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Gathering of the Kings Luau - CLOSED

The Fairmont Orchid Hawai'i, 1 North Kaniku Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-2000
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Lovely time was had by all.

This was an amazing experience for us all, Myself,Hubby,Daughter and her 2 children 8&9yrs. From... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
jjsweep
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Sorry, but this luau has been discontinued.

The Gathering of the Kings Luau does not exist anymore. There is a new one at the Fairmont Orchid... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
dhuber23
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Pittsburgh
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A Polynesian Feast... A Dramatic Performance... A journey through the Pacific you will never forget "E ola mau ka lokahi" (May our unification be boundless) Join us for an evening that combines two award winners... The Big Island's finest cuisine and its most spectacular Polynesian production and its award winning song "Gathering of the Kings". Guests are invited weekly to gather for an evening that begins under the stars dining on culinary treasures from Hawai'i, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa on the beautiful grounds of the Fairmont Orchid. Using a fusion of both traditional Polynesian and modern dance choreography, the dancers of Island Breeze retell the story of the settlement of the Pacific. Displayed in its fullness is the mana (power) of the ali'I (chiefs) and how each would be forever linked to the one star that guided them.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
16 Jan 2018
“Lovely time was had by all.”
13 Mar 2017
“Sorry, but this luau has been discontinued.”
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The Fairmont Orchid Hawai'i, 1 North Kaniku Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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+1 808-885-2000
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was an amazing experience for us all, Myself,Hubby,Daughter and her 2 children 8&9yrs. From making fire to weaving headwear the entertainment and staff were amazing but the star of the show was The Chief, an absolute gentleman and a very caring man

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Gathering of the Kings Luau does not exist anymore. There is a new one at the Fairmont Orchid called Hawaii Loa Luau, which is listed separately in tripadvisor. Note, I did not actually attend this Luau, since it does not exist, but my review...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just went to the second to last showing of the Gathering of the Kings on 8/20/16. Coming from a locals perspective, this luau had it all. Excellent food, great entertainment, and even an open bar! I've been to a few luaus and this was more...More

3  Thank patrickb96720
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We always enjoy when locals join us and get to experience the show, especially with the show coming to an end. Mahalo, and hopefully see you at the highly anticipated new show debuting in October...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went last night to see the gathering of the kings luau and had a great time. The buffet choice was very good and plentiful, with foods from the four islands in the show (Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii and New Zealand). This was a nice touch...More

1  Thank Helen M
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Mahalo for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us from the selection of buffets to our entertainment :)

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great experienced! Excellent food. Would love to go every weekend 💯. Great place to go with the family. Great service! 👍 there were traditional dances that many people loved and got into it. The dances were incredible and the activities that given where great. Best...More

1  Thank Malena H
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Mahalo for leaving us a review, we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves :)

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Highly recommend upgrading to preferred seating. It's $25 per person but totally worth it to be up front for the action. Before you enter the stage area, you are offered a souvenir picture ($20 for print/digital copy). With the preferred seating, you do not wait...More

3  Thank L M
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Mahalo for taking the time and leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and tasted the various delicacies from each of the Polynesian Islands that were portrayed throughout the show :)

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We attended the luau in May and were very pleased with the service and entertainment. When you walk in, they immediately offer you a Mai Tai which was good but wasn't that strong. After a welcoming, they offered washable tattoos and opened the buffet. There...More

1  Thank Meridith H
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Mahalo for taking the time out in leaving us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tie with us at The Gathering of the Kings. Hope you enjoyed your vacation here in Hawaii :)

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

A very good show with different styles of dancing telling the story of different pacific islands (Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii). Seeing the different dancing styles was very interesting. The food was good, not great. Lots of choices and plentiful buffet. There was a free...More

5  Thank Calif-Family4
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review as we greatly appreciate it :) We are glad you enjoyed the cultural performances from our cast in telling the story of each of the Kings.

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We have been to three luau's now and this was the best! Several of the experienced travelers with us said the same thing. The food was very authentic with several dishes. It was all very good and they also featured shave ice and ice cream....More

2  Thank soonerservant
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Mahalo for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. If there are any photos you would like to share, you can hashtag #bestluauever on any social media account :)

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

As a person who has attended numerous amounts of Lu'au or "hula shows" I can say I'm pretty much an expert when it comes to food, activities and entertainment! Gathering of the Kings had the best food selection, tasting food and service out of all...More

3  Thank Koa A
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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Gathering of the Kings Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Mahalo for your review :) We are glad you enjoyed your time with us with both the show and the various buffet from the featured Polynesian Islands.

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