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Mauna Kea Oceanfront Luau

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 808-882-7222
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My first Lu'au

This was my first Luau so I wasn't sure what to expect but I must say I was delighted. The... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Andy R
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Ottawa, Canada
Beautiful setting, show was ok, price was outrageuos

The show was moderately entertaining ... similar to other luaus we’ve been to. Food was excellent... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Bill H
,
St. Albert, Canada
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  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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+1 808-882-7222
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"imu ceremony"
in 10 reviews
"audience participation"
in 7 reviews
"fire dancers"
in 5 reviews
"pig roasting"
in 2 reviews
"small setting"
in 2 reviews
"takes place"
in 3 reviews
"story telling"
in 3 reviews
"the big island"
in 15 reviews
"mauna kea"
in 8 reviews
"protected area"
in 2 reviews
"overlooking the ocean"
in 2 reviews
"hawaiian culture"
in 5 reviews
"mai tais"
in 2 reviews
"manta ray"
in 2 reviews
"stage"
in 24 reviews
"hula"
in 18 reviews
"ground"
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This was my first Luau so I wasn't sure what to expect but I must say I was delighted. The entertainers were very professional, the show told a story of Hawaii's history and the food and drink wer of a high quality. If you have...More

Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The show was moderately entertaining ... similar to other luaus we’ve been to. Food was excellent and the location/setting was beautiful. One complimentary drink is provided ... additional drinks are $16.00 each! I was surprised to receive a bill of $618.00 for 4 people which...More

1  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first Luau so I don’t have much perspective to compare it to others, but I will say I’m generally pretty cynical and I was worried that we were paying a lot of money for a cheesy experience and mediocre food. The actual...More

Thank Noah C
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We booked at the last minute due to a tour cancellation. The show is so full of history and great dancing as well as a fire show. They so the traditional pig roasting and a full buffet. You do get one free Mail Tai and...More

Thank Danielle A
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Luau felt like a must have experience for our first trip to hawaii. It was pretty good, the food was pretty typical buffet nothing too special. all you can drink if your into that. The entertainment was quite good, the dancers and story tellers...More

1  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I am currently a guest at the Mauna Kea. Tonight, we went to the luau dinner and show. It was horrible all the way around. First, the service was poor. Had a weak melted mai tai upon arrival, then never saw wait staff again to...More

1  Thank Charish B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Beautiful setting. Very entertaining throughout the meal and show. The musicians, dancers, and gracious emcee were all genuine and engaged. Fire dance was particularly good. We have been to several luaus on other islands and this was our favorite.

1  Thank VJWA
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you don't want to be treated as second class you better buy a "premier" ticket. Even though, they have assigned tables, all premier guests were seated before standard guests ,even those who arrived early. Standard guests missed 1/2 of the first act because it...More

Thank Darlene K
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Overpriced and show only lasted 45 minutes, not an hour as listed. Mostly talking, not dancing. Intro was overkill.

1  Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed the show. It had history and nice entertainment. The food was average, the setting was outstanding.

1  Thank TerryR515
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Response from Filippo C | Reviewed this property |
Try Uber, otherwise I rather to rent a car
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Response from Charish B | Reviewed this property |
We paid $270 for 2 of us and it wasn’t worth $20. Horrible.
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