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How could we not go to Hawaii without attending a traditional Hawaiian luau?

Big Kahuna Luau

The Big Kahuna Luau is held at the Honolulu Ridge on a beautiful 1920’s estate nestled in the hills of Tantalus in Oahu. As we entered the property we were faced with awe-inspiring panoramic views of Diamond Head, Oahu’s spectacular southern coast line and Wakiki Beach, as the sun began to set.

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

What is a luau, you ask? A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is often accompanied by entertainment. It usually features foods such as kalua pig, poke, salmon, beer and entertainment including traditional Hawaiian music and of course hula dancing.

Big Kahuna Luau

We were greeted by smiling locals who presented us with leis and a cheeky mai tai. Before the feast began they had a number of activities going on around the property, so make sure you get there early. We were able to experience lei making, traditional Hawaiian dance lessons, ukulele lessons, coconut leaf plaiting …

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

and of course, a group lesson in hula dancing.

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

Once the dinner was ready, the shell was blown and it was time to grab a plate, pile on some amazing food and find your spot ready for the entertainment to begin.

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

The food was delicious, we especially loved the steamed coconut jasmine rice and of course dessert, which was a haupia layer cake with toasted coconut – YUM! Even though the food was amazing, the entertainment was even better.

Big Kahuna Luau

We were brought back in time and became immersed in the traditional Hawaiian culture as they wove history and story telling into the performances. We were shown hula through the years, starting from the traditional times right up to glamourised Hollywood hula.

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

We highly recommend if you find yourself in Oahu to experience The Big Kahuna Luau with Discovery Hawaii Tours. The location is unreal, along with the service, food and entertainment. Even better, it is all you can drink which is a lovely perk.  The ambiance and authenticity shown through the activities and show made it for our most memorable evening during our time on the island.

Tour Price: The Big Kahuna Luau starts at $88.88pp for a standard ticket and goes up to $169.99pp for a VIP ticket.

Big Kahuna Luau

We suggest you check out this video we filmed of our luau – it helps highlight how amazing The Big Kahuna Luau truly was.

Have you ever experienced a traditional luau?

Stephen and Jess signoff

Many thanks to Discover Hawaii Tours for hosting us during our Big Kahuna Luau. As always, all opinions are our own.


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  • Carra D

    The closest I came to hula dancers is when I was a kid and visited Disney World lol. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing your day at the luau

  • Robin Rue

    Our good friends just got back from Hawaii, so now I want to go there more than ever. Hopefully someday.

  • Oh my, I love your photos. My nephew was stationed in Hawaii and they loved traditional Hawaiian luau’s. I’ve never been to one.

  • Thise pictures are amazing! It looks like such a blast. I’d love to participate in a luau one day.

  • Tanya T. Lara

    That hula dancing session looked like fun. 🙂 Great pictures!

  • Michele

    I have never experience a luau although I would love to! The one you attended sounds like a really good one. now if I can only get to Hawaii!!

  • I went on a Hawaiian cruise a few years back and we hit all the big islands. It was so much fun and this makes me want to go back!

  • All the food and the celebration looks wonderful. I’d love to go to Hawaii one day.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I have never been to Hawaii before! It is on my bucket list to visit someday because it is just so beautiful.

  • You are killing me with all of these beautiful Hawaiian adventures! I really need to get my butt to the big Island!

  • Manu Kalia

    Hawaii is truly one of my favorite destination. This makes me want to go this year.

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  • Amazing photos you got here! How I wish I can go to Hawaii and experience The Big Kahuna.

  • Chrissy Mazzocchi

    Wow this looks like so much fun and your pictures are gorgeous!

  • Beth

    This looks so awesome! I’ve never been to Hawaii, but when I do, you can get I’ll hit up a luau.

  • ebmommy

    This looks like such a blast! I’ve always wanted to attend a luau, but haven’t had the chance yet. What a neat experience!

    • They are so much fun. We particularly enjoyed this one because of the pre-show activities they put on for us.

  • Catherine Sargent

    This looks like so much fun and the food looks amazing. I would love to go to a luau in Hawaii.

  • Danielle

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, they make me feel like I’m write there. I remember watching the Disney Movie Lilo and Stitch and wanting to go to a Luau and to where a lei. Looks like a ton of fun!

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