Luau. The word itself just conjures images of Hawaii. You know if someone says Luau and you’re not in Hawaii that whatever you are going to be involved in will just be a pale imitation. For the real thing, you need Hawaii. And at the end of Day 2, we hit the Luau.
We started off from our Hotel in Waikiki for the drive to the North Shore of Oahu and the Polynesian Cultural Center. I can’t lie, the drive took about an hour, but it was probably the most beautiful hour long drive I’ve ever been on. The road winds through rainforest lined valleys and along the coast of some really beautiful ocean. Along the way you begin to see why the North Shore is famous for surfing, the waves were amazing.
So we arrive at the Polynesian Cultural Center and it is just too cool for words. Imagine being able to walk around Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and other Polynesian islands all in one spot. The journey started out by learning about Hawaiian culture and arts and at the end of the day…Luau. That’s right a Luau.
They roast a pig and bring it in and while you are eating a variety of meats and veggies, you get to watch the royal procession. The Royal Procession is a wonderful show of music and traditional Polynesian dancing that takes you on an exciting trip through Polynesia.
After the Luau was over and we were stuffed it was time for Hā: Breath of Life. This is an amazing show featuring music dance and fire that tells the story of Mana and Lani.
At the end of the day we were ready for the drive back to Waikiki. We had been educated, entertained and fed, the three E’s. Wait, that’s two E’s and an F. Uhh, We had eaten, been educated and entertained, and that is the three E’s.
About the Polynesian Cultural Center Luau and Hā: Breath of Life
The award-winning luau takes guests on a nostalgic trip back in time. Experience the royalty of Hawaii, while enjoying traditional Hawaiian luau food and entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and service with the Aloha Spirit in a beautiful tropical setting. End the night with Hā: Breath of Life, the world’s largest Polynesian revue featuring over 100 performers, special effects, animation and original songs and choreography bringing t life a story of passion ignited by fire, song and dance.
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Disclaimer: I was sent on an all-expense paid trip to O`ahu, Hawaii courtesy of the O`ahu Visitors Bureau and its island partners to experience the island and a series of other events. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.