Fun at an Authentic Hawaiian Luau
There is nothing that is quite like a Hawaiian style party, and at any good party, there is plenty of great entertainment, drinks, dancing, live music, and of course food! The Hawaiian version of a party is a luau, and any trip to the islands is going to include one evening at an island luau, where there is a ton of fun to be had. With so many options to choose from, you might be looking for some tips on what to look for and what kind of fun to expect at an authentic Hawaiian Luau.
Each island presents its own possibilities, with locally owned and operated luaus being a very important part of the local economy. Not only does the luau provide local entertainers a place to share their craft, it helps to build community and share the customs that have been passed down through many generations. These customs, rituals, and traditions continue to play an integral role throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and sharing the culture with visitors is part of what makes Hawaii so special.
The fun at an authentic Hawaiian Luau is non-stop, and there are a few different things to expect once you arrive for the evening.
First, many luaus feature demonstrations and activities before the performances begin. At Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park, games, activities, and crafts take place when the gates open, so once you’ve found your seats, you can learn the hula, make a lei, or even play games that have been played in Hawaii for hundreds of years.
The next thing to expect is the food. And it seems to be everyone’s favorite part of the evening. There is nothing like a plate of local favorites including fresh fish, vegetables, mac salad, and of course the Kalua Pig, pulled fresh from the underground Imu, and dripping with flavor. One of the best luau buffets is found at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where an assortment of local favorites fill the all you can eat buffet.
The setting of the luau is very important as well, and most luaus take place outdoors beneath the stars, setting the mood for a perfect evening with amazing views. Smith’s Luau on Kauai, Maui’s Royal Lahaina Luau, and the Royal Kona Luau on the Big Island are all prime examples of the perfect setting to enjoy an evening.
Wrapping up the evening is the dazzling night show, where performers captivate the audience with expert moves, music, local dances, and in some cases thrilling fire-knife dancing. Chief Sielu of Chief’s Luau is the former World Fire-Knife Dancing Champion and his impressive performance caps the perfect night at an authentic Hawaiian Luau.
Be sure to choose your luau early as this is the most popular activity in Hawaii. An evening luau is a must and you will want to make sure your spots are reserved as soon as possible. You are in for a fun filled evening and will not want it to end.
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