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“Great evening! Good Food!”
Review of Island Breeze Luau

Island Breeze Luau
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Owner description: Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is located on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and the historic grounds of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. An evening filled with delicious food and authentic Island entertainment. Highlights include the re-enactment of the arrival of Kamehameha I aboard an outrigger canoe, the unearthing of the imu (underground oven), preliminary arts and crafts where you have a chance to meet the performers, a 22-dish buffet, an open bar and the finale of the Siva Afi - spectacular Samoan Fireknife dance.
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“Great evening! Good Food!”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

My two teenage daughter, my 73-year-old mom, and my husband and I went to the Luau located in the Hyatt, even though our hotel (Royal Kona) hosted one. It was a fun evening. We did pay extra to enter the luau first and have access to the buffet also. I think it is worth it because you have a great seating assigned and you get to go to the buffet first. The luau is well organized It starts by having visitors being able to experience how to dance, how to handle balls with rope, how to create a fishing pole with palm leaves, etc. One interesting part is when they take out the kahlua pork. The host really makes great effort to engage in the spirit of the evening. Then to finalize , watching the show is fun and interesting, the costumes are amazing, the music is beautiful!

Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great to experience!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a last minute thing we decided to do and very happy we experienced it. Nice night watching the ceremony and the entertainment. Great show was put on and the buffet was great too!! It was worth purchasing the VIP tickets so you get to sit closer to the stage which was much better and we got to eat first too!!

Visited August 2014
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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for the whole family!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fun activities for the family before it starts. Because of the venue, we are honored by the royal family. The food Is top notch! Wish I had a bigger tummy. The show itself is wonderful! Our narrator gave us the history of all dances. So mesmerizing.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Suzie E
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Helendale, California, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent show”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Paid the extra money to have a seat up close and be in line first. If you don't mind standing in line then it probably wasn't necessary. They moved the people through the food lines very quickly and every seat in the house was a good one. Food was ok, the pork and beef were excellent, but the fish was not good at all. Not much selection on food. The show was fabulous though! Dancers were great, good humor and excellent fire show!

Visited July 2014
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Ingersoll, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed at the king Kamehameha hotel so we could just walk to the event. Was told be the lady at the desk if it rained it would be just moved indoors. Asked specifically about if the hurricane Estelle was coming and I quote "rest assure that it would not be cancelled" and they had an indoor room to hold the event. 10 am of the event we received an email stating it was cancelled do to the storm. Went and ask the desk at the hotel again and she said it was the Civil Defence. So disappointed on how the whole thing was handle, explained, communicated and no one willing to accommodated another luau or event for a replacement. This is not what the aloha spirit means.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Btorti
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konakohala, Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Aloha, on behalf of Island Breeze we want to extend our sincere apologies for your disappointment with the cancellation of the lu'au on August 7th. Unfortunately during the night of the 6th, the category 2 hurricane changed direction and was headed across the island directly for Kailua-Kona. Because of this change, both Civil Defense and the Governor requested that non-essential vehicles stay off all the roads. Other businesses located near the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel were all closed and windows boarded up. Due to the risk involved for both our lu'au guests and our performers, we made the decision to take the advice of Civil Defense and cancel the luau that evening. Other activities and lu'aus on our island made that same decision and so there weren't other options for you that evening. 'I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope the next time you are in Hawai'i, we will have the opportunity to host you at the Island Breeze Lu'au
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