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The Ultimate Luaus in Hawaii: A Perfect Introduction to Hawaiian Culture

Luaus in Hawaii offer a traditional and fun way to spend an evening in Hawaii.

Any trip to the exotic state isn’t complete without experiencing one. The event is usually held in the evening and has plenty of typical Hawaiian foods, such as kalua pig, lau lau and poi, as well as live entertainment.

Every island has at least one luau, which are primarily catered towards visitors today. Enjoy plenty of entertainment, including hula dancers and fire dancers telling the story of Hawaiiana, spectacular settings, and delicious food with these top luaus in Hawaii:

Old Lahaina Luau, Maui


Old Lahaina is one of the most authentic luaus in Hawaii.

It’s setting takes you back to the old Hawaii, and reminds you of a rustic Hawaiian fishing village. The food is offered buffet style, and features all of the traditional dishes you would expect, including the famous centerpiece of the kalua pig.

The Polynesian show, with music and dances from the Hawaiian islands and great Polynesia, is fun and elegant at the same time. The ticket price also includes an open bar and a fresh flower lei greeting.

Waikiki Starlight Luau, Oahu

On the rooftop of Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rooftop Garden you can have the ultimate Hawaiian luau experience.

First, you can enjoy a traditional lei greeting along with a mai tai before your interactive evening really begins. This luau also includes a tattoo station, hula lessons, a pineapple toss, coconut carving and conch shell blowing.

The food is presented in an all-you-can-eat style buffet with typical Hawaiian fare, and there is also a group hula lesson and a fashion show. There’s lots of fun to be had at the Waikiki Starlight Luau.

Germaine’s Luau, Oahu

For a more laid-back atmosphere on the island of Oahu choose Germaine’s Luau.

This casual evening takes place on a private beach on the island’s southwestern shore, and includes everything you would expect from a luau. This luau includes traditional entertainment, great food, and a Royal Court of Polynesia procession, which kicks off the evening’s show.

Luau Maka’iawa, Kauai

The romantic beachfront location and torch-lighting ceremony at Luau Maka’iawa on Kauai’s Coconut Beach is an unforgettable start to a beautiful evening.

The night’s schedule includes ancient Hawaiian tales and an incredible hula performance, led by one of Hawaii’s best hula masters Leilani Rivera. The event also features a traditional buffet dinner and a number of fun cocktails, including the island’s classic mai tai.

Enjoy views of Kauai’s famous surfing coastline as you watch and dance to the cultural performances.

Island Breeze Luau, The Big Island

Located at the stunning King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on the Big Island, the Island Breeze Luau is a traditional and authentic luau with Polynesian performances and cuisine.

The luau is the only luau in Hawaii that features the arrival of a the Royal Court by outrigger canoe. Expect delicious food, live music and exceptional dance shows.


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