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Kim Steutermann Rogers
Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu
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Hawaii (Big) Island
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At this celebration, the entertainment includes a Samoan fire knife presentation as well as songs and dances from various Pacific cultures. Traditional dishes are served alongside more familiar Western fare, and there's also an open bar. www.marriott.com.
This resort lights its torches for a spectacular show and an oceanfront buffet four times a week. It's also one of a handful of luaus on the island that features food cooked in a traditional underground imu (oven). A fire-knife dancer caps off the show. Prices are cheaper if you book ahead. www.royalkona.com.
On the graceful grounds of the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, this luau takes you on a journey of song and dance, highlighted by a dramatic fire-knife finale. Before the show, you can participate in workshops on topics ranging from coconut-frond weaving to poi ball techniques. The excellent buffet features a feast of local favorites like kalua pig, poi, and ahi poke. Generous refills on the mai tais don't hurt, either. www.sheratonkeauhou.com.
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's weekly clambake features an extensive menu that includes oysters on the half shell, Manila clams, Dungeness crab legs, sashimi, and Keahole lobster. There's even prime rib for meat lovers and a dessert station. Live Hawaiian music is often accompanied by a graceful hula dancer. www.maunakeabeachhotel.com.
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