A Hawaiian Luau is a fun and easy way to enjoy the warm, tropical atmosphere of an island breeze. Luaus are very popular at public celebrations in Oahu and many of them take place at Waikiki Beach. For the best Hawaiian Luau experience, choose one at sunset. At Waikiki, you can also experience the island breeze while relaxing on a beach lounge chair or sun lounger. Enjoy roasting pig and dancing around under a tropical sky at the most intimate Hawaiian Luau you’ve ever been to.
Celebrate this Polynesian show of colors and splendor at the Aloha Oahu Center on Oahu’s north shore. Form a line on each side of the courtyard king statue to watch as the Polynesian parade progresses to the front of the building. The main highlight of the Aloha Oahu Center’s Polynesian show of colors is when the castaways from the USS Arizona arrive to meet the crew and take their photos in front of the huge statue of King Kalakaua.
This iconic landmark on Oahu’s north shore is another of the top stops in the island breeze luau party.
Built-in the late 1800s, this old steamship terminal has been lovingly restored and offers a fascinating view of the island’s seafloor. The main stage is situated adjacent to the wharf, which offers great pictures of the hula dancers, Polynesian revue acts, and sailing ships. During the evening a free guided tour around the wharf will enlighten your view of the Island. The boat tour takes you through the narrow path between the jetty and the outer walls of the wharf. After an adventurous boat ride, you’ll be led to another part of the historic wharf, where you’ll have an opportunity to check out the many shops located in the narrow street.
After the boat tour, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a special pre-lunar New Year’s Eve bash. From the open bar to the buffet line, guests are treated to island hospitality in style. Many hotels are located nearby so guests can easily begin August’s festivities right away.
While you’re on Oahu, don’t forget to check out the island breeze luau festivities that take place at the Aloha Stadium. This venue offers everything you need to relax and enjoy a night on the town. Numerous bars, shops, and shows line the outside of the stadium, and several Hawaiian performers entertain the crowd inside.
A few blocks from the Aloha Stadium, you’ll find the Kailua-Kona rainforest. The lush green lawn gives visitors a look into a world of nature that makes the island breeze feel like it’s truly a part of our daily lives. The inside of the courtyard has plenty of natural light and exhibits. The Hiking trail wraps around the courtyard, while the Hiking Chair is located near the gate.
If you’re headed to the island later in the evening, then the hula classes and the island breeze might be enough to get you going.
Since Hawaii is made up of four islands, the lei greeting and island breeze will take you to every island. Your first lesson will be the hula lessons, followed by a tour of the leis in honor of various cultures. When the evening begins, the guests can take center stage as their favorite lei is placed in the middle of the courtyard.
Guests can then enjoy the island cuisine while dancing to live music performed by a string quartet or a local artist. Your dinner can be followed by a performance by the island’s renowned acrobats as the night winds down. Your evenings in Kauai will never be complete without taking in the island culture at the Hiking Center or by enjoying the island cuisine during your dinner at Imu restaurant. You can also spend the night exploring the grounds at the historic Kaanaku beach.