Our two daughters are dancers, and our itinerary for Oahu had to include a Luau for them both to experience! While staying in the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, conveniently there was a show, Creation-A Polynesian Journey that was offered within the hotel during our stay. Not only did we look forward to an amazing indoor show and dinner, but the kids were anxious to watch the fire-knife dance that was promoted in the elevators of the hotel!
We were greeted with a lei when we arrived on the second floor of the Sheraton and shown to our seats for the dinner show package. While eating and awaiting the show a small band plays lovely tunes to relax to. Each person in your party gets one drink, cocktail or beer for those 21 and over as well as the dinner buffet that is sure to fill your tummy! With fresh fruit and salads (pasta, macaroni) , there is something for everyone in your family and the Taro bread rolls are a good filler as well.
My little carnivores were thrilled by the meat selection that included Hawaiian teriyaki chicken, sweet and tender, as well as the shredded Kalua pork that my kids referred to as shredded bacon, salty and delicious and melt-in your mouth prime rib! The chow mein and steamed rice is something we eat at home, so along with adding a few new local treats the kids were happy to see typical favorites to give them the energy they need on vacation! Throughout the night, tea, coffee, and water is continuously poured. Haupia, pineapple upside down cake, and the ice cream sundae bar put smiles on everyone’s faces!
Once the show began it was spectacular, starting out with a fashion show displaying the many styles and ways to wear the traditional sarong-style wrap for both men and women. My girls loved this and have done it at home for their version of a fashion show! The show begins and the music resounds in the theater and through your insides and empowers you with excitement. This can only be done theater style with surround sound music, lights, and you’d be surprised how nice it is to be in air-conditioning after a day in the summer sun!
The costumes and changes are amazing, the talent of the dancers are astounding and my girls took time afterwards to discuss this together and delighted in shaking there hips the rest of the trip. The story telling of the birth of the first woman, the volcano eruption, and history of the island is enchanting and done so wonderfully through body and soul, even the primal grunts and hoots and music and little spoken word. The finale with the fire-knife dancer created anticipation by raising the metal chain fencing around the stage, with good reason when the knife slipped a few times from hands. My family exhausted by the heat of the day did perk up and announce how amazing and cool the entire show was and my husband and I were impressed. The history included cultural music and dances of Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, the Marquesas Islands, Samoa and Hawaii and the Tihati Productions that puts on Creation has been awarded and personally honored by President Obama with an invitation to perform at the White House back in 2009.
We were hosted by the hotel to attend the show, all opinions are ours.