FIA FIA Polynesian Show
FIA FIA Polynesian Show
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newhampshire411
Chicago, IL420 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We paid for the upgrade for our family of five, but since we were closest to the walking path it was extremely hard to hear and see. We couldn't understand a thing the announcer was saying. My kids (ages 9, 12, and 14) ended up very bored and wanted to leave(and they have loved other luau's). Food was good compared to other Luau's we have been to, but overall it was a disappointment.
Written January 13, 2020
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JasminedogLosAngeles
Los Angeles429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If you are going to attend a tourist luau on Oahu, then you should go to the Tuesday night "Fia Fia Luau" presented at the Marriott Ko Olina resort and hosted by Chief Sielu Avea. You have to call the Marriott Ko Olina directly to order tickets ahead of time.

We have attended Fia Fia many times at the Marriott Ko Olina and think the buffet luau is great, the Polynesian show is top notch, the outdoor oceanfront setting is beautiful and the small and intimate size of the crowd means the sight-lines for the show are way better than other luau venues for the same money.

Our wait staff could have been a bit better serving drinks during the pre-luau activities, but the freshness and variety of the buffet and the production dances of the luau made up for this small critique. There are no bad views at the Fia Fia luau due to it's smaller size and table layout.

A similar show is presented at his "Chiefs Luau" other evenings at the Wet & Wild Waterpark in Kapolei, but we think the food offering is better at Fia Fia.

Of course the headliner himself is what you go to see: the famous and very funny Chief Sielu Avea himself, a longtime mainstay from the Polynesian Cultural Center and now entertainer of his own luau production.

Yes you can go to the Paradise Cove or Disney Aulani Ka Wa'a luaus on Oahu's leeward (west) side, but they can't offer the up close and personal one on one experience of a living Oahu legend like Chief Sielu. We had a great time and would highly recommend.
Written April 24, 2024
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Eleni
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Food was terrible. Way overpriced for what we got especially since the show was on the center lawn right in the middle of the property. So we could have sat anywhere and watched the show. The show was good, MC awesome, fire amazing. But we could barely see in General seating (seriously, the people sitting at the restaurant or anywhere in the resort had a better view than us). In general seating you get 1 drink ticket and the drinks were just ok. My suggestion is to go next door to Aulani where the price is the same but you get an open bar and way better views. Or… make reservations at the restaurant on the Marriott property, eat waaaaay better food and watch the show from there.
Written January 13, 2024
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fun2traveltoo
Seattle51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Love this Fia Fia Luau.
This is a great family event. We’ve been to several Luau’s in Oahu and this is THE best!!!
Love the dry sense of humor and more intimate than others. Not Hollywood at all!
We get a little bit of Polynesian culture education and a great performance from the dancers. Amazing fire dance too. We had a fantastic family evening as a family from 3 different continents!
Thank you for a great show!!
Written November 23, 2022
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Sara S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a waste of money! The dinner wasn’t worth the price at all. The food was of really bad quality, too dry, and with very limited options. There was only one type of dessert available. The show was okay, but all we could see were people’s heads. Hotel guests who didn’t pay for the show and were watching from their balconies or around the stage had a much better view. We couldn’t even hear the sound properly. Overall, we’ve had much better experiences watching these kinds of shows elsewhere during our previous trips.
Written April 3, 2024
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Vicki S
Scottsdale, AZ15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This is definitely a must-see luau show on Oahu. It happens to be located right on our timeshare property at Ko Olina Beach Club, a beautiful resort setting. I would advise buying your tickets a month in advance online, as it fills up quickly. It’s held only one day a week, on Tuesdays.
Written July 20, 2022
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Ed Bengela
Perrysburg, OH106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
First Lau, what a great show. The food was just as good. The Lau took place right on the resort from 5-7. Food was given out to each person. It is not the buffet style is used to be. Very delicious as all food comes from the Hawaiian Islands. Recommend to all. Great time!
Written May 10, 2022
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amotedr
Holliston, MA103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We just got back from Oahu and had the best time at this luau. The food was delicious. You get an introduction to the Polynesian culture and great hula demonstrations. We loved the chief's dry humor. The fire show at the end was spectacular. The setting was beautiful with an amazing sunset. We researched a lot of this type of show and we were glad we chose this one.
Written January 27, 2023
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Lakefronter
Holland, MI217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did the Elite seating and were front & center. Organized and efficient. Buffet food was plentiful with choices for kids. Food included pork, fish, beef pasta salads, rolls and deserts. Kids choose spaghetti or chicken.
Alot of good laughs and history/culture. Verrrrry entertaining!
Yes, I do recommend completely.
Written March 6, 2020
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Pudgie
Brentwood, CA83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
We had two friend families staying at Aulani and decided to go to a Luau together. We decided on this one as our family was staying at the Marriott Ko Olina and based on all the good reviews we were reading and the fact that two years ago we saw part of the show from peeking in from the outside. The other two main Luaus here run everyday and bring bus loads of tourists to their sites. Fia Fia is smaller in size and therefore more intimate and runs only on Tuesdays. You basically make reservations through the concierge desk.

There are three tiers of seating here and costs go up accordingly. Not sure if the top or elite tier is only offered to the Marriott folks but it runs around $150. The next is the premium tier which runs around $120 and then you have the regular which is about $105. They set up seating based on how many folks sign up for each tier. There are only basically two rows of double long tables in a slight arc around the stage. The elite sit center stage. The premium get any left over tables at the edges plus center stage in the second row. The regulars get the leftovers on the sides. They color code you with lei's for the elite and premium as well as the table cloth color. In most cases though, you can get a good view of the stage from any table as again this is a smaller group of people attending. We were a group of 19 so exactly filled the Center table in the second row.

Their seating is first come, first served and starts from around 4:30. If you want to be at the head of the line, you need to be there around 4:00. They have three lines so make sure you get into the correct one. They have stands at the head of each line which are in a row. Basically they are making one big line but putting elite in front, followed by premium then others. Once you get your seat, you can wander around as they have men making weaved head dresses for anyone, a fire making area, temp tattoos, vendors selling goods and other things to do. They start up their music and do a very good job keeping everyone informed of what is taking place around you. Eventually they announce the Imu ceremony to dig up the Kahlua pig.

They give you drink tickets for everyone and even the little ones get the same drink tickets. You can get punch with the tickets but it seemed like most kids wound up with water and their parents got an extra Mai Tai or two. You can also get beer and wine I believe. The food comes up next and it goes fairly fast with two tables or four lines. The food is okay. Nothing spectacular and not as expansive in food choices as other Luaus I've been too. The flavoring was good and they did have purple yams as something unusual, but for the most part regular Luau food. The hapia was good here. Dessert was cakes with different icing. One thing bad here is they tend to start putting food away as soon as the last person has made their first visit and don't encourage you go to get more food. One really neat thing is they have a kids food table were there are some items like mac and cheese, spaghetti, chicken tenders and other items more geared for kids. But note that kids prices are very high here (this is true of all three Luaus in this area) with kids ages 4 to 11 costing $75 per for the premium seats. This is pretty steep for a 4 year old who is eating chicken tenders and fries. As a comparison, we went to Smith's on Kauai and there kids ages 3 to 6 is $19 and 7 to 13 is $30.

After the food is the show. For the most part the show is pretty good. Not spectacular. The girls are good dancers and with the guys put on a good show similar to what I’ve seen at many luaus. What makes this show super good is the fire dance. This is the best fire dance performance I’ve ever seen and the closing with nine twirlers or more is spectacular. You can tell that the guys are really into it and trying to give a good show. The chief/mc likes to acknowledge all the birthdays, honeymooners, anniversaries, veterans, and especially the couples who managed to stay together the longest. Depending on how you like this stuff, it either seems like a wasted time as you’re there to watch a show or you like to see all this smoozing.

All in all it’s a good show and worth seeing. If you like the fire dancing part which all luau shows seem to have, you’ll love this show.

Written October 30, 2017
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