Gothering of the Kings Luau

Hawaii Loa Luau - a unique luau experience

Gothering of the Kings Luau dinner and maitais

The fiinest luau cuisine prepared by an award winning team!

Gothering of the Kings Luau

Enjoy a magical and mesmerizing production by Island Breeze dancers

Gothering of the Kings Luau male dancers

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Gothering of the Kings Luau Samoan fireknife dance

The Fireknife Dance is a crowd favorite

Gothering of the Kings Luau

Learn tales of Polynesia’s courageous and brave voyagers

Gothering of the Kings Luau open bar

Enjoy Mai Tais, frozen cocktails and premium beers in a tropical ocean setting

Gothering of the Kings Luau

Hawaii Loa Luau - reserve your seats now!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Hawaii Loa Luau is operating once again on Saturday evenings, with additional dates during peak season. All guests will be sat at private tables, and some adjustments will be made to the buffet to ensure social distancing. Due to limited capacity with far fewer available seats, reservations should be made well in advance of your vacation. Reserve summer dates now!
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Hawaii Loa Luau at the Fairmont Orchid is a beautiful and elegant way to spend your evening.  The land area is known as Kalahuipua’a (gathering place) along the South Kohala Coast.   Kalahuipua’a is steeped in history and tradition and is known as the gathering place for Ali’i (royalty) and special visitors.  This luau is also rich in Hawaiian culture and hospitality.   Experience cuisine prepared by an award winning culinary team, and internationally renowned performers who share the stories of the island through live music and dance.  The feast and performance are held in an outdoor setting bordered by towering palm trees near the tennis pavilion and a short walk from the hotel’s main entrance.

Before the show, you can meet the performers an learn about cultural practices and traditional games.  There is a hosted bar and a delicious dinner buffet.  The freshest and finest ingredients from around the island is prepared into a Poke station with poi, ahi lumu koho, pipikaula, spicy kim chee tako, spicy shellfish, Lomi Lomi salmon, cucumber namasu, ogo seaweed & Maui onion salad, garlic sesame edamame soy beans, bean sprout salad, Moloka’i sweet potato salad, kimchi cabage, J.A Farms spinach leafs & heirloomlettuces, and surimi crab & broccoli.

The hot food station highlights teriyaki BBQ chicken, miso glazed Hawaiian butterfish, kiawe wood smoked kalua pork, stir fried vegetable noodles, calrose rice furikake, taro rolls, kalbi style Hawaiian low line beef w/ginger soy glaze, and sugar cane skewered shrimp yakitori.  Save room for dessert….dark chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce, Molokai banana bread, pineapple pie with macadamia nut streusel, big island fruit salad w/lychee, and coconut cream tapioca.  The keiki menu features macaroni & cheese, mini hot dogs,  stir fry vegetables and grilled chicken breast.

Beautiful hula dancers and talented musicians tell the tales of Polynesia’s courageous and brave voyagers as they journeyed to Hawai’i and establish this land.  Tahitians share their stories of their travels to the islands with the lively beat of the toere drum.  With traditional hula, the evening hosts tell their story of their home and history of the islands, and the influence of the many cultures can be seen through the evolution of hula motions and costumes.

An Ali’i reserved seating upgrade is available for $25 per Adult and $15 per Child.  This includes a keepsake lei greeting, reserved seating, and pupus/appetizers which includes fresh pineapple, papaya-pineapple salad with fresh mint, dried bananas, papaya, mango, half coconut filled w/dried coconut, li hing mui macadamia nuts, dried ahi ika & teriyaki beef jerky.

General Information
Schedule: Saturday at 5:30pm. Some Wednesdays added during peak season (see calendar)

Duration: 3 hours

Check In: 5:30pm at Plantation Estate at the Fairmont Orchid

GPS: 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, HI, 96743 Click to view map Both complimentary valet parking and self parking are available at the Fairmont Orchid.

Luau includes:  Dinner buffet, host bar and Polynesian show

What to Bring & Wear: Resort attire. Footwear and cover-ups are required.

Capacity: 350

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Hawaii Loa Luau
Enjoy a mesmerizing & magical production
Hawaiian hula

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Hawaii Loa Luau is not possible for cruise ship passengers in port in Kona unless the ship is spending the night there. NCL passengers have their best opportunity to do a luau on Maui and you can find access to this information on our Maui Luau page.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Which luau to attend on the Big Island? Well, things are getting pretty interesting in the luau scene on the Big Island.

Tips about Hawaii Loa Luau are coming soon!

For guests who are staying in Waikoloa, Mauna Lani, or Hapuna, we recommend the Hawaii Loa Luau. But if a Saturday night doesn’t work for your itinerary, there is also a good Wednesday night choice with the luau at the Waikoloa Marriott.  Their food is high quality and they have all the essential luau basics.

If you are staying north of the airport, you don’t want to drive all the way into town when the best luau choices are close by. If you are staying south of the airport in Kailua-Kona, you might consider the drive to the Hawaii Loa Luau. If you aren’t up for the drive, get reserved seating at the Island Breeze Luau.