Big Island Luau - The Best Luaus on The Island of Hawaii
The Island of Hawaii (also called the Big Island) has an area of 4,028 square miles and is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined. In greatest dimension, the island is 93 miles. If you are visiting a Luau on the Island, you have many options. Given the Island's size, it's best to attend the Luau at your Hotel (or one within the area). Below are all of the Luau options on the Island.
Kamaha‘o Lu‘au at the Sheraton
The Kamaha‘o Luau is held Monday nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. The setting for the Luau is oceanfront. Check-in begins at 5:30pm, however note that this may be seasonally adjusted, therefore ask when making your Luau reservation. The cost of the Luau is $79.95 for adults, children ages 5 to 12 are $49.95 (4 & under are free). To make a reservation call 808-326-4969.
Island Breeze Luau
The Island Breeze Luau is put on by Island Breeze Productions, Inc. and held at the Kona Beach Hotel (walking distance from many accommodations in Kailua Kona). Doors for the Luau open at 5pm, ending at 8:30pm. The Luau has been rated the best Luau on the Big Island by visitors, travel and writers. The setting for the Luau is the historic grounds of the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. The cost is $73.45 for adults, children 5 to 12 are $36.70 (children 4 & under free).
Kona Village Resort Luau
Rated best Luau in Hawaii by Hawaii magazine. The Luau is held for the Kona Village Resort guests (included for guests), however the Luau is also open to the public (reservations highly recommended). The Luau is held each Wednesday and Friday evening, doors for the Luau open at 5:15pm. For non-resort guests, the cost for adults (13 years & older) is $98. Children ages 6 to 12 are $67, and children ages 3 to 5 years are $40. The cost includes the show, demonstrations, food, one complimentary beverage and service charges (taxes are not included). For reservations call 800-367-5290.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Luau
The story is that this Luau was created for Newsweek magazine back in the 60's. The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Luau completes the experience with a taste of culture shared by means of music, food and family tradition. The Luau is held Tuesdays, with the Imu Ceremony at 5:45pm. Seating begins at 6:00pm and the Luau ends at 9:00pm. For reservations call 808-882-5810.
The Royal Luau is held Wednesdays and Sundays at the Outrigger Waikoloa Beach. The cost is $65 for adults, $35 for children ages 6 to 12. Five years and under, free. Check-in begins at 5:00pm, the Luau ends at 8:00pm. The Luau offers a Traditional Hawaiian Luau Buffet with open bar. You will also witness the unearthing of the imu (roast suckling pig that is a tradition in a luau buffet).