Everyone knows one of the things synonymous with Hawaii is a luau. One of the best places to experience this ages old custom is on the island of Oahu.
We have put together a list of five of the most popular luaus on the island for you to be able to be a part of the best luau in Oahu while staying at the ultra-luxurious Villa Leticia where you will experience contemporary grandeur surrounded by tropical flora and fauna and majestic sunsets.
What is a luau?
A luau is a traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian celebration featuring entertainment and outdoor activities. The word "luau" is a modern adaptation of the concept of aha'aina (or pa'ina), meaning "gathering meal." In ancient Hawaii, royalty used to celebrate local culture and special occasions by organizing feasts of mea'ai (food), hula (dance), and mele (songs). The most popular luau dishes are poi, Kalua pig, chicken long rice, laulau, lomi lomi salmon, haupia, and poke.
At Toa Luau in alluring Waimea, you can immerse yourself in the excitement and beauty of Polynesia on Oahu’s historic north shore. Complete with authentic interactive cultural demonstrations, this luau provides a sampling of Polynesian dances like the hula, thrilling entertainment, cooking demonstrations and authentic cuisine.
This very intimate luau focuses on sharing the Hawaiian culture with its guests in a backyard style luau. Here, you’ll find a unique, hands on, intimate and truly magical five-star experience. Guests say this is everything they hoped for and more. Walk through a rainforest, help build an imu (Hawaiian underground oven) and enjoy a front row seat throughout with a small group of guests who soon become family. You will also have a five-star experience staying at Villa Miranda with its stunningly majestic waterfront location.
Polynesian Cultural Center
The award-winning Ali’I Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center blends a delicious array of island and mainland fare with the excitement of authentic island entertainment from across Polynesia. You’ll finish your adventure with the power of Ha: Breath of Life, an action-packed evening show with fire, song and dance featuring more than 100 Polynesian performers.
Rock-A-Hula is fun luau Honolulu has. It has a large cast, and a concert-quality show featuring powerful Hawaiian and Polynesian music, hula, and fire-knife dancing. All this happens in the Royal Hawaiian Theater six days a week, year-round. You can also opt for a luau under the stars complete with gourmet fare and cocktails.
Ka Moana Luau
This is Oahu’s only east side luau with award-winning entertainment and a one-of-a-kind show starting and ending with fire. Enjoy a short, beautiful drive to iconic Sea Life Park. You will experience breathtaking ocean views, interactive activities and an amazing menu. This is an ideal luau experience for the whole family!
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