Island Breeze Luau in Kailua-Kona, HI

Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel75-5660 Palani RdKailua-Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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Named “Best of West Hawaii” since 2000, Island Breeze Luau is an unforgettable tropical experience for any age or group size. Luau guests are welcomed each evening to celebrate ‘ohana (family) by enjoying mesmerizing Polynesian entertainment, authentic Hawaiian cuisine, traditional arts and crafts, and more together–all under the stars. Guests can also watch the arrival of the royal court during the show, as well as meet the talented performers after the show.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • $5 validated parking is available. Hotel transportation is not provided.
  • Features a full open bar and massive feast.
  • Don’t forget your camera.
  • Wear a light jacket if you become cold easily.


from Island Breeze Lu'au
Winner of the "Best of West Hawaii" award which was first presented in 2000, the Island Breeze Luau at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is a favorite of kama'aina (local residents), visitors and travel professionals.

Each evening guests are invited to join in a cultural experience that shouldn't be missed. The lu'au is well known for its delicious food and its amazing Polynesian production, and its beautiful unique location. It is held on the beachfront of historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu Ena, Kamehameha the Great's former estate in Kailua-Kona. Guests enjoy a backdrop of passing fishing boats, paddlers in outrigger canoes, and the lights of Kona and Mount Hualalai.

Considered a "Royal Hawaiian Experience", the lu'au features a 22 dish buffet, open bar, Polynesian arts & crafts demonstrations, and the Royal Court procession. Highlighting the evening is the spectacular Polynesian Revue. Where authenticity and the skills of the Island Breeze Ohana, is matched only by the spirit of aloha they share with the audience. All of this creates a very special cultural experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Island Breeze show is filled with excitement, aloha and 'ohana, (love and family). From the Fijian and Maori dances of war to the gracefulness of our Hawaiian hula hands, we bring you and your family a fun-filled evening. Our daring Samoan Fire knife dancer highlights your experience with an astonishing demonstration of bravery and skill!

Island Breeze Luau Tickets Include: Open Standard Bar (All You Can Drink - Beer, Wine, Mai Tais, Fruit Punch, Soft Drinks), Lei Greeting, Dinner, and Show. Optional Premium "Cash Bar" available.

The Luau Schedule:
5:45 pm - Check-in for Ohana Guests (General seating)
5:45 pm - Shell lei greeting & photo taking
5:30 pm - Open Standard Bar
5:30 pm - Arts & Crafts, hula lesson
6:00 pm - Imu Ceremony
6:10 pm - Torch-lighting, Royal Court Arrival
6:20 pm - Luau dinner buffet
7:20 pm - Island Breeze Polynesian Revue
7:30 pm - Open Bar Closes

Island Breeze Luau Menu:
• Lomi Salmon
• Kona Style Poke
• Pickled Cucumber-Ogo Salad
• Macaroni Salad
• Toss Greens w/Assorted Dressing
• Three Bean Salad
• Pineapple Cubes
• Fresh Island Papaya
• Banana Bread
• Poi
• Steamed White Rice
• Sweet Potatoes-Coconut Butter
• Kalua Pig
• Island Fish w/Ginger, Soy, and Scallions
• Kona Broil - Beef Teriyaki
• Kona Coffee BBQ Chicken
• Haupia
• Chocolate Cake
• Banana Coconut Cake

• Coffee - Regular and Decaffeinated
• Hot Tea
• Hosted Standard Bar
• No-Host Premium Bar (Available for Purchase)

Luau is every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays
Wednesday (Summer Only)

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Diana Nunez
Mechanicsville , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
September 2018
It does not get a very good only because weather forced it inside which really takes something away from the event. However they were willing to change it to another day for me , unfortunately I was leaving the island and was not able to reschedule.
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Tip: Nothing really booking this on line was easy and the instructions provided were adequate

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Monica Caffrey
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Luau Love"
June 2018
I Lved the Island Breeze Luau. It was my first time to visit Hawaii. The luau was not just entertaining and delicious. It was also like watching a living history lesson. I learned about all the Polynesian countries that influenced Hawaii through dance. The unveiling of the pig at the beginning of the dinner portion was also very cool. Watching King Kamehameha and the Royal Court walk in at the beginning showed how important the Royal Family still is to the people of Hawaii. I just want to say Mahalo to Island Breeze for the wonderful experience ????
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Tip: Stargaze at Mauna Kea. Go see the Sea Turtles at the Bavk Sand Beach

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Sarah Malone
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not impressed"
June 2018
The food was not good and seating was miserable.
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Tip: You don't get a real flower lai unless you spend even more money

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Manuel F
Portland, Oregon
"Island Breeze Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 19, 2019 NEW
Very nice presentation of Polynesian history and traditions. Talented performers and beautiful costumes. Food was excellent and plentiful, though they did shut the buffet down with no notice. As you may have guessed, I wasn't quite done yet. At $75 per person I thought it was a little overpriced, but I enjoyed the evening.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Great Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2019
Had a great luau..a really fun Pre-show with local kids performing Hawaiian dances. Food was good, especially the pork!! Show was about an hour long with dances and songs from different Polynesian islands.
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Atlanta, Georgia
"Not the best Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019
Upon arriving at the Luau one of the hostess insisted on seating right by the restrooms when there was plenty of seating everywhere including the table she originally wanted us to sit at. She wanted us to sit at the end by the toilets. As an a person of color I just don't like sitting by the toilets, the back door or the kitchen. After insisting not sitting at that location she sat us a few tables over. Unfortunately we looked over and she sat another family of color at the same seats by the toilets............... This is my 3rd Luau in Hawaii and I will not go back to this one again... Food was mediocre at best. Cake is dry and not enough vegetables to eat......The performers were EXCELLENT and the best part of the show.
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Karen H
"complete cultural experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019
From opening ceremony, to Hawaiin buffet, to Luau cultural presentation to finish, Island Breeze Luau is the place to be! Thank you to David from Kona Concierge for coordinating this event!! A must if you want a well presented cultural experience!! mahalo my friends!!
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David C
Upland, California
"Great Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019
We have been to several luau's and found this one to be one of the best. Excellent food and entertainment.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Breeze Lu'au

Does Island Breeze serve alcohol?
Yes, there is a full bar available to guests.

Is the show handicap accessible?
Yes, facilities at Island Breeze are ADA compliant.

Do you offer transportation?
No, we do not.

Do you have vegetarian options or meals available for guests who have a peanut allergy?
Yes, we serve meals that can accommodate both of these requests.

What is the dress code at Island Breeze?
Please wear something casual and comfortable. You are on vacation after all!

Is the luau located outside?
Yes. We do recommend you bring a light jacket or cover up if you are susceptible to the cold. Sometimes, at night, the ocean breezes can make it feel cool.

What does parking cost at Island Breeze Luau?
Parking is $5 after validation.

Are cameras allowed at the show?
Yes, but please do not video any of the show.