Oahu’s Most Intimate Luau
When you look at pictures of typical Hawaiian luaus, they usually show large groups of people. They’re either gathered around tables enjoying plates of exquisite Polynesian cuisine, or gathered around a performance stage watching an exciting production featuring traditional song, dance, and fire. Not much about the luau hints at “intimate,” as they’re better known for being festive occasions that bring lots of people together. Even the earliest modern luau is remembered for gathering people together: it marked the first time women were allowed to eat alongside men.
Though many commercial luaus today are known for their large attendance, there is one on the island of Oahu that’s a much more intimate affair. Nutridge Luau, located in Honolulu near the Tantalus Lookout, prides itself on delivering an evening of entertainment, food, and culture that gives guests the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the experience in a more intimate setting than you’ll find at most other luaus.
An Intimate Affair
Adding to the intimate feeling of Nutridge Luau is its location. While most luaus are closer to the seashore, Nutridge sits on a ridge that sits high above Honolulu. The smaller event space means the guest list is much smaller than at typical luaus, and it also gives you an impeccable view of the glittering Pacific, Honolulu, and Waikiki.
The emerald green surroundings create a serene space that becomes simply magical when the sun starts to dip below the horizon. You feel wonderfully secluded from the rest of the world in your little slice of paradise, which is just big enough for guests to enjoy up close the imu ceremony, traditional hula dancing, and cultural activities. It’s so easy to get immersed in the experience of Nutridge, especially thanks to the smaller number of guests.
To truly get a feel for history, there’s no better spot than the site of Hawaii’s first macadamia nut plantation. When you visit Nutridge, you’re in good company. Stars of yesteryear including Clark Gable, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe all spent time here.
Nutridge has everything you could possibly want from a luau, including a delicious spread of Hawaiian-style food, served buffet style. Unlike many luaus, Nutridge offers a farm-to-table dining experience, so you’ll can enjoy the freshest fruits, vegetables, and seafood that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer!
A Luau with a Spectacular Sunset View
Overlooking the south shore of Oahu, Nutridge gives you the perfect place to sit and watch the sun slowly sink into the sea. From your elevated position, you’re in the ideal location to see the tropical sky turn red and gradually fill with the twinkling of thousands of stars.
There is a lot to love about Nutridge Luau, and it’s going to be difficult to decide which was your favorite part. The exquisite food, the glorious sunset, the intimate setting, and the thrilling entertainment all come together to create one of the best luau experiences on Oahu!