Laniakea-An Umekes Luau features a traditional Polynesian Revue focusing on our cousins across the sea. ‘Oahi takes you on a journey starting right here in Hawaii, then traveling across the Pacific ocean to the place of our ancestor’s origin, Tahiti. There the story of Pele, the Goddess of fire and lava, begins. Throughout the night, you will be greeted by our cousins from Aotearoa, New Zealand, and of course Samoa, with the siva afi, or fireknife performance.
The spectacular show is accompanied by Big Island’s Best Seafood and Poke by Umekes-Fish Market Bar and Grill, with dishes like kalua pork, lomi salmon, and of course their famous ahi poke.
Ho’omau-A Mai Grille Luau takes you to Polynesia through the eyes of Pele, the Goddess of fire and lava. Leaving Tahiti to find a new home, Pele finds the Hawaiian Islands and meets a demi-god named Kamapua’a. After fighting off his unwanted advances, Pele settles into Kilauea on the Big Island and learns the way of life from the natives. Once comfortable, she sets back out to sea to visit the islands she passed on the way, like New Zealand and Samoa, finally returning home to Hawai’i, navigating back across the ocean using the stars above.
Chef Allen Hess provides an exquisite luau meal consisting of dishes like chicken laulau, a roasted seasonal fresh catch, and paniolo steak.