Island Breeze Luau: He Ohana Kakou

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Celebrating more than 20 years in Kona, Island Breeze Luau; “He ‘Ohana Kakou” is fun for locals, visitors, and writers alike. Island Breeze Luau has been rated the best Luau on Big Island since 2000. “He Ohana Kakou” meaning we are family is a luau for everyone to come and join with us as family. Family or Ohana is is very important in Hawaii it means we are all connected like offshoots of the same root. This luau is steeped in a tradition that runs deep in native culture. Hosted on the historical grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, this truly is a ‘feast fit for a king’. In times past, this area was restricted to the indigenous Hawaiian population as it was the grounds for the king’s residence. This area held great historical and religous importance in the Hawaiian culture as an ancient Heiau (or temple), was erected here. This local’s haunt is hallowed ground.

Held at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Historic Kailua-Kona, this production fully absorbs its namesake into the show. Watch as the Royal Court of King Kamehameha I arrives. His arrival greeted by a Court Conch Herald and a Court Chanter. Follow his procession into the luau grounds to experience a luau that is truly deserving of Hawaii’s Ali’i (or royal) status. he

Come and experience first-hand the luau that is fit for kings and special guests alike! Take part in a hula lesson before dinner with our performers you will see on stage. Style yourself new with a polynesian tattoo for the night. Before dinner begins watch as the Imu, or underground polynesian style oven, is uncovered and the roasted pig is brought out. After dinner enjoy our Polynesian performances from across all Polynesia. As the performers share with you the unique styles of dance, theater and costumes from the Pacific Islands. What happens when you send the men to the kitchen to cook everyday… Well, don’t sneak out early, you won’t want to miss the very unique and world reknowned Samoan Fireknife dancing!

What is your Check In time? 5:30pm.
If you reserve the preferred seating, 5:15pm.

What is your Schedule of Events? 5:30pm shell lei greeting (flower leis available for purchase), photo taking, 6:00pm Imu ceremony; 6:10pm ‘Royal Court’ arrival; 6:20pm Luau dinner buffet; 7:20pm Island Breeze Polynesian Dance Revue. A Standard Bar and a Premium Cash Bar is available throughout the Luau.
The Standard Bar includes standard bar pours of Beer, Wine,MaiTais, Fruit Punch, and Soft Drinks.
The Premium Cash Bar includes Mixed Tropical Drinks, imported beer, and Wine by the bottle. Mixed Drink options include Blue Hawaii, Chi Chi, King Kamehameha Big Island punch, and the Lava Flow. Imported Beers include Long Board, Big Wave, & Fire Rock. Wines include a selection of Whites, Reds, and Piper Sonoma Brut Sparkling Wine.

Do you provide Transportation? No. Make sure you validate your parking ticket upon checking in. Parking is $5 with validation, $15 without. (Prices subject to change without notice)

Is Preferred seating available? Yes, a limited amount of HanoHano(preferred)
Hanohano also known as Preferred seating is available. There is a limited amount of HanoHano seating and it sells out quickly. Please book in advance or call and check on availability before booking. Hanohano Reservations are made at the time of booking but the upgraded seating payment are made directly to the Island Breeze Luau at time of check in. (Prices subject to change with out notice) Please select the HanoHano upgrade option below if you would like this upgrade.
Are you open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve? Yes, we offer a special holiday luau for an additional fee. (Children 4 and under are free.) Please select this option below.

Hanohano Seating (Preferred seating)
Quick check-in at reservation desk
Express line in the lei greeting/photo area
Reserved seating to the front of the program
Punch served at the tables
Please select the Hanohano Upgrade option below when checking out if you would like the upgrade.

Check out our Island Breeze Luau & Submarine Combo

What to Know [ show ]

Smoking/non smoking? There is a smoking area.

Do you have wheel chair access? Yes.

<Do you have a Bar? Yes a free standard bar, & a premium cash bar.

What types of alcohol served? Beer, Mixed drinks, Wines: Red,White & Sparkling.

What non alcoholic drinks do you have? Standard non-alcoholic drinks. Soft Drinks, water.

I am a vegetarian with a nut allergy, can you accommodate me? Yes both are fine.

What is your dress code? Casual.

What should I wear? Light cover up if you are susceptible to the cold.

Are slippers ok? Or are shoes required? Slippers are fine, girls shouldn’t wear high heels.

Is it outside or inside? Outside.

How long does it last? 3hours.

When does it start? 5:30pm.

Is there a dance/musical number? Yes.

Is transportation available? No.

Is parking available? Is parking convenient? At what cost? Do you validate parking? $5 after validation. Take parking ticket to check in.

Do you have a gift shop? Yes.

Is there audience participation? Yes.

Should we bring bug repellent? Yes.

Are children under the age of 2 allowed? Yes they are free.

Are there plenty of bathrooms? Yes.

Is there Shopping nearby? Yes.

What if it is raining? Do you supply umbrellas, rain checks, refunds? If it rains before it will be moved indoors to the ballroom.

Does the luau represent many dances or just Hawaiian? Many different.

Does it have Tahitian dancers? Yes.

Is there a place to store valuables? No.

Can I take pictures after the show? Yes, but please no video.

Can I get autographs? Yes.

Are pictures available if I don’t have a camera? Souvenir photos available for purchase.

Security suggestions? Don’t bring more than your wallet and camera.

Driving Directions [ show ]

Island Breeze Luau; Aloha Aina is held at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is approximately nine miles from Kona International Airport.
After passing the North Kona Coast and Lanihau Shopping Centers, you will come to the Palani Road intersection.
The main entrance of the hotel is located on the right-hand side at the end of Palani Road.


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