The arrival of these guys signify that food is not far away. The traditional Imu ceremony, where a pig is cooked slowly by hot stones, in a pit, is a highlight of the Te Au Moana Luau.
You’ll be called up table by table to the buffet. There’s enough for multiple-servings for those who skipped lunch and went surfing all day.
Although after your first serving – including steak, chicken, pork, Taro, Hawaiian sweet potato, and a little salad – you may well be done. There’s plenty of desert too, if feast-sized portions of meat isn’t enough.
You too will look as happy as this guy when you tuck in to you food. The show is about to get underway in ernest …
Your band for the night. And boy can these guys play. They’ll be serenading you and accompanying the dancers as they tell their story.
That prime ocean-front location really comes into its own as the sun begins to set. There’s time for you to grab a photo on the shore with your friends and family. Or better yet, grab one of the show’s own photographers. They do a great job of getting the best shots and you can pick up your photo before you leave at the end of the evening.
Yup, these guys are energetic. I call this ‘The Hummingbird’.
It’s 2,500 miles from Tahiti to Hawaii. The first people that came to the islands came by canoe, and then would often make the trip back to Tahiti again. 5,000 miles across open ocean. In a canoe. And we, in our ‘advanced’ civilisation get lost on the way to the show because the GPS didn’t work …
Everyone’s attention is held by the performers. These guys are seriously good.
Wishing upon a star.
Your lovely host for the evening will narrate the stories. Oh, and she can sing too.
The costumes for different acts make this a truly multi-sensory experience. The vibrant colors work well against the backdrop of the fading sun.
Hands up who’s enjoying the show!
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Audience-participation. You know it was coming. And often it’s the kids who steal the show.
As the night draws the torches are leading. Preparing us for the dramatic finale …The spectacular fire dance fittingly concludes the evening’s proceedings.
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