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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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The Polynesian Cultural Center, voted the #1 attraction in Hawaii by USA Today, is located along the famous North Shore of Oahu. Explore 42 acres of tropical splendor featuring 6 authentic villages representing the island cultures of Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga. Mingle with Pacific islanders as they share the majesty of their culture through music, dance and traditional hands-on activities. Our most popular dining option is the award-winning Ali’i Luau. This royal feast blends a delicious array of island and mainland dishes with the excitement of authentic island entertainment from across Polynesia. Finish your adventure though the power of “Ha: Breath of Life,” an action-packed evening show. Ignited by fire, song and dance featuring over 100 Polynesian performers, this story of passion will make this day a truly unforgettable experience. The Polynesian Cultural Center: all of Polynesia in one exciting place.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 20:45
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place provides an informational tour and also an entertaining, Ha: Breath of Life, show but both are unnecessarily stretched. Good buffet with pork, chicken and fish is provided in the evening. The entire tour and show could very easily be covered in 6 hours...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our second time to the Polynesian cultural center and it only gets better! It is fantastic, beautiful, entertaining, even funny and worth every penny.

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Reviewed yesterday

I don't know where to start. First the bus ride out, I paid for round trip transport, with a 12:25 pick up time. Once on the bus we were told it would be about and hour. It took over 2 hours to get there and...More

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Eric W, Vice President & CMO at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I enjoyed reading that you were so moved by our evening show and that overall you had a good time while you were here. Sorry to hear that you arrived a bit later than anticipated. Thanks for sharing your experience with us and I hope...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We upgraded to the Ambassador level and I'm so glad we did. We had two tour guides for our small group and I'm sure we got to see much more than if we had been our own guides. This level also gives you later seating...More

Thank Irene B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter, granddaughter and I booked the Super Ambassador which is a private tour with a guide. The day and evening spent at this center were one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, a student at the adjoining college was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Linda S
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Eric W, Vice President & CMO at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Linda, I am thrilled that we were able to provide you with such a great experience. Thanks for joining us and learning about some of the history and culture from these island nations. Eric Workman Vice President & CMO Polynesian Cultural Center

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Plan on spending the day. Yes it can be “touristy” but if you spend the time and actually TALK to the representatives of the various islands it is fascinating. We learned so much about the various cultures, not so much by watching the shows, but...More

1  Thank rhoffmann4502
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The island opens at 11:45am but do come early to visit the shops by the entrance which starts at 11am. It is ideally to book the ticket in advance thru their website to get 10% discount & will be able to choose a nice seat...More

Thank Ana Liza A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved it! A Oahu must see if you are wanting to learn more about the Indigenous Polynesian culture We had a guided tour (including the parade, Luau & night performance) & we could not speak highly enough of our tour guide who explained each islands...More

Thank Nerds_Abroad
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to really enjoy our time at the Polynesian Cultural Center, but it fell kind of short for me. Surrounded by throngs of tourists and kitschy souvenirs, it was hard to soak in the education aspect. We opted for the "Ambassador" tour tickets which...More

Thank Pammy_4567
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great day visiting the different Islands, Unfortunately the parade is a little hard to see as Ambassor packages get reserved seats. The Luau was great & the dancers during it were great. The Breath of Ha show is a must see, it...More

Thank Colin C
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LauraDiItaly
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Response from Bcal22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Tahitian village wedding and yes there is a schedule of times that things happen in each village.
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No alcohol at all...
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Response from Spidey101 | Reviewed this property |
We did the luau and the food was great. It is not crowded as it is a very large place. They have many areas set up for the buffet to accommodate many people. You can see perfectly well anywhere in the place. The stage is... More
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