Hale Koa Luau
Hale Koa Luau
4.5
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  • Joe F
    Cary, North Carolina462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show…
    Went with our daughter and her family to the Luau. Enjoyed the many Hawaiian theme pre meal activities. The meal was good, not great, but the show was fabulous. Some of our grandchildren participated with the members of the show both on stage and during the sing along. Our grandchildren had a great time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • carrie831
    68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come to this Luau!
    We really enjoyed our Luau experience at Hale Koa. I liked that the setting was a lot smaller compared to other popular luaus. I did some research ahead of time and other Luaus seated around 700 people and you have to drive or pay for transportation. I did hear that others were more authentic, but if you just want a nice Luau come here. It was nice that we didn’t have to drive anywhere. The Luau garden is beautiful. The activities before the dinner and show were nice. They had various stations, like Lei making, palm crown making, Ukulele playing. You could take pictures with the performers. The dinner was plated, which was nice, vs. a buffet. They give you a drink upon arrival, and you can buy more or they provided water and coffee. I saw a lot of bad reviews, but if you keep in mind that you are going for the experience then you will have a good time. If you’re expecting a Michelin star dinner then skip the luau, and just go to a restaurant. If you want to enjoy a Hawaiian experience come to the Luau!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Marc_and_Kim_Z
    National Harbor, Maryland3,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Patriotic luau
    You’ve got to love this show. Get tickets on line to ensure you get in. Show your on time and enjoy the pre luau activities. Show is fantastic and everyone treats you special. The ending is best and will bring a tear to your eye. Great time for kids and those without. Check out the photos!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Kellie Gilroy
    Tampa, Florida18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value! Nice luau.
    We’ve been to Honolulu several times and have visited the Hale Koa Luau on two of those occasions. Although it’s military or DOD only, I’d recommend it to anyone. There is entertainment prior to the actual luau that is fun for all ages. It’s a great value for the money.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 14, 2024
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WorldTravelers003
Maryland80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
HORRIBLE in June 2024. We were here in Oct 2023 and were delighted that the food and entertainment at the luau were updated and good from years past. In June 2024 it was a totally different experience from just 8 months ago. Food so dried out you couldn't eat it, entertainment tired and dated like the old days (we've been coming here for 30 years). Where are the vibrant chefs and entertainers from last Fall? I'm embarrassed that I brought my family here after hyping up how much it changed from before. After spending $400 for food no one ate we ate at the fast food facility at the hotel after the show since the food was so terrible at the luau. This hotel is relying on our military to expect and accept below average service instead of being provided what they deserve for their service to our country and the amenities and paid for. I would never recommend this show to anyone.
Written June 9, 2024
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GuyTraveling
Tennessee46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Dancing was great: 5 stars
Rest of the program: 3 stars
Food: 3 stars
Sound: 2 stars

My first luau. $240 for two was a whole lot for what we got. It was more like a $160 for two deal. Some chopped fruits and poi, four meats and a scoop of white rice. My wife couldn’t finish her plate due to the abundance of salt.

The sound at times was so loud I’m surprised my ears did not squirt blood. Really, there was no excuse for that.

The dancing was the best part of the evening.

There were some awkward moments in the show that need to be ironed out. Call in some pros to offer a critique.

Let the women speak. Tell us a little bit about all the performers.
Written May 28, 2024
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964ACN
CR3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Not to be missed if you are staying at the Hale Koa. The food was great, the entertainment amazing. A true highlight of our week at the Hale Koa.
Written May 5, 2024
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Tupelo
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed the experience of the luau. From being greeted with a drink and a shell necklace to the entertainment. The food was also good.
Written April 27, 2024
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brian s
Richmond, VA372 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
For the price there are better luau's on Oahu but the military tribute was awesome. Service in general is lacking at the Hale Koa and that lack of service was apparent here at the luau as well.
Written April 17, 2024
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Jan A
Columbia, MD286 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
OK..I was hoping to like this but found parts to be cheesy and uncomfortable...like bringing folks up to hula and singling out a couple celebrating their anniversary. Being at a military-affiliated hotel, I was not surprised at the military tribute, but it was offputting at the end with God bless the USA tribute to fallen members. Host was just slimy and caricature of sleezy nightclub singer. The best part, and what should dominate, were the dances from around the islands. The food was just so-so and already plated for delivery to the tables which probably was why it was not warm and somewhat dried out. Sorry, for $120 per person I expected better.
Written March 19, 2024
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Kellie Gilroy
Tampa, FL18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We’ve been to Honolulu several times and have visited the Hale Koa Luau on two of those occasions. Although it’s military or DOD only, I’d recommend it to anyone. There is entertainment prior to the actual luau that is fun for all ages.
It’s a great value for the money.
Written March 14, 2024
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Lorena V
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The way the tables and chairs are set up for the show is terrible. It doesn’t face the stage . Not prepare for rain , it rained during the show. The drinks very very expensive and the dinner offered not so great .
I would not attend again or recommend it to anyone.
Written February 17, 2024
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Irene R
Steilacoom, WA42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Pretty lame, as far as luaus go. Food was bad and show was substandard. Pick a different luau, this was pretty painful and not at all worth the money.
Written December 19, 2023
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
National Harbor, MD3,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
You’ve got to love this show. Get tickets on line to ensure you get in. Show your on time and enjoy the pre luau activities.

Show is fantastic and everyone treats you special. The ending is best and will bring a tear to your eye.

Great time for kids and those without. Check out the photos!
Written October 29, 2023
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