One of the most beautiful expressions of Hawaiian culture is hula. Many hotels, resorts, restaurants, and shopping malls offer free hula shows for visitors to enjoy. The Royal Hawaiian Center is the best place to host a variety of free cultural activities, almost every day of the week. Cultural classes include lei making, hula classes, Hawaiian Lomilomi massage, Lauhala knitting, ukulele classes and Hawaiian quilting.
Visit the Royal Hawaiian Center website for the full schedule. Classes are first-come, first-come, so show up early if you want a place. The Luau of Mauna Kea — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. You can spend a lot of money on one of the many luaus offered on the island or go to the Royal Hawaiian Center to enjoy one of its free shows.
Sunset Luau at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is one of the most popular Luaus on the Big Island for good reason. If you're just more excited about the full luau experience, read on for a description of all the luaus organized on the Big Island. Iconic luaus and Polynesian shows abound on the island, but if you want a free tasting, there are several options in Waikiki. Like most luaus, this one is also family-friendly and includes activities for children, such as learning hula and getting a Hawaiian tattoo.
Most luaus include kalua pork as the main course, a pig that has been cooked in an imu (traditional underground oven), but they also offer a variety of seafood, chicken and vegetable dishes. In addition to the impressive dance performances, all of these luaus include stunning parties from the Hawaiian Islands and Polynesia.