A Guide to Your Authentic Hawaiian Luau
One of the most popular activities, and an absolute must for your trip, is an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Each island offers great luau options, giving you an authentic evening filled with beautiful scenery, delicious island cuisine, and thrilling entertainment and live music that only one of Hawaii’s best luaus can offer.
Now, we don't wan to spoil everything at the luau, because the experience is one that you should have firsthand, but we do want to help you to have the best luau possible, and make sure you have the chance to enjoy every aspect, while having the experience of a lifetime.
The most important thing to remember about your luau is that you are at the Hawaiian version of a party, and this is the time to unwind, make some noise, smile, dance, and have a good time. Don’t be afraid to have an extra cocktail, or another helping of Kalua Pork, and make sure you save room for dessert.
Many luaus offer fun activities prior to the luau, each a staple to ancient Hawaii for entertainment. One of our favorite luaus is at the Polynesian Cultural Center, which offers a chance to visit the 7 islands of ancient Polynesia, each featuring its own activity that played a vital role to the island. Be sure to arrive early to the cultural center to visit each island, and enjoy everything the park has to offer.
When it comes to the food, be sure to sample everything on the buffet line. Each menu item is delicious in its own right, and the chance to sample the cuisine that is popular throughout the islands. Choices such as locally caught fish are always a popular dish, and even side dishes like Poi are a must try. Be sure to get a good view of the Imu ceremony, one of the most important parts of the entire luau and the unveiling of the most important dish at the luau: Kalua Pork.
As soon as the evening’s entertainment begins, you’ll want to make sure you have a prime seat. If the chance to reserve premium seating is available, we recommend that you take it. Not only does it ensure you’ll have a great view of the entertainment portion, you’ll have priority for the buffet line, and the first chance to eat!
Singing and dancing fills the entertainment portion and you’re sure to be impressed by the precision and expertise of the dancers, showing the dances of each island nation and featuring music that will soon have you dancing in your seat, and maybe even on stage!
Be sure to reserve your luau prior to your trip. Luaus are extremely popular and are known to sell out well in advance. You won’t want to miss out on these fun evenings and the best party of your trip.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.