Voyagers of the Pacific Luau in Kailua Kona, HI

Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort75-5852 Alii DriveKailua Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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Presented at Coconut Grove at Royal Kona Resort, the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau offers an exciting and breathtaking experience for guests of all ages to enjoy. Each luau includes a traditional lei welcoming with photo opportunities, an Imu presentation, an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, an open bar, and a dynamic Polynesian revue with fire artists, dancers, musicians and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Parking is $3.
  • Features an open bar and all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet.
  • Hotel transportation is not provided.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating fire dance finale.


from Voyagers of the Pacific
Spectacular oceanfront views, vibrant Hawaiian sunsets and the sound of waves lapping against the lava rocks provide a stunning backdrop for the Royal Kona Resort Luau known as "Voyagers of the Pacific". The sound of native drums pounding signals the start of this high energy and dynamic show. Enjoy an evening of feasting, music, and dance as the performers present a breathtaking tribute to the fascinating legends and journeys of the South Pacific and Hawaii.

After experiencing a delicious all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet, you'll enjoy the acclaimed cast of musicians and dancers from Tihati Productions as they take you on an authentic journey through the South Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Raratonga, New Zealand and Samoa, through the travels and romance of Holomoana (the voyager) and Kalua (Hawaiian princess). Their performance includes songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows and is highlighted by a Samoan "fire knife" dance, simply too amazing to miss!

Highlights Include:
  • Aloha Shell Lei Welcoming and photo opportunities

  • Open Bar with standard cocktails, mai tais, beer, wine, soda & fruit punch

  • Traditional Imu (Underground Oven) Presentation

  • An All-You-Can-Eat Hawaiian Luau Buffet with traditional island fare & delicacies

  • Dynamic & lyrical Polynesian revue with Master of Ceremonies, Dancers, Musicians & Fire Artists

  • Fire Dance Finale

The Luau Menu:
  • Appetizer: Assortment of Salads, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Taro & Guava Bread

  • Entrée: Kalua Pig, Kalua Turkey, Fresh Island Fish, Island Chicken w/ Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, Fried Rice, Corn

  • Dessert: Coconut Cream Cake, Chocolate Cake, Haupia (Hawaiian pudding)

  • Open Bar: Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea, Soda, Fruit Punch, Mai Tai's, and standard cocktails.

Lava, Legends & Legacies Luau Schedule:
5:00 pm – Seating Commences
5:30 pm – Reception of Lei’s, Hawaiian Music, Open Bar, Arts & Crafts
5:45 pm – Torch lighting
6:00 pm – Imu Unearthing
6:30 pm – All-You-Can-Eat-Hawaiian Luau Buffet
7:20 pm – Pareo Fashion Show
7:30 pm – Tihati’s Voyagers of the Pacific show begins
8:30 pm – Show Ends

Big Island Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Shirley Baisley-Moffatt
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful performance!"
November, 2018
Enter the yard with a shell lei and a smile that makes your evening. Watch the sunset and listen to the band. Eat local cuisine watching the moon rise among the palms. And then the dancers come out telling their histories and stories in dance. This was my experience at Voyagers of the Pacific luau......the stage backs onto an unbelievably beautiful ocean view. The food was excellent. Well organized. Worth a visit!
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Tip: Get your ticket in advance and dress comfortably!

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Bob Roberts
1 Review
"Fun time luau"
June, 2017
The food is ok. The cost is for the show. A dinner and a live show on the shores for Hawaii watching the sunset is going to cost you money. Nothing in Hawaii is cheap That being said the music was good, extra rum in the Mai tais is good, and it's a good and informative show. Get in line early. There is an option to buy a up front seat. It may be worth it for you. We didn't get it and we had a great view. If you make it as far as kona go to the show. How many will you ever get to see.
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Jessica B.
Kent, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not worth the money"
April, 2015
We went to this luau as our big outing for the day. We were all looking forward to it. It turned out to be so disorganized that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. The seating was terrible so you could hardly see the stage. The food wasn't what it said on the website when we booked. There was an arts and crafts table where we could make bracelets. It was so disorganized that grown women kept cutting in front of my daughter while she waited patiently. I had to keep saying something to the girl running it. And she still skipped my child! Then the guy who was drawing on people's arms kept saying he was running out of time and couldn't finish. But he was still allowing a line to form and for people to wait instead of announcing it to everyone. The food wasn't good. The only good part was the fire dancer. This isn't worth the cash. Use your money at SeaQuest for a snorkel tour. That was worth every penny!!!
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Tip: Don't spend your money on this! And don't expect any of the staff to be friendly!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Shelley B
Waikoloa, Hawaii
"Great family friendly and vegetarian friendly show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We had a great time at this luau! We are a family of four, three of us are vegetarians. They gave each of us a vegetarian plate as well as all the vegetarian options on the buffet. they were the only luau in town that had this option. The price is very reasonable, the show was fantastic and the company was very friendly and international. We had a great time! Our 2 kids age 9 and 2 loved it! Would highly recommend it!
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"Good Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2019 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed the luau. It was very personal and worth it . The food was great . They had a sleacial vegetarian dish made for my spouse and child who are vegetarians. The background of the ocean and the setting sun added to the beauty . The performers were excellent . So glad we went for this Luau .
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"Good Experience, Not Blown Away"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2019 NEW
I thought it was really expensive for what we got. I would have appreciated a nonalcoholic ticket price because several in our group didn't drink. The mai tais were tasty but obviously had very little alcohol and the "open bar" closed within an hour and a half of us getting there. It was really crowded but if they would have taken out 5 tables (That were empty or half full and could have been combined) it would have been more comfortable. The people in the show were really good and it was largely enjoyable but it was clear there were a few people who were new and didn't know the lines or cues.
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Seattle, Washington
"Great time even though I expected to dislike it."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 29, 2019 NEW
I hate the following: Open bars - too many rowdy drunk people, and since I am a one drink person, I do not like paying for the boozers. Buffets: Food is usually mediocre, and since I don't eat that much, I don't like paying for or watching people shovel huge amounts of food without tasting it. Also buffet food is usually bad. Dancing: Especially by young charming people who have more looks than talent. We decided to go to the Luau because our snorkel with manta rays trip got canceled. I actually expected to have a decent time in spite of the things I don't like. So for a luau grouch, everything exceeded my expectations. 1) we got there at 4:30 instead of 4:45 which is when they suggest you show up. Getting there early got us less of a wait and better tables. All of the front section had already been reserved, but we got a seat in the front of the second row of tables - I don't think seating location matters. 2) Check in was a breeze, and we immediately got a shell lay, and sent to the bar and for pictures. They had decent not great beer, well pours and of course mai tai that they will add lots more booze to. Throughout the evening I saw people with lots of drinks in front of them - like 5-6, but no one was rowdy drunk. You can get two drinks at a time. 3) The small Hawaiian band was great. Fun vibe, good banter and nice musicianship. 4) The food was surprisingly good. If you like plate lunch fare, it is pretty much on par. The fish was great, the beef was fine but too sweet, and the pork was right on. I am pretty sure it was the same pig that they pulled from the imu, but I cannot promise it was. Yes people were filling their troughs with way too much food. I swear one woman had around 2 pounds of pork on her plate - she ate it all. The salads were good. The rolls were stale and the desserts were ok. So, again, if you like the food at L and L barbecue or anywhere else, it tasted like that. Poi turns out to be gross. 5) Entertainment was fun. It goes on for an hour, and longer my head would probably have exploded. Lots of high energy young dancers. The dances were pretty similar, but overall given what it was, it was great. Fire dancer rocked. Do bottom line. This is a luau. I would say if you really wanted to put a price on it, you got $15 worth of food, $10 worth of drinks and a $20 show. If you bought tickers on line, they are about $80 so given Hawaii inflation a good deal. There were actually people there that had been to this same show several times.l Still, would rather have seen Manta Rays!
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Chicago, Illinois
"Fantastic start to our trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2019 NEW
There are less expensive luaus and pricier ones, but this one was mid-range and met all of my expectations. We didn't stay at this resort, but it's located close to everything and got a god deal by ordering in advance online. Go early for best parking and preferred seating for $7 upcharge. It's less crowded during the weekdays so really not a bad spot in the house (or beach rather). I've never been to a luau before, but this was everything I imagined and more. Situated right on the ocean front, you will witness the unearthing of the pig which is truly awesome as they describe the whole process. The pig has cooked all day! Then, enjoy that pig as part of a delicious buffet. The pork was tender and tasty, all the food was great. Not to mention, unlimited free Mai tais (HELLO) and free shell necklace. With the magical sunset backdrop enjoy your dinner while watching a show which was very entertaining. There was approx. 10 or so different performances which lasted about 2 hours. This was so much fun and I highly recommend it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Voyagers of the Pacific

What is included in my ticket price?
All guests enjoy exceptional entertainment including photo opportunities, arts and crafts, music and dance, and more.

Dinner and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also included with every purchased ticket. Adults can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Polynesian Buffet including traditional island fare and delicacies. Our open bar includes cocktails, Mai Tais, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and juice. Guests also can view a traditional Imu (underground oven) ceremony.

When should I arrive?
Seating begins at 5:00 pm. Guests should arrive a few minutes prior to 5:00 pm to obtain the best seats.

Is parking available?
Yes. Guests may park for a $3 fee.

Do you offer transportation from my hotel?
No, we do not.

Is fire dancing safe?
Yes. Audience members are not in danger when the fire artists and dancers are performing. Our performers and crew are all thoroughly trained in all safety practices in the case of an emergency.

What should I do if I need to cancel my reservation?
You can change your order at NO COST before the cancellation date. To modify the number of tickets or admissions, you must cancel the original order and make a new order for the new date or time. This can be done from within your account by logging in or by contacting customer service by telephone. Any additional costs for changes would be charged to a card number you provide for the new purchase. We do not keep your credit card information on file for security purposes.