I think it should be mandatory for anyone visiting Oahu to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Villages were super fun and extremely educational. My vocabulary exploded from watching/interacting with the different demonstrations. I was sad that I didn't get a chance to weave a fish cause I had to line up for my luau. (Package gave me a chance to come back again for 2 more days, but I was already scheduled to fly out the next day.) But I got a tattoo! And that made me just as happy.
The evening Horizons show is AMAZING. I think I saw more dancing and fire than I've never seen in one place in my entire life. That's all I'm going to say, cuz I don't want to spoil it to everyone reading this.
Screw the Waikiki malls and consumerism - these are genuine in-depth traditions, history and culture shared by people who successfully make sure that guests know that there is more to tropical island life than stereotypical associations of pineapples, hula skirts and surfboards. Go go go!
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