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The Mauna Kea Luau

Voted #1 Big Island Luau

You fondly remember the soothing sounds of the surf against soulful steel guitars. Laden tables fragrant with imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi, and piles of pineapple and papaya. The sheer delight of teaching your keiki the joy of finger-licking poi, dancing hula to the “Hukilau,” or being wowed by the fire dance. Created for Newsweek magazine back in the 1960s, the Mauna Kea Hawaiian Luau completes the experience with a taste of culture shared by means of music, food, and family tradition on the Big Island.

Traditional Hawaiian Luau Food

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is proud to present the premier Big Island luau, a twice-weekly traditional that has stood the test of time. Many local publications, such as The Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii Magazine, Love Big Island, list our dazzling (and delicious) event as the best luau on the Big Island. The highlight of any Big Island luau is the cuisine. Whether you’re curious about the poi, poke, or laulau, you’ll return to your lavish ocean-view suite with a belly full of delicious edibles. We recently wrote about “The Best Hawaiian Food at the Mauna Kea Luau,” an essential read leading up to the event!

The Guest Experience: Luxury, Beauty, and Hospitality

But, of course, our top-rated Big Island luau isn’t the only draw here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Upon arrival, our guests are met with first-class hospitality, jaw-dropping beauty, and a pinch of island sophistication. Each guest room and suite is steps from mouthwatering island cuisine, ceaseless beach relaxation, 18 holes of golf, spa treatments, and so much more! It’s also worth noting that reservations are a must for the best luau in Hawaii (Big Island). Please call the number below for more information.

ATTIRE
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Every Tuesday and Friday: 5:30–8 p.m.
*Hours/days of operations and prices are subject to change without notice

RESERVATIONS
1-808-882-5707

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MENU
Lu’au Menu
*Note that the menu is subject to change without notice

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I still dream about the ahi tuna sashimi- it was so fresh, it tasted like they just pulled it out of the ocean. Best appetizer I have ever eaten.

Kelly W

Type of dining: Hawaiian

Location: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, North Side, Luau Grounds

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