Many consider this luau a "Royal Hawaiian Experience." This traditional luau is held in the historic and picturesque Kamakahonu Bay and the grounds of Ahu Ena (Kamehameha-the-Great's former estate at Kailua Kona) in the garden area of the hotel. The evening begins with a shell lei greeting, picture taking and a display of Polynesian crafts and demonstrations to learn about island traditions. Torches are lit and the conch shell is blown announcing the arrival of the Hawaiian Royal Court. The Polynesian show will start soon after. A favorite dance of everyone is the dangerous and daring Fire Knife Dance. Hear our stories through song and dance as we present the rich history and beauty of this land we call home. Enjoy a buffet style Hawaiian dinner.