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Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel
Ranked #94 of 306 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: US$50 - US$100
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ali Drive
Transit: Ali'i Drive
Description: Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances. Island Breeze Luau, located in right on the edge of the ocean of the King Kamehameha Hotel is rated the best lu'au on the Big Island by kama'aina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. The imu (traditional underground oven) ceremony, is also a part of the exciting beginning to your Island Breeze ohana (family). There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience. We had a great time. Very organized, good food, wonderful show. We would recommend this show. Loved the water entry of the performers. There was lots to do for the kids including hula lessons. They really made us feel like family.

Thank Melisande T
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

These people know how to put on a show, and the hotel does a great job in putting on a feast. For a night you'll never forget, take in this show by one of the top groups anywhere.

Thank davidV1642TR
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konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Mahalo for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The show was good, the food was good, the staff were engaging and helpful, however we expected more.

Last year in Kauai, we attended the Smith Family Luau, and were very happy with the tour, history and after dinner show. Even though they ran out of food early as there were a LOT of people, we still had a great time, and the cost was about $35 less per person.

A caveat to our experience with Haleo, was that the Big Island is experiencing an unusual amount of rain this year, and our outdoor performance was rained-out. We instead had the luau in the hotel convention center which made it feel like a... well... convention or work function, not a luau. While we understand that the rain and weather is beyond anyone's control, we were disappointed and felt cheated out of the full luau experience on our first visit to the Big Island.

We honestly felt that some sort of discount or rebooking option should have been offered to us instead of being shuffled into a ballroom / convention center without a choice. As a result, the whole experience left us thinking how mediocre it was.

Again; the performers were excellent, the staff were awesome, the food was good (not great). We just felt we missed out...

Thank Alan P
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J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

We are so apologetic for your disappointing experience at the luau. While most evenings in Kona are clear and beautiful, there will be occasions when the rain will fall.
In such cases, we encourage our guests to contact Island Breeze Productions directly to convey your dismay and ask them about perhaps reimbursing a portion of your fees paid. Their number is (808)329-8111.
Again we offer our regrets for the rain that evening.
Mahalo,
Jak Hu
General Manager

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

I’ve been to 3 other luaus and this one failed to make the top 3. Virtually everything was mediocre. The check in process was slow & unorganized, the food & drink marginal, the staff bored & disinterested and the entertainment was just so-so.
Not a good value and I wouldn’t recommend.

Thank Lisa M
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J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel's luau. It normally gets outstanding reviews from our guests. Your satisfaction is our priority. To ensure that happens I will be sharing your comments with the producers of the luau event, They take great pride in their work and they would appreciate knowing about your feedback. I'm sure they will review this commentary with their staff to ensure policies and procedures are being followed so their quality experience gets delivered each and every time. We thank you for sharing your concerns with us.
Jak HU
General Manager

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

After much researching, I booked this luau for our family (2 adults, 8 & 11 year old). I followed a tip and booked over the phone and got a good deal that included the VIP line, with leis and a family photo. The food was good and had some kid options of chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and fries. Although, my kids liked the regular food as well. We all commented that the meats were great (chicken, beef, and pork). They also had a fish. The entertainment was great. Would definitely book here again.

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