What is the Atmosphere Like at a Hawaiian Luau?

Aloha! Are you looking to book your first Hawaiian vacation and keep hearing that a luau is a must for the to-do list but not quite sure what to expect? Well, you’re in luck because anyone asking “What is a Hawaiian Luau Party” is in for a treat unlike anything they’ve experienced before.


Put on your hula skirt or favorite flowered button down, and join us for a Hawaii Luau on the Big Island. As the sun is beginning to set on another perfect day in Hawaii, you hear the boom of the drum and a man wearing a grass skirt dances past your group, holding a lit tiki torch. Ah, he’s gearing up for the evening’s luau. It’s only the beginning.

As you enter the luau, you are greeted by a beautiful Hawaiian woman who puts a lei made of fresh flowers around your neck. The crisp smell of the flowers fills the luau and you begin your feast on traditional Hawaiian foods including everything from poi (a starchy staple you must give a taste) and pipi kaula (beef jerky) to fish, salmon, steak, and poke (marinated raw fish that is a unique Hawaiian treat). If your plate gets full before you can try everything, don’t worry because you can go back for more of your favorites.

Take a seat and take in the music and show with everything from hula dancers to flame throwers, all under the Hawaiian night sky. If you’re really feeling adventurous, get up and give the hula a try! Learn some new moves to show off for your friends when you get home!

The feast and show at Hawaii Luaus on the big island is something you will not soon forget. You can get a feel for the atmosphere by watching a Hawaiian Luau video but there is no way to replicate the experience until you join in on it!

Visit DiscoverHawaiiTours.com or call (808) 690-9050 for more information on luau packages available and to sign up for a luau during your visit to Hawaii. Spots are limited so make this one of the first steps in planning your trip. Book your luau in conjunction with a visit to Pearl Harbor or a trip to the North Shore for a full day experience on the big island before venturing out to the other Hawaiian Islands.


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