Polynesian Cultural Center
Half a mile south of the main entrance to the PCC, this is an excellent bodyboarding beach, but the shorebreak, as the name of the beach...
Laʻie Beach Park
A half-mile south of the PCC's main entrance, this is an excellent bodysurfing beach, but the shorebreak can be brutal, thus its...
Laʻie Point State Wayside
Crashing surf, a lava arch and a slice of Hawaiian folk history await at Laʻie Point. The tiny offshore islands are said to be the...
Laʻie Shopping Center
Fast-food restaurants, shops and services cluster in this mini-mall, about a half-mile north of the PCC. Foodland supermarket has a...
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy · interesting places nearby
Polynesian Cultural Center information
A nonprofit cultural park owned by the Mormon Church, the PCC revolves around eight Polynesian-themed ʻvillages’ representing Hawaii, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Fiji, Tahiti and Tonga. The admission price is steep, but this includes frequent village shows and a park-wide boat parade showcasing native dances.
BYUH students dressed in native garb demonstrate poi pounding, coconut-frond weaving, handicrafts, music and games. You’ll learn a bit more if you add on the Ambassador option, which includes a personal guide. The evening Aliʻi Luau show and buffet, another add-on, is one of the island’s biggest and best, with some authentic Hawaiian dances and foods. Afterwards you can see Ha: Breath of Life, a Polynesian song-and-dance revue that’s partly authentic, partly Bollywood-style extravaganza. Check online for ticket packages; advance discounts are sometimes offered.