Big Island

Sunset Luau at Waikoloa Marriott Resort

Duration: 3 hours

Time: 5 pm

  • 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

COVID-19 UPDATE (January)

The luau is operating at reduced capacity. Temporary changes include 1) buffet replaced with table service, 2) all parties at private tables, and 3) no cooked-pig ceremony or audience-participated cultural activities.


This luau generally runs on Mondays & Wednesdays, although additional dates may be added, especially during peak periods (e.g., spring break, June & July). It usually sells out. Please check the calendar for real-time availability, and feel free to check back as openings may occur. You may also submit our waitlist form, especially since additional capacity and dates may be added as the COVID situation improves. 

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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.