on October 12, 2011
I have been to the Polynesian Cultural Center many times in the 10 years I lived in Hawaii. It was always a great place to spend the day with family and friends that come to visit the islands to share in the culture of the islands represented at PCC. I have since moved to Arizona and make it a point to go back to Hawaii every year. I was in Honolulu again in September for my honeymoon and I made sure that I set aside one day to share the experience with my husband who has never been to Hawaii before. He loved every minute of the day there. I was sorry that we didn't arrive right when they opened this time as we got there at 1pm and didn't have the opportunity to see all of the shows that day. However, I knew which were my favorites and we didn't miss those. I definitely recommend getting there right when they open for anyone who doesn't want to miss anything. I have taken advantage of the buffet dinner and nighttime show in the past, but thought I'd try the luau this time. I wasn't impressed with the entertainment and the food is exactly the same as you get at the buffet, which costs less than the luau. In either case, it's a great way to sample the cultural foods. Surpisingly, my husband enjoyed the poi. I love the chicken longrice and kalua pork. The Ha, Breath of Life show at the end was delightful. It helped to know the storyline beforehand so we could understand the meaning behind it all. It made it much more enjoyable. The guide on the boat ride shared the insight with us along with a lot of humor. That's what I love about the PCC, is the humor they add to all the shows, along with understanding about each culture represented there. It is well worth a day of your vacation even if it is a costly experience. I would recommend PCC to anyone who has never been.
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