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Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience and a “must see” for any visitor. The twice-weekly extravaganza has welcomed guests since 2007, offering great views from every seat. Following dinner, the cast takes the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land); the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. The evening begins with craft and cultural demonstrations, and Hawaiian games, followed by the traditional imu ceremony. Guests are treated to delicious traditional local cuisine, while hula dancers and musicians entertain. The show culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. Your Luau Itinerary: • Fresh Flower Lei Greeting • Craft and Cultural Demonstrations • Hawaiian Games • Train Ride via the Kauaʻi Plantation Railway (additional charge applies) • Open Bar Service • Imu Ceremony • Dinner, Live Music and Traditional Hula • Main Show – Kalamakū • Photo Session with Cast The Luau Buffet Menu: • Poi • Lomi lomi salmon • Kalua pork baked in the imu • Yellow curry Ratatouille • Teriyaki chicken • Pan seared fish • Fresh fruits & salad • Array of desserts including: Warm rice pudding & banana creme pie Menu includes gluten free, vegetarian & vegan options. Menu subject to seasonal changes.

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Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

2. Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

Visit the Royal Kona Resort to experience an interactive luau show celebrating the rich cultural history of Hawaii with seating on the glimmering shores of Kailua Bay. Start the evening with an aloha shell lei greeting, and craft demonstrations. Soon after, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Hawaiian dishes made with local ingredients. Savor authentic island entrees such as honey soy braised beef, and fresh-catch fish. Be treated to Big Island flavors with sides like Hawaiian sweet potatoes, coconut rolls, macaroni, and Lomi Lomi salmon salad. Enjoy stir friend vegetables and kalua style pork and cabbage. Finish off your culinary experiences with tasty favorites like Hawaiian haupia pudding and coconut cake. Sip Mai Tais, wine, beer, and soft drinks as you embrace the local culture and radiant sunset. Then, as drumbeats build, the sensational Voyagers of the Pacific Luau show unfolds on stage. Be captivated by a dramatic show inspired by Polynesian stories told through live music, song, and dance, culminating in the exciting Samoan fire knife dance finale.

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Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

3. Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Hawaii and Polynesia at the Myths of Maui Luau. Located at the breathtaking Royal Lahaina Resort, atop 27 tropical acres along Ka'anapali Beach, enjoy an evening of entertainment and authentic food fit for the whole family. Edging the sand and surf of Maui, this luau is surrounded by scenic trails and beaches. Begin your evening with an Aloha shell lei greeting to get in the spirit of the celebration, then head to the Imu ceremony where the roasted pig is unearthed from an underground oven. Soon afterwards, prepare for a bountiful Hawaiian feast, as well as a kids buffet suitable for all palates. Hear the spirited sound of the drums as you enjoy fresh local fish, teriyaki chicken, salads, pan fried noodles, Molokai sweet potato, fresh fruit, and taro dinner rolls from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Sip on tropical cocktails as you listen to live Hawaiian music as the sun sets along the coast. End your evening with an enchanting luau show featuring dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand. Be dazzled by a theatrical performance celebrating the rich history and cultural tradition of Polynesia, culminating in an awe-inspiring full cast fire finale that’s sure to delight.

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Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

4. Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

Check in starts at 5:15 PM and doors open at 5:30 PM. Once inside, you can take part in a number of cultural activities including lei making, temporary tattoos, hula lesson, coconut-headband weaving and a ukulele lesson. The dinner selections are from Sea Life Park's executive chef. The buffet selections include: Greens and Salads: • Island greens with mandarin oranges, radish sprouts crisp rice noodles and Asian dressing • Fruit salad • Lomi lomi salmon Starch options • Fresh taro rolls • Poi samples • Crisp vegetable stir-fry • Sweet potatoes • Steamed white rice Main Dishes: • Fresh grilled mahi mahi with macadamia nut crème sauce • Chicken yakitori with teriyaki sauce • Kalua pork Dessert: • Pineapple cake Beverage Options: • Coffee • Hot tea • Fruit punch Bar menu: • Island Mai Tai’s • Salmon Creek Chardonnay, Merlot and White Zinfandel • Domestic Beers: Budweiser and Bud Light • Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite You can also purchase additional drinks at the discretion of Sea Life Park. Following dinner, you will enjoy an award-winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia. The show navigates through Polynesia on a way-finding adventure. Your experience culminates with the Polynesian Sword of Fire dance and don’t be surprised if you find yourself as part of the experience. 

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Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

5. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

Experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a spectacular story-telling Hawaiian show. You will begin your Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary journey back in time. Feast on a traditional dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, located in Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Following dinner, take a leisurely stroll over to the Luau Kalamaku venue where you will enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology. As the sun sets, marvel at the live Hawaiian music and cast of entertainers including graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing. The cast will take the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land”), the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Be transported by the interactive stage design of the theatrical luau and travel back in time ancient Polynesia, during the time of the people’s remarkable migration to the Islands. Four-Course Meal Menu: First course with a choice of: • Shrimp and scallop spring rolls or • Pacific blue crab cake Second course with a choice of: • Island caprese or • Local field green salad Third course with a choice of: • Sesame seed seared fresh catch • Hoisin glazed pork spare-ribs Fourth course with a choice of: • Banana cream pie • Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream

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What people are saying about Hawaii

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 44 reviews

we didn't get the opportunity to do the splash park because we needed transportation from them. however, the luau was sooooo entertaining. you receive food , a sundae and 2 free alcoholic beverages. on the way there , it's like a tour. he explain different views. I loved it.

What a lovely, family friendly Luau! The staff and Dancers were wonderful and we enjoyed learning more about the wonderful culture of the Pacific Islanders. The meal was really good. I loved that part of the show was on a stage with the ocean as a backdrop! Fantastic!!

It is a good activity with friends and family. The show is average but many think it is very good. Food was good. The tables are reserved with your name which is very good.

Wonderful show with lots of variety. Very talented people!

Great show and entertainment. Definitely worth it.