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Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel

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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-326-4969
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
“Nice way to spend an evening”
4 days ago
“Will not disappoint if you know what you're getting into”
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a very pleasant display, with info on the history and customs of Hawai'i which I found very interesting. The food was very good and there was plenty of it (both variety and quantity). Drinks were also good and flowing throughout. Staff were very...More

Thank PWoWgram
Reviewed 4 days ago

This luau has everything you can expect from any luau on the big island, except this one starts with an open bar. So what you want to do is arrive to the hotel EARLY, even if your ticket says to show up at 5:30 to...More

Thank dcmcdcm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just loved this Luau! They were so organized and had things to do as we waited like henna tattos while we waited. We were each given a lei, it was according to the price that you paid for seating. Our lei was a super...More

Thank RealityEngaged
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the pluses: Musicians and dancers and costumes were excellent, as far as I can judge. And the food that we got was jummy. It‘s open air at the shore. Though I don‘t know what would have happened, had it rained... The hula lesson was...More

Thank Schwiizerin
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing us about your luau experience. We were disappointed to learn that your experience was not the usual satisfying one that our guests rave about. I have shared your comments with our Banquets department and food servers to inquire why there may...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018

My friends and I had a great time at the Island Breeze Luau. The Fairmont and Island Breeze put on a great show with fire, dancing and plenty of food. The food was good, the atmosphere was energizing and I would recommend this to you....More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We didn't get to enjoy much the open bar because we didn't know that they closes early. We were on to the show that when were about to get our drinks its already closed. Other than that, It was a wonderful experience and a great...More

Thank Angelic_PixieFairy
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience. We had a great time. Very organized, good food, wonderful show. We would recommend this show. Loved the water entry of the performers. There was lots to do for the kids including hula lessons. They really made us feel like family.

Thank Melisande T
Reviewed April 1, 2018

These people know how to put on a show, and the hotel does a great job in putting on a feast. For a night you'll never forget, take in this show by one of the top groups anywhere.

Thank davidV1642TR
konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Mahalo for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The show was good, the food was good, the staff were engaging and helpful, however we expected more. Last year in Kauai, we attended the Smith Family Luau, and were very happy with the tour, history and after dinner show. Even though they ran out...More

Thank Alan P
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

We are so apologetic for your disappointing experience at the luau. While most evenings in Kona are clear and beautiful, there will be occasions when the rain will fall. In such cases, we encourage our guests to contact Island Breeze Productions directly to convey your...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018

I’ve been to 3 other luaus and this one failed to make the top 3. Virtually everything was mediocre. The check in process was slow & unorganized, the food & drink marginal, the staff bored & disinterested and the entertainment was just so-so. Not a...More

Thank Lisa M
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel's luau. It normally gets outstanding reviews from our guests. Your satisfaction is our priority. To ensure that happens I will be sharing your comments with the producers of the luau event, They take...More

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Samantha H
May 10, 2018|
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Response from linda w | Reviewed this property |
Yep, sundress was most popular .
Keith E
February 18, 2016|
Response from konakohala | Property representative |
Aloha, mahalo for your message. In order to receive discounted tickets for the luʻau with those vendors - you must sign up for a vacation ownership presentation. After attending their presentation they offer deals to local... More
February 3, 2016|
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Response from rusty_fwg | Reviewed this property |
If you call the concierge desk directly, they will take care of you. They gave us a kama'aina discount. We sat right by the stage and hit the buffet first. Drink station as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
    (Ali Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Ali'i Drive
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-4969
  • E-mail
Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances. Island Breeze Luau, located in right on the edge of the ocean of the King Kamehameha Hotel is rated the best lu'au on the Big Island by kama'aina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. The imu (traditional underground oven) ceremony, is also a part of the exciting beginning to your Island Breeze ohana (family). There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.
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