Island Breeze Luau
Celebrating more than 25 years at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach hotel, Island Breeze is Kona’s favorite luau. Awarded “Best of West Hawaii” since 2000, the internationally recognized cast has traveled the world sharing the aloha of the islands including performances at the Olympic Games and festivals on every continent.
The Island Breeze Luau is a cultural experience that shouldn't be missed. Enjoy a breathtaking combination of oceanfront dining and the beachfront of historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu Ena, Kamehameha the Great's former estate in Kailua-Kona. Guests of the Island Breeze Luau enjoy a backdrop of passing fishing boats, outrigger canoes, and the lights of Kona and Mount Hualalai. This is one of Hawaii’s best activities and an amazing luau.
Considered a “Royal Hawaiian Experience”, the luau features a 22 dish buffet brimming with delicious fish, meat and fresh Big Island produce. Local favorites include lomi lomi salmon, lau lau, poke and delicious Kalua pig cooked to perfection in an imu located right on the lu’au grounds. The luau meal is complimented by an open bar.
Once seated, guests are invited to participate in Polynesian arts and crafts demonstrations, meet performers they will see on stage later in the evening and watch the Royal Court procession (representing King Kamehameha I and his court).
Highlighting the evening is the spectacular Polynesian Revue. Guests will be captivated watching the dancers from throughout Polynesia celebrate their love for the islands. The favorites include the graceful Hawaiian hula, exciting Tahitian otea and the dangerous and fascinating Samoan fireknife dance.
Held under the stars on the historic grounds of the Marriott Courtyard King Kamehamehama’s Kona Beach Hotel. The hotel is located adjacent to the pier on Kailua Bay, on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. It is within walking distance of many visitor accommodations. The luau is easily accessible from the Kohala Coast Resort to the north and the Keauhou Beach Resort to the south.
Luau is every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Hanohano Seating Upgrade: This
upgrade includes expedited check-in, preferred seating at the front of
the stage and first in the buffet line. This upgrade is paid at the
door when you arrive, but must be chosen with your order. Once
selected, the Hanohano upgrade can't be canceled at check-in.
- Takes place on the shores of scenic Kamakahonu Bay in Kailua-Kona
- Luau grounds are on King Kamehameha the Great’s former estate
- Island Breeze Luau has been named "Best of West Hawaii" since 2000
- Shell lei greeting
- Opportunity to learn about traditional arts & crafts
- Lavish all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet with a wide variety of delicacies, plus an open bar
- Spectacular Polynesian revue – live entertainment
Please note: Special request for a vegetarian,
gluten free, or celiac meal requires 24 hour notice. Option is subject
to change without notice.
Luau Buffet Menu (subject to change without notice):
- Tossed Greens w/Assorted Dressings (papaya seed, thousand island, Italian)
- Three Bean Salad
- Picked Cucumber-Ogo Salad
- Macaroni Salad
- Lomo Lomi Salmon
- Pineapple Cubes
- Fresh Island Papaya
- Sweet Potatoes - Coconut Butter
- White Rice
- Kona Coffee BBQ Chicken
- Island Fish - with ginger, soy, and scallions
- Kona Broil - Beef Teriyaki
- Kalua Pig
- Banana Bread
- Chocolate Cake
- Banana- Coconut Cake
- Coffee- Regular and Decaffeinated
- Hot Tea
- Hosted Standard Bar
- No-Host Premium Bar (Available for Purchase)
- Where and When:
Check-in for Hanohano (Preferred) seating is at 5:15 pm.
Check-in for Ohana (General) seating is at 5:30 pm.
Festivities end at approximately 8:30 pm.
The Island Breeze Luau is held on the historic grounds of the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, which is located adjacent to the pier at Kailua Bay, on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. View Map
The check-in desk is located in the Hawaiian Monarchy Room located across from the Courtyard Business Library and hotel parking lot entrance. Payment for upgraded Hanohano seating is made at this time.
Parking is available at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Validation is given at the luau. Self-parking is $5.00 with validation, and valet parking is $10 for 5 hours.
- Special Notes:
- Flower lei available for purchase upon arrival.
Infant pricing (children 4 and under) are provided their own seat and plate. Children 4 and under are required to pay for the Hanohano option.
- Operation Days:
- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (and Wednesdays during the summer months)
- Approximately 3 hours