Best Family Luau in Kona - Hawai’iloa Luau at Fairmont Orchid


Hawai'iloa Luau

Saturday Evenings

*The Hawaiʻiloa Luau will be on hiatus due to CoVid 19 restrictions, effective immediately until December 26th, 2020

Adult $125.00

Child (6-12) $63.30

  • ʻOhana Seating (General Seating)

  • Shell Lei Greeting

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner

  • Polynesian Show



Adult $142.50

Child (6-12) $66.97

  • ʻOhana Seating (General Seating)

  • Specialty Lei Greeting 

  • One Group Photo

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner

  • Polynesian Show

Adult $150.00

Child (6-12) $78.30

  • Aliʻi Seating (Preferred Seating)

  • Expedited Seating

  • Shell Lei Greeting

  • Seating in Front Section

  • Fruit Platter

  • Priority Access to Buffet

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner

  • Polynesian Show



Adult $167.50

Child (6-12) $81.97

  • Aliʻi Seating (Preferred Seating)

  • Expedited Seating

  • Flower Lei Greeting

  • One Group Photo

  • Seating in Front Section

  • Fruit Platter

  • Priority Access to Buffet

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner

  • Polynesian Show

* Prices shown are before applicable taxes

* Specialty Leis and Photos available for a la carte purchase

Hawaiʻiloa Luau located at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaiʻi on the Kohala Coast

An evening at the beautiful Fairmont Orchid Hawai’i enjoying the elegance and beauty of the Kohala Coast and the ambiance of the land area known as Kalahuipua’a.

Steeped in tradition and history, Kalahuipua'a is known as a gathering place for Ali'i (royalty) and special visitors. An evening at the Hawai'iloa Luau is full of this same tradition of Hawaiian culture and hospitality.

Join us for a family-friendly evening of special memories… the finest cuisine prepared by an award winning culinary team…. an internationally renowned cast sharing the stories of Hawai'i through live music and dance.

Meet the Hawaiʻiloa luau performers before the show and learn about the traditional games and cultural practices of the people. A hosted bar and a spectacular buffet offer the freshest and finest ingredients found on the island.

Story telling begins as beautiful hula dancers and talented musicians share the tales of Polynesia's brave and courageous voyagers - as they traveled to Hawai'i and established this land. Our family from Tahiti share the stories of their journey to Hawai'i, with the lively beat of the toere drum. Your hosts for the evening tell the story of their home with traditional hula. The influence of other cultures can be seen in the evolution of costumes and hula motions as we share unique and incredible history of this island of Hawai'i.

Alii Platter

(for Preferred Seating)

Fresh Pineapple

Papaya-Pineapple Salad w/

Fresh Mint

Dried Bananas, Papaya, Mango 

Half Coconut filled w/ Dried Coconut

Li Hing Mui Macadamia Nuts

Dinner Buffet

Taro Rolls

Calrose Rice Furikake

Stir Fried Vegetable Noodles

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken

Miso Glazed Hawaiian Butterfish

Kiawe Wood Smoked Kalua Pork

Poke & Salad Station


Spicy Kimchi Tako Octopus

Ogo Seaweed & Maui Onion Salad

Ahi Limu Koho

Ahi Avocado

Spicy Shellfish

Surimi Crab & Broccoli

Garlic Sesame Edamame Soy Beans

Pipikaula- Dried Beef & Tomato

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Molokaʻi Sweet Potato Salad

Bean Sprout Salad

Kimchi Cabbage

J.A Farms Spinach Leafs & Heirloom Greens

From the Grill

Kalbi Style Hawaiian Low Line Beef w/ Ginger Soy Glaze

Sugar Cane Skewered Shrimp Yakitori

Keiki Menu

Mini Hot Dogs

Macaroni & Cheese

Grilled Chicken Breast

Stir Fry Vegetables

Dessert Station

Hawaiian Dark Chocolate Lava Cake w/ Tahitian Vanilla and Raspberry Sauce

Pineapple Pie w/ Macadamia Nut Streusel

Molokai Banana Bread

Coconut Cream Tapioca w/ Mango & Lilikoi

Big Island Fruit Salad w/Lychee

Hosted Bar

Regular and Decaffeinated

Kona Coffee

Fairmont Premium Selection of Hot Teas

* menu subject to change based on seasonal availability

Luau Menu

Luau Schedule

Held Saturday Evenings

5:30 pm  Seating Begins

5:45 pm  Preliminary Activities

6:00 pm  Dinner Buffet

5:30-7:30 pm  Open Bar

7:00 pm Hawai'i Loa Performance Begins

(schedule and events subject to change)

About the Location



   All along the Kona-Kohala Coast, ancient fishing ponds remind us of those long-ago days when thatched hales (houses) and shady shelter caves were used as homes for fishermen and their families. Some of these ponds have been preserved but none have been restored and documented as well as those in the Kalahuipua'a area.

Today, guests are able to walk through the fishpond complex or along the King's or Ala Loa Trail, a shoreline trail that once connected villages along the coast.

    At Kalahuipua'a, the fish that were bred and fattened in the ponds, were reserved for the ali'I (the royal classes). Commoners who stole fish for their own consumption could be punished by death. Fish were transported by trained runners to chiefly tables, sometimes many miles apart. 

   Kamehameha's heirs owned the area around the ponds, until Samuel Parker, grandson of John Palmer Parker (the founder of the Parker Ranch empire), purchased it in the late 1800s. In 1936 Francis Hyde I'i Brown, descendant of Papa I'i, one of Kamehameha's generals, acquired the land from the family of Eva Parker Woods.  (more

Check-in Desk & Parking

The Hawai'iloa luau check-in desk is located at Plantation Estates at the Fairmont Orchid. Vouchers must be exchanged for luau tickets at check-in. Guests must have tickets to be admitted to the luau.

Both complimentary valet parking and self-parking are available.


Fairmont Orchid

1 North Kaniku Dr

Puako, HI 96743

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