Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksLuaus
Monday
12:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
12:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
12:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
12:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
12:45 PM - 8:45 PM
About
The Polynesian Cultural Center, voted the #1 attraction in Hawaiʻi by USA Today, is located along the famous North Shore of Oʻahu. Explore 42 acres of tropical splendor featuring 6 authentic villages representing the island cultures of Hawaiʻi, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga. Mingle with Pacific Islanders as they share the majesty of their culture through music, dance and traditional hands-on activities. Our most popular dining option is the award-winning Aliʻi Lūʻau. This royal feast blends a delicious array of island themed dishes with the excitement of authentic Hawaiian entertainment. Finish your adventure though the power of “HĀ: Breath of Life,” an action-packed evening show. Ignited by fire, song and dance featuring over 100 Polynesian performers, this story of passion will make your day a truly unforgettable experience. The Polynesian Cultural Center: all of Polynesia in one exciting place.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Daniel S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See !!
    We had VIP tickets for the 2/27/2023 show. Just wanted to say how awesome the experience was. It started with Bailey our VIP guide. She was more than we hoped for, so knowledgeable and first class all the way. All the people in your organization from the "Ask Me" people to all the show performances are very High Quality Professionals. Song was our server for the Lu'au and was excellent. The Breath of Life show was the best performance I have ever seen. This is an experience we will never forget. Thank you !!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • donaldsloan
    Chilliwack, Canada35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, this is a MUST ATTEND EVENT
    We were able to rent electic scooters, which were easy to drive, for otherwise we couldn't have gone to all of the villages. The night show was extremely well done, but perhaps a bit glitzy. We most enjoyed the villages, especially the Samoan Village and Kap, who was a great comedian and so authentic.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Mary M
    Hayling Island, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent day
    We opted for the day package including buffet meal and evening show. It felt expensive when booking but was absolutely worth it. A fabulous place and we came back for a few more hours on our day of departure as the ticket allowed access for 3 days. The food in the buffet was first class - though it would have been even better accompanied by a chilled glass of wine! Like the rest of Laie this is a dry town so no alcohol was available anywhere.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 6 March 2023
  • G6189JQkevino
    Ypsilanti, Michigan132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day trip to remember
    You could not see everything here in one day, but I would recommend it as a fund all-day trip for families except perhaps for the younger folks. We arrived around the 12:30 opening and stayed until 9. We had the package that included the buffet meal and the evening show, and you really don't want to miss that show, it is fantastic. The park celbrates more than just Hawaii, it features in addition the polynesian people of Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, and Aotearoa (New Zealand), and of course thay are all related cultres.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • amybmomof3
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Epcot of Hawaii (in a good way)
    My husband and I spent the day at the end of February 2023 and had a wonderful time. Our group had a great guide (Zack from Australia) who really made the visit a memorable one. We felt that we were able to see enough with the one day trip, but if we had our children with us (especially if they were younger) we would have wanted to spend more than one day to get to play all of the games in each village as well. The Fire show was amazing! The only negative was that at the luau that the shrimp ran out quickly (before we had a chance to try it and everyone said it was the best part of the meal). It was a great way to spend the day (even with the rain on and off all day).
    Visited February 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Amber G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the money? Definitely.!
    Yes, it is a tourist trap but It is quite a unique place. Not only are we (tourists) learning about Polynesian culture, but so are the students learning of their heritage while studying next door. When you think of the hours that they put in studying and then work here 3-4 days a week, that's alot. I say that because they are always on. Bright smiles, helpful, willing to get the right information if they are unsure, tourism at its finest. Lela here's to you! The service at the luau is top notch Thanks Sariah for taking care of me. They said try everything and I did but a bit too much. Know your limits and eat within it! The perform at the end was a major production. Sets, lighting, effects, choreography, staging, directing, writing, pyrotechnics advertising and all the performers. What an incredible job. Thinking of all the rehearsals is mind boggling. The "ask me " folks were friendly and knowledgeable. Even the gal manning the ladies room by the theater had a big smile while tackling her duties. Almost forgot our tour drivers. They kept things upbeat while conquering the traffic. Wasn't planning on going but I am so glad I did. Maholo!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Michelle188_12
    Terrigal, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing experience! The Super Ambassador Luau Package was definitely worth it. We had our own delightful tour guide for the day who was actually from Mongolia & her English & knowledge of the various Polynesian cultures was excellent. We were very well looked after all day with reserved seating at all the shows in each of the villages. The Luau was excellent & the Ha Breath of Life show in the evening was absolutely spectacular, again with reserved seating. Wow!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Charlotte W
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great, wish I had more time.
    I wish I'd had two days in order to explore this place 😍 It was very interactive and engaging and lots of fun. Really enjoyed being able to experience all of the cultures of the islands and wish there was more time to see all of the different displays. There are some places to eat and shop just outside which was good as we arrived a little before opening. We also stayed for the buffet, which has a great selection, and the show HA: Breath of Life. I really enjoyed the show, easy to follow and I liked that there was very limited English with the performers instead communicating in the native languages of each of the islands. I think I would go again if I ever find myself on Oahu again.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Gillean
    203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    This place is unbelievable!! Probably the greatest highlight of our trip. To experience 6 islands all in the space of 3 acres was absolutely amazing. Covering entertainment, architecture, traditions etc. We wish we had a bit more time to explore every corner. The buffet was the icing on the cake. Quality food with so much variety then finished off with the show. The Polynesian cultural centre is a must when you visit Hawaii.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Christina M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day
    We enjoyed every activity and show we participated in. This is a great way to learn about the Polynesian cultures and is also fun and entertaining. I wish we would have had time in our schedule to go back for an additional day. We found out too late that our ticket to the Villages is good for 3 days.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
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Leslie L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We did the Super Ambassador package. We loved having a tour guide take us through each step of the way. She also saved us a spot at the front of each show. We had a boat ride, learned about the islands, what they cook, do, and traditions. My husband’s favorite island was Samoa. Then we went to the Luau show and dinner. The food was amazing and the dancing was beautiful. At 7:30pm we went to the night show. This is the best part. The actors and dancers are amazing. They put all they have into their singing and dancing!! The fire dancers are breathtaking. I loved that there was a woman fire dancer that took the show as well. A must see!
Written 28 February 2024
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Rolonda M
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It's not enough time to see all the areas and we didn't know about the college tour until it was too late. But it is a must see.
Written 24 February 2024
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jolynne
Crawfordsville, IN7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent the entire day here and had a lot of fun. We took a canoe ride (must do!) and visited all of the stations. We learned so much about the cultures and everyone was so nice. The luau was great and the service was so friendly. The absolute highlight, though, was the ring of fire “Ha Breath of life” show. It will take your breath away at the end. It starts off slow but the ending is worth every bit of money. Truly incredible!
Written 23 February 2024
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jklmdorn
Trophy Club13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Interesting, informative, great interactive experience.

Tons of great things to learn, see, and interact with!

You could easily spend 2 full days with all the different things to do and see.

Simply can’t recommend this enough
Written 19 February 2024
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Sarah F
Potsdam, NY40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We did the Circle Island Tour before heading to the Polynesian Cuktural Center. We highly recommend that tour. We saw so much of what Oahu has to offer. We did the Super Ambassador tour at the PCC with a private guide. Andre was very knowledgeable and polite. We visited most of the island centers, had hands on activities, saw performances of different cultural activities and road in a double hulled canoe. The luau was wonderful, selection and quality of food, and the show was cute. We finished our day with the performance Ha:Breath of Life. We had front row seats. The story was interesting and the performers were outstanding. We highly recommend a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Written 18 February 2024
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MELISSA D
Louisville, KY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The package we got was the most expensive activity we did while in Oahu, but worth every penny! We loved seeing all the parts of the center, the different villages, with our guides. The only part of that we didn't like was that there wasn't enough time to watch all the different presentations and participate in each village's activities. That's not really the fault of the center because they just have so much to offer at each location. The Luau was wonderful and the dancing presentation was informative as well as entertaining. We stayed for the Ha Breath of Life show and it was amazing! Very talented performers! Our guides were students of Brigham Young University, which the center helps fund, so it felt like we were helping support them. Overall a must see if in Oahu!
Written 15 February 2024
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Clint A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I was a little apprehensive at first given the cost but I was blown away by the experience. It was a top notch experience and super fun. The shows were all very well executed. This is a must see for anyone visiting Hawaii!
Written 14 February 2024
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Sharon C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Would definitely recommend the complete package, personal tour guide, luau and show!! The grounds are beautiful and the students are extremely knowledgeable and talented!!
Written 11 February 2024
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Jackie G
Maidstone, Saskatchewan 5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Venue is so well organized, right from the time of booking until the return transportation via coach bus. Big shout out to Chita, our personal tour guide!
Written 11 February 2024
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Kelly d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
with out a doubt the best part of our trip to hawaii! And there was sooo much to do that we took advantage of the come back within 3 days for free offer and did it all again the next day!
Written 10 February 2024
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