Top Luaus on the Big Island

The luau celebrates Polynesian culture through food, performance, storytelling and community. One of the oldest Hawaiian royal traditions, the luau brings people together to form ‘ohana (family) and friendship, and allows travelers to learn about the history of the islands and Polynesian culture.

Here are a few of the most popular luaus on the Big Island.

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Legends of Hawaii Luau at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Check-in: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Price: Starting at $179
Enjoy the stories of Hawaii through the performance of hula, fire dance and music. Every Sunday and Friday, this 4-hour outdoor luau at the Hilton Waikoloa Village presents the tradition of imu preparation (slow roasting of the luau pig) and follows with an authentic luau buffet.

Oceanfront Royal Kona Luau — Voyagers of the Pacific Show

Check-in: Royal Kona Resort
Price: Starting at $130

Begin the evening with arts & crafts, music and an open bar on the oceanfront in Kona. This award-winning luau is known for its hospitality, delicious food, and performances. After the all-you-can-eat dinner, enjoy the “Voyagers of the Pacific Show” featuring traditional hula, fire dance, and native island drums.

Island Breeze Luau at King Kamehameha Hotel

Check-in: Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Price: Starting at $156
This luau is rated best for families. It aims to educate through traditional arts & crafts before the lavish Hawaiian buffet and performances. What makes this luau extra special is the location — it’s held on the former estate of King Kamehameha the Great, the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai’i.

Ho'omau Waikoloa Luau — Polynesian Dinner & Show at Mai Grille

Check-in: Mai Grille
Price: Starting at $157

The Big Island’s most unique luau is now available at the picturesque Mai Grille in Waikoloa. A combination of mouthwatering cuisine, fantastic entertainment, and incredible views, experience one of the best Big Island luau with Oahi Entertainment.

Hawaii Loa Kohala Luau at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel

Check-in: Hawaii Loa Luau
Price: Starting at $166

Embark on a journey of imagination at this delicious luau, featuring performances that retell the story of the brave voyagers who first settled in Hawaii. Available every Saturday evening. Includes all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar.

Pilikana Waterfront Local Hawaiian-Style Luau Experience at the Kona Inn Village

Check-in: Kona Inn Shopping Village
Price: Starting at $157

Make your way to the Pilikana Luau and experience one of the best local island-style luau on Kona as you enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, fun-filled Polynesian activities, and a unique Big Island luau show complete with hula and fire knife dancing.

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