Polynesian Culture Center Luau
Head to the Polynesian Cultural Center, located along Kamehameha Bay, for an attraction like no other. Here, they welcome groups to explore the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands, the entire property containing over 42-acres of tropical splendor, traditional culture, and intriguing local history. While here your group will be able to partake in several various traditional hands-on activities, as well as have the option of dining like royalty at an authentic Polynesian Luau, though these luau’s are evening shows, taking place typically around 5 or 5:30 pm.
There are three different dining experiences possible while here, including the Ali'i Luau Buffet, Royal Celebration of Cultural Heritage, or BBQ lunch buffet. The Ali’i Luau Buffet takes place in a spectacular outdoor venue full of tropical gardens and falls, as does the Royal Celebrations, though this later one is accompanied by a Royal Court Procession, Imu, and traditional dance. Each buffet carries all the most gorgeous and delicious local tropical fish, glazed chicken, strip loins, fresh salmon, poke, and much more. You can eat delicious food, see traditional songs and shows, and even see the magnificent island sunset while here. Enjoy the un-burial of the Imu containing pig before taking to the buffet, the practice is both historically accurate and intriguing.
The Polynesian Culture Center has won the highly regarded Kahili Award for preserving Hawaiian culture and is an obvious favorite visitor attraction while here. Take in all the scenic breezy lagoon vistas, traditional culture, and even a traditional lei upon departure, to take part in the famous tradition of throwing it out to see in hopes to return to the island again someday.