Honolulu visitors have a new luau to consider when planning their evening entertainment in Waikiki. And it's being staged by a company with decades of experience in island entertainment.
"Te Moana Nui" -- "Tales of the Pacific" in English -- launched in late February at Pacific Beach Hotel on Kalakaua Avenue.
Through storytelling, song and dance, the show takes guests back in time to when the first Polynesian voyagers celebrated their arrival in Hawaii.
The links between Hawaiians and the natives of other Pacific lands -- such as the Cook Islands, Tahiti and Tonga -- are then shared through native dances.
The entertainment concludes as visitors learn how ancient traditions have been kept alive through dancing and music.
The luau starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The standard package, which includes a buffet dinner, is $115 for adults and $82 for children ages 5-12. A cocktail package that includes two drinks and the show, but no buffet, costs $68 per adult.
Tickets are available online or by calling (808) 441-4480.
"Tales of the Pacific" is the latest creation from Tihati Productions, which operates 11 dinner shows on four islands. The company has been offering Polynesian entertainment in Hawaii since 1969.
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