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Royal Kona Resort Luau

75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-427-2452
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (86 reviews)
“mai tais” (86 reviews)
“fire dancers” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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+1 808-427-2452
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"pork"
in 86 reviews
"mai tais"
in 86 reviews
"fire dancers"
in 25 reviews
"premium seating"
in 20 reviews
"reserved seating"
in 20 reviews
"preferred seating"
in 42 reviews
"earth oven"
in 13 reviews
"coconut cake"
in 12 reviews
"buffet line"
in 22 reviews
"shell lei"
in 19 reviews
"great seats"
in 10 reviews
"side dishes"
in 11 reviews
"priority seating"
in 14 reviews
"kalua pig"
in 19 reviews
"ocean view"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
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"the big island"
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Hawaii last week and knew we wanted to go to a Luau. We were in Hawaii for a wedding, and a local family told us that this was a good one to see. We were thoroughly pleased with this luau. The bar...More

Thank Brett B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been to a few luau in my day, some large production and some small, this one did pretty good for a resort. It was a long process to get in, long line to get the wrist band. Once in the mai tai were good,...More

1  Thank Joshua C
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Desk at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It is great that you enjoyed the show and the buffet dinner. We don't make the mai tai super strong so that everyone, adult wise, can enjoy it, so we offer the extra for those who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there last night and I would have to say this was worth the experience. The food was great and the entertainment was too. I don’t understand the review about crowded tables and Only a few dancers. This was the exact experience I wanted...More

Thank Lisa D
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our luau and for your five out of five review. We are very happy to see the show was exactly what you were looking for. We hope to have the opportunity to entertain you again in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new at Hawaii, and we are new to the concept of Luau, so we weren’t sure if it’s authentic or not. Well, it doesn’t matter, it was really fun. Yes, we had to wait in a long line, and yes it wasn’t as...More

Thank Kai W
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for taking your time to review our Luau on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our entertainment. Our Luau features the traditional songs and dances of Hawaii. We look forward to welcome you again when you return to the Big...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location with the ocean in the background was very beautiful but honestly I don't think it was worth what we paid. Had to wait in line to get in, for drinks, for food, and the actual dancing was very short. Adopt to say the...More

Thank gmcewan79
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our luau. We are so sorry to see you did not enjoy your overall experience with us. This does not at all reflect the high quality entertainment we are dedicated to providing for our guests, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good music, good food, and tasty food. Nothing else to compare so entertainment was fun and well choreographed. Definitely worth the money. $70 plus tax online.

Thank Francisco G
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your awesome feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed our entertainment. We hope to welcome you back soon. Mahalo!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the activities- tattoo drawing, bracelet making, watching the uncovering of the roasted pig. The luau was well organized and moved quickly. Food was tasty! The entertainment was FUN. The MC and dancers took the audience through Polynesia showcasing beautiful hulas to exciting Samoa war...More

Thank pmckeow
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, We appreciate your feedback and great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the luau and activities involved. Our team takes great pride in our service and proving a great aloha experience. We look forward to welcome you again when you return to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller than usual...but wonderful not so many people you can't breath. Small and intimate. Compared to thousands of people Good food, ocean was beautuful and entertainment looked like a backdrop. Drinks plentiful and not watered down.

Thank CENSINA M
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Care Team at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our luau. We do our bet to make sure everyone leaves feeling that they were entertained. We hope that you will join us again in the future. Mahalo, Brittany

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to a luau, the first one being in Oahu. Compared to the Oahu luau, Royal Kona’s was a little bit smaller, with a cast size of about 8 people, but it was still very entertaining. The amazing surf behind the...More

1  Thank hannahroy97
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to review our Luau. We are very delighted to see you enjoyed the show and were able to be fully immersed in the show. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo Tara

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Having been to a very, very nice Luau on Maui at the Sheraton in Lahaina, this one felt much cheaper, crowded, and cheesier. The food was good but not great - there was no poke, only pork (which was good), barbecue chicken, beef brisket, and...More

Thank Reed M
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HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team. at Royal Kona Resort Luau, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write this very thorough review. We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy our luau. We try and provide our guests with the best experience that we can. We do greatly appreciate your review...More

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schnoobie
6 December 2017|
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Response from DRosmaier | Reviewed this property |
It's on a first come first serve basis. We got there about 45 minutes before check-in started and were close to the front of the line. If you want to pay the extra for preferred seating you pay at the time they check you in.
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chester c
10 September 2017|
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Response from BFF1 | Reviewed this property |
Around $80 if booking on line. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Not on Thursday. Not on weekends
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chester c
10 September 2017|
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Response from richar1aucklandnz | Reviewed this property |
Hi US$75 each. Lovely hotel and you can swim with the turtles from the lagoon we saw turtles every time we went out .
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