Voyagers of the Pacific Luau in Kailua Kona, HI

Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort75-5852 Alii DriveKailua Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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Presented at Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort, the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau offers an exciting and breathtaking experience for guests of all ages to enjoy. Each luau includes a traditional lei welcoming with photo opportunities, an Imu presentation, an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, an open bar, and a dynamic Polynesian revue with fire artists, dancers, musicians and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Parking is $3.
  • Features an open bar and all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet.
  • Hotel transportation is not provided.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating fire dance finale.


from Voyagers of the Pacific
Spectacular oceanfront views, vibrant Hawaiian sunsets and the sound of waves lapping against the lava rocks provide a stunning backdrop for the Royal Kona Resort Luau known as "Voyagers of the Pacific". The sound of native drums pounding signals the start of this high energy and dynamic show. Enjoy an evening of feasting, music, and dance as the performers present a breathtaking tribute to the fascinating legends and journeys of the South Pacific and Hawaii.

After experiencing a delicious all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet, you'll enjoy the acclaimed cast of musicians and dancers from Tihati Productions as they take you on an authentic journey through the South Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Raratonga, New Zealand and Samoa, through the travels and romance of Holomoana (the voyager) and Kalua (Hawaiian princess). Their performance includes songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows and is highlighted by a Samoan "fire knife" dance, simply too amazing to miss!

Highlights Include:
  • Aloha Shell Lei Welcoming and photo opportunities

  • Open Bar with standard cocktails, mai tais, beer, wine, soda & fruit punch

  • Traditional Imu (Underground Oven) Presentation

  • An All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet with traditional island fare & delicacies

  • Dynamic & lyrical Polynesian revue with Master of Ceremonies, Dancers, Musicians & Fire Artists

  • Fire Dance Finale

The Luau Menu:
  • Appetizer: Assortment of Salads, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Taro & Guava Bread

  • Entrée: Kalua Pig, Kalua Turkey, Fresh Island Fish, Island Chicken w/ Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Fried Rice, Corn

  • Dessert: Coconut Cream Cake, Chocolate Cake, Haupia (Hawaiian pudding)

  • Open Bar: Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea, Soda, Fruit Punch, Mai Tai's, and standard cocktails.

Lava, Legends & Legacies Luau Schedule:
5:00 pm – Seating Commences
5:30 pm – Reception of Lei’s, Hawaiian Music, Open Bar, Arts & Crafts
5:45 pm – Torch lighting
6:00 pm – Imu Unearthing
6:30 pm – All-You-Can-Eat-Hawaiian Luau Buffet
7:20 pm – Pareo Fashion Show
7:30 pm – Tihati’s Voyagers of the Pacific show begins
8:30 pm – Show Ends

Big Island Hawaii Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Shirley Baisley-Moffatt
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful performance!"
November 2018
Enter the yard with a shell lei and a smile that makes your evening. Watch the sunset and listen to the band. Eat local cuisine watching the moon rise among the palms. And then the dancers come out telling their histories and stories in dance. This was my experience at Voyagers of the Pacific luau......the stage backs onto an unbelievably beautiful ocean view. The food was excellent. Well organized. Worth a visit!
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Tip: Get your ticket in advance and dress comfortably!

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Bob Roberts
1 Review
"Fun time luau"
June 2017
The food is ok. The cost is for the show. A dinner and a live show on the shores for Hawaii watching the sunset is going to cost you money. Nothing in Hawaii is cheap That being said the music was good, extra rum in the Mai tais is good, and it's a good and informative show. Get in line early. There is an option to buy a up front seat. It may be worth it for you. We didn't get it and we had a great view. If you make it as far as kona go to the show. How many will you ever get to see.
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Tip: Go to the pier and shops a short walk by the shore. Go north to

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Jessica B.
Kent, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not worth the money"
April 2015
We went to this luau as our big outing for the day. We were all looking forward to it. It turned out to be so disorganized that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. The seating was terrible so you could hardly see the stage. The food wasn't what it said on the website when we booked. There was an arts and crafts table where we could make bracelets. It was so disorganized that grown women kept cutting in front of my daughter while she waited patiently. I had to keep saying something to the girl running it. And she still skipped my child! Then the guy who was drawing on people's arms kept saying he was running out of time and couldn't finish. But he was still allowing a line to form and for people to wait instead of announcing it to everyone. The food wasn't good. The only good part was the fire dancer. This isn't worth the cash. Use your money at SeaQuest for a snorkel tour. That was worth every penny!!!
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Tip: Don't spend your money on this! And don't expect any of the staff to be friendly!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Montreal, Canada
"A fun night-book on their website to save !"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
Really fun night. Get there early (and I mean 16h15) if you want to purchase VIP seating. Food has variety, something for everyone. It is much cheaper (like 80$ instead of 100$) to book directly online with them.
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Alexandria, Virginia
"Luau Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
I enjoyed the luau at Royal Kona Resort. When I arrived, there a line but it moved quickly. I upgraded to premier seating when I booked so wasn’t concerned about being far from the stage - a worthwhile but small extra investment. It was very well attended and offered free drinks, buffet dinner and entertainment. The seaside venue was beautiful and viewing the sunset was an added bonus. The buffet offered a wide variety of options to suit all dietary needs and taste buds. The food was satisfactory. The entertainment was fun and engaging. Nice evening overall.
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Odenton, Maryland
"Good food, great show, a little crowded"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
This we the second luau of our vacation, the first being at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. We thought this one was the better of the two. The kalua pig was good, as were all the other items on the buffet and the show was VERY good. But reading the other reviews, there are a few reasons why our experience was a good one. First, we were staying at the hotel, and my husband went down to stand in line at roughly 4:30 and there were already at least 30 people in front of him! They went down the line checking reservations and he was able to get wrist bands for all four of us, even though we weren't all present, which was nice. When the doors opened, as we reached the podium, that was when we were able to pay $7 each more for VIP seating if it was still left (which it was) so we had a great spot. (Worth the $7 each) We hit the mai tai table first thing (learning this from the TA reviews) and grabbed two each and sat down to chat and wait for things to start. It did take a WHILE to get everyone seated, and yes we were on plastic chairs on the grass at plastic table cloth covered tables. But it didn't bother us, because the ambiance was good. The rain to the edge of us was holding off and it looked to be a lovely sunset. In fact, the rain caused a beautiful double rainbow toward the mountains that everyone was taking pictures of! Mentioning the rain, I should note that as we checked in, they made sure we noticed the sign they had out that the show would go on rain or shine. We had already been in lots of misty rain showers throughout our trip (we had been on the Hilo side) so we were fine with that possibility. It did rain a tiny bit, (maybe 5 minutes) but quit before the meal. We were seated on the far right as you look at the stage, and our table was first called to the buffet! So that worked out for us also. The band doing the pre-show before the dancers was GREAT. Too bad they didn't have a CD or we would have bought one (we asked, but they didn't hav one). We thought the show was good and the fire dancer guy was excellent! So my advice is to have someone in line EARLY and pay for the VIP seating. Bring your camera for the show and for the sunset. It was pretty neat as the waves were crashing on the sea wall behind the stage. After the luau, we walked down the road to a Gelato place and had a second dessert.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
My husband and I are vegan so we only watch for the Lu’au show, we were surprised by the generosity of the staff of Royal Kona Resort as they served us some fruits and cakes and fruit drinks. The show lasted and hour or so and we really enjoyed watching it. Highly recommendable when you’re in Kona.
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Valdosta, Georgia
"Great performance "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 07, 2019
I’ve always wanted to see a Luau in person, rather than on television. Seeing the unearthing of the pig was a great experience. The food was good but not great. There was unlimited drinks and many activities. The performers did an awesome job and kept my attention from beginning to end. You won’t regret being a part of this experience and you have the ocean in the background.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Voyagers of the Pacific

What is included in my ticket price?
All guests enjoy exceptional entertainment including photo opportunities, arts and crafts, music and dance, and more.

Dinner and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also included with every purchased ticket. Adults can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Polynesian Buffet including traditional island fare and delicacies. Our open bar includes cocktails, Mai Tais, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and juice. Guests also can view a traditional Imu (underground oven) ceremony.

When should I arrive?
Seating begins at 5:00 pm. Guests should arrive a few minutes prior to 5:00 pm to obtain the best seats.

Is parking available?
Yes. Guests may park for a $3 fee.

Do you offer transportation from my hotel?
No, we do not.

Is fire dancing safe?
Yes. Audience members are not in danger when the fire artists and dancers are performing. Our performers and crew are all thoroughly trained in all safety practices in the case of an emergency.

What should I do if I need to cancel my reservation?
You can change your order at NO COST before the cancellation date. To modify the number of tickets or admissions, you must cancel the original order and make a new order for the new date or time. This can be done from within your account by logging in or by contacting customer service by telephone. Any additional costs for changes would be charged to a card number you provide for the new purchase. We do not keep your credit card information on file for security purposes.