Gathering of the Kings Luau



4:30 pm
Duration: 4 hours

High Season: June through December
Low Season: January through May


Join an evening that combines two award winners… the Big Island’s finest cuisine and a spectacular Polynesian production and its award winning song "Gathering of the Kings".

The story of Polynesians combined expert navigating, courage and skill in order that the Pacific Islands would be settled. However it was during their gatherings that the true celebrations would take place. On this land area called “Kalahuipua’a”, Ali’i (royalty) gathered because of the bounty of the land and celebrated the arrival of newcomers, the victories of war and the significant milestones in their lives. At the “Gathering of the Kings” lû’au we celebrate as we come together and acknowledge those kings that have gone before us to establish the land as a place of abundance and those who ruled with a heart of “lokahi” unity.

Using a fusion of both traditional Polynesian and modern dance choreography, the dancers retell the story of the settlement of the Pacific. Displayed in its fullness is the mana (power) of the ali’i (chiefs) and how each would be forever linked to the one star that guided them.

Travel to the islands of Hawai'i, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti as you taste the culinary treasures that are the pride of Polynesia. As guests travel from culinary island to culinary island they will have the opportunity to taste those dishes that are the pride of Polynesia. From fresh seafood to Papaya chicken and tropical fruit, this is an authentic blending of the local Hawaiian favorites that must be experienced while in the islands, presented by the award winning chef at the Fairmont Orchid


  • Buffet Dinner
  • Open Bar
  • Arts & Crafts Demonstrations
  • Gathering of the Kings Show


  • A light sweater or jacket
  • Camera


Gathering Of the Kings Luau Menu
Taro Rolls
Mix Field Green Salad
Marinated Mushroom Salad
Green Papaya Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
Lomi-Lomi Salmon (Salt Cured Salmon Filet with Maui Onions, Tomatoes and Scallions)
Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke
Fresh Traditional Kauai Poi
Seafood Lu’au (Medley of Seafood with Taro Leaves, Roasted Taro, Coconut Cream Sauce)
Kalua Pork and Cabbage
Macadamia Nut Crusted Catch
Papaya Ginger Roast Chicken
Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy
Furikake Jasmine Rice
Keiki Chicken Fingers
Macaroni and Cheese
Hawaiian Honey Cake with White Pineapple
Warm Hawaiian Chocolate Pudding
Tahitian Vanilla Decadence Cake
Crème Caramel with Sweet Potato
Lilikoi Cheesecake with a Macadamia Nut Crust

*Menu is subject to change

  • Parking is complimentary
  • Limited Ali'i Seating upgrades available on-site


Gathering of the Kings - The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii Hotel - 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast HI 96743


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