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Our Favorite Big Island Luau

Waikoloa Marriott Sunset Luau


  • Tropical resort setting overlooking ancient fishpond and ocean sunset
  • Lavish Hawaiian feast and open bar
  • Authentic imu ceremony woth pig cooked in undergrouod oven
  • Entertaining Polynesian review including Samoan Firedance


Gather on the grounds of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott for the Big Island's most authentic luau! While watching the sun set over beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay enjoy a buffet of traditional Hawaiian dishes. Executive Chef Jayson Kanekoa has unveiled a new menu for the popular Sunset Lūʻau with the freshest of ingredients harvested from Hawai`i Island farmers. Following dinner take a journey from Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawai`i, and Sāmoa through the songs and dances of these Pacific cultures. The spellbinding Samoan fire knife dance is a spectacular sight to see! If you are staying in downtown Kona this luau is well worth the drive to Waikoloa! Don't miss it!

The Luau Menu varies seasonally but typically includes the following ...

  • JA Farms Mixed Green Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing
  • Taro Rolls
  • Sweet Potato with Haupia Coconut Glaze
  • Oven-style Imu Kalua Pork
  • Roasted Striploin with Guava BBQ Sauce
  • Sauteed Hawaiian Catch of the Day
  • Island Grown Local Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Poke (marinated local fish)
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon (salt cured salmon, Kamuela tomato, maui onion)
  • Lilikoi Chiffon Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Haupia
  • Open Bar for beer, wine, mai tais, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea


Waikoloa Marriott Luau - General Seating Rate (WML1)

$190.05 per Adult, $95.50 per Child (6-12), Infants (under 6) FREE   (plus 4.712% Hawaii sales tax)

Waikoloa Marriott Luau - PREMIUM SEATING Rate (WML2)

$237.80 per Adult, $143.25 per Child (6-12), Infants (under 6) FREE   (plus 4.712% Hawaii sales tax)


GPS Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738 Click to view map


Schedule: Monday and Wednesdays at 5pm. Other dates added during peak season. See calendar.

Duration: About 3 hours

Luau includes: Imu ceremony, luau buffet, open bar, luau show.

What to Wear: Casual resort attire ... at least one step up from what you would wear to the beach.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for your luau seats until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

Which luau to attend on the Big Island? Right now the answer is "Whichever one you you are able to find a table at when you are booking three weeks or more in advance." The Waikoloa Marriott luau has high quality food and they have all the essential luau basics; their kalua pig and Molokai sweet potatoes are especially tasty. (by the way, Molokai sweet potatoes have an incredibly deep dark purple color). The tropical setting here is really beautiful and makes this a perfect place to hold a luau. It is a small grassy lawn between the resort and the beach which is lined with a scenic row of coconut palm trees. Be sure to stroll down by the ancient fishponds … at sunset on a calm evening you can get an incredible picture of these palm trees reflecting onto the water of the fishponds. This luau is only held twice a week, and advanced reservations are necessary. My wife and I not only love this luau, the Waikoloa Marriott is our favorite place to stay whenever we visit the Big Island!