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Review of Island Breeze Luau

Island Breeze Luau
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We enjoyed the Island Breeze Luau, which was conveniently located right next to our hotel (King Kamehameha Resort). The food was good - it gave us an opportunity to try several traditional Hawaiian foods that we might not have ordered otherwise! We had a great time talking to other couples sitting with us & enjoying the traditional dances from several different islands. The activities prior to the show were fun, but maybe a bit rushed if you are looking for a more interactive experience. Do be careful, though - the leis they greet you with cost extra money, as do the pictures they take of you & hand to you at your table - which I'm sure could be frustrating if you are not anticipating that. Overall, we were glad to have participated in the luau - it was a fun experience during our time in Kona!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The pre-show activities and food were good but the performance was exceptional! The cast did a wonderful job of conveying a glimpse into the cultures and history of Hawaii and were very entertaining. This event is good for all ages though very small children may get restless. If you're anywhere on the big island, this is definitely worth the trip and money to attend. Do yourself a favor though and spend the extra money for the premium seating. I did reserve the premium package and we were allowed to by-pass a huge line of people waiting to get in and were seated at a table right in front of the stage. Also with the premium package you get to go through the buffet line first, again, no lines. The only items I didn't expect were the parking fee at the hotel ($5 USD with validation at sign in).

Thank gmhullette
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The food and entertainment was fun. However, the e-mail instructions I received to access a digiital copy of my photo did not work.

Thank Rhonda H
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konakohala, Manager at Island Breeze Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Mahalo for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words and so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed the lu'au. On the back of the photo envelope is the information regarding getting your digital image. In case you have misplaced the envelope - please email photos@ibphawaii.com and send us your lu'au date, the number located in the bottom right corner of your luau photo. As soon as we get that information, we will take care of emailing your image to you right away. Aloha!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

For our first trip we were recommended by a local that this was the best luau to attend. We loved it so much we did it again on our next trip. The food is amazing. I learnt from the first trip just take the pork becase it's SOOO delicious!!! LOVE THE PORK. It's nice they have the pre-luau activities too.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The Lu'au is very cultural and a ton of fun for a family! This is the only Lu'au I've been to where they do Hawaiian crafts before the show - a ton of fun! Also, the performers really enjoy what they do. They are excited to dance and be a part of the culture - it really makes a difference!! According to the locals, this is the best one on the island. Highly recommend this Lu'au!

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