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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Pure Theatre

The magnificent grounds of the majestic Royal Hawaiian Hotel held our first luau, where we were... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2019
Oakville, Canada
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History class with a luau! Pleasingly unique

This luau feels upscale and classy. As it overlooks the beach and ocean, you’re sat at long tables... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
Eagle, Idaho
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

The magnificent grounds of the majestic Royal Hawaiian Hotel held our first luau, where we were sent by many recommendations. The two concierges we dealt with were extremely helpful and accommodating, since we were in Waikiki only on one of the two nights the show...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Khufu8
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

This luau feels upscale and classy. As it overlooks the beach and ocean, you’re sat at long tables with white tablecloths in front of a large stage. The food was delicious and we particularly loved that they served vegetable curry and kimchi. There are options...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Louisjuly20
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Super disappointed. Expecting traditional luau, but was more of a dinner theater show. Very expensive And terribly Boring. History of the hotel mostly. Food was Average, nothing great.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank paml191
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We had a great night. Learning some Hula moves and making traditional Lei bracelets plus other cultural activities before the show. The dancers were amazing and the MC got everyone in the audience involved during the show. The food was traditional and very tasty as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Duley62
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Just save your money. This was not a luau more like a history lesson. Beyond boring. I paid 350 for myself and my husband, the food was not anything special. It surprised us that this was at the royal hawaiian.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is the only Luau practically on the beach. The event starts with a welcome Mai Tai as you arrive to your seat. Preferred seating is a must. The Hula and fire dancing highlight the show, which takes you through the history of Hawaii. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank David D
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Three of us attended the "Celebration" two weeks ago. We enjoyed the history of Hawaii, something different. We had the upgraded front seats. Not sure it really mattered as you can see the show from anywhere and the "upgraded" shell leis were okay. Would have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NewportBeach72
Reviewed July 5, 2018

It is an experience of Hawaiian culture with great food. They have initially some demonstrations of various Hawaiian historical skills-cloth making, fishing, poi preparation. The food is prepared as a buffet. The choices are plentiful and all delicious. The narrator flawlessly tells a story of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank H2416BHdianac
Reviewed June 27, 2018

My daughter and I went to the Royal Hawaiian Luau even though friends had said it was very expensive and that there were many others around. Well at nearly $400 each we booked premium seating at the Royal and we were not at all disappointed....More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank herb112017
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to this show, but from the start it was a dissapointing one. Due to expected rain (which did not happen), the show was held inside the monarch room. The show started with greeting of the guests, followed by recognizing people celebrating...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from Tiana M | Reviewed this property |
I had unlimited drinks when I was there in January. They kept refilling them at the table.
October 8, 2015|
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Response from seaLoves | Reviewed this property |
They don't have deals or discounts. We booked directly through their website (link through Royal Hawaiian). You should book early as possible though, seating is very limited and performances are only on Mondays.
May 30, 2015|
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