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An evening that combines two award winners … the Big Island’s finest cuisine and its most spectacular Polynesian production.
Every Tuesday and Saturday guests are invited to gather for an evening that begins under the stars dining on culinary treasures from Hawai’i, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa on the beautiful grounds of the Fairmont Orchid.
Using a fusion of both traditional Polynesian and modern dance choreography, the "Gathering of the Kings" retells the story of the settlement of the Pacific.
Beginning in a time when the vast, open ocean was yet unchartered, discover how brave people whose descendents would be called – Polynesians, carved a path through this ocean thoroughfare to settle on of the most colorful and lively group of islands in the world. Displayed in its fullness is the mana (power) of the ali’i (chiefs) that would be linked to the one star that guided them…. the star of gladness, we call Hokule’a.
The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai'i is a AAA Four Diamond Resort nestled on 32 acres of oceanfront property on the pristine Kohala Coast on Hawai'i's Big Island within Mauna Lani Resort's 3,200 acres.
Adjacent to the trail that was used to transport Hawaii's royalty from 1200 - 1700 AD, Kalahuipua'a was the site where in ancient days kings would gather together and feast.
Kalahuipua'a means the gathering place for chiefs. Centered around four fishponds, the area was known for its abundance in fish that were served to the ali'i (chiefs). Runners transported fish wrapped in wet limu (seaweed), over long distances, still fresh and wiggling to the chief's hale (house). These ponds once belonged to Kamehameha the Great.
Details for Luau Show
Schedule: Saturdays Only
Time: Check-in 4:30pm
Duration: 3˝ hours including check-in
Children: 5 & under are free. 6-12 pay reduced price.
Locations: Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, Kohala Coast.