: On the North Shore of Oahu sits the expansive, 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center. The center features interactive villages showcasing the traditions of the island people of Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa,... Read More
: On the North Shore of Oahu sits the expansive, 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center. The center features interactive villages showcasing the traditions of the island people of Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji and Tahiti. Each village is filled with cultural demonstrations, family-friendly activities and more. The center is also home to one of Oahu's best luau programs. The dance, traditional clothing and storytelling, visitors get to experience the pastimes and traditions of Polynesia's peoples. Plus, there's a big buffet not to be missed. The best part is a roasted pig being unearthed from an imu, or a Hawaiian underground oven. (Note: As the Polynesian Cultural Center is ran by the Church of Latter Day Saints alcoholic drinks are not served.)
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: Many say this is hands down the best luau on Oahu. They can feed up to 1,200 guests at one time, so get ready to party down! Except of course, since the Polynesian Cultural Center is part of the Mormon Church there's no alcohol in any drinks here.
The dancing, fire acts, and other entertainment is fun and at times a little over the top. They'll probably try to get a lot of people at tables to come up and participate, so if you're shy you better hope it's not you!
But there's a LOT of food, lots to see, and you'll leave so stuffed you won't want to eat for the rest of your vacation. If you're looking for a luau, this is you're best bet.