Voyagers of the Pacific Luau in Kailua Kona, HI

Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort75-5852 Alii DriveKailua Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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Presented at Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort, the Lava, Legends and Legacies Polynesian Luau offers an exciting and breathtaking experience for guests of all ages to enjoy. Each luau includes a traditional lei welcoming with photo opportunities, an Imu presentation, an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, an open bar, and a dynamic Polynesian revue with fire artists, dancers, musicians and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Parking is $3.
  • Features an open bar and all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet.
  • Hotel transportation is not provided.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating fire dance finale.


from Voyagers of the Pacific
Spectacular oceanfront views, vibrant Hawaiian sunsets and the sound of waves lapping against the lava rocks provide a stunning backdrop for the Royal Kona Resort Luau known as "Voyagers of the Pacific". The sound of native drums pounding signals the start of this high energy and dynamic show. Enjoy an evening of feasting, music, and dance as the performers present a breathtaking tribute to the fascinating legends and journeys of the South Pacific and Hawaii.

After experiencing a delicious all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet, you'll enjoy the acclaimed cast of musicians and dancers from Tihati Productions as they take you on an authentic journey through the South Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Raratonga, New Zealand and Samoa, through the travels and romance of Holomoana (the voyager) and Kalua (Hawaiian princess). Their performance includes songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows and is highlighted by a Samoan "fire knife" dance, simply too amazing to miss!

Highlights Include:
  • Aloha Shell Lei Welcoming and photo opportunities

  • Open Bar with standard cocktails, mai tais, beer, wine, soda & fruit punch

  • Traditional Imu (Underground Oven) Presentation

  • An All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet with traditional island fare & delicacies

  • Dynamic & lyrical Polynesian revue with Master of Ceremonies, Dancers, Musicians & Fire Artists

  • Fire Dance Finale

The Luau Menu:
  • Appetizer: Assortment of Salads, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Taro & Guava Bread

  • Entrée: Kalua Pig, Kalua Turkey, Fresh Island Fish, Island Chicken w/ Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Fried Rice, Corn

  • Dessert: Coconut Cream Cake, Chocolate Cake, Haupia (Hawaiian pudding)

  • Open Bar: Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea, Soda, Fruit Punch, Mai Tai's, and standard cocktails.

Lava, Legends & Legacies Luau Schedule:
5:00 pm – Seating Commences
5:30 pm – Reception of Lei’s, Hawaiian Music, Open Bar, Arts & Crafts
5:45 pm – Torch lighting
6:00 pm – Imu Unearthing
6:30 pm – All-You-Can-Eat-Hawaiian Luau Buffet
7:20 pm – Pareo Fashion Show
7:30 pm – Tihati’s Voyagers of the Pacific show begins
8:30 pm – Show Ends

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Bob Roberts
1 Review
"Fun time luau"
June, 2017
The food is ok. The cost is for the show. A dinner and a live show on the shores for Hawaii watching the sunset is going to cost you money. Nothing in Hawaii is cheap That being said the music was good, extra rum in the Mai tais is good, and it's a good and informative show. Get in line early. There is an option to buy a up front seat. It may be worth it for you. We didn't get it and we had a great view. If you make it as far as kona go to the show. How many will you ever get to see.
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Tip: Go to the pier and shops a short walk by the shore. Go north to

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Jessica B.
Kent, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not worth the money"
April, 2015
We went to this luau as our big outing for the day. We were all looking forward to it. It turned out to be so disorganized that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. The seating was terrible so you could hardly see the stage. The food wasn't what it said on the website when we booked. There was an arts and crafts table where we could make bracelets. It was so disorganized that grown women kept cutting in front of my daughter while she waited patiently. I had to keep saying something to the girl running it. And she still skipped my child! Then the guy who was drawing on people's arms kept saying he was running out of time and couldn't finish. But he was still allowing a line to form and for people to wait instead of announcing it to everyone. The food wasn't good. The only good part was the fire dancer. This isn't worth the cash. Use your money at SeaQuest for a snorkel tour. That was worth every penny!!!
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Tip: Don't spend your money on this! And don't expect any of the staff to be friendly!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Mondo V
"This resort takes advantage of tourist!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
I was on Groupon Oahu looking for luau deals for this island, when I saw a deal for the Voyage of the Pacific luau at the Royal Kona resort. I use Groupon a lot and my family and I have never been to Oahu before, so we do not know much about the city names or hotels on this island or any other island for that matter. I have never had a problem with Groupon before, so I bought a luau package for 5 people without hesitation. However, when my family and I tried to pull up directions to this Luau we could not find them. when I called the Royal Kona to try to get direction to them, they explained to me that their resort was not on Oahu, but on the big island of Hawaii over 200 miles away. I explained to them that we had purchased a luau deal for this hotel from Groupon, and they told us that we could not get a refund from them, and that it was our problem, and to take it up with Groupon. I was furious! Why would they advertise and sale Luaus on an Oahu website for a completely different island over 200 miles away. So upon hanging up with the Royal Kona resort, I attempted to get a hold of Groupon to explained my situation to them however, I could not find a number. so I spoke to a representative for Groupon via the internet, but they blew my off and told me that they would have to get back to me. A few days later,Groupon sent me a email stating that the would not refund my money and that is that. Just wow! I have tried to contact Groupon since then further regarding this issue, however I am finding it very difficult to get a hold of an actual human being. Both Groupon as well as the Royal Kona Resort should be ashamed of them self's for so bluntly ripping of tourist. And shame on me for trusting Groupon enough that I did not think that I would have to research a luau before buying from them to make sure that the luau was on the actual island that they are advertising this luau and selling it on. talk about ripping of people.
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Monika W
Evansville, Indiana
"Great Value"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
We actually overlooked the Luau from our Oceanfront Room at the Royal Kona Resort. I had booked tickets online for a discount of approx. $25.00 a person. The day we had booked the show it rained and the show was cancelled. You had the option of getting your money refunded or to choose another day. We went 2 days later and enjoyed the Luau with a beautiful sunset setting and beautiful music and awesome performers. Mai Tais were included in the price and the buffet with island specialties was plenty and very good. It was a great value for show, drinks and food. If the first show would have not rained out I possibly would have went to the second show again. We had a great time. My suggestion is to be there 1/2 an hour before they open to get best seats available.
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Brett B
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
"First Luau was wonderful!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
We went to Hawaii last week and knew we wanted to go to a Luau. We were in Hawaii for a wedding, and a local family told us that this was a good one to see. We were thoroughly pleased with this luau. The bar stayed open for quite a while, and drinks are included. However, the Mai Tai isn't very strong, but the bartender will top it off for you. I'm not sure if there is a bad seat anywhere, but there are a few spots where you'll have to look around a palm tree for a bit. We sat on the left end table in the middle, right next to the Imu. I highly recommend that spot. The luau lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours, so plan your time accordingly. Oh, and get there early if you want a good seat. And by early, I mean about 45 minutes before opening, or earlier. Dress is anywhere from casual to dressy, depends on what you want to wear. Tickets were about $75 per person (I think). Just know that if they cancel for rain, you will not get your money back once you have checked in, but you can reschedule for another night. The dancing was good, the music was fabulous, and the food was amazing, and plentiful. They did close up the leftovers about an hour after everyone had been served. When you finish your plate, go get another one before its gone. :) Parking is $3 and limited.
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Joshua C
"Good for a resort luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
I've been to a few luau in my day, some large production and some small, this one did pretty good for a resort. It was a long process to get in, long line to get the wrist band. Once in the mai tai were good, but the bartender always gave a little splash extra of rum to spice it up! I enjoyed the live band playing for the whole show and the dancers were a small energetic group that performed the various variety of hula. The food was good and there was plenty to fill you up twice!
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Lisa D
"Great food and entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2018 NEW
We were there last night and I would have to say this was worth the experience. The food was great and the entertainment was too. I don’t understand the review about crowded tables and Only a few dancers. This was the exact experience I wanted for my teenage sons. The setting over looking the water was beautiful. I would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Voyagers of the Pacific

What is included in my ticket price?
All guests enjoy exceptional entertainment including photo opportunities, arts and crafts, music and dance, and more.

Dinner and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also included with every purchased ticket. Adults can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Polynesian Buffet including traditional island fare and delicacies. Our open bar includes cocktails, Mai Tais, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and juice. Guests also can view a traditional Imu (underground oven) ceremony.

When should I arrive?
Seating begins at 5:00 pm. Guests should arrive a few minutes prior to 5:00 pm to obtain the best seats.

Is parking available?
Yes. Guests may park for a $3 fee.

Do you offer transportation from my hotel?
No, we do not.

Is fire dancing safe?
Yes. Audience members are not in danger when the fire artists and dancers are performing. Our performers and crew are all thoroughly trained in all safety practices in the case of an emergency.

What should I do if I need to cancel my reservation?
You can change your order at NO COST before the cancellation date. To modify the number of tickets or admissions, you must cancel the original order and make a new order for the new date or time. This can be done from within your account by logging in or by contacting customer service by telephone. Any additional costs for changes would be charged to a card number you provide for the new purchase. We do not keep your credit card information on file for security purposes.