The art of the luau is big attraction for tourists interested in ancient festive celebrations. The idea of a Hawaiian luau, a traditional way of celebrating events and holidays on the islands, is an intriguing concept and one most visitors want to experience. Although the main Hawaiian island is known as Big Island, there are relatively fewer luaus to enjoy than there are on the other islands of Maui, Kauai and Oahu. Those interested in a Hawaii luau vacation adventure can choose from a handful of luaus and what they lack in number, most make up for in quality.
One of the best choices for a Big Island luau is the
Island Breeze Luau held on the beautiful grounds of the
King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. The hotel is the former
estate of King Kamehameha adding an extra dose of Hawaiian
history to the royal experience. The Hawaiian greeting
includes a special shell lei and a commemorative photo.
Guest are encouraged to relax and participate in Polynesian
arts and crafts and a meet-and-greet with the Big Island
luau performers before they take to the stage.
An open bar is available and Mai Tai fruit punch is served for kids. Following is the Royal Court procession and the uncovering of the traditional imu oven. The feast features tantalizing Hawaiian cuisine of succulent meats, tasty side dishes and a slew of delicious desserts. The Island Breeze Polynesian Revue is the magnificent highlight of the evening festivities featuring Maori and Fijian war dances, graceful hula dancing, and exciting Samoan Fire Knife dancing. Hawaii luau packages are available at the hotel.
Hawaii luau packages are also available for the Royal
Kona Luau performed at the Royal Kona resort in Kailua-Kona.
The packages can be paired with several island activities
such as an exciting snorkeling adventure, whale watching
excursions and Hawaii helicopter
tours. The Big Island luau includes an incredible
Polynesian buffet, live, traditional music and plenty
of hula dancing. The buffet is brimming with local favorites
like kalua pork, poi, lomi lomi and mahi mahi. The breathtaking
seaside location adds an exciting element to the show
during Hawaii luau vacation festivities.
The Big Island Waikoloa Marriot hosts the Waikoloa Luau every Wednesday and Sunday. The performance is a popular choice for Hawaii luau packages with Hawaii cruise ship passengers staying overnight on Big Island. As the sun sets over Anaehoomalu Bay guests feast on kalua pig, grilled steak, teriyaki beef, fresh fish and plenty more. The open bar serves up beer, wine and colorful cocktails before, during and after dinner. The Big Island luau is complete with exciting dances and performances from New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa and Hawaii. The captivating Samoan Fire Knife show is the grand finale that delights guests as they watch the skillful and fast-paced act.
Hawaii luau packages offered on the island often include a choice in seating. VIP seats, the closest to the luau shows, are the most expensive while basic packages often come with seats that could be obscured by others so make note of the seating arrangements before buying tickets. When choosing a Hawaii luau vacation packages can sometimes be deceiving. When pairing any Hawaii tours with a luau check the individual prices before purchasing a package to make sure you're getting a good deal.
A Big Island luau is often set at an affordable price with smaller children usually attending for free. The feasts are normally all-you-can-eat and provide fare that caters to all tastes. Often there's also a child's menu for finicky eaters. Luaus offer a fast paced, hypnotic Polynesian revue featuring a detailed look into many fascinating cultural traditions from all over the South Pacific. A luau is one of the best ways to soak up the island culture while enjoying a fun family evening.