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“Glad I changed my mind and attended.”

Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Ranked #16 of 68 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Gather as the sun sets over 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and delight in classic Polynesian entertainment featuring live music, imu ceremony (the unveiling of our main course from our underground oven), traditional dances of the South Pacific and a delectable selection of contemporary and Hawaiian fare with a full open bar. Held Saturday and Wednesday. The festivities begin at 5pm.
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

At the last minute we decided to go to the luau. It was pretty cool all day watching them prepare for the event. The Drinks are included in the price so that made the price more attractive. I thought the food was good not too much for seconds but a bit. The dancers were great. The host reminded us of Don Ho, had a smooth voice and sang wonderfully. Go ahead and try it. If you can get a discount somehow it would be much easier to decide to go.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

the food was fair not fabulous, the entertainment was pretty good, the setting was fabulous with the sunset as a backdrop probably what would interest a lot of people is that there is an open bar 5-7:30pm so they have all their drinks included in the price you can cut the price by going to a timeshare talk so it isn't as expensive as advertised we enjoyed ourselves and it was recommended by the competing property we were staying at as the best luau

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

The dancers do a wide variety of dance styles representing all of the different cultures that have become part of Hawaii. The fire dancer was excellent. The service was very good.
If you have been to a luau then you already know the food is just okay. I would say that it's worth going to but it is more on the average than amazing side. Kauai's luau Kalamako is the best luau but you have to go to kauai for that.
Overall it's worth going to.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

The highlight was the food. Surprisingly good... And much better than the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. The show was interesting, but too short in my opinion. And the rain wreaked havoc on the electrical audio devices, leaving only one functioning speaker. For an open air luau at such a large hotel, they seemed rather unprepared for rain. No umbrellas or much shelter available. Towels were handed out however by what seemed to be sparse staff. Wet patrons looked a bit grumpy after the rainfall. Service was slow with empty plates not cleared quickly. At $97, it's not great value... But then, I don't think you'd get much better at any other luau on the island.

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Thank phyhung
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This luau was recommended because of the location and it is nice - right by the water. The tickets included unlimited drink, which were actually decent. However, unless you are staying at this hotel, that isn't really a good idea. It's a good first time luau since they take the time to explain the rituals and have an imu right there so everyone can see the pig get put in and come out. The food wasn't bad. They don't start the show until dark, and it starts at 4:30, so it's a measured pace. There were a lot of kids and it was family friendly.

Not the best luau ever, but not bad.

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Thank kkhart
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