Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
4.5
Cultural ToursPoints of Interest & LandmarksLuausKayaking & Canoeing
Monday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
About
The Polynesian Cultural Center, voted the #1 attraction in Hawaiʻi by USA Today, is located along the famous North Shore of Oʻahu. Explore 42 acres of tropical splendor featuring 6 authentic villages representing the island cultures of Hawaiʻi, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga. Mingle with Pacific Islanders as they share the majesty of their culture through music, dance and traditional hands-on activities. Our most popular dining option is the award-winning Aliʻi Lūʻau. This royal feast blends a delicious array of island themed dishes with the excitement of authentic Hawaiian entertainment. Finish your adventure though the power of “HĀ: Breath of Life,” an action-packed evening show. Ignited by fire, song and dance featuring over 100 Polynesian performers, this story of passion will make your day a truly unforgettable experience. The Polynesian Cultural Center: all of Polynesia in one exciting place. HUKI – A New Canoe Celebration! Returns late July 2024.
Laie, Hawaii

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
After your visit, you will be surprised at the breadth of Polynesian culture. You could spend all day at the center, or you can purchase just one aspect of the experience. All ages will enjoy the excursion, which can include immersive informational sessions, interactive activities, and the nightly show. Truly impressive and worth the price.
Written June 18, 2024
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kburd8
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I loved the grounds of this place...just beautiful and clean and relaxing. Beautiful foliage, some waterfalls and just lovely. The different Polynesian 'villages' were interesting, and the people were very nice and full of information. I almost didn't go to the show because I've been to Luaus before, but glad I changed my mind and went for the package. It was cool to see the different countries representing their culture...Tonga, Tahiti, etc. Definitely worth seeing. We did the villages and the show only, and did food in one of the restaurants there, which was very good. Food trucks are there too, so plenty of different foods to eat beside the usual Luau type food. We enjoyed the bus driver we had on the trip from and to our hotel...very nice, and pointed out some interesting things on the way.
Written June 16, 2024
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Georgia S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
From the minute we arrived on the pre arranged transportation we knew we were in for a good day. An informative driver who pointed out areas of interest on the hour long ride from Waikiki.
We were directed to our guide (Excel) who was welcoming, informative, engaging, helpful and knowledgeable.
The centre works like a finely tuned machine, with numerous guides walking around the centre with their groups, guiding them into shows, activities and exhibits with perfect timing resulting in no queues.
There are plenty of rest rooms, shade and water available, and guides will ensure your wellbeing on the tour which is can be up to 4 hours (but feels like 1).
Your guide will then hand you over to colleagues at the Luau, where the buffet includes various meats, fresh fish, salads, deserts and fruits which is available after your pineapple smoothie and lei greeting. Staff are equally as friendly, accommodating birthdays/special occasions.
While eating you are entertained by hula dancers and music on stage.
After the buffet, you are directed to the Breath of Life show, which is in an auditorium and fascinating to watch -this concludes at 9pm.

Observations
If any problems arise I feel confident that the staff will be able to sort them for you - whatever the issues.
Take a sun umbrella, there was ample tree shade in June but if its busy you could be exposed at times.
There are plenty of rest rooms and water stations throughout the area
Take a re-fillable water bottle with you.
It is a brilliant, interactive day - but if you are starting at 1230 by 7.30pm (after the buffet) older or younger generations may be tired and not appreciate the Breath of Life performance.

Credit to the staff at the centre - we were in awe of them! Well done!
Written June 14, 2024
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Larry T
Gray, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
First trip to Hawaii for our daughter and granddaughter. The PCC luau and evening show, Breath of Life, blew them away. Very impressed. Wife and I had been before and it is so fulfilling in story to see and experience the original Hawaii.
Written June 10, 2024
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atraveler300
Miami, FL96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A great place to go-plan on spending day. We did a private guide-great experience she was very knowledgeable-I had a wheelchair ( 80 ) it was very easy to get around and the show all day were great-front roll seats-when to their Lula-It was so so-but the show was worth it-Get their bus very easy
Written June 9, 2024
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Sharon D F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The highlight was the entertainment. The buffet was the best we ever had... fresh food, excellent variety, very clean area... inviting. Loved the beauty of the surroundings and the friendliness of the personnel.
Written June 9, 2024
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Richard W
Penn Valley, CA821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I find that I learn something new and enjoy myself each time I visit this unique living display of the various Polynesian cultures. The grounds are beautiful and nicely layed out. Bathrooms are all over as are water and shade options.
We started the day with a Circle Island Tour on the nice full size tour buses used by the Center. This is a great way to see the many key sites of Oahu in a short period of time. The Cultural Center is the afternoon of the day.
There are several dinner venues available, but we did the Gateway buffet dinner--AMAZING!! Salads, chicken dishes, fish dishes including fresh Ahi and shrimp, beef dishes, desserts and ice cream options. The service is wonderful and live music by "The Uncles" was playing during the time with a great variety of sounds and easy listening.
After dinner we went to view the show " Ha, Breathe of Life". This is a wonderful show full of history, story line , dancing, fire dancing, suspense and drama. This is really not to be missed when on the island of Oahu.
Written June 6, 2024
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Taylor West
Heber City, UT14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
WOW! Our family was absolutely blown away by how amazing the experience was. We opted for the premium Super Ambassador experience, which was totally worth it. Our tour guide was incredibly fun, friendly, informative, and helpful, and gave us a personalized experience throughout the day. We had so much fun and learned so much about so many cultures. We also loved the Luau and the night show. The fire dance was one of the more impressive things we have ever seen. We all agreed that this was absolutely the highlight of our first family trip to Hawaii. We loved how authentically each culture was represented throughout the day - and it was super fun for everyone in our family. We can't wait to go back!
Written June 5, 2024
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Jennifer R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Enjoyed our visit at the PCC. They truly treated us as Ohana during our visit.

You can bring in water bottles with you. Plenty of places to refill them.

Lots of family friendly activities to do. The dinner buffet and Ha- Breath of Life show were outstanding. Worth the price.

Your admission to PCC includes a re-admission to do the activities you didn't get to do at the 6 different islands. Ask at the ticket office to make sure they are still offering this.

Your re-admission doesn't include dinner or the show.
Written June 3, 2024
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Avidtraveller1123
Franklin, TN10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The quality of the displays was impressive and there were several demonstrations where guests had the opportunity to participate. The luau had a wide variety of food and well prepared. Though it was buffet style, the food was not dry.

Wish we had another day.
Written May 31, 2024
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