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Losing My Luau Virginity

by Tony · 2 comments

Whatever I had imagined a luau to be… the Luau Kalamaku on the Kilohana Plantation was definitely not it.

More of a large-scale Disney style theatrical production than a cheesy hula skirt dance show, there were stages scattered throughout the dining hall with a large elevated stage handling most of the action in the middle. We were joined at the Luau with our friends, Josh and Caroline, from Traveling9To5 and we were all blown away by the sheer scale of the production.

Fire jugglers, a generational love story, and an all local cast combine to provide a great hour of entertainment.

Take a look at just a few of the crazy scenes from this show:

Luau Opening Ceremony

Kicking off the Luau…


The whole Luau cast in on the action…

Luau Performance

Great display of the high-quality production…

Meg Dancing

Meg getting jiggy with it…

Fire Dancer Time!

Fire dancin’ time!

Fire dancing

Couldn’t get enough of the fire dancers…

Crazy fire spin

Crazy fire spinning action!

In addition to the show, there is an all you can buffet and open bar… not much to dislike about that setup, right?

Big buffet

Nothing better than getting full access to a huge buffet…

Just a light snack...

Just a light snack…

In keeping with the Luau theme, there is also a beautiful smoked pork that the team at Kilohana pulls out of the underground cooker right before serving… Our entire table immediately voted the pork as the best food of the night and we all went back for seconds (and thirds and some of us even fourths).

Pig being pulled out of the ground

The beautiful smoked pig being pulled out of the ground…

Meg and Caroline are super excited

Meg and Caroline are SUPER excited to get some pork…

As an added bonus? If you’re a little early to the Luau, swing by the Koloa Rum Shop for a free rum tasting where they provide some very generous pours… Get the party started early!

Koala Rum Tasting

Your Turn: Have you ever been to a Luau? Was the crazy show we saw similar to your experience? 

Our evening at the Luau Kalamaku was sponsored, but all opinions (as always) are our own.

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Barb January 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Great pictures. We went to a luau on the island 9 years ago; it was very low-key in comparison to the sensory overload you experienced. We’ll be sure to check it out.

Tony January 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Thanks, Barn!

I was definitely expecting a way more laid back show than what we got… it was fantastic!

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