Germaine's Luau, Oahu

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  • A wonderful time had by all
    A wonderful time had by all
    by BLewJay
  • A beautiful sunset
    A beautiful sunset
    by spartan
  • Roasting of the pig
    Roasting of the pig
    by spartan
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    Germaine's Luau: Polynesian entertainment

    by BLewJay Updated May 30, 2005
    A wonderful time had by all

    Germaine's Luau provides the perfect example of that most traditional of Hawaiian experiences: the luau. Join the ohana "family" under the palm trees at their private Oahu Beach, and they'll show you what partying Hawaiian-style is all about.

    The evening starts with a royal procession followed by the imu ceremony (the ritual in which the roast pig is raised from its underground oven signaling the beginning of the luau feast). You'll dine on a wide variety of Hawaiian and mainland dishes (white rice, beef, chicken, kalua pig, potatp/macaroni salad, green salad, Mahi Mahi, etc.) served buffet style.

    After dinner, you'll be entertained by an assortment of dancers well-choreographed in Polynesian entertainment (bora bora drums and traditional dances from Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Hawaii). All the while, you can drink to your hearts content (Blue Hawaiians or Mai Tai's). One last thing, if you have a AAA membership, use it because you can save 10% on the admission fee (we paid $46.50/person with the discount).

    Dress Code: Where what you want as it's very casual...sandals or slippers would be very good for the feet as you will be walking on sand.

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    Germaine's Luau: Eating in the Rain

    by bPIT Written Mar 23, 2004

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    My wife and I recently visited Honolulu for the first time and the one major disappointment was Germaine's luau. Even though it was raining, we were not given the option on rescheduling or a refund. Instead, we were all handed a thin plastic poncho and shuffled into the seating area like cattle. We basically had to find our on seats on uncovered wooden picnic tables while it was pouring rain. We were then instructed table by table to line up for the buffet food which included roasted pork. We had to use plastic forks, knives, and plates and we had almost no room to eat on the park benches. All this time, the staff were taking shelter under the covered bar and drink areas and the show began. The actors and dancers tried to put on the best show they could and obviously were trying to ignore the rain. If that wasn't bad enough, they turned out the lights about 5 mins after we started eating and basically we were left to eat in the dark. My wife and I decided to move to one of the covered drink/concession areas and finished watching the show. ( We enjoyed much, much more the Polynesian Cultural Show that we had seen the previous night ). We then were transported back by bus to our hotel in Waikiki. The best part of this whole evening was being the first guests to get off the bus at the end of the night. I could think of many better ways to enjoy an evening in Hawaii and to spend $110 USD.

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    Germaine's Luau: Be touched by the magic of ancient Hawaii

    by spartan Updated May 23, 2003

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    A beautiful sunset

    You will have the chance to enjoy the Imu Ceremony (uncovering the Kalua Pig), as well as see and feel the Royal Court Procession of Polynesia Spectacular Polynesian Revue with thrilling Fire Knife Dance.

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    Germaine's Luau: Experience an authentic Hawaiian Luau

    by spartan Updated May 23, 2003

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    Roasting of the pig

    Germaine's Luau provides the grandeur of the Royal Court and Polynesian Show extravaganza to a sumptuous all-you-can-eat feast with your favorite beverages and exotic cocktails, it's a fun-filled evening that will bring Hawaii home to your heart!

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    Germaine's Luau: Rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands

    by spartan Updated May 23, 2003

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    Celebrating a tradition and culture

    At Germaine's Luau you will experience the tradition and rare authenticity of a "backyard-style" luau under the stars and near the water. Guests dine under the stars and relish the scenic beauty of the surroundings while being entertained with exotic dance and island music.

    Dress Code: Shorts and T-Shirt will do just fine

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