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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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US$204.68*
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau
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Great Luau

This was a great night. We snagged a table close to the stage with a great view. The food was very good, entertainment was awesome & it was an open bar (need I say more). We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great night. We snagged a table close to the stage with a great view. The food was very good, entertainment was awesome & it was an open bar (need I say more). We were staying at the resort, which made things easy, plus we got to see them preparing the pig in the earth oven the next... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This had everything one hopes for at a luau: Warm welcome, oceanfront, sunset, happy people, mai tais+, great music, tattoos and games for starters. Then came the pig from the pit, the tasty foods, and the poi. Then came the show: Audience participation was encouraged. The dancing was the best I have ever seen--especially from the slender fellow. To be... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course, we wanted to go to a luau, and this fit our schedule. The location is great (once you get passed the tourist shops), and there is lots of parking, The food was served "camp style" on partitioned plastic plates- but it was tasty. The best part --revealing the pig from it's underground pit and the dancing.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to say if it was "great" or just "good" since it's been 20 years since I've been to another one, but the family (including 2 near-teens and 2 mid-teens so that's saying a lot!) thought the food was all pretty good and the kids all liked the show. Parking is easy (but $3!). My only regret was not showing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the luau with low expectations. Loved the food and show. My daughter was like in trance following the traditional hula dancers. Reserved seating recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This luau is pretty trashy. You stand in a long line to get in (no idea why it takes so long). It's scrambled seating, so it's not like they are taking you to your seat like others. Drinks are average, and the "bartender" was kind of ignorant/rude. The food was way too salty, and very average. The show wasn't that... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Luau show was reasonably good. The mikes weren't good enuf though and initially those seated away from the stage couldn't hear the mc well. Food quality was ok, but they ran out of most desserts before they invited the last few rows to eat. I was eager to try the kona coffee cake, but by the time I got... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hasn't changed a thing since the last time we were there 5 years ago! Open bar though serving discount liquors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the luau at the Royal Kona a few days before Christmas to celebrate a friend's wedding. The food was great, and we enjoyed the show. The MC in particular was very entertaining. Would recommend, especially with preferred seating so as to be course to the stage.

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Westville, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, the show is cool. Tell you what your best bet is, order a pizza and sit by the pool. The pool is literally 20 feet from the stage. Anyone can come to the pool, no one even notices. There is no fence pot separation. It is all open and right by the street. The food is nasty and even... More 

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