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Island buffet with fire dancers

I recommend getting the upgraded tickets so that you do not have to wait long in the line to enter... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Brooklyn, New York
Great food, good dancers, chatty emcee

The luau gardens at Mauna Kea are beautiful and we had a "green-flash" sunset view right from our... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

the show and the food were the best of any luau offered in the islands ...the drinks were great but too expensive and only one was inc ...the size of the luau was perfect

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ebdeervalley
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I recommend getting the upgraded tickets so that you do not have to wait long in the line to enter and so you can sit up front to see the show which includes fire dancers. The food is above average luau fare served buffet style...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BrooklynTravelersPPS
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The luau gardens at Mauna Kea are beautiful and we had a "green-flash" sunset view right from our table. You can pay more for the "premium" seats, which are closer to the stage and you get to see the imu ceremony where they remove the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank LovesExploring
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this fabulous luau on the beach! This wan not a huge luau made for masses. It was a perfect size, very well executed. The food was delicious with a nice variety of mains, sides & desserts. A great place to celebrate special events....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This was not our first luau. We've been to the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui twice. The prices were the same so we were expecting something similar. However, we were disappointed. Lahaina's food and service, along with the show and story line are far superior....More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank cindymE2110IG
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I can't say enough great things about the luau. It's expensive yes, but totally worth it. The performances are fantastic, if you go early you can see them cook the pig. The food is delicious and so much of it. The drinks are refreshing and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank 462nicoc
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This was my first Luau so I wasn't sure what to expect but I must say I was delighted. The entertainers were very professional, the show told a story of Hawaii's history and the food and drink wer of a high quality. If you have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The show was moderately entertaining ... similar to other luaus we’ve been to. Food was excellent and the location/setting was beautiful. One complimentary drink is provided ... additional drinks are $16.00 each! I was surprised to receive a bill of $618.00 for 4 people which...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first Luau so I don’t have much perspective to compare it to others, but I will say I’m generally pretty cynical and I was worried that we were paying a lot of money for a cheesy experience and mediocre food. The actual...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank noahc_12
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We booked at the last minute due to a tour cancellation. The show is so full of history and great dancing as well as a fire show. They so the traditional pig roasting and a full buffet. You do get one free Mail Tai and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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20 May 2018|
Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t know they even had that option ... so don’t know how much it was. Show was what you would expect for any luau. They advertise great ocean view ... not much to see when it’s dark out.
Patrick h
5 December 2017|
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Response from Tom N | Reviewed this property |
On the big island you need to rent a car.. An uber will run you $50.. and that is the cost of a rental.. lots of stuff to see outside of your resort.. unless you are on your honeymoon