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“Funny guy teaches how to crack coconut! Good dances!”

Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel
Ranked #39 of 287 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ali Drive
Transit: Ali'i Drive
Description: 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. Adults $82.74 Child (5-12) $41.34 Under 5 complimentary
Sacramento, California
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“Funny guy teaches how to crack coconut! Good dances!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were staying at the King Kamehameha Hotel so walked across to this luau. good location - seaside. They hold it 3 days a week - sun, tues, thurs: 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Good music and dance performances of the polynesian people around the world. The funny guy who taught us how to break a coconut was the best! we really learnt a lot from him! Food was decent. They leis that were being sold at the entrance were expensive, they charged us $20 for the group picture but was without the hawaiian girls/boys in it. every other luau i've been to is a group picture with them. The fire dance was the best!

  • Visited March 2013
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Porterville, California
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“Nice, but don't expect too much”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Think community theater, not Broadway. Food was a nice mix & dance selections were from a variety of pacific island cultures. Best aspect was that we just walked here from King Kam, because it's onsite & I was using a walker & there was a paved walkway

Visited September 2012
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“Tuesday Night Luau”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

The staff and the entertainers at the luau were great. Pace of the show was good, entertaining and amusing. The food was standard luau food when you are feeding two hundred people. The drink service was slow due to the fact that there was only one server but she was extremely generous with the rum in the mai tai! Overall a good experience for the whole family.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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“Great Performance and Good Food”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Did not like the "Photo Op" and Lei push at the front end. The setting is priceless and is a great location for all the logistics of this Luau. Food was fantastic with a good selection. Plenty to drink including Mai Tai by the bucket (included). Performance was perfect, these folks know how to put on a show.

Visited April 2013
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Michigan
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“Fun experience!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was just okay...BUT the overall luau experience was incredibly informative regarding aspects of the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture, plus it was also very fun and entertaining! It was an enjoyable evening!

  • Visited April 2013
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