WAIKOLOA, HI--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - The beachfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is the place to be for a taste of Hawaiian cultural offerings at the new Sunset Luau. Billed as Hawaii Island's most authentic luau show at sunset, the entertainment takes guests on a journey to Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and Hawaii through the songs and dances of these Pacific Island cultures, including the spellbinding Samoan fire knife dancing. It is a spectacular sight against the dazzling backdrop of the picturesque sunsets over 'Anaeho'omalu Bay.
Held every Saturday and Wednesday at the Hawaii Big Island hotel's Luau Grounds, the Sunset Luau includes:
- Traditional ceremony to unearth the imu (underground oven) to reveal the Kalua Pig that will be enjoyed during dinner
- Open bar with specialty Hawaiian cocktails
- Hawaiian dinner buffet by Executive Sous Chef Jayson Kanekoa featuring traditional and contemporary dishes
- Aloha welcome with picture-taking and "Red Gecko Punch" -- a refreshing beverage
- Authentic hula lesson for keiki (children) to perform on stage
- Hawaiian crafts and games including 'ulu maika (bowling with a round stone through wood pegs), coconut husking and Polynesian tattoos
- Pu (conch shell) blowing contest
- Talk story with Hawaiian entertainers
- Lively Polynesian music and dance performances culminating with the spellbinding Samoan fire knife dance!
General seating prices are $88 for adults and $40 for children six to 12 years old. Keiki five years old and under will attend for free. Premier seating at this exciting Waikoloa luau includes preferred first row seating, lei greeting and Hawaiian pupu (appetizer) for an additional $25 per seat.
Rates are inclusive of tax and subject to change without notice. Tickets can be purchased in advance or from 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa concierge desk. Seating begins at 5:00 p.m. Large parties are advised to arrive at the Luau Grounds early to accommodate group seating.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (808) 886-6789 or visit sunsetluau.com.
About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii, the Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings' Shops and the newly-opened Queens' MarketPlace. For more information, to make reservations or to learn about our Waikoloa resorts' specials, please visit www.waikoloamarriott.com or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.
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