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Mauna Kea Oceanfront Luau

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 808-882-7222
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Excellent experience

The Luau was fantastic. The buffet was plentiful and all very good. The entertainment was... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Filippo C
The #1 Luau on Big Island

What do you want in a Luau? My list 1) Entertainment 2) Food ( a close second) 3) Setting 4) Small... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Tom N
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

The Luau was fantastic. The buffet was plentiful and all very good. The entertainment was spectacular and even teaches you a few things of Hawaiian culture. The location was absolutely stunning. Highly Recommended.

1  Thank Filippo C
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

What do you want in a Luau? My list 1) Entertainment 2) Food ( a close second) 3) Setting 4) Small Size 5) Service. This is a little pricy, but completely worth it. This Luau is designed as a more intimate (200) event with strong...More

1  Thank Tom N
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Food was better than your usual Luau or buffet fare. Entertainment was excellent and the location was amazing.

1  Thank Salim A
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

We were there as a family group of ten, and while we generally enjoyed a night together, it was mostly an excercise in rolling our eyes at the corny performances. The historical vignets were informative, but so much was pure corn. Shirtless cowboys in white...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

This Luau was very nice and I think quite traditional. The entertainment was amazing the talent was beautiful and very good and the story telling beautiful! The food was quite good although did run quickly but they did replace it. The service was good and...More

2  Thank ltlchristine
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful setting. We have been to a number of luaus in the islands and this one has an incredible setting. Unfortunately the food is terrible....even by luau standards. The food has few qreal choices and the choices were terrible. For example the...More

Thank JCollura
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

The Luau at the Mauna Kea was a fairly good show and food. We stayed at the Mauna Kea which was excellent and worth every penny, but I didn't feel that way for the Luau. My complaint was the long wait to get into the...More

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We attended the show on 6/13/17 and chose to only do the show and not the dinner. Based on "so-so" reviews online of the buffet and the very high price, we elected to have dinner at one of the many restaurants on our "to do"...More

3  Thank Caitlyn H
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting. The hotel was beautiful. The price was high. For a family of four we paid over $700, this included 2 Mai Tai's and 2 Fruit drinks for the under 21 attendees. We also paid extra for up front seating. The meal was delicious...More

Thank Sichfam
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Our family of four with two daughters 18 and 19 years old went to the Luau last night at the Mauna Kea last night and enjoyed it very much. The show started at 6pm but we called ahead and were told by hotel staff to...More

1  Thank Cloudy_Medfield
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Patrick h
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Response from Filippo C | Reviewed this property |
Try Uber, otherwise I rather to rent a car
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Bonnie K
February 24, 2015|
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Response from Charish B | Reviewed this property |
We paid $270 for 2 of us and it wasn’t worth $20. Horrible.
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