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Royal Kona Resort Luau

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75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-427-2452
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork” (82 reviews)
“mai tais” (82 reviews)
“fire dancers” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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+1 808-427-2452
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"pork"
in 82 reviews
"mai tais"
in 82 reviews
"fire dancers"
in 24 reviews
"reserved seating"
in 19 reviews
"premium seating"
in 18 reviews
"preferred seating"
in 41 reviews
"coconut cake"
in 12 reviews
"earth oven"
in 10 reviews
"buffet line"
in 21 reviews
"shell lei"
in 19 reviews
"great seats"
in 10 reviews
"priority seating"
in 14 reviews
"side dishes"
in 10 reviews
"kalua pig"
in 18 reviews
"ocean view"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 20 reviews
"the big island"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Smaller than usual...but wonderful not so many people you can't breath. Small and intimate. Compared to thousands of people Good food, ocean was beautuful and entertainment looked like a backdrop. Drinks plentiful and not watered down.

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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Care Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our luau. We do our bet to make sure everyone leaves feeling that they were entertained. We hope that you will join us again in the future. Mahalo, Brittany

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my second time to a luau, the first one being in Oahu. Compared to the Oahu luau, Royal Kona’s was a little bit smaller, with a cast size of about 8 people, but it was still very entertaining. The amazing surf behind the...More

Thank hannahroy97
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our Luau. We are very delighted to see you enjoyed the show and were able to be fully immersed in the show. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo Tara

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to a very, very nice Luau on Maui at the Sheraton in Lahaina, this one felt much cheaper, crowded, and cheesier. The food was good but not great - there was no poke, only pork (which was good), barbecue chicken, beef brisket, and...More

Thank Reed M
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team. at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write this very thorough review. We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy our luau. We try and provide our guests with the best experience that we can. We do greatly appreciate your review...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best activity we did on the Big Island, and we did it all. Excellent in all aspects, from the emcee to the food to the dancers to the band. Our fire dancer was phenomenal. This is a must-do.

Thank n489romanoff
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our luau on trip advisor. We are delighted to see this was an amazing experience for you and we can't wait to welcome you back. Mahalo Tara

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pig roasted in an Earth Oven, unearthed in front of our very eyes. Amazing prepared meal with chicken, pork, beef and mahi mahi, with 10-12 salad choices and Poi. Great band and a spectacular show. The dancer where phenomenal andqthe fire dancer! And a great...More

Thank Jeffery S
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Care Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Wow! Thank you for this phenomenal review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We love putting on a great show and it makes us so happy when we hear that our guests loved the show as well. We greatly appreciate you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the evening enjoying the drinks, food, and entertainment at the Royal Kona Luau. The Mai Tais were tasty and the food was beyond expectations. It was an experience to see the pig unearthed before dinner and the final result was the best pork I...More

Thank Angie J
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to see you had a wonderful time with us and we look forward to entertaining you again. Mahalo Tara

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This luau is on the beach, has open bar, has pig in the ground, lots of good food and great entertainment. What more can you ask for. It is also reasonably priced compared to other luaus We arrived around 415 so were able to get...More

Thank BHorst
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our Luau on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your visit with us and the show as well the food and drink. We hope to have the opportunity to entertain you again. Mahalo Tara

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time my wife & I went to a Luau, was on our honeymoon, 22 years ago on Maui & to be honest, I don’t remember much about it. Full Disclosure- We decided to go to the Royal Kona Luau as a free gift...More

Thank 3paradise
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Than you for your great review of our luau. We are happy to see you enjoyed the show as well as the food and the over all experience. It is our number one goal to ensure our guest experience the very best when visiting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is a nice place stay on the big Island. I have good news and bad news. I prefer to start with the bad news and finish with good news. The bad news is the hotel room lighting is a little weak and the...More

Thank CARL S
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Care Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our resort on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see over all you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to enjoy the grounds as well as our amazing staff. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Family had a magical time at the Royal Kona Luau. The food, the drink, the children’s activities, and the traditions of the Pacific Islands made for such a relaxing evening. They even went the extra mile for us when we lost our family photo...More

Thank fiddlers12018
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Care Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Wow...magical! Thank you so much for this outstanding feedback. We are so happy that we could get you a new photo, and that you had a memorable time with your ohana! We will welcome you with open arms if you ever decide to return...More

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schnoobie
December 5, 2017|
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Response from DRosmaier | Reviewed this property |
It's on a first come first serve basis. We got there about 45 minutes before check-in started and were close to the front of the line. If you want to pay the extra for preferred seating you pay at the time they check you in.
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chester c
September 9, 2017|
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Response from BFF1 | Reviewed this property |
Around $80 if booking on line. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Not on Thursday. Not on weekends
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Response from richar1aucklandnz | Reviewed this property |
Hi US$75 each. Lovely hotel and you can swim with the turtles from the lagoon we saw turtles every time we went out .
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