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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.

The Island Breeze Luau grounds lit up at night on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Three tiki statues with palm trees grwing behind them
Luau performers in costume
Luau performers reenact a royal process arriving by water at the Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
All You Can Eat Luau Buffet dishes
Fire-knife champion Falaniko Penesa performs.


    • Picturesque outdoor waterfront setting
    • Located on King Kamehameha's estate
    • Royal procession reenactment by water
    • Thrilling luau show with fire-knife dancing
    • Open bar with a wide selection
    • Pre-dinner Cultural Activities
    • AYCE Hawaiian Luau Buffet
    • Imu Ceremony

Amenities & Add-ons

Cultural Activities/Games

Fresh Flower Leis

Professional photos


Fire Knife Dance


Imu Ceremony

Live Music

Food & Drink


Complimentary Drinks

Serves Alcohol


Big Island



Celebrate Hawaii’s Royal History at Island Breeze Luau

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 has been consistently recognized as the “Best of West Hawaii” every year since 2000, which speaks volumes about its exceptional quality and popularity. Enjoy the Big Island’s top-rated luau with a breathtaking oceanfront view and a special link to Hawaiian history.

The scenic setting for the Island Breeze Luau is the lush lawn of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort. The luau grounds are situated beside the historic grounds of Ahu’ena, the estate once belonging to King Kamehameha I “the Great”. The Island Breeze Luau pays homage to its historic location by including stories of Hawaii’s monarchy in their performances and presentations, offering a rich and unique luau experience.

Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark

Island Breeze Luau is held at one of the most important historical sites in Hawaii. This is where Kamehameha I lived during the final years of his life and instituted some of his most constructive measures. In addition to their cultural and historical significance, the luau grounds offer breathtaking views of Kamakahonu Bay, the active volcano Mount Hualalai, and the twinkling lights of Kona. The luau is also close to other notable historic landmarks such as Hulihe’e Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church, all within easy walking distance.

Pre-Dinner Activities

Island Breeze Luau guests receive a heartfelt greeting upon arrival, followed by the opportunity to unwind with live Hawaiian music and refreshing tropical beverages from the open bar. Guests may also explore the array of entertainment and cultural activities offered at the luau grounds.

You may join in a group hula lesson, play traditional games, or adorn yourself with temporary Polynesian tattoos. Guests can also witness an exciting fire-knife demonstration up close, featuring a scaled-down version of the traditional tool. Feel free to explore the on-site imu, the authentic Hawaiian underground oven. Or simply unwind and soak in the surroundings, it’s your choice!

The Royal Procession

The evening transforms dramatically when the arrival of the royal court is announced by the sound of conch shells. The reenactment of King Kamehameha I “The Great” and his esteemed royal entourage as they make their grand arrival by water is something you could only witness at Island Breeze. The procession is subsequently met with traditional Hawaiian chanting and the lighting of tiki torches, as they make their way to the stage. The royal procession, on the monarch’s former estate, holds special significance and is a truly memorable moment.

Hawaiian Luau Feast

At Island Breeze Luau, guests indulge in a buffet showcasing a variety of traditional Hawaiian dishes. Featured on the menu are slow-roasted Kalua pork, poi, and haupia. Meanwhile, popular local favorites such as macaroni salad, poke, and Kona-style BBQ chicken are also served. See the full menu listed below.  

Island Breeze has a full-service bar onsite that serves all your favorite tropical drinks. Additionally, there is also a limited selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available.

Evening Performance at Island Breeze Luau

Savor an evening beneath the stars. Then let yourself be transported on a captivating journey through Polynesia by the talented ensemble of dancers and musicians. The evening performance, He ‘Ohana Kakou translates to “We are Family”. It is a Polynesian revue that highlights the vibrant music, dance, and traditions from Hawaii, Fiji, and New Zealand. An unforgettable and exhilarating Samoan fire-knife dance performance concludes the night.

Getting There

The Island Breeze Luau is held at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort, next to the Kona Pier. It is centrally located between the Kohala Coast resort area and the resorts at Keauhou Bay. It takes approximately 30-35 minutes to get to Island Breeze from Kohala or Waikoloa. And approximately 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 transportation.

Parking at Island Breeze Luau

Parking is available onsite and the hotel will validate your parking at the luau check-in desk.

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Special Considerations

  • There is no dress code, but guests usually wear Aloha wear or resort casual clothing.
  • The show may continue if there are light, passing showers. Checking the forecast and bringing along rain protection (if needed) is highly recommended.
  • Requests for vegetarian, gluten-free, or celiac meals require 24-hour notice.
  • The Island Breeze Luau check-in desk is in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.


Please Note:

Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.

Island Breeze Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show for weather or safety-related issues.

Privacy Policy:

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.

Refund Policy:

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 in 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 Island Breeze if any information is incorrect / to make any changes.

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