Inspiration Destinations USA Hawaii What to see and do Dinner and a Show: The Best Live Entertainment in Hawaii

Dinner and a Show: The Best Live Entertainment in Hawaii


Beyond the postcard-perfect landscapes, the Hawaii islands resonate with colourful culture and traditions. Take in some of its unique live entertainment to experience it for yourself.

In addition to pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters, set against lush green valleys and majestic volcanic peaks, the luxury resorts of Hawaii offer a feast for the senses with exceptional live entertainment options. From traditional Hawaiian music and hula performances to contemporary Polynesian dance shows, the state’s resorts bring the vibrant culture of the islands to life. Talented musicians, dancers and performers showcase their artistry, captivating audiences with their skill, passion and energy. No matter what kind of performance you’re interested in, you’re sure to be transported to a world of beauty, rhythm and Hawaiian spirit.

Discover our collection of Hawaii hotels here. 

Duke's Waikiki at Outrigger Waikiki Beach

Outrigger Waikiki Beach - LE design file
Dine on traditional Hawaiian flavours while watching live entertainment at Outrigger Waikiki Beach.

The lively Duke's Waikiki at Outrigger Waikiki Beach offers a vibrant atmosphere combined with exceptional live entertainment that perfectly captures the spirit of the islands. When you step into Duke's, you’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting ambience, reflecting the laid-back Hawaiian beach culture. The restaurant's coastal decor, wooden furnishings, tropical accents and breathtaking ocean views create a delightful setting for your meal.

Live entertainment takes centre stage at Duke's, as talented musicians and performers showcase their skills. From soothing acoustic melodies to energetic ukulele performances, the daily dose of live music adds an authentic touch to your evening. As you indulge in a delectable menu featuring fresh seafood, Hawaiian-inspired dishes and mouthwatering tropical cocktails, the soulful tunes and lively beats enhance the overall dining experience.

The friendly, attentive staff at Duke's go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed. From providing personalised recommendations to delivering prompt and courteous service, their dedication to customer satisfaction is truly exceptional.

While admiring the stunning Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, you can immerse yourself in Duke’s lively atmosphere, savour the flavours of Hawaii and let the live performances embellish your memories of your time in paradise.

Paniolo Lu’au at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort - LE design file
Turtle Bay Resort is home to beautiful Hawaiian traditions and live entertainment.

At the enchanting Paniolo Lu'au at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort, live entertainment captures the essence of Hawaiian culture and traditions. Set against the backdrop of the resort's stunning coastal surroundings, this lu'au offers an immersive experience that delights the senses.

As you enter the grounds, you are transported to a world of Polynesian charm and hospitality. The vibrant atmosphere is palpable, with the sounds of traditional Hawaiian music and the mesmerising rhythms of the Polynesian dance filling the air. The talented performers – adorned in vibrant, traditional costumes – showcase the rich cultural heritage of the islands through their graceful movements and captivating storytelling.

The Paniolo offers a feast for the taste buds as well, with a delicious spread of traditional Hawaiian cuisine. From tender Kalua pig cooked in an imu (underground oven) to mouthwatering poi, fresh seafood and tropical fruits, the menu showcases the diverse flavours of the islands. Savour these authentic dishes as you immerse yourself in the sounds of the lu'au.

The lu'au grounds reflect the rustic charm of Hawaii's paniolo (cowboy) heritage, creating a unique and immersive ambience. The welcoming staff ensure a seamless evening, providing exceptional customer service with a genuine aloha spirit.

Swell Restaurant at 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

'Alohilani Resort - LE design file
Take in the breathtaking landscape of Hawaii with enjoy the live entertainment at Swell Restaurant

The amazing Swell Restaurant at the beautiful 'Alohilani Resort offers a remarkable dining experience that combines delectable cuisine, a vibrant atmosphere and captivating live entertainment. Swell boasts modern and stylish decor that perfectly complements the breathtaking surroundings. With its sleek design, ocean-inspired accents and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere sets the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Swell offers daily live entertainment, adding an extra layer of excitement to your night. Talented musicians and performers deliver performances that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii. Soothing melodies and energetic beats from traditional musicians, modern DJs and everything in between create an enjoyable and lively atmosphere.

The culinary offerings at Swell are a true delight, with a menu that highlights the flavours of the islands using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in a fusion of Hawaiian and international cuisine, seafood and cocktails expertly prepared by talented chefs.

Discover our collection of Hawaii deals here.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out The Most Luxurious Resorts in Hawaii.

About Luxury Escapes

phone-handsetmap-marker linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram