When you think of Hawaii, you think luaus. No trip to Hawaii would be complete without participating in an authentic Hawaiian luau. Dine on traditional Hawaiian food while enjoying historic hula performances set in a stunning backdrop. Although a main draw, luaus are not the only choice in dining while vacationing on Big Island, Hawaii. Bring a hearty appetite because your choices are infinite. You’ll be pleased to find varieties ranging from local-style comfort food in neighborhoods like Downtown Hilo, to award winning Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Waimea and the resorts of the Kohala Coast. Creative chefs like Peter Merriman of Merriman’s Restaurant take full advantage of the island’s cattle ranches, fresh fish, and local vegetables grown in rich volcanic soil. Even the fussiest foodie will find Big Island’s dining superb. From fine dining to laid-back dives, no matter what you prefer, you are sure to find it on Big Island. And after your Big Island meal, top it off with a perfect cup of Kona coffee.
If you’re not ready to call it an early night, the night life on Big Island will provide several hours of fun entertainment. From family friendly entertainment to rocking nightclubs, give yourself the night out that you deserve. Music fills the air and whether your favorite tunes are country, calypso, or “Buffett style, Big Island will provide that entertainment. Listening to live music on the deck of an oceanfront bar, dancing, or chatting with locals, night life on Big Island offers the perfect ending to the perfect day.