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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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psudino wrote a review May 2020
Weehawken, New Jersey3,151 contributions623 helpful votes
Our luau was outside on the perfect lawn overlooking the beach. Before the show started the performers were educating us on Hawaiian traditions. I was particularly interested in the making of taro. The luau was narrated by a man who had a voice of the guy who narrates romantic movie trailers. This was a perfect complement to the beautiful costumes and dancing. I really enjoyed how the narrator was giving a rather in depth history lesson. The food was tasty too!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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leekCupertino_CA wrote a review May 2020
Cupertino, CA11 contributions39 helpful votes
The problem with this Lu’au is that you have no way of knowing in advance whether it will be held outdoors overlooking the ocean, or indoors in a corporate-style hotel conference room. I’ve done both, and believe me, there’s no comparison between the two experiences. The official line is that they bring the performance indoors because of concerns about the weather. My guess is it depends on whether the hotel can get a lucrative corporate or private booking for the lovely lawn area, in which case they bump the Lu’au indoors. The charge is the same for the luau at either venue. The size of the audience is relatively small (I ballparked about 150 people) compared to the hordes that are accommodated at some luaus. The entertainment is good; the food very typical of any Lu’au on the island; the staff and performers very gracious; the sunset over the water lovely. From our accommodations at the Moana Surfrider, we could walk on the sand to and from the Royal Hawaiian, which was a nice perk. On our most recent visit the luau was outdoors, and our grandchildren saiid was the highlight of their trip. I don’t know how far in advance of the performance guests can find out whether it will be indoors or outdoors; but it’s worth knowing.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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cindyrD9201DA wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado4 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very excited about seeing the luau at the historic Royal Hawaiian, it has to be fabulous, right? Wrong. I booked the VIP seats for my family and we were the first in to the ballroom (yes, ballroom - not outside on the lawn on a BEAUTIFUL Hawaiian evening) and were directed to the back of the table. I asked, why can't we sit at the front of the table, closer to the stage and was told those seats were "reserved". Hmmm, when I booked months in advance, were my almost $200/person seats not considered "reserved" - did they folks seated closer to the stage pay even more?!!! Then the food was mediocre, pork was extremely dry, could only have cocktails that were offered (4 options) and the show was also disappointing. The beginning was very long and drawn out with the actors walking around in period costumes and then we did see a little maori dancing, and then they started with the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and that's when we left. I wanted to be outside in the beauty of Hawaii, I was looking forward to traditional Hula dancing, fire batons, but the performance we saw was more cheesy than traditional and way too expensive for what you get.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ruthn14 wrote a review Feb 2020
South Bend, IN3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our plane was late, the rental car process slow, so the program had begun when we drove in. Royal Hawaiian staff managed everything so we could go straight to our table and have our registration done and luggage in our suite when we drifted happily out of the program. The Aha 'Aina was amazing! Like a magic trick of culture and beauty for us and our thirteen-year-old granddaughter. Bringing real joy to a teenager can be tough but this did it. Thank you.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mike wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very average food, Lame performances! The venue is beautiful. Expensive for Luau ( average price in Honolulu is $110, although Aha'Aina charges $190 ! ) absolutely does not worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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