2.5 hours

Island Breeze Luau at Kona Beach

Enjoy the Island Breeze Luau, the Big Island’s top-rated luau with a breathtaking oceanfront view and a special link to Hawaiian history.


Picturesque outdoor waterfront setting overlooking Kamakahonu Bay
Located on the grounds of King Kamehameha the Great’s former estate
Dramatic royal procession reenactment
Open bar and Hawaiian luau buffet dinner
Live Hawaiian music and Polynesian dancing with a fire-knife finale

Activity Times

5:30 PM

What's included?

Open bar and live Hawaiian music
Pre-dinner Cultural Activities
Hawaiian Luau Buffet
Luau show with Fire Knife Performance


Join the talented cast and crew of the Island Breeze Luau for an evening under the stars as they pay tribute to their royal Hawaiian past.  

The Island Breeze Luau is held on the lawn of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort. The luau is located on the former grounds of Ahu’ena, King Kamehameha the Great’s estate, and is within walking distance of other local historic sites such as Hulihe’e Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church. Island Breeze Luau honors this link to the past by incorporating more Hawaiian history into their performances and presentations than you will find at other luaus. 

The luau grounds are not only culturally and historically important, but they also provide stunning views of Kamakahonu Bay, Mount Hualalai, and the lights of Kona.  It’s no wonder why the Island Breeze Luau has been named the “Best of West Hawaii” since 2000.  

A luau dance to welcome guests to an enchanted evening.

Pre-dinner Cultural Activities: After a warm welcome, enjoy the live Hawaiian music and a tropical drink from the open bar while you check-out all the fun and games available on the luau grounds. There’s a group hula lesson, games, temporary Polynesian tattoos, and even an up-close fire-knife demonstration using a toy version of the ire-knife. You can take a closer look at the onsite imu, the traditional Hawaiian in-ground oven, or just relax and enjoy the view, it’s up to you! 

The evening takes a dramatic turn when King Kamehameha’s I and his royal court make their grand entrance by water. The royal court is greeted by a conch shell herald, Hawaiian chants, and the lighting of tiki torches as they make their way to the stage. Given the historical significance of the luau grounds, the royal procession is a unique moment. and may be the Island Breeze Luau’s standout feature. Dinner service begins following the procession.

Hawaiian Luau Feast: Island Breeze Luau serves a luau buffet which features many traditional Hawaiian luau foods such Kalua pork, poi, and haupia, as well as other Hawaiian favorites such as macaroni salad, poke, and Kona-style BBQ chicken. See full menu listed below. Island Breeze Luau honors special dietary requests when they receive twenty-four hours' notice.   

There is a full-service bar onsite which serves all your favorite tropical drinks, as well as a limited selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Skilled performers entertain at the Island Breeze Luau at Kona Beach

Evening Performance: He ‘Ohana Kakou (“We are Family”), is a Polynesian revue which showcases the music, dance, and cultures of Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, and a thrilling Samoan fire-knife dancing performance to draw the evening to a close. Enjoy an evening under the stars, while this talented cast of dancers and musicians takes you on a tour of the Polynesian islands.       


Hawaiian Luau Buffet Menu


  • Tossed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Three Bean Salad
  • Namasu Japanese Cucumber Salad
  • Lomi Salad
  • Local Style Poke
  • Fried Tofu Poke
  • Pineapple

Entrees & Sides:

  • Kalua Pork
  • Teriyaki Beef
  • Kona Style BBQ Chicken
  • Fresh Island Style Seared Fish
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Poi


  • Bread Pudding
  • Banana Bread
  • Haupia
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Coffee and Hot Tea

Operating Hours & Schedule:

Island Breeze Luau operates Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, year round, and some Wednesdays during peak travel season. Check-in begins at 5:30 pm and the festivities end around 8:00 pm.  


You will receive a full refund if we are unable to confirm your booking. A full refund will be given if the luau is canceled by Island Breeze Luau. There is no service charge for any cancellation of a confirmed booking outside of 48 hours of the check-in time. There is no refund for cancellations made less than 48 hours. 7 days’ notice is required for parties of 8 or more. You are welcome to change the date or time of your booking free of charge if there is an opening on another day and it is outside of the change or cancellation policy. You understand that it is your responsibility to review the voucher and to contact us if any information is incorrect / to make any changes.
Special Considerations
Requests for vegetarian, gluten free, or celiac meals require 24 hour notice.
Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.
Island Breeze Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show at any time for weather or safety-related issues.

Getting There

The Island Breeze Luau is centrally located between the Kohala Coast resort area, to the north, and the resorts located at Keauhou Bay, to the south. It takes approximately 30-35 minutes to get to Island Breeze from Kohala/Waikoloa and about 20 minutes from the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Island Breeze Luau does not provide a shuttle service, so you will have to provide your own transportation. Parking is available onsite and the hotel will validate your parking (ask at the luau check-in desk).

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