This package is a step up from the basic Ali‘i Luau package. You’ll join a small group and will be led through the park by a knowledgeable guide, who will provide you with lots of extra information and tips. You’ll arrive at all the villages and presentations on time. Of course, you’ll also get to see the Pageant of Long Canoes and take a ride down the park’s river. You may also take the tram tour of La‘ie and watch the IMAX movie if you wish to do so. For dinner, you’ll be greeted with a shell lei at the Ali‘i Luau and enjoy preferred Ambassador seating.
You may also opt for the fine dining option in the Ambassador Restaurant, instead of the luau, where you’ll feast on juicy prime rib, crab legs, shrimp cocktail and many other delicious foods. After dinner, you’ll enjoy premium seating at the HA – BREATH OF LIFE night show.
This package is available for both children and adults and includes the following parts of the park:
- Admission to 6 Villages
- Long Canoe Pageant
- Tram Tour of La’ie
- Interactive Native Activities at each Village
- IMAX “Hawaiian Journey”
- Flower Lei Greeting
- Small Group Guided Tour
- Fine Dining with four entrees or Ali’i Ambassador Luau Buffet
- “HA – BREATH OF LIFE ” Night Show: Premium Seating
- Deelite Dessert during Intermission
- Free Return (Revisit our Island Villages for free within 3 days of your initial visit.)
Late Entry Ambassador Option
Enter the Polynesian center after 4:00pm instead of 12 noon. Explore the villages before the Luau or Fine Dining begins. Ambassador lei greeting, Premium seating, Sherbet Delite dessert, and Souvenir DVD & program are still included. You may also ride a canoe and enjoy the IMAX film. Transportation is only available on the Mini Coach at 2pm.
What days of the week do you operate? Everyday except Sunday.
What is your check in time? 12 noon. (4pm for the Late Entry package.)
What is your schedule of events? The luau is from 5pm until 7pm and the show will be from 7:30pm until 9pm.
Do you provide Transportation? Yes there are two options available. Standard Pick up at either 10:00am or 12:00pm and the Mini Coach Pick up at 10am.
What is the child age? Ages 4-11. Children 3 and under requesting a seat at our Night Show must purchase a Child’s seat ticket.
What to Know [ show ]
Smoking/non smoking? We have designated spots for smoking.
Do you have wheel chair access? Yes.
What type of alcohol beers wines etc? No alcohol.
What non alcoholic drinks do you have? Sodas, fruit juices.
I am a vegetarian with a nut allergy ? can you accommodate me? We can accommodate both.
What is your dress code? Casual.
What should I wear? Sunscreen!
Are slippers ok? Or are shoes required? Comfortable shoes are good but slippers are fine.
Is it outside or inside? Both.
How long does it last? The park opens at 12 noon,the luau is from 5pm until 7pm and the show will be from 7:30pm until 9pm.
When does it start? 5pm.
Is there a dance/musical number? Yes.
Is parking available? Is parking convenient? At what cost? Do you validate parking? It is available at $5.
Do you have a gift shop? Yes, many.
Is there audience participation? Not in the show, but during the day at the park.
Should we bring bug repellent? Not a bad idea mostly you won’t need it.
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? We supply ponchos and everything can be moved inside.
Does the luau represent many dances or just Hawaiian? Many different.
Does it have Tahitian dancers? Yes.
Is there a place to store valuables? Yes lockers are available for 75c.
Can I take pictures after the show? Yes – but no flash during please.
Can I get autographs? Yes.
Are pictures available if I don’t have a camera? Yes.
Security suggestions? Please don’t leave anything in your car.
Driving Directions [ show ]
Exit right from the H-1 freeway onto the H-3 freeway and enjoy the spectacular drive through the Koolau Mountains. Take the Kaneohe exit on the right, which momentarily puts you on the Likelike Highway (#63). Take the first right exit onto the Kahekili Highway, which soon turns into the Kamehameha Highway (#83). Follow the highway all the way to Laie.
The most direct route from Waikiki:
Allow yourself at least 60-75 minutes of straight drive time.
Drive westbound (the side closer to the mountains) on the H-1 freeway (driving toward the mountains on either McCully St. or Kapahulu Ave. are the two closest on-ramps from Waikiki). Exit right at Likelike Highway (#63, just past Bishop Museum), driving up and through the spectacular Koolau Mountains, and down the other side which is even more spectacular. Take the first right-hand exit (Kahekili Highway), which soon turns into Kamehameha Highway (#83). Enjoy 23 miles of scenery on #83, including Kualoa, Mokoli’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat), and Kahana Bay. Once you enter Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center is on the mountain (mauka) side of the highway. After the evening show, most visitors and tourist buses follow the reverse of this route back to Waikiki, turning east on the H-1 freeway and following the exit signs to Waikiki.
Using Pali Highway
An alternative route from Waikiki:
Allow yourself at least 60-75 minutes of straight drive time.
Drive westbound (the side closer to the mountains) on the H-1 freeway (driving toward the mountains on either McCully St. or Kapahulu Ave. are the two closest on-ramps from Waikiki). Exit right at the Pali Highway (#61), driving up Nuuanu Avenue, including a stop at the even more spectacular Pali Lookout, then through the tunnels and down the other especially spectacular side of the Koolau Mountains. Take the first left-hand turn (#83). Continue under the H-3 freeway and turn left on the Likelike Highway (#63). Turn right at the second stop light onto Kahekili Highway, which soon turns into Kamehameha Highway (#83).
Enjoy 23 miles of scenery on #83, including Kualoa, Mokoli’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat), and Kahana Bay. Once you enter Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center is on the mountain (mauka) side of the highway.
Using the North shore way:
Allow yourself at least 75-90 minutes of straight drive time.
Drive westbound (the side closer to the mountains) on the H-1 freeway (driving toward the mountains on either McCully St. or Kapahulu Ave. are the two closest on-ramps from Waikiki) until you have passed Aloha Stadium and Pearl Harbor.
Exit right at the H-2 freeway intersection toward Wahiawa and the north shore. Continue driving to the end of the freeway, past Schofield Barracks, and follow the signs to the ?north shore? on #99. At Haleiwa (you can either drive through the town, or take the Joseph P. Leong cut-off: either runs into Kamehameha Highway #83). Drive toward the surfing beaches (Waimea Bay, Sunset, etc.) and keep going. The Polynesian Cultural Center will be located on the right about a mile beyond the first Laie community sign.
Coming from East Oahu:
Allow at least 90-120 minutes to go around the far eastern end of Oahu by driving to the east end of the H-1 freeway and beyond on Kalanianaole Highway, past Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, the Blow Hole, Makapuu, Sea Life Park, and Waimanalo until you reach Castle Junction. Turn left on the Pali Highway (#61) and then right on Kamehameha Highway (#83) toward Kaneohe. Continue under the H-3 freeway and turn left on the Likelike Highway (#63). Turn right at the second stop light onto Kahekili Highway, which soon turns into Kamehameha Highway (#83) again. Follow the highway to Laie.