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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Tip: Go to the pier and shops a short walk by the shore. Go north to

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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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Loganville, Georgia
"Voyagers of the Pacific Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019 NEW
This was our first time going to a luau and it did not disappoint. The band and host were very entertaining. The dancers were great. The food was pretty good, but lacked a little seasoning for flavor. But this luau was the least expensive one on the island. We had a great time and I definitely recommend. Book online for a discount.
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Edmonton, Canada
"Delicious food, activities ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019 NEW
This was by far the best luau food I’ve ever had, in that respect - highly recommended. Entertainment was more or less the same as other luaus. Activities to keep the kids occupied weren’t the best, if that’s what you’re looking for. Super convenient location, excellent food and good entertainment through. Open bar is never a bad thing either ;)
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Seattle, Washington
"Overall a Good Experience Marred by a Medical Emergency"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 02, 2019 NEW
This was the last thing we did in Kailua-Kona before heading to the airport and catching our flight home, and although it ended badly, the experience up until that point was great, and our family of three (mom, dad, teenage daughter) enjoyed our time in the beautiful setting of the lawn facing the ocean as the sun set. First, the line: I stopped by the concierge desk on our way back to our condo about 45 minutes prior to the stated opening time on our tickets, and asked when people starting lining up for the luau, and they pointed across the walkway at the 10 or so people queuing up and said, “Right about now.” Back at our condo (just a five-minute walk down the side road), we changed quickly, and by the time we returned, at the recommended 30 minute mark before the start of the event, the line was a good 30 yards back and had maybe 50 or 60 people in it. It was hot out, so we found what shade we could and fanned ourselves. While we waited, staff members went down the line checking people in and assigning us wristbands so we wouldn’t have to deal with that once they let people in. Once they started letting people in to the luau area, the line moved pretty quickly, and we got a glimpse of the three long double-sided serving tables holding the mouth-watering array of food for the feast to come. However, first stop were drinks, and my wife and I availed ourselves of the liberal distribution of mai tai’s, self-served from large punch bowls and then finished off with a dark rum float delivered by the very friendly (and popular) bartender Mike. We doubled-up on our drinks and found a seat at a table towards the side of the area with a good view of the stage and the sunset behind it. While we waited for the show to start, we chatted with some table-mates, a family of three from San Diego, took photos of the gorgeous sunset, and watched the native arts demonstrations. Our emcee was in the band, and he started us off with some banter and a couple of small dances by the local troupe, and soon enough they started calling tables over one by one to the buffet lines. Our table position made us one of the last groups to get to the food, but with six serving lines, people moved through the buffet quick enough. The food was great, considering it was mass-prepared for an audience of hundreds. There were several salads, bread, poi, vegetables, fruit, and plenty of meat choices: fish, chicken, beef, and of course the signature kahlua pork, the star of the show. For dessert, there were plates of pineapple upside down cake and coconut cake, both delicious. As we ate, we were entertained by more dancing, our favorite dancer being the largest—a well-muscled guy who seemed to be enjoying himself the most. His size belied his grace and he displayed an impressive command of the native dances that he expertly performed. The rest of the dance troupe was good as well. Sadly, the evening was disrupted towards the end of the show (there was only 30 minutes left or so) when just in front of us there was a commotion, and after some confusion and shouts, the emcee finally requested if a doctor was in the house. It shortly thereafter became evident that a guest was having a heart attack, and several people had been engaged with CPR and medical treatment. Shouts were made for a defibrillator, there was some more confusion and delay, and eventually an attendant rushed to the hotel for a unit. Another couple of minutes went by and someone pushed their way through the crowd with one, but close to five minutes by now had elapsed, and it wasn’t clear if even an aid car had been called. Seeing that the show was unlikely to continue, and the time to depart for the airport and our flight home was approaching, we decided to leave the event early, and it was only as we made our way towards the entrance, perhaps 10 minutes after the tragedy started to unfold that first responders arrived on the scene. I hope the guy who was in distress recovered, but we left very concerned about the time it took to get the appropriate medical attention to the scene, and the lack of a closer defibrillator unit. It seems like having one behind the stage area could have rapidly improved response time.
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Ravensdale, Washington
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2019 NEW
Family of 5 on a Friday night. 500 people at the sold out Luau. 2 of the 3 adults enjoyed it. The pork was good, drinks had little alcohol in them, not much of a great food selection. Of course the dancers were good. For me it was very expensive for a cheesy event and very expensive to bring kids.
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Northbrook, Illinois
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2019 NEW
We chose this Luau based on reviews and its location right on the ocean. The sunset was beautiful! The food was of good variety and plentiful. I would consider the quality of the food average. The Mai Tai’s tasted more like fruit juice unless you asked for more rum; which they were happy to top off. There were several sound technical difficulties tonight which made it very difficult to hear the MC sing or explain the dances. The Hula dancers were very good, especially the fire dancer. A fair value for the money.
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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.