“The Best Luau Show On The Island” – Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed Guidebook
The Hāleo Luau is a family-friendly evening that celebrates the history of the ahupua’a (land area) called Keauhou and the heart of those who came from this land area. From the birth of Kamehameha III to the surfing stories of He’eia Bay, the dancers and musicians of Haleo Luau take you on a journey through a very special time in Hawaii’s history. Learn about the battle of Kuamo’o and how Kamehameha III bridged the gap of ancient treasures and traditions, as he brought the people of his kingdom into a “new era” in the islands.
Meet the luau dancers before the show to participate in traditional Hawaiian games and activities while you “talk story” with our performers and learn more about the language and culture of Hawai’i. Live dinner music serenades guests as they enjoy a delicious feast and open bar. And… just as the sun is setting over Keauhou Bay the Hāleo Luau begins.
Shell Lei Greeting
Taro Rolls w/ Lilikoi Butter
Waimea Field Green Salad w/ Papaya Seed Vinaigrette
Island-Style Fernshoot Salad
Keauhou Macaroni Salad
Hawaiian Purple Potato Salad
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Sauteed Island Vegetables
Waipio Valley Poi
Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke w/ Onions & Red Ogo
Island-Style Kalua Pork
Locally Caught Fish in Ginger and Soy
Teriyaki Glazed Beef
Sliced Seasonal Fruit
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Kona Coffee Chocolate Cake
Haupia (Coconut Pudding)
Regular and Decaffeinated Kona Coffee
Selection of Hot Teas
Held every Monday and Friday Evenings
5:30 pm Seating Begins
5:45 pm Preliminary Activities
6:00 pm Dinner Buffet
5:30-7:30 pm Open Bar
7:00 pm Hāleo Performance Begins
(schedule and events subject to change)
About the Location
The Kona Coast is known as a place where significant events took place that shaped the history of Hawai’i, and Keauhou Bay was the setting for some of the most dramatic events. The name comes from ke au hou which means "the new era”. The first three kings named Kamehameha were closely tied to Keauhou. In 1814, Keauhou Bay was the birthplace of Kauikeaouli or Kamehameha III.
Ancient Hawaiians loved the land and waters off Keauhou as their summer playground. Remnants of an ancient holua (sledding ramp), thought to be one of the longest in all Hawai’i and a surfing heiau (temple) can be seen today. The ahupua’a (land district running from the mountain to the ocean) of Keauhou was known for its rich soil and abundance, providing such staples as taro, sweet potato and fish. Although the land was used for recreation and was an important food source, it was also bloodied by monumental battles that eventually led to the unification of the Hawaiian Islands under one King. The area has some of the most sacred heiau and sites in Hawai’i.
Check-in Desk & Parking
The Hāleo Luau check-in desk is located poolside in the lower lobby of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Vouchers must be exchanged for luau tickets at check-in. Guests must have tickets to be admitted to the luau. Both valet parking and self-parking are available. Self-parking is $5 with validation.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740