Indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of Polynesia at the Legends of the Pacific Luau at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. This traditional dinner and authentic dance capture the essence of the islands.
The Legends of the Pacific Luau located at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii is a dinner and show that transports guests to the islands of the Pacific through music, dance and food. Brought to you by Tahiti Productions, this show is perfect for all ages (keep in mind that it does end around 9 p.m. so little ones might need a nap prior to the show to stay up past their bedtime).
For guests staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, the luau facility is conveniently located on-property and guests can attend a complimentary imu preparation presentation on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. to see how the kalua pig is cooked for the luau using a traditional Hawaiian method.
The doors to the luau open at 5:30 p.m. and upon arrival, guests get their photo taken with flower leis and a ukulele (you don’t get to keep them). While waiting for the dinner show to begin, guests (especially kids) will enjoy trying the art of Poi Ball twirling used by the Maori people of New Zealand or getting a temporary traditional Polynesian tattoo from a Tahitian warrior.
At 6 p.m., the kalua pig is removed from the underground oven and presented to the audience as part of the feast. The luau begins with guests being served salad and local bread, as well as complimentary beverages and cocktails, including the popular Mai Tai made with fresh pineapple juice. Guests are serenaded by a live trio playing traditional island music.
The show begins at 7:15 and guests are treated to a spectacular glimpse into the culture of the Pacific Islands. The show’s MC introduces each dance and entertains the audience with singing and teaches everyone a hula dance called the Hukilau.
As the show takes place, the main course is served, which includes island favorites such as Huli Huli chicken, fresh seared island fish, macaroni salad, rice, Parker Ranch shoyu-marinated ribs, fresh fruit, and kalua pig. For children who don’t care for the traditional fare, thankfully there are kid-friendly alternatives such as chicken nuggets, spaghetti and fries.
The show features traditional dance from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, and Tuamotu, with outfits specific to each region. Some of the dance is slow and enchanting, while others are upbeat and primal. Regardless, every dance tells and story and there are lots of hips shaking. The dancers are adorned with fresh flowers and traditional attire that includes grass skirts, tealeaf skirts, and seashells. As a grand finale, the audience witnesses an awe-inspiring fire dancer.
To finish the meal, an assortment of fresh Hawaiian-style desserts are served including haupia, a coconut pudding.
- Adults $109 + tax
- Seniors (65+) $99 + tax
- Kama‘aina (with ID) $99 + tax
- Teens (ages 13-18) $99 + tax
- Children (ages 5-12) $54 + tax
- Children under age 5 are complimentary
- Show only: $60 + tax
- Ali‘i seating upgrade: add $26 + tax
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr.
Waikoloa, HI 96738