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“Nice greeting to Kona”

Royal Kona Resort Luau
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This night is one full of food, dancing and music, and of course MAI TAI......The dancing was beautiful, and the music was excellent. The storyline went a bit quick and jumped around making it sometimes difficult to follow. The food was good and the "taking the pig out of the ground" was good to watch, and had beautiful smells, however i'm sure the Pork we had wasn't the one out the ground as it was already on a dish behind us as they were pulling it out...But none the less the entertainment was great.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

I have been here with my wife during our honeymoon. It was Friday, it was not raining and there was not so many people.

There was a lot of food, all very good especially the buried pork under leaves and sand (Kalua): it was delicious.
We had a lot of fun with the live music, the dancers and the guy entertaining everybody with the history of Hawaii. I really enjoyed his lessons on "Aloha lifestyle" and how he was teaching many Hawaiian vocabulary with related jokes :)

The fire players were amazing as the all the dancers.
We got some nice Hawaiian necklace and a very nice picture of us that was a little bit expensive - $20 - but it was very good so we got it.

We are very happy of this experience and we would recommend it to everybody who wants to discover something local.

Thank Ugo_Cambridge
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

The food was good for a buffet style. The dancers and other entertainers kept us happy and well entertained! I'd recommend it.

Thank LauraJean S
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We booked this one because the best reviewed ones were meshing with our schedule. It was a decent luau, but sitting outdoors on plastic chairs at narrow tables really detracted from the experience.

The food felt quite buffet-grade, and I seriously doubt the pig they pulled out was trayed that quickly. The food quality was acceptable, but not extraordinary. The desert selection was just 2

What really saved the night was the excellent dance show that followed the meal. The variety of cultures represented was interesting, although I would have liked to hear more about the history of the arrival of the original Hawaiians and how the cultures interacted.

The actual Samoan dancer they had doing the fire dance was very impressive.

So was it worth it? Barely. The family enjoyed it, but I wouldn't do it again for the quality of the food or beverages. It was expensive, and it was a _large_ crowd, so it wasn't a very personal affair.

Thank HKRNK
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I was told that rain is called a "blessing" by Japanese on Hawaii. Well, we got "blessed" quite a bit right before dinner was served! Thankfully, the blessing stopped in time for the food and the show, with the evening sunset being a perfect backdrop for the dancing and music.

I figured that while we were on the Islands, we should at least experience one luau, and this one was certainly fun. The food was quite good, the show was lively and colorful, and the free Mai Tais were a great bonus.

Thank Jeffrey H
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