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“Great event with children, but a bit hard on the wallet” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Sunset Luau

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Sunset Luau
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-6789
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Ranked #11 of 31 Activities in Waikoloa
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Gather as the sun sets over 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and delight in classic Polynesian entertainment featuring live music, imu ceremony (the unveiling of our main course from our underground oven), traditional dances of the South Pacific and a delectable selection of contemporary and Hawaiian fare with a full open bar. Held every Saturday and Wednesday. The festivities begin at 5pm.
Portland, Oregon
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“Great event with children, but a bit hard on the wallet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went with two children, 1 & 3 years old, and had a great time. Very entertaining and fun for everyone. Food was good as were the cocktails.

Its every bit what you expect from an overpriced hawaiian event, but we still felt it was worth it. Event ran for about 3 hours. Arrive early to get a good table as it was first come first served. Also, book online to save $10 per person. Do not book through agency or you might get the "car lot" treatment.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a kitschy luau. Very over priced. Food was good, but more is needed in the entertainment area. Fire dancer was good. But for almost $400 for a family of four I expected much more. Been to better luaus on Oahu and Maui.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, CA
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“It is what you expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is meant to entertain the touristy mainlanders. It is cheesy and fun. The food was better than I expected with choices for everyone. The entertainment was kitschy. Drinks were decent

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Fine Luau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is the Waikoloa Marriott's luau. While we didn't stay here, this is a beautiful property. The venue is not so large that reserved seating was needed, but do get there early. We arrived at 5:02pm and needed help to find a good seat. For $101pp, we had an open bar, decent buffet (the pork was really a highlight) and a good show highlighting various South Pacific islands. Be prepared, we had about 2 hours of afternoon sun before sunset with little to no shade. If you can swing it, go to the Four Seasons' Luau instead - better venue, better food, service, and better show. We went there last time and there's no comparison.

Visited July 2013
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“Fun but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My family liked the food. I did not. Show was good and it was worth going to as part of the Hawaiian experience.

Visited June 2013
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