Island Breeze Luau in Kailua-Kona, HI

Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel75-5660 Palani RdKailua-Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
View on Map
Starting at
$114.27
INSTANT CONFIRMATION

Overview

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.

Description

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.
Location

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

Beverages:
• 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
"Luaua"
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.
Read More
Tip: Nothing really booking this on line was easy and the instructions provided were adequate

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 ????
Read More
Tip: Stargaze at Mauna Kea. Go see the Sea Turtles at the Bavk Sand Beach

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
sbond001
Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Family vacation "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019 NEW
I don’t even know where to start. All I can say is WOW! The food was great. The drinks were better. LOL. The entertainment was beyond all of our expectations. Service and staff were very friendly and accommodating..
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Erin F
Littleton
"Cultural Submersion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2019 NEW
This was a great experience. The good was great but the entertainment and the way they taught the guests about the culture was amazing! The setting was gorgeous, right on Kailua Bay -- we were there on the 4th of July so our evening ended with fireworks!
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
andreao674
Mission Viejo, California
"Extremely disappointing "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019
Budget production. I thought we booked the Marriott at Waikoloa and realized we were going here. I was hopeful, but as soon as arriving I was disappointed. The check in/ photo was taken in what looked like a hotel conference room; then at the luau they were picnic tables and the tablecloth had holes in them. They rushed through the entire event because the rain was coming, and what was supposed to go until 8, ended at 7:15! The food was ok, a little blah- coconut cake looked like a box mix. The people were nice, that’s what gave it 1 star. Spend the money and go to one of the two in Waikoloa
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Claire C
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019
This was my first luau and I had a blast. I went with a large group of friends and we got a table to ourselves - though the line does get long quickly so I'd advise lining up early if you're with a large group. There's some pretty unique food to try but also plenty of options for the less adventurous. Loved the hula lesson and traditional dance performances!
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
kellymunguia
"BEAUTIFUL LUAU"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2019
This should be rated #1 luau in big island because it was AMAZING. It was not cheesy or fake. But it really represented the Hawaiian culture. The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious! It was a beautiful luau. the perfect ending to our trip. Thank you island breeze luau
Read More

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.