Experience the Fia Fia Luau at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club #FamilyTravel

For the second year in a row my family was treated to an amazing evening at the Fia Fia Luau at Marriot’s Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu.

The Fia Fia Luau is headed by Chief Sielu. The chief and his family put on an amazing show. Fia Fia is funny, exciting and touching.

When arriving at the Fia Fia luau you are greeted by a performer. You either receive a flower or shell lei upon entering. The first stop is to take a photo with Chief Sielu and other performers from the show. You are then showed to your seat and you are encouraged to walk around and learn more about Polynesian culture. The kids get in line for complimentary Hawaiian tattoos and learn how to start a fire. There are also special tables with Hawaiian crafts and souvenirs for purchase.

Fia Fia Luau review

Fia Fia luau review

After a bit of entertainment (which always welcomes audience participation) the Chief blesses our meal and two large line ups are formed for the buffet style dinner included in your luau experience.

The main buffet spread is very impressive. You’ll find poi (and be explained how to fully enjoy it) and other great main dishes including salads, island fish and kailua pork. The Fia Fia Luau also has a great keiki buffet with spaghetti, macaroni and peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Once you are done your main course you head over to the desert buffet for a selection of cakes and tea and coffee.

Fia Fia Luau review

Fia Fia Luau review

Fia Fia Luau review

Each ticket includes two complimentary drinks. My husband and I enjoyed Mai Tais and our children loved the POG juice.

Fia Fia Luau review

Once the sun sets the real show begins. From the very beginning you can see that this is a very special show. The dancing is amazing and costumes are striking. Every performer is extremely dedicated and really enjoys what they do. One of the highlights for me is the Blue Hawaii dance and the fireknife dancers at the end of the show. Three of the fire knife dancers are World Fireknife Champions.

Fia Fia Luau review

Fia Fia Luau review

The Fia Fia luau is a wonderful experience for the entire family. From the moment you arrive you feel special and you know you will have a good time. Everyone involved with the luau is kind, welcoming and really wants you to have a good time.

I spoke to many people at the luau and many guests said they return to watch Fia Fia every year. I completely understand why.

The Fia Fia Luau is at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach club every Tuesday night. The show sells out most Tuesdays so it’s best to purchase your tickets in advance from the concierge. During busy travel times (like Spring Break and summer) Fia Fia has an additional show on Thursday nights.

Fia Fia Luau review

If you are planning for just one special event while on Oahu I highly recommend going to Fia Fia at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. 

To learn more about the Fia Fia Luau you can contact the concierge at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. You can also check out the Fia Fia Facebook page.

I’d love to know, have you been to a Hawaiian Luau? If so, what was your experience like?


  1. This post and pics brings back memories of our first Hawaii trip about nine years ago when the kids were 4 and 5. We did not attend the luau but did meat the Chief. We are going back in June and won’t miss it this time! Aloha

  2. This looks like an amazing evening. I would love to go on a vacation here. I plan to do a lot of traveling in the future.

  3. Oh my goodness what a blast that would be! I’ve always wanted to vacation in Hawaii, it’s on my bucket list and hope to get there sooner than later. Lucky you!

  4. Oh what an amazing experience! I’m uber jealous! So many of our friends and family members have gone to Hawaii in the last few weeks and we are still stuck here at home. I want to visit so badly! It looks like so much fun!

  5. I have never been to a Hawaiian Luau but it certainly does look fun! What a pretty place! 🙂

  6. What a great experience! I love how you are thrown into so much culture and fun! It looks like you were well welcomed and had a blast!

    1. Thanks! We did have a blast. It was a night to remember (the kids are still talking about it and still wearing their coconut tree leave crowns!)

  7. Wow this looks like so much fun! The food looks delicious and all the activities are perfect for a family night of fun. I can’t believe how much they pack into one night.

    1. The food was delicious (and there was so much of it!). We had the most amazing afternoon and evening with Fia Fia!

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