Voyagers of the Pacific Luau

Voyagers of the Pacific Luau – Enjoy Wonderful Polynesian Songs, Dances, and Food in Kailua-Kona
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’ve always wanted to go on an incredible exploration of Polynesian culture, book your spot at the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau. Held right along Kailua Bay at the Royal Kona Resort, this performance treats you to amazing songs and dance, including the fire knife finale. On top of that, you get to grub on traditional island food and drinks while taking in the wonderful waterfront views.

- The Local Expert Team

Set along the waterfront at the Royal Kona Resort, the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau takes you on an in-depth exploration of Polynesian culture. Across this three-hour show, traditional songs, dances, and food all roll out for your pure enjoyment. On top of that, you get to soak in picturesque views of Kailua Bay as the sunset lights up the sky in vivid hues.

For a chance to enjoy the show, you need to book your spot online well before your trip to the Big Island. Otherwise, you could miss out on the chance to attend the performance on your desired date, especially if you want VIP seating. Well-known as their best package, the VIP tickets let you sit center stage, plus get priority access to the dinner buffet. On top of that, you’ll get greeted with a kukui nut lei and a tiki mug to take home as souvenirs.

If you just want general admission tickets, you’ll still get a great view of the stage plus access to the all-you-care-to-eat buffet. They keep the drinks flowing for all, too, including cocktails, wine, and beer. Prefer to keep it alcohol-free? You’ll have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks to consider as well.

No matter what ticket option you select, you’ll want to arrive just before 4:45 pm to get seated. The show starts at 5 pm sharp, although they do not do their traditional imu ceremony at this time. Instead, they will go straight into the traditional Polynesian songs and dances. All the festivities will continue for about three hours, ending with their incredible Samoan fire knife dance. This daring display will have you on the edge of your seat and gazing up at the stage in wonder.  

You’ll get to enjoy their:

Fruit and veggie salads galore come out of the kitchen first to fire up your tastebuds and prepare you for the main course. You can get Sweet Potato-Macaroni Salad, Waipio Valley Poi, Mixed Green Salad, or Coconut Rolls. Prefer to keep it super simple? Get their Local Pineapple, for sure.

The hot main entrees come out next, allowing you to savor all the best island flavors in every bite. Although it’s subject to change at any time, their menu typically includes Teriyaki Beef, Kalua Pork, and Steamed Fresh Island Fish. White rice and stir-fry veggies land alongside to help bring all the flavors together.

Definitely save room for dessert as you chow down on the main course. Their desserts offer a bold tropical kick all their own, perfectly completing your meal to remember. More often than not, they happily serve Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Coconut Cake, and Hawaiian Haupia Pudding.

Are you celebrating a special event, like a birthday, wedding, or anniversary? Ask about their celebration packages to kick off your special occasion in style. If you sign up for this experience, they’ll customize the show to suit your preferences by adding lei-making workshops, group hula lessons, and so much more. You can even get temporary Polynesian tattoos for your whole crew, which will undoubtedly take all your photos to the next level in an instant.

Insider Tips:
-Royal Kona Resort guests get a discount on tickets to the luau plus priority seating along Kailua Bay.
-You must provide 24 hours’ notice on all cancellations, or they will not provide a full refund.
-They only seat up to 10 people per table. So, if you’re arriving with a bigger group, decide how you’ll split up the crew ahead of time.
-Their menu changes often depending on the season. So, keep an open mind in deciding what to try from the buffet.