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Island Breeze Luau

Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is located on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and the historic grounds of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. An evening filled with delicious food and authentic Island entertainment. Highlights include the re-enactment of the arrival of Kamehameha I aboard an outrigger canoe, the unearthing of the imu (underground oven), preliminary arts and crafts where you have a chance to meet the performers, a 22-dish buffet, an open bar and the finale of the Siva Afi - spectacular Samoan Fireknife dance.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Island Breeze Luau was a wonderful event filled with delicious food, amazing entertainment, fun activities, and an incredibly welcoming environment! They had plenty of activities for guests before dinner, as well as great food options for the kids! The staff was incredibly joyful and hospitable...More

Thank Dominique A
konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your review! So glad you enjoyed all the activities for your family.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family (me, husband, 61 yo mom, almost 3 yo son) attended the luau on Sunday October 8th. We did Ohana (regular) seating which was just fine. My son and I played the games the cast demonstrating and both got temporary tattoos. We were offered...More

Thank jrc9v2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the mai tais because they were a little weak, but there should have been more available. Not long after the activities started, there was only one punch bowl available, I have never experienced that. The many luaus I have been to have plenty...More

Thank Schweger
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and thank you for sharing some feedback about your lu'au experience. You are absolutely correct that we should never run out of food at a lu'au as it's a celebrated feast. We prepare food for the number of reservations reported to us by our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was far better than expected. The pork was full of flavor and tender. The mai tais were weak so switch to wine or Primo beer. The royal procession was interesting to watch and the history was nice to listen to. Hope for a...More

Thank ClaudeC128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and skip this parking lot luau. The staff was super friendly, but that didn’t redeem the mediocre food, ugly backdrop, and nickel and diming. The performers were very talented and put on a great show, but I’d advise spending your money...More

Thank Greg B
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, We are so sorry that you had a disappointing experience at the lu';au. Most of our guests find the lu'au to be an exciting, once in a life time event. We wish it had turned out better for you. Thanks for trying it out....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this luau for a family night out and it was a great time. The event was well organized and orchestrated. The events were fun and got us involved. The costumes and dancers were great and the ending act was awesome. I really enjoyed...More

Thank mamafly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of partaking in the Island Breeze luau last Sunday with my brother and friend, it was our first luau but definitely set the standard high (recommend buying tickets online for discounted prices). Food was phenomenal and the entertainment was top-notch, truthfully didn't...More

Thank threestackz
konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This was a nice event. Really appreciate Uncle Bennie.. He was very gracious. . Definitely worth coming too. Food was good and entertainment was lovely.

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First visit to a Hawaiian luau. Entertaining enough evening but seemed very touristy. Food was ok and plentiful and drinks flowed. Bar staff made a great G&T. Way to much queuing in evening heat. As a Kiwi watching the aotearoa portion of the show was...More

Thank Grant B
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for trying our lu'au event and for providing us with great feedback. I agree when we are watching performances that represent our native culture, we are very aware of the differences in how it is being performed versus if we were to perform...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

It our first experience to a Luau and we thought it was exceptional. The food was fresh - delicious - especially the Kona Coffee chicken. The pork was moist and tender from the EMU. The entertainment was unexpectedly good and kept my attention throughout. They...More

Thank Rex_in_Durham
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jocelynjocelynn
19 September 2017|
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Response from konakohala | Property representative |
yes of course!
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Timothy T
30 July 2017|
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Response from jono13 | Reviewed this property |
Seems 'free drinks' at most places are very basic limited choices from our experience. Don't go for the free drinks.
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bellajackmom
7 July 2017|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
We did not book the preferred option but quite frankly all of the seats are good and we did not experience a long delay for the buffet.
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