Island Breeze Luau
Island Breeze Luau
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Tuesday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is located on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and the historic grounds of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. An evening filled with delicious food and authentic Island entertainment. Highlights include a 22-dish buffet, an open bar and the finale of the Siva Afi - spectacular Samoan Fireknife dance.
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seetheworld600
va404 contributions
Jul 2022
This was my first luau on the Big Island, but one of many I’ve attended across the Hawaiian islands. The set up was a little different from other luaus, but seemed to work.

People with the Ali’i package have a different check in line and are allowed to enter the luau grounds first. The grounds are beach/water front and have a stunning view of the water! After they validate your parking and take your picture, you’re escorted to your seat. I had a table to myself and seating up front due to my package. However, I was surprised that we were told to immediately go to the buffet to eat once we were seated. There was a good mix of Hawaiian and other foods and they even had chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for the non adventurous diners—many of whom seemed to be adults. The food was actually good, which can’t be said of every luau. While the included drink list was not extensive, the bar and drink station lines went quickly due to the venue having pre-made drinks so all you needed was to grab and go.

My only complaint was that the show seemed to take longer than it needed to because of the many breaks that happened during the evening. There were only two interactive stations that were open before the show, tattooing & game playing. They were not immediately obvious, so the emcee pointed them out. The emcee really made the evening and the dancing was great. A lot was learned about Hawaiian culture and language.

Parking for the luau costs $5 once your ticket is validated inside the luau. Thankfully, the parking gate was manned after the luau by a man who helped facilitate everyone’s parking payment and exit. Only credit cards are excepted, so come prepared to pay for your parking with plastic.
Written July 23, 2022
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Lincs_007
San Francisco, CA19 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
I love the Luau experience as they definitely blended some historical context and not just plain hula show.
The food is also good as they offer traditional hawaiian style food with some american meals. I am hoping that they can have other dessert options too. They have mai thai and other drinks as well.
As for the actual show I feel they are very lively and entertaining. I did not fall asleep 😀. They will also teach you some hula dance steps.
It can be a little pricey for a lot of people so I am hoping that prices won’t increase further and special rates are definitely highly appreciated.
I encourage everyone to try it and I am sure it won’t disappoint you.
Written December 17, 2022
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Mahalo for your review! Weʻre happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us.
Written December 20, 2022
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LPamelaA
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We’ve been to a few luaus and this one has had the best food. Entertainment was well done and we liked that the seating space was on the smaller side - it meant everyone could see. Check in starts at 5:30 and we found out that is serious. We arrived just before 6 pm and entertainment was already under way. Oops. Very awkward to be seated when everyone else already had food and was watching the show. Good luau but a little expensive.
Written July 30, 2022
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Jennifer W
Salt Lake City, UT12 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We attended this luau on our 3rd day in Hawaii. It’s a great way to start your vacation and set the mood for the week. The food was delicious, poke with taro, smoked shredded pork, various salads and side dishes, mai tais for the adults, juices for the kids.The entertainment was spectacular, highlighting the different dances and cultures of the multiple Polynesian islands with a fire dance at the end. The singing, dancing and live band were just wonderful. The setting at sunset on the Kailua bay was just beautiful. I’d highly recommend this activity for families to start you adventures in Hawaii!
Written April 9, 2021
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Daneen O
4 contributions
Jun 2022
My daughter, 2 1/2 years old, absolutely loves dance and particularly Hula. When we planned our family trip to the Big Island, I searched for an authentic Luau experience that would allow for my daughter to experience Hula from the land and people it originated from. It meant so much to us that we got to take part in a family activity that taught us about the culture and history of not just Hawaii but the other Polynesian islands. Seeing our daughter on her feet all night jumping and dancing for joy, laughing, and smiling the night away brought tears to our eyes. The dancers, musicians, singers, and performers did a wonderful job and this will be a memory we treasure for many many years to come! Mahalo to all those at Island Breeze Luau!
Written June 28, 2022
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Carol T
9 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful event for our last night in Hawaii. The dinner was beautifully and Covid safely served. The musicians were very accomplished and pleasant to listen to. The setting is lovely. The dancers- oh my goodness! Spectacular! They portrayed cultural dances not just from Hawaii but other Polynesian islands as well. Costumes were bright and beautiful and the dancers were so good!
Written April 5, 2021
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fstarr
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
This performances was amazing! You could feel it in your soul. The performers really put everything into each different segment of the show. The host was great they had yummy mai Thais and a well rounded variety of food. The show was awesome and the customer service was awesome and very accommodating. This is a great show to attend. Thank you for the wonderful experience it really made my trip!
Written April 6, 2021
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cmills
Chandler, AZ123 contributions
Jan 2020
We have been to other luaus, so this wasn't our first. The food was well above average, but the dancing was short, not too much Hawaiian hula, and very overproduced. There were no stories about why dancers do what they are doing, nothing about the symbolism, and too much kitsch. The next time we are on the big island we will find another luau. They do three on the island on different nights but the dancers, etc., are the same. The musicians were great.
Written January 26, 2020
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Mahalo for your feedback after attending the luʻau. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and the music. We would love to get more specific feedback on your disappointment with the entertainment so that we can pass it on to our team. When you have time, please email info@ibphawaii.com with your contact information so that we can reach out to you directly.
Written January 30, 2020
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NevaW54
23 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
A fabulous evening! Some reviews I read were truly awful so I was reluctant to book this. However it was close and on the evening we were all available and on the recommendation of the Kona barista, I booked it anyway. It was truly wonderful. The male host was so inviting and knowledgeable and FUN! The food was the best luau food I’ve had and I’ve been to quite a few in 45 years of marriage (Disney World being the best one ever FYI)—The big island is not set up for luaus like on Kauai or Maui’s beautiful white beaches but hey this is a big ole volcanic rock. Other than that while it was sorta pricey so were all the others I checked out and I truly did NOT want to drive 41 minutes to the Hilton. And back. Have a great time—we certainly did!!
Written January 15, 2022
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BHartMich
Northville, MI726 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
We took the family (8 of us) based on previous reviews. We were very happy with the experience. The setting is beautiful being right on the waters edge. The food was excellent and plentiful. The drinks were included, and although a bit limited in choices, were fine. What makes the luau though is the entertainment. Lots of energy presented in an aloha spirit. It has made a memory that will last a very long time for our family. Very enjoyable, somewhat educational, fun and humorous at times.
Written February 28, 2022
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Island Breeze Luau (Kailua-Kona) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Thu - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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