Located on the historical grounds of Ahu Ena Heiau on Kamakahonu Bay. Includes the arrival of the Royal Court by canoe, an imu ceremony, a buffet dinner, open bar and a spectacular Polynesian review.
Haleo luau at Sheraton Kona celebrates the history of Keauhou and those who came from this area. From the birth of Kamehameha III to the surfing stories of Heeia Bay, dancers and musicians take guests on a journey through a very special time in Hawaii's history.
The sound of a conch shell welcomes you to the Sunset Luau! A starlit Kona sky, an array of delectable Hawaiian dishes, and a journey through the islands of Polynesia in traditional music and dance create an unforgettable evening.
Learn more about the history and tradition of luau on the Hawaiian Islands in the Culture section of the website.More