Big Island

Sunset Luau at Waikoloa Marriott Resort

Time: 5 pm

Duration: 3 hours

  • Lavish Hawaiian feast and entertainment
  • Open bar with specialty Hawaiian cocktails
  • Polynesian music and dance performances culminating with the Samoan fire dance
  • Tropical resort setting overlooking scenic beach and sunset


The beachfront sunset luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is the place to be for a taste of Hawaiian culture. Against the backdrop of the picturesque sunsets over ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay, the entertainment takes guests on a journey to Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, and Hawaii through the songs and dances of these Pacific Island cultures, culminating in the high-energy Samoan fire knife dancing to end the night.

The dinner (current menu) includes both traditional and contemporary dishes, and an open bar is included in admission and features local beers, wine, specialty Hawaiian cocktails, and more. Prior to the show, guests have the opportunity to participate in various Hawaiian crafts and games, meet Hawaiian entertainers, and experience the traditional unearthing of the cooked pig. 

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Why we recommend this option over others

  • Full open bar with large variety of options


The luau has largely returned to normal, with shared seating with up to 10 people and with the all-you-can-eat buffet restored, as well as a hula class offered. The "imu ceremony" hasn't returned yet, but the roasted pig is served with dinner. 


This luau generally runs on Mondays & Wednesdays, although additional days of the week are sometimes added, especially during peak periods. Please check the calendar for real-time availability, and feel free to check back as openings may occur. If there is no current availability, please submit our waitlist form and we'll be in touch. 

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Guidebook Reviews

Fodor's Guidebook:

Marriott Luau: Overlooking beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay with a spectacular Samoan fire dance performance.

Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

A luau can be a blast, and they are highly recommended.

Moon Guidebook:

Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.