POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Hawaiian culture is all about the family and 'Ohana And no where in the Hawaiian Islands is the Aloha Spirit stronger than right in our backyard at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the South Pacific with a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Join in activities such as ukulele lessons and canoe rides and learn traditional customs from villagers spanning Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Hawaii and more. Upgrade to include a luau dinner, hotel transportation and premium seating to a thrilling Polynesian show.
ALI'I LUAU BUFFET
ALOHA! Welcome to our award winning Ali’i Luau. In ancient Hawaii, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ohana (family) and friends.Today, we continue the tradition of the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Held in a covered outdoor venue against a background of waterfalls and lush gardens, the Ali'i Luau is a royal celebration of our cultural heritage which includes the Royal Court procession, presentation of the imu (pork baked in an underground oven), and delicious traditional food and lively Hawaiian entertainment.
Hā: BREATH OF LIFE. A STORY OF PASSION, IGNITED BY FIRE, SONG AND DANCE. The symbolic story of Mana and his beloved Lani, punctuated by Polynesian dance, music and blazing fireknives, is told in “Hā: Breath of Life,” a stunning, new evening show featuring over 100 Polynesian natives, special effects, animation and surround sound. It is a Pacific isle saga of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy. The evening show is a must see to wrap up the PCC experience. Come breathe it in!
Polynesia, which means "many islands," covers a roughly triangular-shaped geographical area of the Pacific Ocean. These islands throughout Polynesia are made up of rich cultural traditions passed down through the centuries, and even millennia, to this very day. Polynesia is best identified geographically by the Polynesian Triangle, which identifies the Pacific Islands falling within the three corners of Hawaii to the north, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to the south-east and Aotearoa (New Zealand) to the south-west. Culturally all of these islands share some unique ties, from similar languages to lifestyles, that tie them all together. That being said, there are differences that make each island group peculiar in their own right. And those peculiarities can be discovered at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC).
At the PCC, they specifically share the culture of six island groups—Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Tahiti (within French Polynesia). Throughout the day, one is able to visit each of the six villages in order to learn about what makes each of these island groups peculiar from the rest.