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

Hawai'iloa Luau

Saturday Evenings 

Adult $159.00

Child (6-12) $79.50

5 & under - free


  • Restaurant Style Seating

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner Served by Luau Staff

  • Polynesian Show

Adult $189.00

Child (6-12) $94.50

  • Restaurant Style Seating

  • Preliminary Activities

  • Open Bar

  • Buffet Dinner

  • Polynesian Show

  • Special Holiday Touches

* Prices shown are before applicable taxes

Hawaiʻiloa Lūʻau is 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.

A hosted bar and a spectacular buffet (attended walk up stations, with social distancing in place) offer the freshest and finest ingredients found in the islands.

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.

Luau Menu

Served at attended walk up stations

Poke & Salad Station


J.A Farms Spinach Leafs & Heirloom Greens

Ahi Limu Koho

Ahi Avocado

Spicy Shellfish

Surimi Crab & Broccoli

Garlic Sesame Edamame Soy Beans

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Molokaʻi Sweet Potato Salad

Kimchi Cabbage


Dinner Buffet

Taro Rolls

Calrose Rice Furikake

Stir Fried Vegetable Noodles

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken

Miso Glazed Hawaiian Butterfish

Kiawe Wood Smoked Kalua Pork

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

Chicken Tenders

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

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 Schedule



(schedule and events subject to change)

Held Saturday Evenings 

5:15 pm  Seating Begins

5:30 pm  Dinner 

5:15-7:15 pm  Open Bar

6:45 pm Hawai'iloa 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. 

Both complimentary self-parking is available.


Fairmont Orchid

1 North Kaniku Dr

Puako, HI 96743