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Island Breeze Luau

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Address: Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-329-8111
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Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is...

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 the re-enactment of the arrival of Kamehameha I aboard an outrigger canoe, the unearthing of the imu (underground oven), preliminary arts and crafts where you have a chance to meet the performers, a 22-dish buffet, an open bar and the finale of the Siva Afi - spectacular Samoan Fireknife dance.

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$96*
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
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$200*
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Paying a little extra for Preffered seating is worth it

From the moment we got in the shorter preferred lines to the real flower leis we realized that it wasn't a mistake to sit closer to the stage, be first in line to the buffet, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Grendyl
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Carmel, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding talented group, great MC and top performers. Has a local based group of entertainers. The entire group are full of great energy

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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids, aged 10-1) loved this event! We had a great time learning about Hawaiian traditions and culture, and seeing all the beautiful dances and costumes from the different islands. The staff were great, and they really took a lot of care to make it fun for each person. We got to chat... More 

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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and felt the hospitality from our staff, as well enjoying the delicious Hawaiian delicacies :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first luau and it was great! The food was very good, and the show was awesome! I liked how they honored all of the Polynesian Islands. The dances were fun and entertaining. The fire show was a lot of fun! So much talent! We had a wonderful time and would recommend this luau to all!

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Mahalo for leaving us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time :) More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The luau was great and the food was fantastic. Even the Mai Tais at the open bar were great. We paid extra for the close seating and early service, and it was well worth it.

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Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time. More 

Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally after 5 trips to Hawaii we decided to try a luau ... We chose this one mainly because of location and convenience in Kona... I was pleasantly surprised ..the entertainment was wonderful.. the grounds.. the backdrop ..the scenery ..the show was awesome ...the food was super delicious..plenty of options..main tai bar was decent.. my seven-year-old daughter really enjoyed the... More 

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konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to be your first luau to enjoy :) More 

Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 3rd Luau over the years but my 1st in The Big Island. I really like the feeling of intimacy. It was not a mega luau like I have done in the past. The theme of this Luau is "Ohana" family and it felt that way to me. The show was great and the food was tasty. It... More 

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Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you felt part of our "Ohana" :) More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we got in the shorter preferred lines to the real flower leis we realized that it wasn't a mistake to sit closer to the stage, be first in line to the buffet, and to see the performers from so close that you could feel the fire. Our MC had his own smooth and enjoyable "Don Ho" style,... More 

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Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time from beginning to end :) More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and were told that this was one of the best luaus on the island...if this was one of the best, I'd really hate to see the worst. I will say that the food was fantastic, but not worth the price tag for just the food. The open bar was ONE man in a hut serving over 100 people...yep,... More 

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J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Aloha, We thank you for your feedback about the lu'au. We are glad that you enjoyed the food, but we're disappointed to read about the rest of your review. As many people know, we cannot control Mother Nature and the weather. Like any outdoor activity, we can prepare for the worst and hope for the best. We do have an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cramped , campy, nickel and dimmed and pushed to purchase upgraded leis and photos, very cramped - way to many people for the space. The staff seemed very nice. Felt more like a banquet wedding reception - drinks in flimsy plastic/paper cups,Buffet food lukewarm (both hot and cold items) Stage very tiny, band was good. had to leave when I... More 

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J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Aloha, I was saddened to read about your experience at the luau recently. What you described is certainly not indicative of the type of event out hotel would present to our guests. I will be personally following up on your feedback with our Food and Beverage Director, the Executive and Sous Chefs to ensure that what you say was found... More 

Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were excited about this Luau but ended up leaving about halfway through, mostly because we were tired and it was difficult to see. There were a lot of people there and since I am short I was unable to see them bring the pig out of the ground. Had to wait way too long for watered down drinks and... More 

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Thank KevinandKelin
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review

Aloha, I am so sorry that your luau experience at our hotel did not meet your expectations. It sounds like it was a long day for you and probably were tired, like you said, which can impact the overall experience. We hope you will be able to return one day and try it again. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

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