Big Island of Hawaii

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

Big Island of Hawaii, USA
Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


If you find yourself scouring Big Island reviews for the best luau in Kona, be sure to check out the Island Breeze luau, located right downtown. This immensely popular Big Island luau features shows from around Polynesia, with performances ranging from Fijian war dances to traditional Hawaiian hula. The night is capped off by the heart-pounding action of the Samoan fire and knife show, and you can feast on a filling Hawaiian buffet that’s paired with an open bar.
  • 2-3hour Luau experience in Kona
  • Be amazed by an array of performances in a beautiful oceanfront setting
  • Enjoy an authentic, Hawaiian-style buffet and open bar
  • Participate in preliminary activities with the cast
  • Watch a royal procession representing King Kamehameha and his legacy
  • Great fun for the entire family!

What's Included

  • 2 to 3 hour Luau with open seating
  • Live performances and demonstrations
  • Full dinner buffet
  • Open Standard bar (includes: standard bar pours, beer, wine, mai tais), fruit punch, soft drinks)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

05:30 PM

Ticket Redemption Point

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

What To Expect

The Polynesian production at the Island Breeze luau has been voted 'best in west Hawaii,' and when you spend an evening at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, it’s easy to see why this Big Island luau is one of the most popular in town.

Held on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay. The luau is set near Ahu’ena — King Kamehameha’s former estate — and provides visitors with a backdrop of paddlers, boaters, and Hualalai volcano. When it’s time to eat before the show, choose from a 22-dish buffet that will satisfy even the biggest eaters, and enjoy the drinks at the open bar as the sun disappears on the horizon. During the royal procession, sit back and watch as King Kamehameha arrives in an outrigger canoe and performers offer an oli, or chant, while others blow on the conch.

Over the course of the fiery Polynesian revue, you’ll travel across the Pacific Ocean from Fiji to Aotearoa, and hear dances, chants, stories, and tales from Tonga, Hawaii, and Samoa.

Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark

Admission Ticket Free

Ahuena Heiau

Admission Ticket Free

Island Breeze Luau

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The Island Breeze Luau is within walking distance of many visitor accommodations in Kailua-Kona.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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430 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Cakes were great.
Nemanja_J, Apr 2024
While I cannot say that this was my best Luau that I have attended, it was very nice experience. Food was good, but I have to admit that cakes were awesome (said by someone that rarely eats desert). Unfortunately due to evening rain program was cut short, but we enjoyed what we saw (Hawaii, Tahiti, Aotearoa, & Samoa)
A nice Luau for family
Melissa_D, Apr 2024
My family, including two kids age 15 and 11 really enjoyed the luau. She entertainment was great and we all learned a lot about the culture and history of the Polynesian islands.
Fantastic luau for our family of 10!
Dan_W, Apr 2024
Fantastic luau — great setting and seating, delicious food and drinks, first class service and entertainment! Highly recommend!
Nice show. Good food
Faith_F, Apr 2024
Good food and nice show…that’s Al I have to say…company was kind to allow another date due to rain. Thanks
Great time
Ariana_C, Apr 2024
It was a great time, my family had a wonderful time. Bartender and helpers weren’t so nice. But the food and performances all together were amazing!
Island Breeze Luau
Carol_M, Mar 2024
Plenty of good food and the show was excellent. The musicians and singers were exceptional! My first Luau and I loved it.
Awesome Luau!
Melanie_S, Mar 2024
Loved the whole experience. We thought food was very good and loved learning about Hawaiian history while also enjoying the entertainment.
Very much worth the experience
Nick_P, Mar 2024
I'm so happy we did this. I've always wanted to experience a Luau. The fire dancing and history were really cool. We also got to meet some other people, and got really great ideas for places to go in the next few days.
Subpar and Expensive Experience
Richard_R, Mar 2024
This was a disappointing experience, especially after paying over $500 for 3 people. The seating was packed, the food was mediocre at best and the performance was minimal - about 3 dance routines, and one flame stick performer. Before we barely ate desert and had one drink, the experience was over. On top of this, we got rained on while eating and watching the show. There needs to some backup/contingency plan for when it rains. I expected a lot more for such a steep price.
Not great
Lauren_J, Mar 2024
I hate to sound like a Karen but the food was awful and it started raining so they cut the show early. We were there literally an hour. It was sad.
Nice event.
Aruna_J, Mar 2024
Attended this with my family. The food was OK but the drinks were terrible. The show was great - it was a nice theme and we loved that they featured other islands as well. Overall good but overpriced.
Great history
Seth_W, Mar 2024
Great time learning about the history of Hawaii while enjoying food and watching some amazing dancing and fire spinning.
The food was amazing! The show was very good and informative!
Misty_L, Mar 2024
It was amazing to here the history and see the whole play! I like how you got the audience involved to speak the Hawaiin language. Thank you for an awesome experience!
A Must See!!!!!
Italia_P, Mar 2024
The atmosphere was stunning! Right next to the bay, overlooking the town which lit up once the sunset. The food was exceptional and plentiful. The MC truly captured the spirit of Aloha and Ohana. Many pacific islands were showcased each with their own style of dance. The night ended with a spectacular fire show that left you wanting more.
Worst luau I’ve ever been to
ashlie_p, Mar 2024
Had to be inside due to the weather. Although it didn’t even rain the entire night. We were sat in the back and weren’t allowed to choose our seating like it says. We couldn’t see anything and the service was sub par at best. Super disappointed with how much money we spent and the treatment we had. Would not recommend.
Not good
Cassie_M, Mar 2024
I say poor not because this is my first time but, poor because we were forced to be inside and the we paid an experience with 7 people and didn’t get it! We can’t go to Hawaii without ending the night with a luau, but it felt like we were in a wedding hall and knew no one! No sunset so beautiful sky’s! It was awful, the dancers are a 5 but the way things were handled we all deserve at least Half for a refund!
Not worth the money…. Needs better communication. More concern for elderly and disabled
Robert_O, Mar 2024
Communication was not great. Not very well thought out for elderly or disabled. Paid $63 for parking only to learn we could have parked at hotel. Then getting to the spot, the couple we were with were elderly and had trouble walking only To be sent all the way back to get the wrist bands. Asked if we could just have grandma get a chair, told NO, go have her sit on rock wall. We had gotten there early too. Then getting in, different people saying and telling us different things… had to walk all the way to the table with someone only To find out that wasn’t the area, then he told to wait there while he figured out where we needed to be… we waited then to be moved to a NOT so good spot where the little girls couldn’t see anything. We thought food was great and the dancers were amazing… liked that they had food options for the little kids. By the time I got to get a gingerale as my ONLY drink… they were out. I paid for the print pictures BEFORE 7pm and never received them. I asked where to get them and no one knew what I was talking about. Soooo, I think my money could have been spent better somewhere else
Luau aloha
Sheryl_B, Feb 2024
Fire dancer was great and enjoyed the dancers! Enjoyed the entrance of the royal court! Great MC! Great time!
But VIP seating
MARGE_B, Feb 2024
Food and show marvelous. Seating is an issue. Buy VIP because if you get general seating you might not be able to see. I sat next to a gentleman who did not consider others. I had to go stand in back to see the show.
Island Breeze Luau
John_W, Feb 2024
The Island Breeze Luau was fantastic! We were a family get together of 10 ranging in age from 18 to 80 years old. Some have never been to a Luau before and really enjoyed themselves. Those of us who have been to a Luau before found it to be very comparable to the ones that we have been to. The food was very tasty and plenty full. The open bar was very good. The only thing I would add is that in hindsight I would have spent the extra money to get the extra perks, especially the early entrance at 5:15 PM vice 5:30 PM.

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