Looking for an affordable luau in Waikiki? Check out QUEENS LUAU at the INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE. With a starting price point just over $100 per person, it offers a more approachable option compared to other luaus in the area. In this video, Yes to Hawaii takes you on a sneak peek of the show, showcasing the cultural activities, dinner, and Polynesian show with fire knife dancing. The menu offers a choice between pork or chicken for the main entree, along with sides such as rice, mac salad, noodles, veggies, and cake with coconut drizzle. Whether you choose to sit in the front row, middle row, or back row, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the cultural activities, dinner, and show. So, if you’re planning a trip to Waikiki and looking for an affordable luau experience, QUEENS LUAU is worth considering.
Located at Queen’s Court in the International Marketplace, QUEENS LUAU offers the convenience of being in Waikiki, making it a great option for families, especially those with young kids. Compared to other luaus in Waikiki, its price point is more budget-friendly, with tickets starting at about $100 for adults and $90 for kids. The luau schedule typically includes cultural activities, dinner, and a Polynesian show with fire knife dancing, providing an all-around entertainment experience. While the menu options are a bit more limited, with a choice between pork or chicken for the main entree, there are various sides available, including rice, mac salad, noodles, veggies, and cake with coconut drizzle. Whether you choose to sit in the front row, middle row, or back row, you’ll still get to enjoy the cultural activities, dinner, and the show. So, if you’re looking for an affordable luau option in Waikiki, Queens Luau at the International Marketplace is definitely worth considering.
Introduction to Queens Luau
Queens Luau is hosted at the International Marketplace, making it a convenient location for visitors in Waikiki. It is a family-friendly luau, with a focus on providing a fun and entertaining experience for families with young kids.
Price Comparison to Other Waikiki Luaus
Compared to other luaus in Waikiki, Queens Luau has a lower starting price point at just over $100 per person. In contrast, the Hilton Villages luau starts at about $170 for adults and the Royal Hawaiians luau starts at about $225 for adults. Queens Luau offers an affordable option for those looking to experience a traditional Hawaiian luau without breaking the bank.
The luau schedule at Queens Luau is divided into three main parts. Guests typically check in around 4:30 PM and the luau begins at 5 PM. From 5 PM to 6 PM, there are cultural activities that guests can participate in. Dinner is served around 6 PM, and at 6:45 PM, the Polynesian show and fire knife dancing begin. The show concludes around 7:30 PM.
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Queens Luau offers a limited menu with a choice of either pork or chicken as the main entree. There are also side options available, such as rice, macaroni salad, regular salad, noodles, veggies, and cake with coconut drizzle. It is important to note that if you have dietary restrictions, it is recommended to double-check the menu to ensure there are suitable options for you. During our visit, we encountered guests who were pescetarians and unfortunately, there were no fish options available for them.
At Queens Luau, guests have three seating options to choose from: front row, middle row, and back row. All seating options include access to the cultural activities, dinner, and the show. However, the main difference lies in the seating for the show. Front-row seats offer the best view and also come with three drink tickets that can be used for Mai Thais or sodas. Middle-row seats include two drink tickets and a lei, while back-row seats come with one drink ticket and a lei. Non-alcoholic drink options, such as sodas and juices, are also available.
Bar and Drink Options
The luau operates on a drink ticket system, where guests can exchange their drink tickets for beverages. Queens Luau offers a variety of options, including Mai Thais, soda, beer, seltzers, and a few cocktails. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices are available, catering to the preferences of all guests.
The dress code for Queens Luau is casual. You can wear comfortable, beach-style clothing such as a simple dress or Hawaiian shirt, paired with sandals. It is important to consider that the luau takes place on a grassy or turf-like surface, so sandals are recommended.
Directions to Queens Luau
Queens Luau is conveniently located inside the International Marketplace. If you are staying in Waikiki, it is a short walk from most hotels. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft for easy transportation. If you are driving, the luau offers validated parking for the International Marketplace.
Venue and Surroundings
Queens Luau is hosted at Queen’s Court, within the International Marketplace. While there are no ocean views from the venue, it is surrounded by shops and provides a lively atmosphere. It is important to note that since the venue is on the ground level, there may be people at different levels looking down at the show, which can feel a little awkward at times. However, the show itself is entertaining, with a funny MC and overall good performances.
In conclusion, Queens Luau offers an affordable option for those looking to experience a traditional Hawaiian luau in Waikiki. With its convenient location, lower starting price point, and family-friendly atmosphere, it is a great choice for families with young kids. The luau schedule provides a well-structured experience, with cultural activities, dinner, and an entertaining Polynesian show. The limited menu may pose a challenge for those with dietary restrictions, so it is recommended to check the menu beforehand. Overall, Queens Luau provides a value-for-money experience, and we highly recommend it for an enjoyable evening in Waikiki.