This was the best day of our trip to Hawaii! Izzy our tour guide was perfect, he showed us all the villages and shows. We felt like royalty at all the performances. The shows were perfect and the day just flew by, if you have one day there, this is where you need to go!
This place was amazing! There was so much to see and do we went back a second day.
We did the full day, with lu'au and show at night. It was pricey, but the dinner was generous, and the show had Broadway quality production values. Definitely a good thing to experience for our first time in the islands.
Highly recommend a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center and Luau! Great day trip! Lots to see! Recommend walking shoes. Loved the luau and evening show.
A must see/must do in Honolulu! Make sure you check the schedule and attend all the different cultural presentations which are informative, entertaining and most are amusing! Almost all of the performers are from the nearby university, some coming from the South Pacific culture they represent, and you can see the dedication and passion in their energetic performances! Don't miss the colorful parade of boats at around 2pm!
The luau was a diner's delight! The meats were deliciously cooked just right, with tropical fruits and salads and other Hawaiian dishes to go with these. To cap off this culinary extravaganza was the Polynesian evening dinner show 'Ha: Breath of Life', which was just truly spectacular!
We were picked up as instructed. The tour was good. Tour driver was excellent.
Thoroughly enjoyed the show, wow what an amazing story Ha, is. Also the film story of Hawaii not to be missed. The whole area is wonderfully reconstructed from all the island traditions.
This is an outstanding tour. We selected Master Ambassador and had our own private guide all day up to the show. it is a little more expensive but well worth the cost.
Great facility, friendly people, authentic experiences and very reasonable pricing.
Something for every age and hands on event. Good food and a great experience.
Amazing worth the trip. Well done and would suggest the Ambassador package and also alot of time. there is so much to do and so much to see should allow more than one day and at least one full day ending with the show.
Fantastic tour. Highly recommend! Brooklyn and Jared were get tour guides and the knowledge excellent. Our group was 12, small enough to enjoy the attention from the guides.
We had a great time! The Cultural Center was fantastic. It was so informative and beautiful. The luau was wonderful and the food was great! It was a wonderful experience!
Our van driver picked us up on time at our hotel. Pete was a lot of fun and told us lots of stories on the way to the Cultural Centre. This was our 4th time to the Polynesian Cultural Centre and it was awesome as usual. Highly recommend it to everyone visiting Oahu
Wayne United States of ...
Great experience for us Hawaii first timers. This was a great way to start our Hawaii vacation. It gave us a lot of history and culture about Polynesia. I have to say this greatly increased my appreciation for Hawaii and changed my Hawaiian experience. My wife and I were only able to see the shows at each Island since the timing between each Island is defined on a strict schedule. Anything to change would be to have the Cultural Center open before 12 noon. And because of that reason, we did not have enough time to enjoy everything at the PCC. We also enjoyed the Luau followed by their show Ha which is also equally enjoyable. I do wish though there was some kind of program notes because I am not fluent in their language, so I had my own idea of the story. I would go here again to enjoy everything else they have to offer. Our driver was Speedy Pete. Great driver, knowledgeable and professional, stopped for a short break on the way for a picture opportunity at China Man's Hat. He didn't have to, but it was a nice little addition.
Excellent Tour! Learned a ton about the culture of the Polynesian Islands and thoroughly entertained. It was beautiful and although a very long day, it flew by. Highly recommend doing the entire day as well as the Luau dinner. Our tour guide was excellent and native to the culture. Her name was Elizabeth!
The only thing is when we signed up for this tour it said we could do it on Thanksgiving day. The Polynesian cultural center call right away and did re-book us for the next day. The only thing is to have your website show correctly for holidays.
Stephen J L Australia
This was a great tour, pickup instructions were clear, our guide gave us local information along the way. We were handed over to another guide at the Polynesian Cultural Center who was a delightful young man, he looked after us during the day to ensure we were informed about each village we visited. In each village we were entertained and appreciated the cultural information and experiences we were given. The day was a lot of fun. Some time to buy lunch etc. would have been appreciated but maybe it would be best to pack lunch so you can eat it along the way, unfortunately no break was allocated to visit the lunch outlets which meant most were ravenous by 5.30pm for the Luau. The Luau show during dinner was wonderful and the meal provided was very nice. The Show after dinner was spectacular, the dancing, singing and stage production was fantastic. We had excellent seating on the end of the fifth row but the seating from any position would have been excellent as it is like an amphitheatre. It was a bit of a rush getting out to our driver who had advised us to use the amenities at intermission, however I am sure most would have appreciated a little time at extra time at the end of the show.
We enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center very much. There was much to do and see, and not nearly enough time to have a comprehensive visit. We viewed all the cultures shows, the canoe pageant and had the luau and show after. We would actually recommend skipping the show, as most of the presentation dances were seen on the canoes and at each site during the day, although in an abbreviated version. The luau was very tasty and well run. The performers and guides along the way were mostly students at the BYU and were very friendly and pleasant, answering questions about their islands and cultures.
If you want to truly experience the south seas culture visit the center. You will enjoy learning the history and differences of all the islands.
great tour--learned much about the Hawaiian culture and history. enjoyed the meals and performance.
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