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Traditional Island Luau

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The pleasant and entertaining ride from Waikiki to Oahu's sunny west shore is a chance for one of the friendly hosts to greet guests and prepare them for the evening ahead. Guests who board the bus as strangers will feel like members of the Ohana, or extended family, by the time they step off. Upon arrival at at the luau, you are welcomed with a traditional shell lei and greeted by the majestic beauty of a luau on a tropical Pacific Ocean beach.

An impressive ceremonial event at the Luau is the opening of the imu (underground oven). This is the traditional rock-filled oven where the Kalua Pig is placed early in the day and gently roasted to succulent perfection. Gather to watch the pig being removed from the oven while the method and traditions of imu cooking are detailed.

After exploring the beautiful Luau grounds and taking in the many intriguing activities, get set to experience some great food – island style! Help yourself to the multi-course Hawaiian Buffet...a combination of traditional island favorites and continental (traditional American) fare. Tempt your taste buds with such exotic specialties as Lomilomi Salmon and Kalua Pig, Poi (taro) and Mahimahi (fish), and be sure to save room for some tasty dessert items to round out your culinary experience. To quench your thirst, there is everything from fruit punch to the special tropical drinks like the "Mai Tai" and the "Blue Hawaii". Complimentary unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee and hot tea are provided for your refreshment throughout the evening. Every adult receives 3 complimentary alcoholic beverage coupons. A variety of tropical, blended and specialty beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also available at the cash bar.

The luau boasts an open seating arrangement that allows you to sit where you choose during the dinner and the show. You may enjoy sitting at the traditional low luau tables fronting the stage where you can enjoy your meal on the woven mats, just as the ancient Hawaiians did. It's the perfect place to see both the pre-show entertainment, and later the spectacular Polynesian Revue.

Spectacular entertainment delivered to you at the ocean's edge, under the stars and palm trees.

After dinner guests are treated to a colorful showcase of authentic song and dance from many Pacific Island nations, including Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand. It provides guests with a cultural tour of the South Pacific, featuring performances ranging from fierce ceremonial war dances to fondly remembered Hawaiian love ballads and a pulse pounding Samoan Fire-Knife Dance.

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