Most authentic sunset luau with a majestic view of Anaehoomalu Bay. Wonderful food and open bar.
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The Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is the Big Island's most authentic luau. The beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay is the background for this original Hawaiian luau. A short drive from the big islands town of Kona this is a spectacular show not to be missed.
Enjoy family focused activities and entertainment. A traditional imu ceremony begins the evening revealing the delicious contents of the underground oven. After an amazing spread of delicious and authentic Hawaiian food you are left to sit back and enjoy the amazing Polynesian revue that will take you on a tour of Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii and Samoa and ends with the spellbinding Samoan Fire dance!
No trip to the big island of Hawaii is complete without a real Hawaiian luau experience. This is one of the best and most authentic in Hawaii, come and enjoy!
Appetizers: J.A. Farms Garden Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Waipi'o Valley Poi, Asian Style Ginger Soba Salad, Pineapple Coleslaw, Ulu (Breadfruit) Potato Salad, Mauka & Makai Poke, Fresh baked Taro Rolls.
Entrees: Kalua Pua'a, Steamed I'a (catch of the day), Kiawe Grilled Io (Beef) Steaks with Teriyaki Mango Marinade, Hulihuli Moa (Chicken), Farm Fresh steamed Vegetables, Steamed 'Uala ( sweet potatoes in coconut glaze, and White Rice.
Desserts: Array of Fresh Pineapple and Strawberries, Coconut Cake, Lilikoi Chiffon cake, Double Chocolate Cake, warm Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Custard Sauce, and traditional Banana Bread.
4:00 at the Luau Desk in the Lobby (next to the Coffee Shoppe).
Once you check in, they will point you in the direction of the Luau. Along the way have your photo taken with our Greeters.
4:45/5:00pm at the Coffee Shoppe (Professional pictures with our models).
by 5:30 registration & check in will move to the luau grounds if youare arriving late.
What is your schedule of events?
5:00pm Doors Open: Cocktails, Music, Hawaiian games & activities. 5:45pm Imu Ceremony, 6:00pm Buffet starts, 6:45pm -7:00pm Show time, 8:00pm Show ends. pictures available for viewing & purchase. Meet & greet with cast. All times are approximate. Timeline subject to change without notice.
Do you provide Transportation?
Premier Seating is available for $30 per person and includes a flower lei along with a gift basket of macadamia nut goodies as well as upfront seating. The upgrade must be paid at the door. If you would like this option, please let us know in the "comments" box during check out.
Note: Infants (that are otherwise free) must also pay for the seating upgrade.
What to Know
Smoking/non smoking? There is a smoking area close to luau.
Do you have wheel chair access? Please reserve ahead of time.
What type of alcohol beers wines etc? All well drinks, mai tai, beer and wine.
What non alcoholic drinks do you have? Juices and soda.
I am a vegetarian with a nut allergy ? can you accommodate me? Yes.
What is your dress code? Casual.
What should I wear? Light coverups if you get cold easily.
Are slippers ok? Or are shoes required? Sandals are ok.
Is it outside or inside? Outside.
How long does it last? 3 hours.
When does it start? 4:30pm.
What time do we need to be there before it starts? 4:30 - 5pm
What is the schedule of events? 5pm music, 5:45pm imu ceremony, 6:15pm dinner,
Is there a dance/musical number? Yes.
Is transportation available? No.
Is parking available? Is parking convenient? At what cost? Do you validate
parking? A self-parking fee of $7.00 or Valet Parking fee of $15.00 will be charged at time of Luau.
Do you have a gift shop? Yes it is open from 7pm until 11pm.
Is there audience participation? No.
Should we bring bug repellant? Yes.
Are children under the age of 2 allowed? Children under 5 are allowed in for
Are there plenty of bathrooms? Yes.
Is there Shopping nearby? Yes.
What if it is raining? Do you supply umbrellas, rain checks, refunds? We will
put you into the ballroom if it rains.
Does the luau represent many dances or just Hawaiian? From all over Polynesia.
Does it have Tahitian dancers? Yes.
Is there a place to store valuables? No.
Can I take pictures after the show? Please ask the dancers.
Can I get autographs? Please ask the dancers.
Are pictures available if I don't have a camera? Yes for $40.
Security suggestions? The hotel is under renovation,we ask that wheelchairs
go to the1st floor, go through sidewalk and through pool area to luau. Please
be aware that our ticket prices include all you can drink.
On-site parking, fee: 7 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 10 USD daily
Kona International Airport - KOA
Hotel Direction: 18 mi N
Driving Directions: Upon leaving Kona Int'l Airport. Turn left onto Queen
Kaahumanu Highway. Continue on the highway for approximately 18 miles until
you reach The Waikoloa Beach Resort entrance on your left. Turn left onto Waikoloa
Beach Drive. Continue until the 2nd stop sign. At this sign, turn left into
the hotel entrance.
Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD (one way)
Waikoloa beach resort on 15 acres fronting the Anaeho'omalu Bay beach and ancient fish ponds
Our hotel's walking distance to shopping, dining, golf and ocean sports in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
28,000 sq ft of meeting space and outdoor venues along Hawaii's only naturally sheltered beach
Hawaii (Big Island)
Gather as the sun sets over beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay and delight in classic Polynesian entertainment including live music, traditional dances of the South Pacific, and a delectable selection of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian fare.
Not only a feast, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau offers visitors a chance to experience the music, art, and dance of Polynesia. Torches are lit on the hotel's historic grounds, and an ancient chant welcomes all to witness the opening of the imu, the underground pit where a whole pig has been cooking all day. Along with the kalua pork, the feast includes traditional Hawaiian dishes and familiar favorites like salads and tempting desserts. Following dinner, you'll journey to Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Samoa through the songs and dances of the Pacific cultures. A highlight is the spellbinding Samoan fire dance.
Time and location of event
Doors open at 5 PM; the show begins at 6 PM and ends approx. 8:15–8:30 PM. The show takes place at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Luau Grounds
Luau buffet dinner
Reservations are required. Children ages 5 or younger are admitted free of charge.
If you've not been to the Waikoloa beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii you've not seen all the beauty that the Big Island has to offer and one of the popular luaus that is offered there is the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau has all the aspects of a luau you would expect to have with a fabulous luau buffet and open bar service. The dinner show is based on the songs and cultures of the islands of the Pacific including Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and of course Hawaii.
Vendor: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau
Description: The Luau at The Waikoloa Beach Marriott is not just a feast but an experience of the music, art and dance of Polynesia. An ancient chant welcomes all to witness the opening of the imu, the underground pit where a whole pig has been cooking all day. Following dinner journey to Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii and Samoa through the songs and dance of these Pacific cultures. The Samoan fire dance is a spellbinding finale!
Departure Point: At Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Duration: 3 hours
Equipment: Hawaiian Imu (oven)
Capacity: 600 guests
Inclusions: Luau Buffet and Open Bar
Menu: Waimea Greens with Assortment of Dressings, Celery, Carrots, Alfalfa Sprouts, Cucumber and Tomato Slices, Hawaiian Cole Slaw, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Waipio Fern Shoot Salad, Namasu, Chicken Salad, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad and Poi. Kalua Pork, Grilled Island Mahi Mahi, Broiled Teriyaki Beef, Island Sweet Potato and Coconut Glaze, Fried Rice, Chicken Long Rice and Plantation Stir Fry Vegetables. Desserts: Pineapple Upside Cake, Portuguese Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise, Guava Chiffon Cake, Coconut Cake and Chocolate Cake. Complimentary Mai Tais and Open Bar Service.
Exclusions: Self Parking is $7.00 and Valet Parking is $10.00
Behind Hawaii's Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, the ancient seaside trail Ala Kahakai runs along magnificent Anaeho'omalu Bay, passes two fishponds in which mullet and other valuable fish were once protected for the use of Hawaiian royalty. In the days of King Kamehameha, runners would race along the trail with fresh fish for his dinner table. Could there possibly be a more appropriate setting for a royal luau?
Beginning at 5:30, guests gather for the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau as the sun slowly sinks over the water. They arrive along winding paths cut into petroglyph-engraved lava rock. Soon the sounds of a conch shell and an ancient chant of welcome invite them to share the spectacle of the Luau's imu opening.
In this underground pit, a pig has been roasting in banana leaves since early morning to provide Kalua pork, the dish at the heart of every luau. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau menu, however, has variety enough to please every palate and appetite. Other Hawaiian specialties include the salad bar's Lomi Lomi Salmon, Waipio Fern Salad, Hawaiian Tako (Squid) and Cucumber Salad, and Hawaiian Coleslaw.
No adventure in Hawaiian cuisine could possibly be complete without pineapple, coconut, and other tropical fruits. They appear in the salad bar's Indonesian Ginger and Curry Chicken Salad with toasted Coconut, and Pineapple Spears and Papaya Sections, and on the irresistible Dessert Table as Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Coconut Cake, Guava Chiffon Cake, and the unforgettable Lilikoi Haupia (Passionfruit Coconut Pudding).
Following the feast, the entire torchlit scene transforms as the dancers, musicians, and drummers of ''Tihati's Polynesia'' transport guests on a sixty minute whirlwind tour of the South Pacific, from Hawaii to Tahiti, New Zealand, and finally Samoa. The three hour evening ends even more magically than it began, with their performance of the mesmerizing Samoan fire and knife dance!
Menu will include:
Kalua Pork, Kalua Turkey, Pulehu Chicken, Island Mahimahi Island Sweet Potato, Fried Rice, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Hawaiian Coleslaw, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Tossed Island Greens, Fresh Pineapple and Papaya, Portuguese Sweet Bread and Poi. Desserts: Pineapple Upside Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Guava Chiffon Cake Coconut Cake, Haupia, and Chocolate Cake Complimentary Mai Tais and Open Bar service.
Location: The Royal Luau is held at 5:30 pm, on the oceanfront lawn at Waikoloa Beach Marriott. This is a short 10-minute walk from Outrigger Fairway Villas.
The Marriott offers a traditional Hawaiian luau, also known as the Royal Luau, on a lawn area with beach and sunset views. The Marriott offers the most convenient location for Waikoloa Beach Resort guests. As you enter the grounds around 5 pm, you will be greeted with a mai tai (by the way this luau is one of the few luaus that offers complementary open bar). The luau will begin with the imu ceremony and then as the sunsets you will enjoy dinner. As you finish dinner the show will start and take you on a journey through Polynesia. The show closes with an exciting fire dancer.