The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii has announced its new Island Luau, a new luau experience centered around Samoan culture.
The Island Luau debuts May 20 and includes admission to interactive guest activities, the new Hawaiian Journey interactive theater presentation, Ha: Breath of Life evening show and admission to all seven island villages represented at PCC.
The Island Luau takes place outdoors in the PCC’s Samoan Village and is hosted by the Samoan Village’s “Senior Ambassador”, Kap Teo Tafiti, recognized by many guests for his humorous dialogue and audience interaction. The interactive luau will have guests participating in fun activities like basket and coconut plate weaving and coconut shell dancing. Entertainment will also feature keiki fireknife dancers and songs and dances dedicated to the coconut tree, an important icon in Samoan culture.
“We are pleased to offer an affordable luau experience that includes a wide variety of activities and experiences the whole family can enjoy,” says Alfred Grace, president and CEO of the PCC. “Our Island Luau offers guests the opportunity to learn about several Polynesian cultures, particularly the Samoan and Hawaiian cultures, in a more personalized setting where everyone is encouraged to kick back, relax and enjoy our luau food, entertainment and activities.”
Presided over by the Samoan Chief’s Court, guests are welcomed to the Island Luau with a shell lei greeting and are able to enjoy Samoan versions of popular luau songs, such as the Hawaiian Wedding Song, and Samoan dishes coupled with popular Hawaiian luau foods, including a roasted pig.
The Island Luau runs Mondays – Saturdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Samoan Village. Introductory promotional prices start at $74.95 for adults and $57.95 for children ages 5-11. Kamaaina can enjoy this experience for 20 percent off the promotional price, or $59.96 for adults and $46.36 for children ages 5-11.
The PCC is open Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.
Visit www.polynesia.com/oahu-luau.html or call (800) 367-7060. On Oahu, call 293-3333.