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Royal Kona Resort Luau

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Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Good value Luau

We visited this week while on the island and were generally satisfied with the experience. As others have indicated in their reviews: you need to set your expectations... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lea K
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this week while on the island and were generally satisfied with the experience. As others have indicated in their reviews: you need to set your expectations accordingly- this is not an authentic Hawaiian experience nor is it luxurious. It is however, perfectly relaxing and entertaining. The location is perfect. The seating is all decent and the backdrop is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was OK, the entertainment was better than the food. The Mai Tais were fake. All orange juice. I don't know what was in the rum shot they supposedly added, but you would think 9 drinks would, at least, give me a slight buzz.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Most of the luaus in the area all offer pretty much the same itinerary and food. We opted for one at a different hotel to get out and about, a cheaper option, close to the water to see a sunset and with pre-luau activities. They do not have reserved seating so arrive early - which we did and there was... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The setting for the luau provided a good view of the sunset, but for the price (about $75) the food was ample, but unimpressive and the Hawaiian dancers/singers were pretty white bread and unenthusiastic - except for the fire dancers who worked hard and seemed to be into their performances We waited in line just to check in, even though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was excellent-open bar, free tattoo, free floral wrist bracelet, great food awesome entertainment-Thank you Royal Kona we will come back-Maholo

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This luau was just what I was looking for in a first-time Hawaiian luau experience. I got to try a lot of great new Hawaiian foods, great cultural music and dancing, beautiful sunset ocean backdrop. What more could I ask for?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got excellent seats right front after waiting for a long time in line, I think they could have checked people in sooner as everything was setup already. We enjoyed the show. Our son-in-law even got picked to be on stage. The food was pretty good. Served buffet style. We've been to better luaus but for a first timer this... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the smaller venue and had great seats for the show. The food was good and the Maitais flowed freely. The band, dancers and hostess were all very well rehearsed. Bonus: Parking was right behind the venue for a minimal cost. We got a great deal on this from Facebook.

1 Thank DanPc
Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First disappointment: no flower leis. They gave you a dinky shell necklace instead. Food was OK, drink selection adequate; the live band that played warm-up and throughout the evening was terrific! The dancers were fabulous, and the fire dancer at the end was worth waiting for. But this is not an authentic luau, despite their burying the pig in a... More 

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Quakertown, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and great time. Dancers were amazing and learning the history behind them was very interesting.

1 Thank Misstaz

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