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Royal Kona Resort Luau

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Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau
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Good Entertainment

A very enjoyable evening. There was an open bar until 7:00p. The show was fun. The food was very good, although we all found, to our surprise, that the kalua pork was our least... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ken S
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Luau was wonderful. The performances were based on all of our Polynesian destinations across the Pacific and they were very warming and heartfelt. The food was great - very traditional! The beverages were great too!

Thank Sharee L
Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very enjoyable evening. There was an open bar until 7:00p. The show was fun. The food was very good, although we all found, to our surprise, that the kalua pork was our least favorite dish (not bad, just sort of bland). The dancers made themselves available for pictures after the show, which was nice. -1 for crowded seating that... More 

Thank Ken S
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my visually impaired mother as this was her one bucket list item for a Hawaiian trip. This was the highest rated luau in Hawaii, and the reviews were amazing... I should have looked at the "terrible" ones. We were asked to be there at 4:45, but what we weren't told was that there are probably 200 other people that... More 

2 Thank ericalynch82
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to a luau for our last evening in Hawaii. We chose the Royal Kona Resort Luau. We booked online. When we arrived, we found it very organized and efficient. We were shown to our reserved table. There were 9 of us, 5 were children ages 15-2. They gave us our own table and it was close... More 

Thank Suzanne P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful evening. Best luau I have been to as well as others in our group. The food was plentiful and tasty, bar was open for 2 hours, and the performances were excellent. They performed for over an hour and the MC was wonderful. Did not realized that I had been short changed by the "big" fancy resorts until now. Would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great evening of entertainment and good food. Lua overlooking the waterfront. Firedancers hula dancers hawaiin music. A night I would highly recommend to have a taste of local culture and food and entertainment.

Thank Randy C
Port Byron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This luau had better food, better music and better entertainment than when we last came in 2013. Surprisingly (at least to me), the whole family enjoyed it! Also, you can't beat the setting of this oceanfront luau. I recommend it.

Thank Kathy G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to several luaus on other islands, and the Royal Kona location is the best we've experienced. The views are tremendous, and sunset was beautiful. The luau itself was just average - food was OK, but several salad options were not refreshed, so we did not get to sample everything. The cultural piece, as noted by other reviewers, is... More 

2 Thank HPelkie
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this week while on the island and were generally satisfied with the experience. As others have indicated in their reviews: you need to set your expectations accordingly- this is not an authentic Hawaiian experience nor is it luxurious. It is however, perfectly relaxing and entertaining. The location is perfect. The seating is all decent and the backdrop is... More 

2 Thank Lea K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was OK, the entertainment was better than the food. The Mai Tais were fake. All orange juice. I don't know what was in the rum shot they supposedly added, but you would think 9 drinks would, at least, give me a slight buzz.

Thank Ken G

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