Winner of the "Best of West Hawaii" Award since 2000.
Hawaiʻiʻs only luʻau featuring the arrival of the Royal Court aboard an outrigger canoe.
A family-friendly evening of delicious Hawaiian food & award winning Polynesian entertainment on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay. Held under the stars on the grounds of historic Ahuʻena – Kamehameha the Greatʻs former estate in Kailua-Kona. The evening begins with a warm welcome and an opportunity to meet the performers, learn a hula and get a Hawaiian tattoo. Watch the uncovering of the pig in the imu (underground oven) and then enjoy a delicious buffet and open bar. Entertainment throughout the evening includes live dinner music and a spectacular Polynesian show - “He ʻOhana Kakou” (We are Family).
ʻOhana Seating (General Seating)
Shell Lei Greeting
Fresh Island Pineapple and Papaya
Locally-Grown Tossed Green Salad
Three Bean Salad
Pickled Cucumber-Ogo Salad
Steamed White Rice
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Poke Style Fish
Sweet Potatoes Baked in Coconut Butter
Kona Coffee BBQ Chicken
Island Fish with Ginger, Soy & Scallions
Kona Broil Teriyaki Beef
Hosted Standard Bar
Regular and Decaffeinated Royal Kona Coffee
Schedule of events:
5:40 pm Check-In
5:45 pm Preliminary Activities
5:30-7:30 pm Open Bar
6:00 pm Imu Ceremony
6:10 pm Royal Court Arrival
6:20 pm Lu’au Dinner Buffet
7:30 pm Polynesian Revue – He ʻOhana Kakou
(schedule and events subject to change)
Location: Island Breeze Luau at the Courtyard King Kamehamehaʻs Kona Beach Hotel
The Island Breeze Luau is located adjacent to the Ahu'ena Heiau on land traditionally known as Kamakahonu (eye of the turtle). Kamakahonu has been called one of the most historical sites in all of Hawaii. It was here that Kamehameha the Great spent his last years and where he eventually died. It was the location of the feast that was held to mark the overthrow of the kapu system, that changed Hawai'i forever. The first missionaries landed at Kamahonu Bay in 1820. Across the bay is Hulihe’e Palace, built by 1838 Hawai’i’s governor, John Adams Kuakini. It was also here that the young prince Leleihoku II enjoyed the calm of Kona before his death and it was here that his brother King Kalakaua maintained a residence and made a boathouse of a historic building.
Check-in Desk & Parking
The Island Breeze Luau check-in desk is located in the Hawaiian Monarchy Room in the main lobby of the Courtyard King Kamehamehaʻs Kona Beach Hotel. Vouchers must be exchanged for luau tickets at check-in. Guests must have tickets to be admitted to the luau.
Self-parking is $5 with validation and Valet parking is $10 for 5 hours.