• Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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If you find yourself scouring Big Island reviews for the best luau in Kona, be sure to check out the Island Breeze luau, located right downtown. This immensely popular Big Island luau features shows from around Polynesia, with performances ranging from Fijian war dances to traditional Hawaiian hula. The night is capped off by the heart-pounding action of the Samoan fire and knife show, and in addition to shopping for traditional crafts and receiving your own shell lei, you can feast on a filling Hawaiian buffet that’s paired with an open bar.


  • 3-hour Luau experience in Kona
  • Be amazed by an array of performances in a beautiful oceanfront setting
  • Enjoy an authentic, Hawaiian-style buffet and open bar
  • Receive a traditional shell-lei greeting and participate in preliminary activities with the cast
  • Watch a royal procession representing King Kamehameha and his legacy
  • Great fun for the entire family!

What You Can Expect

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island.
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The Polynesian production at the Island Breeze luau has been voted 'best in west Hawaii,' and when you spend an evening at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, it’s easy to see why this Big Island luau is one of the most popular in town.

Held on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay. The luau is set near Ahu’ena — King Kamehameha’s former estate — and provides visitors with a backdrop of paddlers, boaters, and Hualalai volcano. When it’s time to eat before the show, choose from a 22-dish buffet that will satisfy even the biggest eaters, and enjoy the drinks at the open bar as the sun disappears on the horizon. During the royal procession, sit back and watch as King Kamehameha arrives in an outrigger canoe and performers offer an oli, or chant, while others blow on the conch.

Over the course of the fiery Polynesian revue, you’ll travel across the Pacific Ocean from Fiji to Aotearoa, and hear dances, chants, stories, and tales from Tonga, Hawaii, and Samoa.


Customer Reviews

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My husband and I went to this luau in January 2018. It was right at our hotel so it was wonderful in that we didnt even have to drive anywhere after the luau. The dinner was great and the show was fantastic that they put on. The one thing I would recommend is to have an additional bartender or two. The line was very long to get a drink since they were only two bartenders. But all in all, I would highly recommend this luau to anyone who wants to have a fun evening and a great dinner. Karen and Richie

Heather B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a large group of 10 with someone who needed handicapped accessiblity. The staff, especially, Uncle Benny, were very helpful and nice. We were able to be seated with no problem. The activities and learning to hula were very fun. The best part were the dancers. They didn't just dance, they interacted with the crowd and made it extremely entertaining. Thanks for making our vacation even more memorable

Michele T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The costumes and performances were great! Of course, the fire dancer is always a huge highlight and he didn't let us down. The event ran like a well oiled machine and the staff always had a friendly smile. My 3 traveling companions had never been to Hawaii and a luau is a must and they were so impressed. I highly recommend this luau to all.

Manisha T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our first trip to Hawaii as family and it was beautiful experience and i loved to ambiance by the beach with live music performance.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved the luau and the food was delicious !!

Murray D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a wonderful evening....food was great and plentiful....show was fun and informative....bst of all the crowd were all very friendly and covered full age range....If you are going to Hawaii....you have to do at least one Luau....and if you are doing at least one Luau....take a hard look at Island Breeze

Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Fantastic Luau. Great food, entertainment and drinks. Plenty to do before the main event with fake tatoos, hula lessons and more.

Ben C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Enjoyable evening!

steven t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We didn't stay at this hotel, but attended the luau on Tuesday evening and was pleasantly surprised! I went to high school with an oddly large amount of Pacific Islanders in California, so the dancing and show isn't foreign to me. We had countless people say oh I guess you have to go to one luau while your there, but don't waste your time going more than that. We truly enjoyed this show hosted at the Marriott, they had a fun cocktail hour where the performers interacted with you, the maitais were delicious yet not too strong, the food was delicious, and the performance was truly something to remember. Everything was done so professionally, I would totally recommend this luau to anyone who stays in Kona!

Teresa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This Luau is the best one I have ever been to. I would recommend it to everyone. The people that put this on are very nice and helpful and make it very enjoyable.

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